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  • RC International 2018 Year-End Report and Photos

    2018 was a fruitful year for Ratio Christi International. We've come a long way since RC started a global outreach in 2013. We now have chapters in nine different countries - four in South Africa alone - and at multiple universities such as the University of Manila in the Philippines. We are excited to see an increasing number of people in other countries uniting their voices in proclaiming the clear and evident reasons for proclaiming Christ.

    In fact, we just received this rep...   More

  • Ratio Christi Apologetics Spreads into Pakistan

    Pastor Zia Ul Masih is our Ratio Christi leader in Pakistan. He completed his theological education in the city of Lahore. His name means “Light of Jesus.”

    His parents are Christians, and his family are among the mere two percent of the Christian Pakistani population. The remaining 98 percent of the population are Muslims.

    "But it is not a closed country," he says. "The government knows Christians are meeting and holding worship services."

    Zia introduc...   More

  • Our Ministry in the Philippines Keeps Growing

    Ramon and Nini Margallo, RC International’s team leaders to the Philippines, have just returned from their latest mission trip there. Nini shares an update:

    “God’s provision was upon us as Ratio Christi Philippines held a three-event apologetics marathon:
    1) Pasig City, Metro Manila hosted by Baptist Bible College of Asia and Global Surge Ministries.
    2) Iriga City, with the help of InterVarsity student leaders.
    3) San Fernando, Pampanga hosted...   More

  • Special Report: Ratio Christi's 2016 South Africa Symposium!

    Report from Simon Brace, Regional Director of Ratio Christi in South Africa

    The Ratio Christi South Africa family is growing! We now have two functioning chapters (North West University in Potchefstroom and Stellenbosch University in Stellenbosch) and serious interest in establishing chapters at four more universities. Our first annual symposium was an attempt to bring together all interested parties in order to seek the Lord, forge relationships, and become bette...   More

  • Wicked Good Apologetics and a Better Man

    Winding through a town north of north and mostly forgotten, I was reminded that New England is all that it's cracked up to be . . . including the roads: potholes and all. The scenic views, rustic streets, and refreshing chill in early May was a reboot of my youth and early married years in New England. But this wasn't just New England. I was in Bangor, Maine for the Why Jesus? 2016 Northern New Eng...   More

  • Ratio Christi International Report: Return Trip to Indonesia

    Our Executive Director of RC International John Stewart and his wife/missions partner Laurie went to Indonesia in 2015 and were rapidly invited back to the country. Here’s a report of their second visit in February 2016.

    “We arrived in Indonesia on Saturday after some travel delays,” John says. “I spoke at a church in Jakarta on Sunday, bringing a Valentine's Day message: ‘Crucifixion--A Love Story.’   More

  • A Year in Review

    View a graphic report of what God has accomplished this year through your participation, giving, and prayers this year!   More

  • Ratio Christi in Capetown, South Africa

    Who would have thought just a few years ago, when Ratio Christi was first birthed at Southern Evangelical Seminary (SES) in Charlotte, North Carolina, that today we would be on mission as far away as Capetown, South Africa?

    Here is a report about the summer 2015 trip from Simon Brace, who has been the Director of Evangelism at SES, but will soon head back to South Africa, the home of his childhood, to fully represent Ratio Christi’s ministry in that country!

    “T...   More

  • Report from the Philippines: "Aslan is On the Move"

    Ratio Christi’s international outreach is exploding in the Philippines. We completed our second annual Philippines Apologetics Academy and Conference in Manila in June, 2015. During the 2014 conference, approximately a dozen people in Manila signed up after the conference to learn how to be RC chapter directors. That training took place, and some are now starting chapters. We also connected with pastors in many cities. This was part of our long-term goal for that nation.   More

  • Islamic Persecution of Christians in Africa

    by John Stewart, Ratio Christi's International Director

    With the well-publicized atrocities committed by ISIS against Christians in countries such as Iraq and Syria, there is a growing concern for the safety of persecuted Christians in the Middle East. However, I have experienced first-hand that Islamic terrorism targeting Christians is not confined to the Middle East, but is rampant throughout parts of Africa where I have traveled and taught.   More

  • The Hardest Day in Kore - Indentured Servitude & Slavery

    After three weeks of constant use of hand sanitizer, bathing out of a rain barrel with a pitcher of water, existing under constant surveillance of my bodily intake due to last time's visit, walking muddy, feces-ridden streets, breathing in belching fumes inside intoxicating, sardine-packed taxis on the way to the college and seminary, I was ready for home.  Home visits, although of benefit, seemed to carry a monotony due to my lack of knowledge of the local language.  I was re...   More

  • Reflections on My Ethiopia Mission Trip, July 2014

    For three weeks in July, I stayed in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where I lived at the office compound of Transformation Love, a child sponsorship ministry in a blighted area known as Korē.  During the day, we visited the homes of the women and children who benefit from the ministry, and at night, I taught a philosophy and theology class at Evangelical Theological College.

    Learning about Korē   More

  • UPDATE: First International Trip to the Philippines - A Smashing Success!

    We’re pleased to announce that our first international conference, held in Manila, the Philippines, was a victorious ministry for the Lord in mid-July! Ratio Christi thanks our own “Fantastic Four” International Team for this trip: John Stewart, Ramon Margallo, Abigail Hohenstreet and Jane Pantig. To see how the concept for this Philippines conference first took shape last October and the brilliant God-led qualifications of these four folks,   More

  • Dr. Albert Spalding's Intriguing Ministry Combo: From Detroit to Costa Rica?

    Dr. Albert Spalding is the Chapter Director for Ratio Christi at Wayne State University in Detroit, where he’s an associate professor of Legal Studies and Ethics. This enables him to double as RC’s faculty advisor. Spalding is an accomplished attorney and certified public accountant with degrees in business, law, humanities (philosophy), psychology and theology. We’re privileged to have him as one of our Chapter Dir...   More

  • Arriving in the Philippines

    (Ratio Christi Philippines Missions Trip: 1st National Conference on Christian Apologetics - Update #1: The Arrival, July 9, 2014)

    Praise God for His mighty provisions and protection.  The exhaustion of the 27-hour trip turned into excitement as soon as the plane captain announced that our flight from Guam was landing in 30 minutes.  Guam was the last leg of three stopovers originating from Charlotte, including Washington, D.C. and a delay in Honolulu (picture at bot...   More