Human Attempts at Peace

We live in the twenty-first century—nearly 29 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall—and nations are moving away from democratic governments and reverting to hardline leaders with dictatorial and tyrannical tendencies (Washington Post, March 20, 2018). In this atmosphere, it is sobering to note that, since the year 2000, Latin America has experienced more […]

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Freedom from Bondage?

Women the world over are choosing career over family, encouraged by the ideas that women should live for themselves and avoid the bondage of marriage and family—or at least delay it! This trend is contributing to decreasing fertility rates around the globe—often to below replacement levels. Recently, Canadian columnist Margaret Wente, writing in The Globe […]

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Sweden Prepares for War

For the first time in more than 50 years, Sweden will send war-preparation packets to their entire population of 4.8 million households (The Guardian, May 21, 2018). The publication is distributed by the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency and “comes as the debate on security—and the possibility of joining NATO—has intensified in Sweden in the wake […]

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Unity in Asia?

America’s involvement on the Korean peninsula could have unforeseen consequences. “In the first trilateral talks since 2015, the leaders of China, Japan and South Korea sent a powerful message of unity in the push to get North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons” (Deutsche Welle, May 9, 2018). During their talks, the three discussed […]

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Muslims: “Move as One”!

This is the call from Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan following the recent opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, and what he called a “massacre” in Gaza (National Review, May16, 2018). President Erdogan called for a summit of the 57-member Organization of Islamic Cooperation and a unification of these nations using the Gaza situation […]

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U.S. Embassy Opens in Jerusalem

Against a backdrop of protests and attempts by Palestinians to breach a border wall regulating entry into Israel—with a crowd that included a large number of known terrorists—and the subsequent killing of 60 Palestinians (Times of Israel, May 15, 2018), the U.S. government opened with fanfare its long-promised embassy in Jerusalem this week (Reuters, May […]

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