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Droughts and Floods Worsen

  1. 09th November 2020
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, roughly 45 percent of the continental United States is currently in drought, and the situation is forecast to worsen in the months ahead (New York Times, October 15, 2020). Although much of the drought is concentrated in the normally arid regions of the southwest, parts of the usually lush Ohio...

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Starvation in Yemen—A Glimpse of the Future

  1. 06th November 2020
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

Civil war, famine, and COVID-19 have brought starvation to many in Yemen—especially small children (The Guardian, October, 28, 2020). The United Nations’ humanitarian coordinator for the country recently observed, “Yemen is on the brink of a catastrophic food security crisis.

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Papal Approval of Same-Sex Civil Unions

  1. 02nd November 2020
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

In a television interview recorded last year, Pope Francis made clear comments endorsing same-sex civil unions and called for legislation to protect these unions (Associated Press, October 22, 2020). During his time as the archbishop of Buenos Aires, “Francis endorsed civil unions for gay couples as an alternative to same-sex marriages.

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Pope Calls for One World Government

  1. 30th October 2020
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

glowing red pope in front of world map In his latest encyclical letter, Fratelli Tutti, Pope Francis spoke of a need for all nations of the world to submit their governmental powers to a reformed and more powerful United Nations in the hope of leading to one world government to benefit all mankind. He noted that the time is now right to make this move, since globalized economic conditions in the...

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Europe Pushes Against Russia

  1. 26th October 2020
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

Europe man and Russian man pushing on opposite sides of a wall In response to the recent poisoning of Putin critic Alexi Navalny and Russian interference in Libya, the European Union and the United Kingdom have leveled sanctions against several Russian leaders considered to be in President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle, as well as one Russian organization (Deutsche Welle, October 15, 2020).

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A Future German Church?

  1. 23rd October 2020
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

In January 2020, the city of Frankfurt hosted the first synodal assembly of the German Catholic church. Delayed by COVID-19 restrictions, smaller regional meetings resumed recently in September (CRUX, October 12, 2020). The 230-member synod, including bishops, archbishops, and lay people, convened in order to discuss how to stop the loss of German Catholic...

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A Divided Middle East

  1. 19th October 2020
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

a jagged line running through a map of the Middle East Following the peace deal between Israel, the UAE, and Bahrain, and the powerful involvement of both Saudi Arabia and Egypt, the Middle East appears to be fracturing (Israel National News, October 2, 2020). The mostly Sunni nations mentioned above are gravitating more toward Israel and the United States, while Iran and Iraq are moving closer to Turkey.

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Impact of a Trump Reelection on Europe?

  1. 16th October 2020
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

Donald Trump raising fist in front of map of Europe German chancellor hopeful Norbert Röttgen recently “delivered a stark warning on the future of transatlantic ties, saying the reelection of Donald Trump as U.S. president could endanger the alliance and open the door for China and other powers to try and fill the vacuum” (Politico, September 28, 2020). He further commented that it is not possible to build a...

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Brexit Saga Continues

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

alarm clock with EU flag and the Union Jack as one of the stars In the last six months, Brexit appears to have taken a back seat to COVID-19. But regardless of the drop in press coverage, the Brexit process is moving forward, and the European Union and United Kingdom are still at loggerheads over a trade deal.

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Sacrifices Coming in Jerusalem?

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

view of Jerusalem with man making burnt offering in silhouette Last week Israel, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Bahrain signed a historic peace deal that is being lauded by some and criticized by others, especially by Hamas in the Palestinian territory (Al Jazeera, September 13, 2020).

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