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IRAN FACES RENEWED SANCTIONS FROM UN

12 NOVEMBER 2019 (SOURCE: REUTERS) – France, Britain and Germany said on Monday they would consider a dispute resolution mechanism enshrined in the 2015 Iran nuclear deal that could lead to United Nations sanctions being reimposed for recent breaches of the pact.

 

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HONG KONG PROTEST ENTERS SIXTH MONTH

11 NOVEMBER 2019 (SOURCE: REUTERS) – Hong Kong police opened fire and wounded at least one protester on Monday, witnesses and media reports said, a fresh escalation of violence as anti-government demonstrations enter their sixth month. Police fired live rounds at protesters on the eastern side of Hong Kong island, Cable TV and other Hong Kong media reported. Cable TV said one protester was wounded when police opened fire.Video footage showed a protester lying in a  pool of blood with his eyes wide open. Police also pepper-sprayed and subdued a woman nearby as plastic crates were thrown at officers, the video shared on social media showed.

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    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. 

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    "DEMONIC" ARTWORK IN SCHOOLS: A CHRISTIAN RESPONSE

    25 OCTOBER 2019 – A video was posted on social media by a parent about “satanic” artwork displayed by a grade 12 pupil at a school in South Africa.  The video provides very little context and none of the clarification which the pupil had posted with each piece of art. The video went viral, igniting anger and demanding action. Such incidents raise the question, “How should Christians respond to such incidents and to highly emotive social media posts?”  Is it of any use to send it to as many people as possible and ignite a ‘holy anger’ in the hearts of the recipients or should there be a different response? FIVE things to consider before you respond.

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