Missing Thai Soccer Team Found Alive After 10 Days

Rescuers battled intensifying rain to furiously pump water from a cave in Thailand on Tuesday, as officials thrashed out plans to extract a young soccer team located by divers after being trapped and incommunicado for 10 days.

Where Church and Sports Find Common Ground

As the countdown begins for the June 14 kick-off of the 2018 World Cup soccer tournament in Russia, so does an evangelistic campaign to reach 3 million soccer fans in the host country. Mission Eurasia’s innovative outreach, sidestepping a crackdown on evangelistic activity in the country, is gaining momentum.

Korean Churches Witnessing a Miracle

A lot has happened on the Korean peninsula in the last few weeks. South Korean president Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un met for the first time; Kim took some serious steps toward denuclearization; and Kim and President Trump agreed to talk, but Trump abruptly canceled the historic meeting. On June 1, however, following a meeting with a high ranking North Korean official, President Trump announced that he plans to meet Kim Jong-un.

World Stands Together to Pray for Peace on Korean Peninsula

As people in Seoul held a candlelight vigil on 7 June to pray for peace on the Korean Peninsula, they were joined by the World Council of Churches (WCC) in Geneva, the National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA (NCC), and hundreds of others across the world.

Irish Voters Could Repeal Pro-Life Amendment

Irish voters will decide this week whether to repeal the Eighth amendment to their constitution, which protects the right to life of both a mother and her unborn child. If it falls, as polling suggests it might, some fear it could open the way to abortion on demand.

Franklin Graham Issues Urgent Worldwide Call to Prayer

Evangelist Franklin Graham issued an urgent worldwide call to prayer after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un threatened to cancel his summit with U.S. President Donald Trump.

Empowered21 Global Council Meets in Johannesburg

Members of the Empowered21 Global Council began two days of meetings to hear reports of progress and updates from the fourteen E21 regional cabinets located on six continents and to plot the strategy for the future of the movement.

US to Dedicate Jerusalem Embassy Today, Israel’s 70th Anniversary

The United States will dedicate its Jerusalem embassy on Monday.

“I think we’re all very happy and excited to be participating in such a historic event,” says Ambassador David Friedman.

Ecumenical Delegation Visits North Korea

A six-person international ecumenical delegation, comprised of representatives of the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) and led by WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit and WCRC general secretary Rev. Dr Chris Ferguson, visited Pyongyang on 3-7 May, at the invitation of the Korean Christian Federation (KCF) of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).

Nine Seminary Students Dead After Flooding in Israel

At least nine teenage seminary students died after they were swept away by a flash flood in the Negev Desert in southern Israel on Thursday, an ambulance service said.

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