America losing Soviet era stigma about communism
Azios reports a Harris poll for "Axios on HBO" finds that socialism is gaining popularity as 4 in 10 Americans say they would prefer living in a socialist country over a capitalist one. This corroborates a Gallup poll in April that some 43% of Americans believed socialism is good for America. Axios reports that it is significant that socialism is losing its Soviet-era stigma, especially among women, “Popular Democratic socialists like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders are bringing new life and meaning to the term.” The Harris poll indicated that “55% of women between 18 and 54 would prefer to live in a socialist country than a capitalist country. But a majority of men prefer to live in a capitalist country.” Click here to read the rest of the Daily Jot
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International Christian Concern estimates that in Nigeria in October, there were 260 Christians killed at the hands of Boko Haram and Fulani herdsmen, bringing the total to over 2,300 killed so far this year, and 16,000 Christians killed in the past three years. This is the same issue we are dealing with in our Ghana ministry.
In September 2011, I interviewed eyewitnesses in the Northern Region of Ghana to how the Fulani sized up a village, attacked it, killing the elders who resisted, raping the women, and stealing what they could. It was in this way that they brought villages under Islamic control. Read the rest of the story.
By Pastor William Agbeti
In Ghana alone, there are some 3 million persons living with various forms of disabilities. When placed together in a geographical space, these will form the third largest region in the country; comprising the poorest of the poor, the least, the littlest, the last, the lost and the loneliest. Hardly any free meal program that we organize passes without attracting the disabled, who come looking for help.
Our Ghana ministry serves where others will not. This two-day residential program for children with disabilities provide food, clothing and recreation. Read the rest of the story.
By Pastor William Agbeti
As early as 8am Sunday morning, February 5, they started pouring in. Two hundred and sixteen children, forty eight parents and a handful of the disabled, coming from various poor homes and communities, eagerly looking forward to a good, free meal.
The atmosphere was electrifying and heartrending - an entire community of children and parents showing up for a free meal. Read the rest of the story.