The Statistic

22nd May, 2017
Number of consecutive days of protests against the regime of President Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela as of 20th May, 2017: 50

 

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Moments

22nd May, 2017
REUNITED: The 82 Nigerian schoolgirls recently released by Boko Haram after three years in captivity, with their families in Abuja, Nigeria, on Saturday, 20th May.
RE-ELECTED: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in a landslide victory.
COLLAPSED: The Hillary Step, a famous feature on Mount Everest, named for Sir Edmund Hillary who was the first person to scale the mountain in 1953.

 

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Essays

CLAIRE ROGERS, CEO of World Vision Australia, explains why the organisation is supporting the Global Day of Prayer to End Famine...

US academic RICHARD GUNDERMAN, in an article originally published on The Conversation, looks at Luther's contribution to literacy...

SUZZANNE LAIDLAW, well-known Australian business coach and among the speakers at the upcoming inaugural Opportunity Women4Women Conference in Perth next week, talks about how dreams - like the alleviation of poverty - can become reality through a simple, four step process...

They Said It

“While today was an important victory and an important vindication, the road is far from over. The proper war is just commencing."
- WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, speaking after Swedish authorities announced they have dropped an investigation into an allegation of rape against him. He was speaking on Saturday, 21st May, from the Ecuadorian embassy in London where he has been since 2012 after seeking asylum. Metropolitan Police in London have confirmed he still faces arrest over breaching bail conditions if he leaves the embassy.

 

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This Week on the Web

22nd May, 2017
In an article written for the Lausanne Movement's Lausanne Global Analysis, SAM GEORGE looks at whether God is turning the refugee crisis in Europe into one of the "greatest mission opportunities". Read Is God Reviving Europe Through Refugees?...

 

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The Word Explained

22nd May, 2017
(Fall from) grace: To lose status, respect, protection, prestige, and/or approval. Stems from Adam and Eve's loss of God's protection and approval in Eden.

 

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A Hope More Powerful

For April to May, 2017 we're reading Melissa Fleming's A Hope More Powerful Than The Sea: The Journey of Doaa Al Zamel . To buy the book, follow this link - A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea: The Journey of Doaa Al Zamel

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