With elections only a week away, the biggest concerns in the Likud camp of front-runner Ariel Sharon have less to do with what will happen on election day, and more about how Sharon can ensure a stable government once he is elected.
LAGOS, Nigeria, 27 August 2000 (Newsroom) â€“ U.S. President Bill Clinton, during what may be his last official visit to Africaâ€™s most populous nation, urged Nigerians to learn to live together despite their religious differences.
Several weeks ago a disturbing secular news story grabbed my attention. Applied Digital Solutions (ADS) received patent rights to new technology named Digital Angel (TM). What's bothersome is that Digital Angel is a miniature digital transceiver specifically designed for human implantation.
(AgapePress) - Proposals to be discussed at the upcoming United Nations Millennium Summit could have grave consequences for life, family, democracy, and the sovereignty of nations.
Pushing a key element in its alternate agenda for survival, the shrunken cabinet of Israeli Prime Minister Ehud decided to close the Religious Affairs Ministry by the end of the month. The move is a key plank in Barak's "social revolution," a second option to rebuild a secular/left coalition in case peace talks with the Palestinians collapse.
Borno becomes seventh Nigerian state to adopt Sharia 23 August 2000 (Newsroom) -- Borno has become the seventh state in Nigeria's mostly Muslim north to formally adopt Islamic law, or Sharia. Police in the state capital of Maiduguri stood guard as the move became official Saturday, fearing a possible backlash from non-Muslims. Earlier this year more than 1,000 people died in clashes between Christians and Muslims after Kaduna state announced it would adopt Sharia. Many Nigerian leaders fear the moves by northern states to implement Sharia, which began last October, could lead to the disintegration of the country. Seeking to ... Read more
SAN JOSE, CA (August 18, 2000) -- Faith Shaw was born in Rwanda, a country that between 1959-64 saw more than 500,000 people killed and a similar number or more fled the country. She was horrified when in April of 1994, a further 800,000 were killed and 1,000,000 fled to the neighboring countries.
(AgapePress) - The United Nations Millennium Summit is set to get under way in a few weeks. Many Christians regard the agenda as an organizational meeting for a one-world government. The UN calls it the largest single gathering of heads of state ever held in the world.
JERUSALEM, Israel, 12 August 2000 (Newsroom) -- Amid concerns by secular Jews that the wall between church and state is softening, Israelâ€™s first Sephardi president insists that his priority is unifying a country that is agonizing over its character and future.
WASHINGTON, DC (AgapePress) - The United Nations has promoted the use of abortion as the main method of controlling population growth. However, after two decades of that strategy, many nations are finding theyâ€™ve created another problem.
19 July 2000 (Newsroom) -- Rock stars, aid agencies, and Pope John Paul II are calling for world leaders attending this weekâ€™s G8 conference in Okinawa, Japan, to wipe out the debt of poor countries.
5 July 2000 (Newsroom) -- France is set to pass a law aimed at cults that human rights campaigners fear could lead to the persecution of minority religious groups and possibly make evangelism illegal. The bill, which was signed by all the Socialist members of the National Assembly, was approved on June 22 and now awaits Senate approval.
19 April 2000 (Newsroom) -- The United Nations Commission on Human Rights on Tuesday approved resolutions that included condemnation of religious repression in Cuba, Burma, and Sudan.
19 April 2000 (Newsroom) -- Russia's newly elected president is displaying mixed signals in his approach to church-state relations, according to the Keston Institute, a British-based monitor of religious liberty. Though Vladimir Putin has not publicly discussed his policy initiatives in the run-up to his May 7 inauguration, two steps he has taken during his term as acting president point in "entirely different directions," Keston says.
NIGERIA, 4 April 2000 (Newsroom) -- Northern state governors in Nigeria have approved the formation of a committee of Muslims and Christians to dialogue on aspects of the controversial Sharia, or Islamic law, which was implemented by several states earlier this year.
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL (March 26, 2000) - A Christian school in Southern Sudan was attacked on Thursday, March 23, by the Islamic-led government forces of Sudan and numerous injuries were inflicted to students and their parents.