...he fully expected the authorities to turn of net access in an effort to clamp down on communications. But even this may not completely silence the steady flow of information out of the country.
Citizen Journalists in Burma have demonstrated that the exclusion of professional reporters no longer cuts of the flow of news, (though it does guarantee that much of it is produced by people unsympathetic to the administration.)
In a similar vein, a student in the prophets class talking about a recent project on culturally approved slavery in Ghana (he prepared the project for our Integrative Seminar on Slavery Today) went on to describe how he was exploring setting up a partnership with a local congregation in Ghana, like the one his church has with a church in the USA. Such intercontinental partnerships were much more costly and inconvenient two decades ago. Maybe it is time more congregations started to realise that "It's a small world after all!"
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