Archive - February 1, 2018

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Review — APOSTLE: Travels Among the Tombs of the Twelve by Tom Bissell (Uzbekistan)
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CBS Reports and Peace Corps Responds

Review — APOSTLE: Travels Among the Tombs of the Twelve by Tom Bissell (Uzbekistan)

  Apostle: Travels Among the Tombs of the Twelve By Tom Bissell (Uzbekistan 1996) Vintage Paperback 517 pages February, 2017 $11.52 (paperback), $26.76 (hardback), $11.99 (Kindle) Reviewed by Denis Nolan (Ethiopia 1964-66) • When I first saw what this book was about, I became very interested. The front of the book says that is “Travels among the tombs of the Twelve”, and I thought I would learn a great deal about the legends and knowledge of where the apostles are buried. This is of interest to me, for I have been doing a fair amount of research into the early Christian religion and have found a number of discrepancies about what people in the gospels did after the death of Jesus and where they finished their lives . The book begins with a chapter on Judas Iscariot. At least that is what the title is. However, it is more about . . .

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CBS Reports and Peace Corps Responds

The ongoing controversy over the safety and security of serving Volunteers has yet another chapter. The Kate Puzey Peace Corps Volunteer Protection Act of 2011 mandated Peace Corps to implement policy and program changes to reduce the risk of sexual assault to Volunteers and to provide adequate support for those who were victims. The legislation created an independent Sexual Assault Advisory Council to monitor progress in implementing the legislation. The Peace Corps Office of Inspector General has also evaluated Peace Corps progress. Reports indicated that Peace Corps was moving forward but “challenges” to full compliance remained. Kellie Greene was hired and then terminated as the first Peace Corps Victim Advocate Officer. She filed a “whistle blowers” complaint and the Office of Special Council reviewed it. The report issued by the OSC was published here at Peace Corps World Wide. Peace Corps lacks certain sexual assault prevention measures says OSC Now comes . . .

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