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Faith and mental health: A study of Gen Z

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You’ve seen the headlines: Members of Generation Z are “shying away from religion” and “losing their religion.” One prominent religious demographer wrote that with Gen Z, “we have a picture of a ...

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Germany acknowledges limits of green energy as it fires up coal plants

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Germany is realizing that going green is not a reliable economic plan in the face of an energy crisis. Europe’s largest economy is returning to the reliable stand-by of coal and ditching ...

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City Union Mission says increased food, housing need at crisis level

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A perfect storm of food costs and winter temperatures poses a looming crisis for City Union Mission. The Christ-centered organization, which provides homeless men, women and children with shelter, clothes, food and ...

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Walgreens, CVS to pay $10 billion for opioid crisis

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Walgreens and CVS will pay nearly $10 billion for their involvement in fueling the opioid crisis. The settlements will help to “substantially resolve” various opioid-related lawsuits launched against them. Walgreens and CVS ...

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Harvesters food bank feeling pinch of high inflation, reduced federal funding

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Harvesters food bank, which serves 760 member organizations in 26 counties in Missouri and Kansas, is being squeezed by high inflation and reduced federal funding. “We’ve sort of gone from a pandemic ...

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Venezuela empties prisons, sends violent criminals to US border

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Among the 2.2 million illegal aliens that have entered the country this year are violent criminals released from prisons in Venezuela. The news, alluded to on Thursday by President Joe Biden, has ...

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Judge rejects Biden administration effort to keep Trump raid affidavit from public

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In a surprise move that has the Biden adminsitration scrambling, U.S. Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart rejected the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) argument to keep the Mar-a-Lago raid search warrant affidavit under wraps.  ...

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Justin Bieber and crew pray as he resumes tour after health issues

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Justin Bieber has resumed performing after world tour dates were canceled. The health crisis, which precipitated the schedule disruption, was his diagnosis with Ramsay Hunt syndrome. The singer, 28, gave his first ...

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The real climate crisis: A look at Kansas City in 1936

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Daniel Fahrenheit invented the thermometer in 1709. So, before that the nature of temperature was a hot or cold day. It is said that on the hottest day in Germany, the temperature ...

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World facing “food crisis and famine” over Russian invasion

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The world will soon experience a global food crisis due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The dire warning was issued by Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky as he addressed by video graduates of ...

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Sri Lanka devolves into chaos with food shortages, curfew

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The world could be at the initial stages of a massive food crisis, say economists. Shortages of fertilizer for farmers, the inability of Ukraine to export crops and record fuel prices are ...

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Here’s who created the baby formula crisis

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As many know, the US is confronting a shortage in baby formula that has grown quite serious. What started as complaints on Twitter of “out of stock” messages on Amazon purchases has ...

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Enough fentanyl to kill 20 million Americans seized

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Enough opioid fentanyl to kill 20 million Americans–has been seized in California. The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) on April 23 seized the drug, in a massive law enforcement operation. “ACSO detectives ...

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More Holocaust survivors flee Ukraine to Israel

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Holocaust survivors are among the thousands of Ukrainian Jews seeking refuge in Israel. They are now part of a mass Ukrainian refugee crisis that has seen almost 5 million flee their homes, ...

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Suffering from Apocalypse fatigue?

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I don’t know about you, but I’ve been experiencing some serious “apocalypse fatigue.” For the past two years the news has been dominated by one world-threatening catastrophe after another. It’s like the ...

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Public faith in credibility of pastors eroding, survey finds

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U.S. pastors have some work to do to improve their credibility with the public. The news comes with increasing hostility towards pastors, churches, and people of faith in the media, Hollywood and ...

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Ugandan clergy are divorcing wives for younger church members

KAMPALA, Uganda— Aloysius Bugingo, a senior pastor at House of Prayer Ministries in Kampala, left his wife of 29 years in December and married a younger woman under the customary law. He ...

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Trust issues. Responding to our cultural authority crisis

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In his book The Last Word, atheist philosopher Thomas Nagel, talked about an authority crisis – a “the fear of religion”: “… I don’t mean to refer to the entirely reasonable hostility toward certain ...

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Volunteer recalls taking her first call at the pregnancy resource ministry Birthright

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“Birthright, this is Christy.” I felt great energy and enthusiasm in my voice as I lifted the receiver and responded to the insistent ringing of the cream-colored phone with the curly, long ...

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Ukrainian Christians call for peace, prayer, but prepare for Russian invasion

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A Church of Christ in the eastern Ukrainian city of Dnipro is readying itself to house refugees if neighboring Russian forces invade. “We’ve already told some congregations that we can be a ...

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Lawmakers blast Biden for bragging about economic record

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President Joe Biden has insisted on social media that his economic track record is the strongest of any president in the past half-century. “We’re ending 2021 with what one analyst described as ...

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Missouri governor creates task force to address supply chain crisis in state

With the federal government dragging its feet on addressing the supply chain crisis, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is stepping up. Earlier this week, he crated a task force dedicated to the issue ...

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Dollar Tree not exactly a dollar in response to inflation crisis

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Dollar Tree is the latest retailer to change its business practices in response to what’s becoming known as the “Biden Inflation Crisis”. The popular store, which until now only sold $1 items, ...

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After Biden Administration lost track, 1/3 of migrant children may be with traffickers

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During the Trump administration, 600 migrant children were placed in protective custody. Most were separated from individuals whom Immigration could not confirm were their parents. The practice was roundly criticized by Democrats ...

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How to overcome three common obstacles to positive change

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Amid the crisis of COVID, perhaps there is an opportunity to break through obstacles and pick up dreams left by the wayside. So much of life is spent on autopilot. Years pass ...

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