News from this Week 5/18/22

The following news is taken in whole or part from Worthy News Ministries.

EU Digital Identity To Impact Christians’

The European Union reportedly tests a digital identity program for its citizens this year that critics fear could lead to the continent’s “Chinafication,” where Christians suffer.

Red Cross registers Mariupol POWs as hundreds more surrender
Hundreds more fighters have emerged from the Mariupol stronghold where they made their last stand and surrendered, Russia said Thursday, and the Red Cross worked to register them as prisoners of war, as the end of a key battle in the conflict drew closer.

CPAC In Hungary Amid Security Concerns

America’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) is holding its first-ever meeting in Europe to strengthen global ties despite security concerns surrounding delegates.

Latest World News Headlines

G7 Ministers To Simulate Dangerous Pandemic – May 18, 2022

Russia uses new generation of laser weapons in Ukraine – May 18, 2022

US Embassy Opens in Kyiv Despite Clashes – May 18, 2022

Hungary’s Orban Warns Of Decade Of War And Attacks Against Christians – May 18, 2022

Turkey Says No To Finland, Sweden NATO membership – May 18, 2022

‘Biden Readies Handing U.S. Sovereignty To WHO’ (Worthy News Investigation) – May 17, 2022

Sweden, Finland To Join NATO – May 17, 2022

Breaking Israel News

Israel To Join WHO Rules Despite Controversy

A prominent politician fears Israel will lose its sovereignty if it agrees to adjusted World Health Organization (WHO) rules.

Gantz in Washington to discuss Iran and Russia with Pentagon chief Austin

Israel’s Defense Minister Benny Gantz is in Washington to meet US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, amid Israeli-Russian tensions and Iran’s close proximity to producing a nuclear bomb, i24 News reports. The meeting will be held on Thursday and will focus on joint Israeli-US security cooperation.

Latest Israel News Headlines

Israeli military to hold large-scale drill simulating widescale strike on Iran – May 17, 2022

IDF bring down Hezbollah drone over Israel – May 17, 2022

Gantz: Iran “a few weeks away” from producing uranium for a nuclear bomb – May 17, 2022

Russia reportedly fires at Israeli jets – May 17, 2022

Breaking U.S. News

Alarming Number of Teachers Busted for Child Sex Crimes in 2022

At least 135 teachers and teachers’ aides have been arrested so far this year on child sex-related crimes in the U.S., ranging from child pornography to raping students.

House passes domestic terrorism bill following mass shooting in Buffalo

The House passed a bill late Wednesday that will enhance federal resources to prevent domestic terrorism in response to the racially-motivated mass shooting that killed 10 in Buffalo over the weekend.

Latest U.S. News Headlines

‘Attacked Because of the Uniform’: Violence Against Police Officers Surges as Gun Violence Hits All-Time High – May 19, 2022

Evidence in Sussmann trial points to Clinton campaign’s link to a Trump-Russia collusion theory – May 19, 2022

US pilots have had ’11 near misses’ with UFOs, Pentagon reveals – May 18, 2022

DHS preparing for violence following abortion ruling – May 18, 2022

Kansas town restores ‘In God We Trust’ to police cars after uproar – May 18, 2022

Disinformation Czar Nina Jankowicz Resigns as Biden’s Ministry of Truth Collapses – May 18, 2022

Democrat witness testifies to Congress that men can get pregnant, have abortions – May 18, 2022

Breaking Christian News

Nearly half of US pastors find congregants’ political views a challenge

A new poll by Lifeway Research has found that almost half of US Protestant pastors find their congregants’ political views and opinions about “nonessentials” a significant challenge in their ministry, Christian Headlines (CH) reports. Congregants’ political views ranked second only to apathy/lack of commitment on pastors’ list of most challenging things to deal with in ministry, the poll found.

Muslim extremists burn church after Islamic leader turns to Christ

Muslim villagers in eastern Uganda destroyed a church building and a pastor’s house after a former Islamic leader and his wife put their faith in Christ earlier this month, Morning Star News (MSN) reports. Christianity is legal in Uganda, but believers are coming under increasing attack from Muslim extremists, especially in the eastern part of the country where there are larger concentrations of Islamists.

Latest Christian News Headlines

Poll: Only 43% of pastors hold Biblical worldview on Salvation – May 18, 2022

Southern Baptist Convention membership in sharp decline over last three years – May 16, 2022

Nigeria: Islamic rioters vandalize churches in Sokot – May 16, 2022

US Church Shooting Kills 1, Injures 4 – May 16, 2022

Sudan Christian Couple Faces 100 Lashes, Exile For “Adultery” – May 15, 2022

Hungary “Praised” For Blocking EU Sanctions Against Patriarch – May 15, 2022

Nigeria Muslims Lynch Christian Woman For Blasphemy (Worthy News In-Depth) – May 15, 2022

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