Prophecy News Watch - September 7, 2023

Around the World
17 Killed In Russian Strike On Ukraine Market Town
Ukraine’s president says at least 17 people, including a child, have been killed in a Russian missile attack hitting a market, a pharmacy and shops in the Ukrainian city of Kostiantynivka.
Pentagon Plans Vast AI Fleet to Counter China Threat
The Pentagon intends to field a vast network of AI-powered technology, drones and autonomous systems within the next two years to counter threats from China and other adversaries.
Finland Prosecutes Legislator, Bishop For Quoting Bible On Homosexuality
A Christian Finnish legislator and a bishop who publicly quoted the Bible on homosexuality are back in court after prosecutors appealed their acquittal of “incitement” against a minority.
Greece Struggling With Deadly Flooding
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis struggled Tuesday to deal with his nation’s worst recorded rain event in history while Greece also recovers from deadly wildfires raging across the country earlier this summer.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Netanyahu: ‘Devout Christians are greatest champions of the State of Israel’
Over the weekend, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed a virtual conference of approximately 400 Evangelical Christian leaders hosted by Mike Evans, the founder of Friends of Zion.
Israel Scientists ‘Create’ Human Embryo (Worthy News In-Depth)
Scientists in Israel say they have managed to “create” an entity resembling an early human embryo without using sperm, eggs, or a womb.

Inside the United States
Supreme Court justices to hear major Second Amendment case in November
The Supreme Court announced Wednesday it will hear in November oral arguments in a much-watched case over whether individuals under domestic violence restraining orders can possess firearms.
US to cancel Alaska oil, gas leases issued under Trump
The U.S. Interior Department on Wednesday said it would cancel oil and gas leases in a federal wildlife refuge that were bought by an Alaska state development agency in the final days of former President Donald Trump's administration.
Federal Judge Orders Texas To Remove Floating Barriers on Rio Grande
A U.S. judge ordered Texas to move floating buoys that were placed in the middle of the Rio Grande to block migrants from illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, a tentative win for President Joe Biden, whose administration sued the state.
Ex-Proud Boys Leader Gets 22 Years Jail Over Capitol Attack
The former leader of Proud Boys has been jailed for 22 years “for orchestrating” the January 6, 2021, attack on the United States Capitol in Washington D.C., the longest sentence so far for the violence.

Christian News
US: Many churches are struggling to attract younger members post-pandemic, survey shows
A new study by the Hartford Institute for Religion Research shows that many US churches with aging members are struggling to attract young people in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and attendant lockdowns, the Christian Post (CP) reports. The study is based on responses gathered from 4,809 churches across 58 denominational groups between January and May 2023.
More than half of Church of England clergy in favor of marrying same-sex couples, survey shows
A new survey shows that 53.4% of Church of England clergy are now in favor of conducting same-sex weddings, and just 36.5% are opposed to it, Christian Today (CT) reports. The survey was conducted by The Times UK newspaper, with 1,200 serving CofE priests participating.
India: Deadly violence continues in Manipur despite army intervention
The tribal Christian Kuki-Zo community in India’s Manipur state continues to face deadly attacks from extremist members of the Hindu majority Meitei community, despite recent military interventions, the Christian Post (CP) reports.