Open Doors church centres step in to help Syrian families

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Christian Today staff writer
Open Doors has appealed for help for Syrian families who are traumatised, lacking basic food and medicines and struggling to cope with the effects of the war.
Around 12,000 families are being supported through church-run Centres of Hope funded by donations from Open Doors supporters around the world. Continue reading

California Court Rules YMCA Not Required to Provide AEDs to Parties Who Lease Facilities

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Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) save lives. That is not in dispute.
Under California law, every “health studio” has a duty to provide and maintain AEDs on site. What was in dispute recently before the California Court of Appeals was whether a “health studio” breached that duty when the member of a third party league suffered Continue reading

Confront Turkey’s ethnic cleansing and stop indulging it

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by Michael Rubin
Every April, Turkish diplomats and members of the Congressional Turkey Caucus scramble to avert a resolution recognizing as genocide the World War I-era Ottoman massacres of Armenians. Turkish officials oppose any resolution holding Turkey responsible both because the Republic of Turkey was not formally declared until 1923 Continue reading

Separation is Not the Solution in Iraq

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Alice Su, Aeon |
“The entrance to Karemlash, a small village in northern Iraq, is marked by a sign featuring Jesus Christ, hands beckoning, next to the words ‘Wellcome Back’ [sic]. His beaming smile has taken on an ironic cast for the residents of this minority enclave. Continue reading

Israeli site of Christ’s baptism is clearing away thousands of landmines

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J-P Mauro
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Church properties, unaccessable for nearly 50 years, to be reopened when the land is safe.
For nearly 50 years churches at one of the sites where it is believed Christ was baptized by John the Baptist have been inaccessible to pilgrims due to a large amount of landmines hidden under the terrain. Now, thanks to a joint effort by the Israeli government and the HALO Trust, an international anti-landmine charity, the site is being cleared of the dangerous explosive traps and these churches could see their doors reopen as soon as 2019. Continue reading