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Appalachian Awakening Sees Mass Salvations in West Virginia. Join us on our podcast each weekday for an interesting story, well told, from Charisma News. Listen at Students who have walked the halls of Mingo Central the last couple years say the West Virginian high school has a different feel these days. Prayer has mostly replaced profanity in the hallways. Bible studies are more frequent than fights in the cafeteria. And every morning, a group of students meets at the flag pole before the first bell to read Scripture and pray. "The Lord has swept through this area," said Aerianna McClanahan, a junior who is part of the Mingo Central prayer club. "People have been on fire for Him. Today, on the National Day of Prayer, many southern West Virginians plan to stoke the flames of their regional revival by standing with Franklin Graham during his Decision America Tour stop in Charleston.

An 'Appalachian Awakening' People like her dad, a pastor, who would wake up at 4 a.m. to go to church and pray. A Generation Rising Up. Free2Work: End Human Trafficking and Slavery. Generation Alive > Programs > Defend Free > Fight Slavery Resources. Fight Slavery Resources Slavery is still happening today! International Facts The majority of trafficking victims are between 18 and 24 years of age An estimated 1.2 million children are trafficked each year 95% of victims experienced physical or sexual violence during trafficking (based on data from selected European countries) 43% of victims are used for forced commercial sexual exploitation, of whom 98 per cent are women and girls 32% of victims are used for forced economic exploitation, of whom 56 per cent are women and girls Many trafficking victims have at least middle-level education National Facts Estimated between 14,500-17,500 human beings trafficked into the U.S. annually.

Spokane Area Estimated that there are 415-460 sex slaves in Spokane. (2007 study) Spokane is considered an entry point for underage prostitution due to the homeless population. (2007 study) Victims are cycled from city to city to keep them disorientated. (2007 study) Here is the extended printable version. Beyond the Talking Points: The Current Refugee Crisis | Go-Before Grace. Last week I had the wonderful opportunity to be the judge of a high school debate competition. Not surprisingly one of the debate topics centered around “the current refugee crisis.” Unfortunately I only got to listen to one such debate. Those arguing in favor of accepting refugees did an okay job at listing out several economists, historians and anthropologists who all argue that accepting refugees will most likely improve a country’s living standards over a long term period of time (up to 1oo years!). Those arguing against it did a fascinating job of listing out everything that is happening today.

They won the debate. Yet I remain in absolute favor of open borders worldwide, starting with our own. The narrative of Scripture leaves little room for gray when it comes to feeding, clothing and accepting foreigners, even dangerous ones. You can look at the prologue to the 10 Commandments where God says, “I am the Lord your God who brought you out of Egypt.” At least that’s my two cents. Home - The A21 Campaign. The Syrian Refugee Crisis Explained Perfectly With a Simple Animation & Video. In September 2015, the body of a three-year-old Syrian boy was found floating on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. Photographs of the boy were quick to get circulated world over, and the world responded with a massive outcry over the Syrian civil war and refugee crisis. This was the first time the Syrian crisis was globally recognised as a burning issue, and one that needs to be addressed with utmost urgency. This video, by In a Nutshell , speaks about how the Syrian crisis is an international issue, and how it all started with countrywide unrest and the civil war in Syria.

Apart from the succinct explanation of the overarching issue, the video also explains the role of the neighbouring countries in aiding and giving asylum to refugees in their greatest hour of need. Watch this video to get a better understanding of the larger Syrian issue and learn about what measures we can take to offer help to the affected people. Video created by In a Nutshell . The Nepal earthquakes have unleashed a mental health disaster | Claire Bennett. What happens when a disaster zone falls out of the media? What happens when the real impact of a disaster is not easy to see anyway? Last month’s earthquake in Nepal attracted frenzied international media attention. Live rolling coverage allowed us to avidly follow every building that had collapsed or been spared, every survivor or body pulled from the rubble, every comment from an expert or witness. International aid was pledged in increasing amounts, like a sickening parody of a gameshow.

News, however, by definition, does not stay new for very long. On the day of the UK election last week, you would have been hard-pressed to find coverage of what was happening in Nepal. Unfortunately for Nepal, the country was hurtled back into the limelight on Tuesday for the most horrific of reasons. Here’s what you don’t know: there have not been two earthquakes in Nepal. Science also unfortunately holds little comfort for those looking for certainty and rationality. Powerful new earthquake hits devastated Nepal. A deadly magnitude 7.3 earthquake has struck Nepal and sent aftershocks through neighbouring India, two weeks after a devastating quake killed more than 8,000 people in the Himalayan nation. At least 45 people are known to have been killed and 1,115 people injured in Tuesday's quake, which struck the town of Namche Bazaar near the Mount Everest base camp, Nepalese officials said.

