World News and Prophecy: January 2002

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In This Issue

  • by Gary Petty
Why is there so much unrest in the Middle East? Why is there constant strife between the Israelis and Palestinians? The answers to these questions didn't begin with the formation of the state of Israel in 1948. The history of these conflicts goes back 4,000 years and is recorded in a place many people would never think to look-the Bible!
  • by John Ross Schroeder
The introduction of the euro coincides with the joint declaration of the European Union nations at the recent summit at Laeken, Belgium. These benchmark events will affect your life, long term-in ways you may not have envisioned.
  • by Cecil Maranville, Jim Tuck, John Foster
After 15 days of burning, the fires have destroyed more than 170 homes and a million hectares or 1.235 million acres. Thankfully, there hasn't yet been any loss of human life, although some firefighters have been injured.
  • by Cecil Maranville, Jim Tuck, John Foster
The royal family has at least momentarily laid aside internal conflict in the face of trouble on various fronts with growing Islamic extremism and Saudi-U.S. relations strained. Still, Abdullah's strategy may alienate one of his key bases of support and undercut his political clout in the long run.
  • by Cecil Maranville, Jim Tuck, John Foster
While the rest of the world wasn't watching, well over 600 Algerians are known to have died in recent floods, and thousands of others have lost their homes.
  • by Cecil Maranville, Jim Tuck, John Foster
The maneuvering for the next pope is in full but silent swing during what Pope John Paul II, now 81, calls the "twilight years" of his papacy.
  • by Darris McNeely
This generation is facing a time of testing unlike any it has seen. Already many from all walks of life have stepped forward to provide a stabilizing influence. The days ahead will require further resolve and heroic actions.
  • by Cecil Maranville
Public figures speak warmly of all religions, attempting to foster unity and to ratchet down the hostility in the many current religious-based confrontations. But let's ask the tough question: Has religion done for mankind what it purports to do? Is the world community more peaceful? Are the individual citizens of the world more moral for the presence of religion? What can we anticipate the...
  • by Robin Webber
I know of no one who deliberately sets his or her alarm clock for misfortune to strike; it arrives on its own schedule. Yes, it's going to be increasingly important to learn the inner quality of being calmer than the guy or gal next to you. How do we go about digging ourselves out of trial in a calm and deliberate manner?