JUST A MINUTE: WHAT IS TRUTH?

28th September 2018 . by incontext_adm

Colossians 3:14 “And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.” When is truth, truth and when is truth a perspective?  Is there an absolute truth or is truth always subject to the ‘owner’?  Is all truth equal?  Is it possible that the truth for one can be a…

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NEW FUNDING FOR UNRWA BRINGS HOPE FOR PALESTINIAN REFUGEES

28th September 2018 . by incontext_adm

28 SEPTEMBER 2018 (SOURCE:AP) – Facing a financial crisis after the United States cut funding, the head of the U.N. agency that helps 5.3 million Palestinian refugees says the problem of their well-being will continue to exist whether there’s money or not — and especially if it was forced to shut down. While the U.N. Relief…

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SURPRISE ELECTION RESULTS IN THE MALDIVES

27th September 2018 . by incontext_adm

By Cherolyn Amery Opposition candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih won the Maldives’ presidential election [on 23 September] in a surprise defeat of President Abdulla Yameen. Mr Yameen, who has been accused of crushing dissent in the archipelago, admitted defeat, saying he accepted the result. The Maldives is a key battleground in the rivalry between China and…

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TERROR ATTACK IN IRAN

27th September 2018 . by incontext_adm

By Donnelly McCleland Iran was holding funerals on Monday [24 September] for the victims of the weekend terror attack on a military parade in the southwestern city of Ahvaz, the deadliest attack in the country in nearly a decade. Thousands of mourners gathered at the city’s Sarallah Mosque on the Taleghani junction, carrying caskets in…

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JAPANESE AND BRITISH WARSHIPS TO CONTEST SOUTH CHINA SEAS

27th September 2018 . by incontext_adm

27 SEPTEMBER 2018 (SOURCE: REUTERS) –  Japan’s biggest warship, the Kaga helicopter carrier, joined naval drills with Britain’s HMS Argyll in the Indian Ocean on Wednesday as the frigate headed toward the contested South China Sea and East Asia. Britain, Japan and their close ally the United States have found common cause in countering growing Chinese…

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RUSSIAN PRESIDENT RESPONDS TO DOWNING OF PLANE

26th September 2018 . by incontext_adm

By Andrew Richards Russian president Vladimir Putin has described the downing of a Russian military plane in Syria as “a chain of tragic accidental circumstances”, in a measured statement that appeared to step back from earlier threats of direct retaliation against Israel made by his defence ministry. Russia had made the threats after a military…

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EBOLA “PERFECT STORM”

26th September 2018 . by incontext_adm

26 SEPTEMBER 2018 (SOURCE: REUTERS) – The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday an Ebola outbreak in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo could worsen rapidly because of attacks by armed groups, community resistance and the geographic spread of the disease. At least 100 people have died in the outbreak, out of 150 cases in North…

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CHINESE PEACEKEEPING FORCE TO HELP UPHOLD SOUTH SUDAN PEACE DEAL

25th September 2018 . by incontext_adm

25 SEPTEMBER 2018 (SOURCE: GRI) –  Last week, a “final final” peace deal was ostensibly struck– a handshake between South Sudan’s rebel leader Riek Machar and President Salva Kirr– signifying a truce in the 5-year civil war that has devastated the young nation. But a reticence was in the air. Senior officials expressed caution, conscientious of the fragile peace…

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WEEK 7: Transitional Turbulence

24th September 2018 . by incontext_adm

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9, ESV) I am one of those people who HATE turbulence with a passion. My first time flying was with a group of students from…

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IRAN FEARS PLOT BY US AND ITS GULF ALLIES AFTER ATTACK THAT KILLED 25

24th September 2018 . by incontext_adm

24 SEPTEMBER 2018 (SOURCE: AP) – On the same day Arab separatists killed at least 25 people in an attack targeting a military parade in southwestern Iran, President Donald Trump’s lawyer mounted a stage in New York to declare that the government would be toppled. “I don’t know when we’re going to overthrow them. It could…

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