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Christian Aid Workers Killed in Afghanistan

Medical team falsely accused of "preaching Christianity."

Americans this morning woke to news of 10 aid workers murdered in Afghanistan. They were six Americans, one German, one Briton, and two Afghan interpreters working for the International Assistance Mission. The Taliban claimed the traveling medical team was "spying for the Americans" and "preaching Christianity." The International Aid Mission is a Christian NGO that has operated in Afghanistan since 1966. They do not proselytize or discriminate on the basis of religion in delivering medical assistance.

Read the Voice of America report here and the IAM press release here .

Libby Little, wife of murdered IAM team leader Tom Little, recently wrote for the Lausanne-Christianity Today Global Conversation Project about the Christian call to suffering in mission. Her essay, "A Small Version of the Grand Narrative," takes on extra poignancy with the news of her husband's death.

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Posted:August 7, 2010 at 2:44PM
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