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Historical

January 2015
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‘She’s game, boys!’ – Mary Slessor of Nigeria

On 13 January 1915, after almost 40 years of faithful service, 66-year-old Mary Slessor died of malaria fever near Calabar, Nigeria. On the centenary of her death we do well to remember this dynamic and inspiring redhead from the slums of Dundee.  Mary was born in 1848 in Aberdeen. Her shoemaker father, Robert, was…

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Worshipping under threat of bomb and bullet

Article

August 2012
Nigeria

Worshipping under threat of bomb and bullet

Worshipping under threat of bomb and bullet Communal violence is not new to Nigeria. In spite of this, the church has continued to grow — to 51.3 per cent of the population, according to Operation World. But, for several years now, Nigeria has been facing a new and growing threat from an extreme Muslim…

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