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Joy Allmond

Joy Allmond

Joy Allmond is the managing editor of Facts & Trends, and has also written for Crosswalk.com, LifeWay, WORLD magazine, and the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. She lives in Nashville with her husband, Greg.

  • Caring for refugees through hospitality and advocacy

    Jason Lee got a wakeup call on 9/11. He was serving as a missionary in Kenya in 2001. Ten percent of the population he served were Muslim Somali refugees. When the news of the terror act on U.S. soil reached the village, there were indigenous Kenyans who offered to protect him from Muslims, whom they

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  • The reality of an Alabama Dreamer’s roots

    Last September, amid the buzz of fresh energy after a summer break and the hopeful promise of a new academic year, Lizbeth Duran-Ortiz, a Spanish translator at a Birmingham, Ala., area elementary school, sat frozen and scared at her desk. Having heard that day’s announcement that there would be a move to end DACA, she

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  • Evangelicals for Life: Day 3

    Panel: Death and Disease—Respecting Human Dignity Throughout All of Life (Daniel Darling—moderator, Scott James, Paige Cunningham, Benjamin Mast and Ben Mitchell) Every human being will age and face death. And as Paige Cunningham pointed out during the panel, most people will have to make a bioethical decision—whether for themselves or for a family member. How

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  • Evangelicals for Life: Day 2

    Are You Mentally Healthy Enough? Preparing for Adoption’s Hardships (Sharen Ford) “The question is not if the battle is going to happen, but when,” said Sharen Ford, who opened Friday’s session with some words of caution for adoptive parents, or those considering adoption. As the program director for adoption and orphan care efforts at Focus

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  • Evangelicals for Life: Day 1

    “Your presence makes a great statement to the culture that we are willing to defend life,” said Focus on the Family’s Jim Daly as he—along with ERLC president Russell Moore—welcomed hundreds to Evangelicals for Life. Before the speakers and panelists ascended the platform for the afternoon and evening sessions, he reminded the attendees, “We’re on the

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  • 3 ways to minister to stepmoms on Mother’s Day and beyond

    For many women, Mother’s Day is a happy time—a time to be recognized and praised by husbands and a day when “her children rise and called her blessed.” It’s a day of reflection and gratitude for the woman who basks in the gift of motherhood. Yet, for other women, Mother’s Day is painful. It’s a

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