Over two billion people identify themselves as Christians, comprising 22 percent of the world's total population. Nearly 63 percent of those practicing this faith are native to Europe and North America, according to a report by the Pew Research Center. Vision Beyond Borders, an organization whose mission is to provide Bibles and service to Christian followers in nations where Christianity must be worshiped in secret, has made it their goal to spread their faith and the word of God to those living in areas such as Southeast Asia.
Zach Griffith and Hannah Gill have no words to properly express their excitement. Griffith and Gill are two of 16 students who received scholarships from the University of Nebraska system to study abroad in India this summer.
Participants will study in Mumbai and Jalgaon from late June to early July. The trip, India Critical Issues, focuses on India's development. Topics to be studied include food and water sustainability, entrepreneurship, public health, education and urbanization.
A refugee camp in Doro, Southern Sudan, currently accommodates 25,000 refugees. Half of the new arrivals are children; nearly 2,000 are unaccompanied by adults.
A screening of the non-profit film KONY 2012 was open to UNO students on Monday, April 2, in the Milo Bail Student Center to raise awareness of the upcoming "Cover the Campus" campaign.
The University of Nebraska and Xi'an Jiatong University in China have signed an agreement to establish an American Culture Center in Xi'an China, said University of Nebraska President James Milliken Oct. 19.
With UNO's Study Abroad Fair just around the corner, students were invited to learn more about the Boren scholarship program, an award given to students interested in studying abroad in underrepresented areas. Aimee Hutton, a representative of the Boren program, spoke with UNO students Sept. 16 in the Milo Bail Student Center.
Students and community members anxious to learn more about the organization Invisible Children left the MBSC Ballroom April 13 with knowledge of a conflict completely foreign to U.S. soil.
When Josh Campbell saw the devastation in the aftermath of the 8.9 magnitude earthquake and the subsequent tsunami that hit Japan in March, he felt a instinctive need to reach out to the shattered nation.