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Eastern Ukraine: re-registration demand closes churches

(Photo courtesy of Slavic Gospel Association) Ukraine (MNN) – There really isn’t such a thing as a ‘thumbnail sketch’ of the situation between Ukraine and Russia. Politics are at the surface of complex loyalties that run generations deep. Most ministries in the region walk carefully, skirt the political buzz phrases …

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Desperate need for audio Bibles in Mozambique

Mozambique (MNN) – Mozambique, one of the poorest countries in the world, is currently facing a water shortage crisis. An ongoing drought and little to no rainfall has left Mozambique seriously short on water. The water taps in Maputo are only allowed to be turned on every other day in …

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Greece: after austerity in an election year

Greece (MNN) – Greece is in an election year. This year, billions could be riding on the result. The International Monetary Fund is keeping a close eye on the races because politicians are in a season of promises. The sitting Prime Minister, in a bid to keep his seat, sounds …

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Gender equality the focus of UN summit

International (MNN/ODM) – Open Doors joined some of the world’s top female leaders last week for the 63rd annual meeting of the UN Commission on the Status of Women. Some of the main thrusts discussed by the 45 UN Member States who are members of the Commission: Social protection systems, access …

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Are you right for the field?

International (MNN) — The mission field is full of misconceptions, and people are often led to believe that there is only one position in the field: pastoral. The truth is there are many more positions available to people with different occupational and educational backgrounds. Using Your Skills for Good “One …

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Community transformation begins with partnership

United States (MNN) — In a city known for its philanthropy and hundreds of churches, there are still significant gaps and hurting communities. This is Grand Rapids, Michigan. Setting the Scene Over 1,000 millionaires reside in the greater region of the Grand Rapids area. The city has been named one …

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Hope remains as Syria crumbles

Syria (MNN) — Eight years ago today, the so-called “Day of Rage” protests garnered a harsh reaction from Syria’s government. Next came months of unrest, and then Syria’s civil war. More than 560,000 people have died since then. Roughly half of Syria’s population can’t survive today without emergency aid. Some …

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