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Forgiver Feted

A snapshot of Christian witness in the world (as it appeared in our January/February issue).
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India: In 1999, dozens of Hindu extremists attacked Australian missionary Graham Staines and his two sons in their sleep, burning them alive. Yet his widow, Gladys, forgave the attackers and continued the couple’s ministry to lepers. In November, she received the prestigious Mother Teresa Memorial International Award for Social Justice. Previous winners include the Dalai Lama, Malala Yousafzai, and “Machine Gun Preacher” Sam Childers.

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