Wycliffe Associates Reports That Bible Translators in 21 Countries Risk Starvation Due to COVID-19 Food Shortages

Wycliffe Associates, an international organization that empowers mother-tongue Bible translators and partners with local churches in the advancement of Bible translation, reports that Bible translators and their families in remote and poverty-stricken areas are facing starvation due to food shortages resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Minnesota to Investigate Minneapolis Police Department Policies and Procedures

The state of Minnesota will start an investigation into the Minneapolis Police Department’s (MPD) policies and procedures over the last ten years, to determine if officers “engaged in systemic discriminatory practices,” the Star Tribune reported. The inquiry follows the death of George Floyd, who died on May 25 after an arresting officer kneeled on his neck for nearly nine minutes as he lay face down on the road, unarmed and with his hands cuffed behind his back.

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Highly unlikely the US will approve Israeli plans to start unilateral annexation of parts of the West Bank on July 1

It is highly unlikely the US will approve Israeli advancement of plans to unilaterally annex parts of the West Bank on July 1, a well-placed source told the Times of Israel (TOI) Wednesday. A central condition of US approval is that a joint US-Israel mapping committee must conclude its work on delineating the exact borders of the territory Israel would annex. According to the TOI source, it could take the committee weeks, if not months, to complete this task.

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