Earlier on Tuesday, in Kathmandu, police issued a public warning calling for people to stay in open areas and to send text messages instead of making calls, to prevent the network from becoming jammed. Al Jazeera's Andrew Simmons, reporting from Kathmandu, said the quake was so powerful that it made the building he was in "feel like jelly". India's home ministry said another 17 people were killed in India, mostly in the northern Bihar state, and tremors were felt as far away as New Delhi. One person was killed in Tibet, Chinese media said. "I was screaming. It felt like the house was falling," she said. A Warning from Canada: Same-Sex Marriage Erodes Fundamental Rights. I am one of six adult children of gay parents who recently filed amicus briefs with the US Supreme Court, asking the Court to respect the authority of citizens to keep the original definition of marriage: a union between one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others, so that children may know and may be raised by their biological parents.

I also live in Canada, where same-sex marriage was federally mandated in 2005. I am the daughter of a gay father who died of AIDS. I described my experiences in my book: Out From Under: The Impact of Homosexual Parenting. Over fifty adult children who were raised by LGBT parents have communicated with me and share my concerns about same-sex marriage and parenting. Many of us struggle with our own sexuality and sense of gender because of the influences in our household environments growing up. We have great compassion for people who struggle with their sexuality and gender identity—not animosity. And we love our parents. Canada’s Lessons.

Segregationist's son: Remove Confederate flag. Major Earthquake Predicted for Philippines and Indonesia | Quake Watch. Typhoon Haiyan. This article is about the 2013 typhoon. For other uses, see Haiyan. The thirtieth named storm of the 2013 Pacific typhoon season, Haiyan originated from an area of low pressure several hundred kilometers east-southeast of Pohnpei in the Federated States of Micronesia on November 2, 2013.

Tracking generally westward, environmental conditions favored tropical cyclogenesis and the system developed into a tropical depression the following day. After becoming a tropical storm and attaining the name Haiyan at 0000 UTC on November 4, the system began a period of rapid intensification that brought it to typhoon intensity by 1800 UTC on November 5. By November 6, the Joint Typhoon Warning Centre (JTWC) assessed the system as a Category 5-equivalent super typhoon on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale; the storm passed over the island of Kayangel in Palau shortly after attaining this strength.

The cyclone caused catastrophic destruction in the Visayas, particularly on Samar and Leyte. Passengers of the RMS Titanic. Mrs. Charlotte Collyer and her daughter Marjorie The passengers of the RMS Titanic were among the estimated 2,223 people who sailed on the maiden voyage of the second of the White Star Line's Olympic class ocean liners, from Southampton to New York City.[1] Halfway through the voyage, the ship struck an iceberg and sank in the early morning of 15 April 1912, resulting in the deaths of over 1,500 people,[2] including approximately 703 of the passengers.[3] The Titanic's passengers were divided into three separate classes, determined not only by the price of their ticket but by wealth and social class: those travelling in first class, the wealthiest passengers on board, were prominent members of the upper class and included businessmen, politicians, high-ranking military personnel, industrialists, bankers and professional athletes.

Second class passengers were middle class travellers and included professors, authors, clergymen and tourists. Passengers[edit] First class[edit] Tufts Magazine / fall 2013. Last December, when Adam Lanza stormed into the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, with a rifle and killed twenty children and six adult staff members, the United States found itself immersed in debates about gun control. Another flash point occurred this July, when George Zimmerman, who saw himself as a guardian of his community, was exonerated in the killing of an unarmed black teenager, Trayvon Martin, in Florida.

That time, talk turned to stand-your-ground laws and the proper use of deadly force. The gun debate was refreshed in September by the shooting deaths of twelve people at the Washington Navy Yard, apparently at the hands of an IT contractor who was mentally ill. Such episodes remind Americans that our country as a whole is marked by staggering levels of deadly violence. What’s less well appreciated is how much the incidence of violence, like so many salient issues in American life, varies by region. The nations are constituted as follows: YANKEEDOM. Iconic 9/11 figures: Where are they now? - US news - 9/11: Ten Years Later. After the Shooting At SPU: Desolation, Consolation... Hope | Jack Levison. I expected the shock of an earthquake--not a shooting.

