Again, the media fails
At the risk of offending some who attended public school and to enlighten others, there are three branches of government in the United States—Executive (President), Legislative (Congress), and Judicial (Supreme Court). As a journalism student at The Ohio State University, we were often told of the fourth branch of government. It is an unofficial branch, called the Fourth Estate. One of the first uses of the term is attributed to Edmund Burke, the Irish statesman, who used it in a parliamentary debate in 1787 when he referenced the three estates of parliament then pointed to the press gallery as the fourth estate that was to hold the other three accountable. Today’s news media fails this historic responsibility. Click here to read the rest of the Daily Jot.
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International Christian Concern estimates that in Nigeria in October, there were 260 Christians killed at the hands of Boko Haram and Fulani herdsmen, bringing the total to over 2,300 killed so far this year, and 16,000 Christians killed in the past three years. This is the same issue we are dealing with in our Ghana ministry.
In September 2011, I interviewed eyewitnesses in the Northern Region of Ghana to how the Fulani sized up a village, attacked it, killing the elders who resisted, raping the women, and stealing what they could. It was in this way that they brought villages under Islamic control. Read the rest of the story.
By Pastor William Agbeti
In Ghana alone, there are some 3 million persons living with various forms of disabilities. When placed together in a geographical space, these will form the third largest region in the country; comprising the poorest of the poor, the least, the littlest, the last, the lost and the loneliest. Hardly any free meal program that we organize passes without attracting the disabled, who come looking for help.
Our Ghana ministry serves where others will not. This two-day residential program for children with disabilities provide food, clothing and recreation. Read the rest of the story.
By Pastor William Agbeti
As early as 8am Sunday morning, February 5, they started pouring in. Two hundred and sixteen children, forty eight parents and a handful of the disabled, coming from various poor homes and communities, eagerly looking forward to a good, free meal.
The atmosphere was electrifying and heartrending - an entire community of children and parents showing up for a free meal. Read the rest of the story.