Illustration by Krieg Barrie

Easter hope for transgender hurt

Transgenderism | Christ died for sinners of all kinds to restore the image of God in people made for His glory
by Jamie Dean
Posted 4/14/17, 01:40 pm

It wasn’t intentional for WORLD Magazine’s recent cover story package on transgenderism to fall close to Easter, but in this week of reflecting on Christ’s death and resurrection, it seems fitting. (See “Suffer the children,” “Sounding the alarm,” and “Walt’s story.”)

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Globe Trot: Easter weekend provocations

International | U.S. military drops ‘mother of all bombs’ on ISIS, while North Korea criticizes Trump’s aggressiveness
by Mindy Belz
Posted 4/14/17, 12:57 pm

AFGHANISTAN: U.S. military forces went all out yesterday, dropping a 21,000-pound bomb, known as a GBU-43/B MOAB (Massive Ordnance Air Blast, or “mother of all bombs”) on an ISIS complex in Nangarhar province. It was the first time the $16 million bomb (yes, that’s right) has ever been used in combat.

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Egypt’s Copts tone down Easter plans after bombings

Persecution | The government has responded to the Palm Sunday attacks by reinforcing security
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/13/17, 11:17 am

Egypt’s Coptic churches have said they would cut down on their usual Easter celebrations following the Islamic State (ISIS) twin church bombings on Sunday that killed at least 45 people and injured more than 100 others. The announcement came as the Egyptian government stepped up security efforts at churches before Easter Sunday.

Egypt’s Coptic Church on Wednesday said the church would omit its usual Easter traditions this year to grieve with its members.

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