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Tuesday, September 16, 2003

I was very impressed with the response of Gladys Staines to her husband's murder by radical Hinduists. A model for Christian compassion? It would be hard for most of us to even see her point of view, let alone stand in her shoes.

Widow of murdered missionary chooses to stay in India
And finally to a special interview with Gladys Staines, the widow of the Australian missionary murdered in India along with their two young sons. Mr Staines had worked with lepers in India for more than 30 years, and was sleeping in his car with his sons, when a mob armed with axes set the vehicle on fire and prevented the victims from escaping. Mrs Staines has refused to leave India, remaining with her daughter in Orissa, where she's taken over her husband's work with lepers, and she's also building a hospital there in memory of Graham, Philip and Timothy. Read the rest

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