In fact, they're retrofitting our oldest building, Alexander Hall, to prevent earthquake damage. How do we retrofit Otto Miller Hall lobby, where yesterday's shooting took place? Erase the memories? Sure, we can remove the blood-stained carpet, paint the blood-splattered walls, clean up the shell casings. But the lobby, which I've walked through hundreds of times on my way to class, where I've casually picked up a free copy of the New York Times, where students gather to study and chat, will always be the place where "the shooting" happened.

We'll always be that small Christian college in Seattle that had the shooting. The name will reverberate. Yet this community is so much more than a now infamous acronym. Last night I sat with a group of students. None of them, not one, asked God to make things right. None of them, not one, found easy solutions. None of them, not one, filled the air with clichés or cheap prayers. Nine aviation mysteries highlight long history of plane disappearances.

A Vietnamese military official looks out a plane above Vietnam's sea Thursday in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet. This is not the first time a plane has vanished without a trace Eleven years ago, a Boeing 727 went missing in AngolaIn 1945, five Navy bombers disappeared on the Florida coast, never to be seen againWhile wreckage of some has been found, mysteries remain on the causes of the crashes (CNN) -- While such situations are rare, the puzzling disappearance of the Malaysian jetliner is not the first time a plane has vanished without a trace. Here are nine cases of mysterious plane disappearances and disasters. Some remain unsolved, decades later. 2014: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 The Boeing 777 passenger jet vanished early Saturday, about an hour into its flight from the Malaysian capital to Beijing. Crew members from the Brazilian frigate Constituicao recover pieces of Air France Flight 447 from the Atlantic in June 2009. 2009: Air France Flight 447 2003: Boeing 727.

8 Myths and Atrocities About Christopher Columbus and Columbus Day. On the second Monday of October each year, Native Americans cringe at the thought of honoring a man who committed atrocities against Indigenous Peoples. Columbus Day was conceived by the Knights of Columbus, a Catholic Fraternal organization, in the 1930s because they wanted a Catholic hero.

After President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the day into law as a federal holiday in 1937, the rest has been history. In an attempt to further thwart the celebration of this “holiday,” we at ICTMN have outlined eight misnomers and bloody, greedy, sexually perverse and horrendous atrocities committed by Columbus and his men. On the Way—Columbus Stole a Sailor’s Reward After obtaining funding for his explorations to reach Asia from the seizure and sale of properties from Spanish Jews and Muslims by order of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, Columbus headed out to explore a new world with money and ships. Replicas of the Niña, Pinta and Santa Maria in the North River, New York. Hong Kong's unprecedented protests and police crackdown, explained. Protest marches and vigils are fairly common in Hong Kong, but what began on Friday and escalated dramatically on Sunday is unprecedented.

Mass acts of civil disobedience were met by a shocking and swift police response, which has led to clashes in the streets and popular outrage so great that analysts can only guess at what will happen next. What's going on in Hong Kong right now is a very big deal, and for reasons that go way beyond just this weekend's protests. Hong Kong's citizens are protesting to keep their promised democratic rights, which they worry — with good reason — could be taken away by the central Chinese government in Beijing. This moment is a sort of standoff between Hong Kong and China over the city's future, a confrontation that they have been building toward for almost 20 years. This began with a movement called Occupy Central but escalated when police surprised them with force Things started escalating on Friday. How Chris McCandless Died. Twenty-one years ago this month, on September 6, 1992, the decomposed body of Christopher McCandless was discovered by moose hunters just outside the northern boundary of Denali National Park.

He had died inside a rusting bus that served as a makeshift shelter for trappers, dog mushers, and other backcountry visitors. Taped to the door was a note scrawled on a page torn from a novel by Nikolai Gogol: ATTENTION POSSIBLE VISITORS. S.O.S. I NEED YOUR HELP. From a cryptic diary found among his possessions, it appeared that McCandless had been dead for nineteen days. In “Into the Wild,” the book I wrote about McCandless’s brief, confounding life, I came to a different conclusion. I’ve received thousands of letters from people who admire McCandless for his rejection of conformity and materialism in order to discover what was authentic and what was not, to test himself, to experience the raw throb of life without a safety net.

“Into the Wild” is a misrepresentation, a sham, a fraud. Searching for the plane truth -- amid speculation.