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  • Traveling in Sin

    By Lisa Niver Rajna

    July 16, 2013 | 6:44 pm

    Traveling in Sin

    This exuberant and unique travel memoir is written in the voices of the story’s two leading protagonists, George and Lisa, who meet on-line in January 2007. After exchanging emails and dating, the couple travels to Fiji over the summer of 2008 where George...

  • Interview with Dave’s Travel Corner

    By Lisa Niver Rajna

    April 24, 2013 | 4:21 am

    Thanks to Dave from Dave's Travel Corner for interviewing us about our world travels! We are honored to be included on his site and to share about our travels. Read a few of the fantastic questions below and the FULL INTERVIEW on Dave's Travel Corner

    Q. What are your travel...

  • Terrorized by my Bicycle for my 45th Birthday

    By Lisa Niver Rajna

    November 16, 2012 | 9:13 pm

     "I did this to myself," I mumbled. I kept thinking, "This is my fault. I am stuck on this bike in this heat in Bagan to celebrate my big birthday. I chose this. I must be crazy." I wondered, "Why am I torturing myself? Are we having fun yet?"

    George, my happy husband, seemed so...

  • How many Jews on Earth?

    November 7, 2011 | 5:51 pm

    Could the 7 billionth person on the planet be Jewish?

    According to the United Nations Population Fund, the Earth welcomed its 7 billionth resident on Oct. 31. Statistically, the newborn was most likely a boy in India or China. The symbolic title was given to Danica May Camacho, born...

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  • ‘Do the Jews Really Control America?’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    February 16, 2009 | 10:22 pm

    Richard Dawkins and Fatima Hajaig might think Jews control America, but do they?

    Of course not. But that doesn’t stem endless speculating. I mentioned last week the popularity of Jewish conspiracy theories in Asia. Check out this headline that a blogger for The New Yorker found in a...

  • The popularity of Jewish conspiracy theories

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    February 11, 2009 | 3:46 pm

    Ian Buruma, a journalist who has written extensively about Asian culture, has an interesting article about the popular of Jewish conspiracies in the Far East. Buruma writes:

    A Chinese bestseller, entitled “The Currency War”, describes how Jews are planning to rule the world by...

  • Islamic terrorism’s tipping point in India

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 29, 2008 | 7:27 pm

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    Victims of a recent bombing

    It’s become increasingly apparent that India is not free from the terror of Islamic extremism. Even in the United States and Britain, an appalling proportion of college-age Muslims support, in some cases, violence for Islam’s sake (about 26 percent in the...

  • The Chinese Christian comeback

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    June 23, 2008 | 12:47 pm

    From banned book to big business, the Bible makes a comeback in China:

    NANJING, CHINA—The factory looks like it could be any plant in this export-driven nation. Hundreds of Chinese workers huddle over loud machines churning out large orders for customers at home and abroad.

    But...

  • Muslims leading the war on terror

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 30, 2008 | 10:17 am

    FaithWorld recently had a post worth reading about how Indian Muslims are fighting the anti-jihad jihad. A snippet:

    Apparently a “Movement Against Terrorism” has been created by clerics to exhort imams to use Friday prayers at mosques across India to speak out against terrorism....

  • A world of hurt

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 12, 2008 | 10:08 am

    If God is good, why does He let bad things occur? I know we try to answer that question, but some days it just seems so difficult. Today is one of those days.

    I opened my computer this morning and the first headline I saw screamed, “Thousands Feared Dead in China Quake.” At first I...

  • The Christians who live below India’s caste

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    January 15, 2008 | 7:48 am

    That didn’t take long. My article for the February Christianity Today about India’s treatment of “Untouchables” who convert to Christianity (or Islam) went online this morning. I mentioned it yesterday in a piece about new Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal.

    If Dalits change their official...

  • Malaysian Christians can call God ‘Allah’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    January 8, 2008 | 10:47 am

    This is good news:

    A Roman Catholic newspaper has reported the Malaysian government has reversed its decision to ban the publication over its use of the word Allah, easing tensions that had strained racial harmony in the multiethnic country.

    In a surprising turnabout, the government...

  • A Culinary Surprise

    By Judy Zeidler

    February 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Recently, my husband and I traveled extensively throughout Vietnam, where we took several cooking classes and met talented chefs in Saigon, Hoi An and Hanoi. We ate everything from fresh Spring Rolls to Banana Blossom Salad. But the chef that surprised us the most was Donald Berger...

  • Blue and White in Bangkok

    By Rob Kutner

    May 31, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    I had one night in Bangkok, and I was definitely feeling humbled by the traffic. My bus idled, stuck in one of this Thai capitol's infamous daily snarls. I had little idea where in the city I was or how far there was to go, only a destination. And, most agonizing of all, I had less...

  • Battlefield Child Abuse

    By Tom Tugend

    May 10, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has condemned governments, clergy and parents who encourage children to participate in violent protests and pitched battles in the Middle East, Asia and Africa.

    In a resolution adopted by its national membership of more than 60,000...

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