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Faith, language, and communication

The Holy Land Institute for the Deaf is located in Salt, just a short drive from Amman, Jordan. It caters to around 120 students aged 3 1/2 to 21, about 90% of whom live on site. Executive Director, Brother Andrew A.L. de Carpentier is originally from the Netherlands, but when a friend asked him to help run a youth center for deaf children in Lebanon, he found a new vocation, and a new home.

Brother Andrew became fascinated by sign language; […]

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Canadian church turning red tape to good use

The Episcopal News Service reports on an Anglican church in Canada that is using red tape as a sign of hope for refugees fleeing Syria.

As of Sept. 21, St. Aidan’s Anglican Church had raised roughly $35,000 for refugee sponsorship after 15 days of its “Red Tape Challenge.” The appeal asks participants, after making their donations, to tear a piece of red duct tape and attach it to their vehicles, rural mailbox or other prominent place.

The point of the tape, says […]

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