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Institute for Economics and Peace says global deterioration “was driven by increased terrorism and higher levels of political instability.” Europe is the most peaceful region in the world, but Ukraine is the second country whith a bigger deterioration.
In Revelation 13, we have a description of what a state or a government can become when everything goes wrong. A state can become a devouring beast, destroying everything in its path, and especially attacking Christians with demonic hatred.
About 70 trained volunteers are ready to go from Egypt to Europe with the “Give A Hand” project. Speaking in Arabic to refugees arriving in Lesvos “gave them a feeling to finally be understood by somebody.”
Usama Hanna (MEOS, Switzerland) believes churches in Switzerland and across Europe “are opening up to integration.” He emphasises the importance of “praying for and with the refugees.”
Syria, Central African Republic, Egypt, Iraq, and Vietnam are also among the “countries of particular concern.” For the first time, Western Europe is in the list as a place that “deserve monitoring.”
The United Nations has described the situation in the Syrian city of Aleppo as ‘catastrophic’.
Government says it continues with plans to welcome Syrian children “by 2020.” Christian voices had called to take action now.
“Christians should affect destinies, not just modify current circumstances”, says Jenn Brown, member of OneHope. The organisation develops programs and tools to contextualise the Bible for children in different cultures.
“Pray that all those who were abducted and have been released will know the Lord's comfort, healing and restoration.”
A Turkish security official says at least 21 civilians have been killed in Russian missile attacks on the northern Syrian border town of Azaz.
Local church members “invite refugees to their homes, let their children get to know their children, show them where to get a discount on children’s clothes.”
“The churches in Syria, as they are in Iraq, are facing four main challenges amid the current regional crisis.” An article by a Syrian pastor.
Most of the people came via Greece, which took in more than 820,000 people this year. Half of them were Syrians.
Russia’s attack comes after admitting plane was downed by a bomb. Mogherini: “France has been attacked, so the whole of Europe has been attacked.” Children go back to school in Paris.
G20 countries discuss next steps in a meeting in Turkey. 120,000 people left Syria since the beginning of October. Juncker: “Those who perpetrated the attacks are the very same people who the refugees are fleeing.”
A video, circulated online by anti-ISIS activists, shows 200 Syrian children being lined up and gunned by Daesh militants.
Brazil is the country where more Bibles were distributed. The figures rise significantly in conflict countries like Syria and Ukraine.
Daesh releases video showing the assassination of 3 Assyrian Christians. Jihadists demand 9 milion dollars to release at least other 180 captives.
The huge investment in agriculture transformed the semi-arid Al Badia region into fields of maize and cotton, by means of subsidies to farmers and the drilling of thousands of wells. This added to the pressure on water resources.
In the second century there were commercial links between Gaul, nowadays France, and Syria. Among Syrian merchants, there were believers in Christ who contributed to spreading the Gospel in the European continent.
Second day of air strikes. Fears that bombings may not be targeting Daesh (IS), but opositors of Assad's regime.
Meanwhile, in Damascus, at least 31 people have been killed in air strikes. 22 Christians were released this Tuesday
Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 230 people, including 60 Christians have been kidnapped, after seizing strategic town in Homs.
US aircraft and drones are arriving in Turkish air bases. Experts believe it could be a game-changer in the fight against the insurgents.
The attacks came hours after Turkey agreed to allow the U.S.-led coalition to launch aerial attacks from its. Terrorist attack on Monday caused 32 deaths.