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Anger, Hate, and Violence: What Is the Solution?

  1. 05th June 2020
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

Millions of people around the globe have been outraged by the viral video of a policeman kneeling on the neck of a defenseless George Floyd. This action was, by all appearances, an excessive use of force on the part of the officer. Since then, protests have broken out across the United States and even in Europe.

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Sunlight and COVID-19

  1. 01st June 2020
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

The new coronavirus has rapidly infected millions around the globe. Most efforts to control the spread of the virus have focused on handwashing, disinfecting surfaces, wearing masks, social distancing, and providing medical care. In the minds of many, the only hope for halting the virus is finding an effective medicine until a vaccine is developed. However, many...

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Where Is Germany Headed?

  1. 25th May 2020
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

brandenburg gate and eu flag The coronavirus pandemic has magnified cracks in the foundation of the European Union, causing many member nations to go it alone in their attempts to handle the crisis. For years, Germany has been a primary advocate of a strong and centralized EU, yet in response to the coronavirus pandemic, Germany has felt compelled to make unilateral decisions.

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Unprecedented WHO Meeting

  1. 22nd May 2020
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

online meeting on a laptop next to World Health Organization logo This week the World Health Organization (WHO) held the 73rd annual World Health Assembly by teleconference instead of in Geneva, Switzerland. What made this meeting unique is the fact that it was held in the midst of “the worst pandemic in modern history,” which has most of the world locked down in quarantine (NPR, May 17, 2020).

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U.S. Marriage Rates Lowest Ever

  1. 18th May 2020
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

woman refusing marriage proposal In 2018, the last year for which accurate statistics are available, the marriage rate in the United States dropped to its lowest level since 1900 (Atlanta Journal Constitution, April 29, 2020). Just 6.5 out of 1,000 people got married in 2018, down from 7.0 in 2016. Many experts believe this number will continue to drop in future years.

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Muslim Prayer Calls in U.S. Cities

  1. 15th May 2020
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

During the Islamic holy month of Ramadan this year (April 23–May 23), mosques in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and several other American cities are publicly broadcasting the “call to prayer” five times a day (Al Jazeera, April 24, 20202).

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Global Economic Downturn Ahead?

  1. 11th May 2020
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

The COVID-19 pandemic is wreaking havoc on national economies around the world. In contrast to its January 2020 forecast of sizeable global economic growth, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) now predicts a 3 percent reduction in global economic output (New York Times, April 14, 2020).

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Pope Offers Glimpse of the Future

  1. 08th May 2020
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

The EU has been struggling, and Brexit and the COVID-19 pandemic have added insult to injury. European nations are acting independently in their battle against the virus, and some commentators have declared that this could be the end of the EU as we know it.

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Coronavirus and Famine

  1. 04th May 2020
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

Laos village with coronavirus superimposed The BBC reports that the head of the United Nation’s World Food Programme (WFP), David Beasley, recently urged world leaders to act quickly and wisely: “We could be facing multiple famines of biblical proportions within a short few months.… The truth is we do not have time on our side” (April 21, 2020). He was referring to the deteriorating food situation in...

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