A Christian university in Ukraine has been taken over by pro-Russian insurgents; Donetsk Christian University is now being used to house militants; several other public buildings in the city have been overtaken as well.
When will peace come to the Middle East? When Muslims believe that Jesus is more than a prophet. When Jews believe that Jesus is more than a rabbi. When a great spiritual awakening sweeps this ancient land.
Understanding the motives behind the violence can be confusing without proper knowledge of the root causes contributing to the aggression as well as the religious issues, which shape life in the Middle East.
The Presbyterian Church (USA) voted Friday (June 20) to divest church funds from three American companies it cited for profiting from the oppression of Palestinians within Israel’s occupied territories.
A pastor in Iraq was asked by an American missionary how he has maintained his joy in the face of mortal danger and national turmoil. His answer: "My Savior Jesus is with us wherever we go and he will never leave us."
The majority of American Protestants, especially evangelicals, stand behind Israel in its conflict with Palestine. This weekend, one denomination may break that trend, antagonizing supporters of the tiny, Jewish state.