My African Advent Calendar: Day 24, BABIES OF IMMACULATE CONCEPTION

All 21 of them. All apparently conceived without sex. All miracle babies. It is more than five years since police in Kenya seized 21 children from two homes as part of an investigation into baby smuggling. Archbishop Gilbert Deya, who ran an evangelical church in London, reckoned he could make women pregnant through the power … More My African Advent Calendar: Day 24, BABIES OF IMMACULATE CONCEPTION

My African Advent Calendar: Day 22, A PROPHET

And lo, a prophet appeared in a faraway land. “Follow me,” she declared, “but only those that have two testicles – no more, no less. “And I will protect you with my magic potions and butter and together we will deliver the Promised Land to our people. You must kill snakes.” Alice Lakwena’s Holy Spirit … More My African Advent Calendar: Day 22, A PROPHET

Moral Imperatives and an Ethical Analysis of Darfur

I’m guesting over at Bec Hamilton’s Promise of Engagement blog. She invited posts in response to Ben Wallace-Wells excellent piece in Rolling Stone magazine, entitled Darfuristan. He charts the way the international responses to the unfolding crisis in Darfur have led us into a quagmire. There were lots of points that interested me and several … More Moral Imperatives and an Ethical Analysis of Darfur