Category: Global Written by Jim Denison
Sunday's episode focused on the Shroud of Turin, a cloth believed by many to be the burial shroud of Jesus. According to one of the narrators, discovering that the shroud is authentic "is the most significant moment in human history."
Category: Global Written by Ryan Denison
Some doubt that the high number should be taken seriously though. Ben Judah, author of Fragile Empire: How Russia Fell In and out of Love with Vladimir Putin, argues that you can't get an accurate read on Putin's approval rating because Russians are not free to express negative opinions of their president. He believes that people are saying "yes" when asked if they are happy with Putin simply because they are afraid to say "no." Judah points to the protests in 2011, where a growing middle class attempted to bring about change, noting that they were put down with a combination of propaganda, arrests, and exile. They serve as a still lingering reminder to the people of what will happen should they seek to alter the political landscape.
Category: Global Written by Nick Pitts
Currently controlling one third of Iraq and Syria, ISIS is wreacking havoc and causing destruction throughout the region. This is all done in an attempt to "purify the world" for the sake of Islam. This was epitomized Sunday with the release of a video depicting the beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians. With significant financial backing and quality message dissemination, members of ISIS see themselves as the central characters in the purification process.
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- A Christian response to the conflict in Ukraine
- First Catholic Church to be built in Cuba since 1959
- Auschwitz survivor adopts Nazi commandant's grandson
- Why Boko Haram matters to you
- Dark day in Paris: where is the light?
- Sony cancels movie after N. Korean terror threat
- Tragedies in Australia and Pakistan: where is God?
- Violence in the Holy Land: my view
- U.K. Skeptic tweets tough question