‘Bite size’ analysis of news from the past week, with a Christian Perspective
ETHIOPIAN CONFLICT DEEPENS AS AMHARA LEADER CALLS YOUTH TO JOIN THE FIGHT
Week ending 29 JULY 2021 – ETHIOPIA – Agegnehu Teshager, the chief administrator in Amhara, called on all young people who are armed to mobilise to combat Tigrayan forces, in the latest developments in the ongoing conflict in Ethiopia.
From a Christian Perspective – “We are praying for God to do a miracle; for people to stop fighting and to start talking.”
TUNISIAN PRESIDENT RELIEVES PRIME MINISTER, SUSPENDS PARLIAMENT
Week ending 29 JULY 2021 – TUNISIA – On Sunday 25 July, Tunisian President Kais Saied relieved Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi from his duties and dissolved parliament following protests and growing unrest.
From a Christian Perspective – While it may be more difficult for the Church to operate openly in Tunisia, Christian sources within a recent report testify to the local church’s involvement in helping people to pay their rent, buy food, and other basic supplies during the pandemic.
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.
THE SPIRITUAL BATTLE FOR SOUTH AFRICA
20 JULY 2021 – What we see happening in South Africa is the physical manifestation of what is happening in the spiritual realm. The reality is that a spiritual battle is raging across South Africa, and it is being manifested through riots, arson, gang violence, taxi violence, farm murders, etc. When confronted with the scenes of this past week, we must guard our hearts and minds against looking at it purely from a physical perspective.
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