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June 29, 2005

Darfur - Conflicting Priorities of the International Community

For more than two years, the international community has done little to stop the violence in Darfur or provide security to the millions of displaced victims. And the closer one follows the world's response to this crisis, the clearer the conflicting priorities of the major actors (the US, the AU,...
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The Persecution Blog

Stacy Harp is managing the PersecutionBlog, a weblog about the persecution of Christians around the world connected to Voice of the Martyrs. A recent entry links to a video of Richard Wurmbrand describing the brainwashing techniques he endured under the communists. Check it out ......
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Nationwide Crackdown on House Churches in China; Numerous Leaders Arrested; Renown Beijing Church Leader Trial Delayed Again

I received this alert from China Aid Association with action items at the end. MIDLAND, Texas, June 29 /Christian Wire Service/ -- CAA has received several credible reports from China that a nationwide campaign against unregistered house churches is underway. Numerous house churches have been raided in recent weeks, hundreds...
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June 25, 2005

Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Unethical and Not Working

Scientists involved in embryonic stem cell research are now admitting that they have not achieved the advancements that were sold to the public. "Many of the technologies we hyped to the general public haven't worked yet," Celgene Corp. president Alan Lewis said Wednesday at a biotechnology trade show in Philadelphia....
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Adult Stem Cell Breakthroughs Attract Investors

June 24, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) - While research lobbyists pressure governments for access to embryos, more work is being done obtaining stem cells from ethical sources proving that embryonic stem cells are a dead end. This has not been lost on private investors who are now pouring money into adult stem...
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June 24, 2005

Successful Adult Stem Cell Research and Applications Continue

While embryonic stem cell research efforts struggle both ethically and technically, successful adult stem cell research and applications are exploding. Consider the following recent reports:Study: Adult stem cells promising - Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh researchers announced Thursday they have discovered a population of stem cells isolated from mouse muscle with...
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Mugabe Begins the Genocide

More than 42,000 people had been arrested or had their goods seized as Zimbabwe pressed ahead with a crackdown on shanty-towns that has sparked worldwide condemnation. With a program called "Drive out the Trash" you get a sense of how President Mugabe feels about certain Zimbabweans. And, when the government...
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June 20, 2005

A Lesson from the Life and Death of Terri Schiavo

Amid the ongoing controversies that surround the death of Terri Schiavo is the lesson that our courts and society have taken a low view of human life, one that measures a person’s worth by the scale of the young and healthy [HT: Captain Ed]. The core values of this death...
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IPAQ Blogging

If this post makes it to the web I will have successfully blogged from my IPAQ....
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June 19, 2005

Happy Father's Day

"Children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them" - Psalm 127:3-5...
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Downing Street Memos were Destroyed

The authentic copies, if they existed, were retyed and then destroyed by Times Reporter Michael Smith. The AP reports,The eight memos — all labeled "secret" or "confidential" — were first obtained by British reporter Michael Smith, who has written about them in The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Times. Smith...
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June 18, 2005

Boycott hits Iranian election

For those watching the election in Iran, Stefania at "Free Thoughts" writes that friends in Iran have told her that the regime is trying to hide the truth by showing videos of higher turnouts of past elections, such as in 1997. It seems that it is also distributing photos of...
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June 16, 2005

Terri Schiavo Autopsy

Jeff Johnson of CNS News has written a well-balanced article on Pinellas county medical examiner Dr. Jon Thogmartin’s autopsy report of Terri Schiavo. Among several topics, Johnson summarizes two opposing and speculative explanations for Terri’s collapse which Thogmartin discredits. First, it has been commonly reported that an eating disorder induced...
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June 15, 2005

The Future of Darfur, Sudan - Update

There can be no doubt that, relatively speaking, the crisis in Darfur has generated a fair amount of attention. Journalists, human rights experts and bloggers have poured a lot of energy into raising awareness of the genocide and the 400,000 lives it has taken. Unfortunately, this focus on Darfur only...
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Presbyterian General Assembly Receives Christian Education Resolution Urging Withdrawal from Public Schools

