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This Day In History (March 02-1969): Soviet Union and Chinese armed forces clash

One could wonder why people would come to fight for Damansky or Chen-Pao (Zhenbao), the uninhabited island in the Ussuri river, between China and the Soviet Union, but it became a serious Sino-Sovietborder clash, Soviet and Chinese forces fighting a battle on an island claimed by both nations. History.com: This Day In History (March 02-1969):Continue reading “This Day In History (March 02-1969): Soviet Union and Chinese armed forces clash”

The Telegraph looking at the world 2022 December 29

Good morning. A landmark review by William Shawcross, pictured above, into the Government’s flagship Prevent programme has found that taxpayers’ money has been handed to groups promoting Islamist extremism. Meanwhile, teachers’ unions fear that ballots for national strike action in 2023 have been put at risk by postal strikes.   Headlines: Today’s essential news ChinaContinue reading “The Telegraph looking at the world 2022 December 29”

The Week for 2022 August 29 – September 04

August 29 Shelling continues near Ukraine nuclear plant ahead of inspection More artillery fire hit near the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant in southern Ukraine over the weekend, Ukrainian officials said Sunday. The fighting came as the International Atomic Energy Agency prepares to send a team of scientists this week to assess damage from recent shelling. UkraineContinue reading “The Week for 2022 August 29 – September 04”

Climate articles selection from The New York Times for the Fourth week of July

Extreme heat and fires gripped several parts of Europe and North America.

Did as many Republicans support Hitler during World War 2 as support Putin today

It isn’t an accident that Trump dusted off the old “America First” slogan.

According to Pew Most White Evangelicals Don’t Think COVID-19 is a Medical Crisis

In 2011 the International Health Regulations Review Committee already gave a warning that “The world is ill-prepared to respond to a severe influenza pandemic or to any similarly global, sustained and threatening public-health emergency.“ In certain countries or states, we, the last few years have seen a growth in evangelical and Pentecostal churches. Several ofContinue reading “According to Pew Most White Evangelicals Don’t Think COVID-19 is a Medical Crisis”

By the commemoration of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp #2 Holocaust deniers and twisters of the truth

In spite of the numerous eyewitness accounts to the horrendous events that took place during the Holocaust, many today still deny its very existence. The loss of six million Jewish people in the Holocaust confirms that when anti-Semitism festers, the ultimate result can be catastrophic. We should be aware what happened after 1918 and howContinue reading “By the commemoration of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp #2 Holocaust deniers and twisters of the truth”

500 Years of Reformation Divisions Have Lost Much of Their Potency

After 500 Years, Reformation-Era Divisions Have Lost Much of Their Potency Theological differences diminished to a degree that might have shocked Christians in past centuries. As Protestants prepare to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, new Pew Research Center surveys show that in both Western Europe and the United States, the theological differences thatContinue reading “500 Years of Reformation Divisions Have Lost Much of Their Potency”

Megachurches out of america now have a higher average attendance

Despite American roots that reach back to the 19th century, megachurches abroad now have a higher average attendance, even though the vast majority of megachurches are still in the United States. While there are 230 to 500 such churches elsewhere in the world, the Hartford Institute estimates that there are about three times more megachurches in the United States. In the UnitedContinue reading “Megachurches out of america now have a higher average attendance”