The Chronicles

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A Journey of Transformation: Reinvention in Hard times

In my vocation as a pastor, I’ve had the privilege of speaking to individuals and large groups at churches and at events across the country. In these off-line conversations a common theme emerges: people are growing increasingly dissatisfied with mere survival. They know intuitively that there’s more to life than the status quo.

Faith Isn’t Needed to Recognize Biblical Authority

What if I were to tell you that human reason, common sense, and an understanding of mathematics are all that are needed to recognize the authority of the Bible? Not faith….but common sense and rational evidence. Would that surprise you?

Update: Potential Mass Genocide Threatens Sudanese Christians

The threat of genocide looms in Sudan as Christian and non-Arab communities in three regions have been targeted by President General Omar al-Bashir…

Somalian Militants Publicly Murder Young Believer

A young Christian man was beheaded by Muslim extremists in Somalia before an assembled crowd….

Harsh Prison Sentence for Christian Poet in China

After being illegally detained for more than a year, Christian poet Li Bifeng was sentenced with a fabricated charge of “contract fraud”…

Update: Suicide Bomber Kills More Christians in Nigeria

It is reported that suicide bombers killed 11 people and injured 30 more in the Kaduna state of northern Nigeria….

Update: Young Teen Becomes Egypt’s Latest Kidnapping Victim

A 14-year-old girl in Egypt has been kidnapped and reportedly forced to marry her Muslim captor….

U.N. General Assembly approves Palestine status

The United Nations General Assembly voted overwhelmingly to upgrade Palestine to a non-member observer state.

‘Déjà Vu’ in Tahrir Square?

SANTA ANA, Calif. (November 29, 2012) – The following blog is the latest post from a co-worker in Egypt about the protests in Egypt. The scene in Egypt stays vague and unpredictable, as chapters of th

AIPAC calls for review of U.S.-Palestinian ties

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee called for a “full review” of the U.S. relationship with the Palestine Liberation Organization, including shutting its Washington office, in the wake of its obtaining non-member state status at the United Nations.

Gross biopsy results ‘hopeful’ but not determinative, lawyer says

The results of a biopsy released by the Cuban government raises hopes that Jewish American contractor Alan Gross does not have cancer, his lawyer said, but his family still wants his own physician to examine him.

JFNA vows to work with partners to keep charitable tax deductions

Charitable contributions supporting the social safety are “more important today than ever,” the Jewish Federations of North America said in a statement opposing any reduction in tax deductibility for the gifts.

"Very Much Disturbed" – VOM Intern Looks Back

From the minute I stepped into VOM’s offices for a college internship, I felt welcomed and loved – and very much disturbed. While a warm lady greeted me and an office manager gave me a tour, I couldn’t take my eyes off the pictures on the walls. A young boy whose limbs were burned. An […]

Albania independence event on Capitol Hill honors Jews, rescuers

Jewish and Israeli officials attended an event on Capitol Hill marking Albania’s 100th anniversary in order to honor the role of Albanians in protecting Jews during the Holocaust.

Federations’ security arm ramps up cybersecurity training

The security arm of the Jewish federations network is intensifying training to resist cyber attacks in the wake of a wave of such attacks on synagogue websites.

Bard on the run: Iranian-born scholar still at risk in Holland

With his first visit to Israel, the Dutch-Iranian scholar Afshin Ellian shows he won’t be deterred — neither by Hamas rockets or death threats back home for his criticisms of Islam.

Prague conference stresses urgency of Holocaust property restitution

A conference in Prague stressed the urgency of resolving restitution issues for Holocaust survivors and their families.

Thousands of Palestinians launch independence celebrations in West Bank and Gaza Strip

Israel is not America, far from it

In historic vote, Palestine becomes non-member UN state with observer status

Explicit anti-Semitism rare in Britain, report finds

U.S. gives Iran until March to cooperate with IAEA

A home in Spain and a green card to sweeten the deal

Supreme Court: Israeli suspected of war crimes can be extradited to Bosnia

Assad regime cuts Internet across Syria

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