RELIGIOUS NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

RELIGIOUS NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

Evangelical advisers to US President Donald Trump have reportedly congratulated him on the unveiling on Tuesday, of his long-awaited plan for peace between Israel and the Palestinians. The plan calls for some land swaps and a Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem.  However, the World Council of Churches has urged the international community not to support a proposed plan.

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Meanwhile, Palestinian leaders are allegedly urging their people to have a violent uprising in response to Mr. Trump’s Israeli-Palestinian so-called Deal of the Century. They say the plan ignores the national rights of the Palestinian people.

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And ISIS announced that it has a new leader and a new mission to kill the Jews. The group released an audio recording on Monday of a spokesman for new ISIS leader Sheikh Abu Ibrahim Al-Hashemi Al-Qurashi calling on members to attack Jews and thwart the Israeli-Palestinian “Deal of the Century” peace process.

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A new publication titled “Kairos for creation – Confessing hope for the earth” has been released by a group of international theological experts. The 362 page book is a documentation of the Wupper-tal conference. It offers common perspectives on how to respond theologically and politically to the global climate emergency. The publication can be downloaded for free at neu.vemission.org.

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Reports are that Chinese authorities have put tight restrictions on Christians holding religious funerals for their loved ones. A new law came into effect last December in Ping-yang County, banning religious customs and rituals during funerals. According to the authorities, the ban aims to get rid of bad customs and establish a scientific, civilized, and economical way of conducting funerals.

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  • Love 101

    Love 101

    Love 101 also continues to pray for our beloved nation – Jamaica.

    There is peace in the storm. Be encouraged.