Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

Forgiveness

19Feb13

He shall judge between many peoples, and shall arbitrate between strong nations far away; they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more; but they shall all sit under their own vines and under their own […]


“Those who go out weeping, bearing the seed for sowing, shall come home with shouts of joy, carrying their sheaves.” –Psalm 126:6 Indigenous people in Paraguay have largely had a difficult post-contact experience. Even the Guarani, who survived through strategic alliances with the Spanish, faced exploitation, enslavement, and expulsion. Many tribes are now located on […]


Yesterday, the Republic of Paraguay experienced an abrupt transition in leadership as President Fernando Lugo was impeached and then removed from office in a period of less than 48 hours. His vice president, Federico Franco, has assumed the Presidency and is moving quickly to consolidate power. So far as we know there have been no […]


Veterans’ Day

03Apr12

“Is tomorrow a holiday in the United States too?” An eleven-year-old friend, the grandson of one of the pastors in the Resistencia area, wanted to know if folks in the US get April 2nd off from school and work like they do here in Argentina. No, I told him, April 2nd is a uniquely Argentine […]


“Then God said, ‘Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.’” Genesis 1:26 In the […]