CHINA TO SCRAP ALL CHILD LIMITS TO HELP BOOST AGEING POPULATION
22 MAY 2018 – China is planning to abandon all policies restricting the number of children people can have, according to a report, in a move that would draw to a close one of the world’s longest, most ambitious and most controversial social experiments.
COALITION OF CONTROVERSIAL SHIA CLERIC WINS IRAQ ELECTIONS
21 MAY 2018 – Influential Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr’s political coalition has won the most seats in Iraq’s national parliamentary elections, according to complete results released by Iraq’s electoral commission. The announcement came nearly a week after Iraqis cast their votes on 12 May and put Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in third place, according to seat allocations. An alliance of candidates with close ties to mostly Iranian-backed paramilitary forces came in second. “Your vote is an honour for us,” Mr Sadr said in a statement released on Twitter just moments after the official announcement. “We will not disappoint you,” he continued, adding: “The blame, all the blame is on those who failed Iraq.”
CHURCHES BURNED AND CHRISTIANS TARGETED IN INDIA?
THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS CIRCULATING ON SOCIAL MEDIA:
“Brothers and sisters, urgent prayer request. Pray for the Church in India. Buddhist extremists in India burned down 20 churches last night. Tonight want to destroy more than 200 churches in Olisabang province. They want to kill 200 missionaries within the next 24 hours. All Christians are hiding in villages… Pray for them and send this message to all Christians you know.
A CHRISTIAN RESPONSE TO THE GAZA CRISIS
18 MAY 2018 – The Gaza crisis continues to polarise nations and individuals around the world. The question that Christians need to consider is not who is right and who is wrong, or who is to be blamed for the countless deaths and deep trauma, but how to maintain a position of being “peacemakers” in a region of perpetual war.
Helping to ensure the future of the Church in Syria
Individuals supporting mission projects through sport
PROJECT EAGLES WINGS
Supporting Chinese missionaries in reaching the world
PROJECT LIVING BREAD
Providing solar-powered audio Bibles to illiterate (oral) communities in the Arab world
Training leaders in South-central Asia
PROJECT CEDAR TREE
Relief work among refugees in Lebanon and Jordan
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