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More Locusts for East Africa?

  1. 18th January 2021
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

The year 2020 brought a massive locust plague that caused widespread destruction of crops and livelihoods in East African nations (Deutsche Welle, January 5, 2021). The COVID-19 pandemic has only added to the catastrophe, and about 35 million people have been left in a state of “food insecurity.”

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Unrest in U.S. Capital

  1. 15th January 2021
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

Riots and demonstrations rocked a number of American cities in 2020, but the protest in Washington, DC, on January 6 was something different. On that day, protestors claiming to be supporters of President Donald Trump pushed their way into the U.S. Capitol Building, resulting in widespread damage and five deaths. Protestors apparently felt emboldened by comments...

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Nature and Relief from COVID Stress

  1. 11th January 2021
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

man relaxing in a peaceful field The coronavirus pandemic has again drawn attention to the benefits of spending time in contact with the natural world. A recent survey in the UK found that nearly two-thirds of adults reported that spending time in God’s creation provided relief from stress related to the COVID-19 crisis: “Nearly half the respondents… felt that spending time in green spaces has...

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Caribbean Volcanos Come to Life

  1. 08th January 2021
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

steam wafting from a tropical island mountaintop “Volcanoes that have been quiet for decades are rumbling to life in the eastern Caribbean, prompting officials to issue alerts in Martinique and St Vincent and the Grenadines as scientists rush in to study activity they say has not been observed in years” (The Guardian, December 31, 2020). The most recent alert has been issued for the La Soufriere volcano on St...

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Iran’s Growing Nuclear Strength

  1. 04th January 2021
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

earth surrounded by missiles According to September reports by the UN’s nuclear watchdog, Iran had over ten times the amount of enriched uranium allowed by the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers (Times of Israel, September 4, 2020).

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Hungry Children in the UK

  1. 01st January 2021
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

child holding up empty bowl with British flag Over 70 years ago, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) was created as an agency to feed hungry children around the globe, especially in developing nations.

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Australian Economy Suffering

  1. 28th December 2020
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

hand holding australian flag with downward trending arrows A trade war is underway between China and Australia, due in part to Australia’s inquiries into the origins of the coronavirus (AlJazeera, November 27, 2020). In November, China slapped a 200 percent tariff on Australian wine imports.

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COVID-Related Starvation

  1. 21st December 2020
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

men wearing masks and waiting in line for food In many nations around the globe, COVID-19 restrictions are crippling economies and forcing many into joblessness. In the Philippines, the rates of hunger are unprecedented, and food charities are struggling to keep up (AFP, December 9, 2020). A director of one food charity observed, “If you go out there everybody will tell you that they’re more afraid of dying...

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Europe and Islam Face Off

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

sillhouettes of a mosque and cathedral with islam and eu imagery in the background In recent decades, the Muslim population in Europe has been on the rise, and this has contributed to political and social tensions in many European countries.

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