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World Regions

"So the LORD scattered them abroad from there over the face of all the earth, and they ceased building the city" (Genesis 11:8).

Long ago, an ancient civilization revolted against God, gathering together and attempting to build a tower to the heavens. In response, God divided their languages and caused them to scatter across the globe. Now, millennia later, each world region has its own unique history...and shared future. Find out more below, or focus on a specific region with the links on the right.

  • by World News
Some claim that the Palestinians have been forced off their land and that they have been deprived of what is rightfully theirs. Others maintain that the Israelis have a legitimate entitlement to their nation, including the lands seized in war action. The current U.S. administration has begun to use the word "occupy" in reference to Israeli military presence in Palestinian towns, implying that the...
  • by Darris McNeely
An event that began 100 years ago this August might as well be ancient and irrelevant history for most. Yet World War I changed the world and set off a chain of events that continue to impact your life today. Don't underestimate what one man and one event can do to alter everything.
  • by Beyond Today Editor
On my way to work this morning, NPR's Morning Edition played an interview with an author that caught my attention. "Is democracy compatible with a country where there's a large Islamist movement?" is the fundamental question asked by Shadi Hamid in his book Temptations of Power: Islamists and Illiberal Democracy in a New Middle East. 
  • by Steve Myers

What can you do about the political and economic crisis in the Ukraine?

  • by United Church of God
In the devastated aftermath of World War II, it seemed unimaginable that Europe could rise again. Many venerable cities had been bombed into rubble. The dead were counted in the tens of millions. Old institutions and organizations ceased to exist.
  • by United Church of God
Many warn that China or another Asian state or confederation will replace the United States as the world's dominant power.
  • by John Ross Schroeder
Ambitious and expensive government programs seriously endanger America's economic stability and add to the nation's already gargantuan national debt. The inevitable downside seems to be massive cuts in military spending. Where is this disturbing trend taking a troubled nation? 
  • by Jerold Aust, John Ross Schroeder
Bloomberg Businessweek published an article by Peter Beinart, a Daily Beast columnist and university professor, that originally appeared online with the title "Obama Should Give Peace a Chance With Iran" (Sept. 19, 2013).
  • by Michael A Snyder
America is in trouble. For all its vaunted power, it has experienced grave challenges in dealing with a 30-year-old computer consultant who, following his conscience, deliberately leaked critical classified information.
  • by Good News
Not only is America's military being gutted financially, it is also being seriously compromised as an effective fighting force by those using it as a testing ground for such social-engineering movements as feminism, the gay agenda and political correctness. In the long run, this exercise may prove even more dangerous than the defense cuts.
  • by Darris McNeely

Christ said to discern the times. Doing so means we listen carefully to what...