AMMAN, Jordan (RNS) While Israel has long claimed that Jesus was baptized on the Israeli side of the river, increasingly, scholars are lining up to support archaeological research showing the baptism site is actually in Jordan.
Author Archives: Dale Hanson Bourke
About Dale Hanson Bourke
Dale Hanson Bourke is the author of 11 books, including "The Skeptic’s Guide" series with IVPress on topics such as HIV/AIDS, global poverty, immigration and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Formerly publisher of RNS and SVP at World Relief, she has also served as editor and publisher of several magazines. Bourke has traveled extensively in the developing world and served on the boards of World Vision (US & International), IJM, Sojourners, Opportunity International, ECFA and MAP International. Bourke has written for Christianity Today, The Huffington Post, Sojourners, Relevant and The Washington Post. She has been a syndicated newspaper columnist and has hosted her own radio show. She holds a B.A. from Wheaton College and an M.B.A. from the University of Maryland.
(RNS) AIDS has gone from being viewed as a terrifying plague to being understood as a chronic and preventable disease. While Ebola continues to cause great fear and confusion, there are lessons to learn from combating HIV/AIDS.
(RNS) On Tuesday (July 15), a daylong fast among Muslims, Christians and Jews is planned as part of a public effort to show unity in the fight against war and violence in Israel and Gaza.
(RNS) While some may wage wars in the name of their religion, others care for the refugees who flee the violence because of their faith.
AMMAN, Jordan (RNS) By coming to Jordan, Pope Francis will shine a light on this Islamic state with a protected Christian minority and perhaps encourage other Muslim countries to follow Jordan’s model.