World News and Prophecy: May 2002

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In This Issue

  • by Melvin Rhodes
Celebrations to mark the queen's Golden Jubilee centered on her role as head of the Commonwealth, the 54-nation multicultural organization that was once the British Empire. After decades of neglecting the institution, is Great Britain now strengthening its Commonwealth ties?
  • by Cecil Maranville
Between 300,000 and 600,000 Americans will die this year, not from terrorist acts, but from a chronic disease growing so rapidly that it is now officially called an epidemic. You'll be shocked to find out what and how widespread it is.
  • by Graemme Marshall
"Make a chain, for the land is filled with crimes of blood, and the city is full of violence" (Ezekiel 7:23). Must we accept crime as a way of life? Why aren't prisons solving it, and is there anything we can do about it personally?
  • by Darris McNeely
European countries are experiencing a rise in anti-Semitic acts unlike any seen since World War II. Has the haunted past come knocking on the door again? The number of hate attacks has increased since the latest Mideast "intifada" began in September 2000. Where will it lead and what lies behind such deep-seated anger toward Jews and supporters of the nation of Israel?
  • by Darris McNeely
There is a rage burning within today's Islamic world. We have already seen its effect in the events of last Sept. 11. It continues on the streets of Jerusalem and in the small villages of the Palestinian territories. It is the rage of a generation that feels helpless and powerless to control its destiny.
  • by Mario Seiglie
News of the sexual abuse of children by priests can no longer be covered up, and has serious implications for the Catholic Church in the United States and elsewhere.
  • by Cecil Maranville
The 21st century sees the entertainment-centered culture of the Western world spread around the globe through movies, television, music and the Internet. Rather than genuinely "entertaining" in a wholesome sense, the effect appears to encourage self-indulgence of the crudest and rawest elements of human nature.
  • by Darris McNeely
Confidence is a strong suit for any nation. As the global markets watch company after company implode due to fraud and larceny, the value of the dollar sinks on international currency markets.