Today the Presbyterian Church in America voted to receive a personal resolution encouraging Christian parents to remove their children from the public schools and see to it that they receive a thoroughly Christian education. The resolution was offered by Rev. Steven Warhurst with sponsorship from Dr. D. James Kennedy, President,...
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Diet Soda Consumption is Correlated with Obesity

According to findings from eight years of data collected by Sharon P. Fowler, MPH, and colleagues at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio - "Overweight Risk Soars" an astonishing 41% with each daily can of diet soft drink. "What didn't surprise us was that total soft drink...
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June 14, 2005

Terri Schiavo's Autopsy Results: Expectations and Controversy

Terri Schiavo died on March 31, 2005, after being starved for 13 days under a controversial and hotly contested court order obtained by her husband, Michael Schiavo. Her autopsy results are scheduled to be released on June 15th coinciding with an 11:00 a.m. press conference, according to Pinellas County medical...
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Terri Schiavo's Autopsy Results: Expectations and Controversy

Terri Schiavo died on March 31, 2005, after being starved for 13 days under a controversial and hotly contested court order obtained by her husband, Michael Schiavo. Her autopsy results are scheduled to be released on June 15th coinciding with an 11:00 a.m. press conference, according to Pinellas County medical...
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United Nations Population Fund May Receive U.S. Funding - Vote Set for Today

The U.S. House could hold a floor vote as early as tonight on an amendment to restore funding for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). The Population Research Institute has repeatedly documented the UNFPA's involvement with China's one-child policy. Contact your congressman and let him know what you think...
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The President's Inadequate Position on Embryonic Stem Cell Research

Joe Carter at the Evangelical Outpost has written an excellent response to President Bush's claim that the governmental involvement in embryonic stem cell research is limited to the issue of whether or not ESC research receives federal funding. Joe writes,While I have the utmost respect for Mr. Bush and appreciate...
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June 10, 2005

Scientists Boast of Stem Cell Lines Made from Home-grown Embryonic Children

The following article is from LifeSiteNews.com, a site that is well worth visiting regularly. Exploit suffering of Canadians with serious diseases to gain support for research with dismal chance of success TORONTO, June 9, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A team of scientists at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto has announced today...
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June 8, 2005

Stop Gov. Napolitano's Politicization of the Judiciary!

Speculation is rampant that Gov. Napolitano is on the verge of appointing another political crony and long-time left-wing, Democratic political activist to the Arizona Supreme Court. Scott Bales served with Gov. Napolitano in the U.S. Attorney's office, was her Solicitor General in the Attorney General's office, was her gubernatorial campaign...
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The Slow Reaction to Genocide in Darfur, Sudan

The big news regarding Darfur this week is that the International Criminal Court has formally announced that it is conducting an investigation into allegations of crimes against humanity in the region....
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June 7, 2005

Company, Researchers Use Aborted Children to Treat Heart Disease

Medical companies, funded by financial opportunists, are using stem cells from aborted fetuses to treat heart disease according to a presentation at the Annual Meeting of the International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery. In a session titled "Late Breaking News", two investigators revealed that during the past 90 days...
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June 2, 2005

Christian Persecution in Saudi Arabia

The Washington, D.C. based human rights organization International Christian Concern (ICC) is getting reports of 46 confirmed arrests of Christians, with some sources citing in excess of 100 Christians arrested. From last Friday through yesterday, Saudi authorities engaged in a major crackdown involving a joint effort of standard police forces...
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June 1, 2005

Freedom's Zone Is Born

Freedom’s Zone is an international weblog that was founded jointly by Italian and American bloggers. It's purpose is to promote freedom of speech and liberty of conscience through online publishing and by using a post aggregator to promote blogs who share the same sense of mission. The mission of Freedom’s...
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Darfur, Sudan: Improvement is in the Eye of the Beholder

Jan Pronk, U.N. envoy to Sudan, recently said that Secretary-General Kofi Annan was greatly impressed by improvement of the situation in Darfur. In Pronk's words "Mr. Annan was really impressed by the improved situation in Darfur, which he visited on Saturday," Pronk told a press conference in Khartoum. [snip] "Foreign...
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