Ministry through boxing

samantha LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – By now you should know local boxer Samantha Kinchen will be a part of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

The boxing phenom is still hopeful to represent the United States in the 2020 games as a competitor, but right now she’s fully focused on her chaplain duties with Athletes in Action.

Her dad is a pastor…and she’s been raised in the church…so was it a natural fit for Kinchen and how does ministry work within her sport?

Hear from the Rio-bound boxer turned chaplain in the video.

Muslim Leaders From 30 Countries Meet In Indonesia To Fight Extremism

ulamaMuslim leaders from around the world met in Jakarta in the early part of May to address the religious aspects of extremism and terrorism. The International Summit of Moderate Islamic Leaders was hosted by Nahdlatul Ulama, an Indonesian Muslim organization that claims 50 million members worldwide.

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How a Muslim and a Hindu Became ‘Blood Brothers’

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I am Muslim and a journalist. So news of violence and hatred between Muslims and those of other faiths is never far from my mind. But my Nepalese “blood brother”, or “mit” as it is known in our language, is a Hindu. Our friendship is known as a Miteri friendship – a special friendship decided by our grandmothers over 24 years ago as part of a unique Nepali tradition.

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