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Christian World News: October 28, 2011

On this week’s Christian World News, U.S. troops pull out of Iraq, a new film aimed at ending poverty, victims of the war in Bosnia find healing through Jesus, and more. Read Transcript


TODAY ON "CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS"

U.S. TROOPS WILL PULL

COMPLETELY OUT OF IRAQ BY THE END

OF THE YEAR.

HOW WILL THE TRANSITION OF POWER

AFFECT THE COUNTRY'S CHRISTIANS?

PLUS, TAKING UP THE CAUSE

FOR THE POOR.

THE NEW FILM THAT IS

INSPIRING CHRISTIANS

TO WIPE OUT GLOBAL POVERTY

IN OUR LIFETIME.

AND SEARCHING FOR FORGIVENESS.

HOW VICTIMS OF THE WAR IN BOSNIA

ARE FINDING HOPE AND HEALING

THROUGH JESUS CHRIST.

WELCOME EVERYONE TO "CHRISTIAN

WORLD NEWS." I AM WENDY

GRIFFITH, GEORGE THOMAS IS ON

VACATION.

PRESIDENT OBAMA'S ANNOUNCEMENT

THAT ALL U.S. TROOPS WILL BE OUT

OF IRAQ BY THE END OF YEAR IS

GETTING MIXED REVIEWS.

MANY WITH TIES TO THE MILITARY

ARE GRATEFUL, IT IS NOT

UNANIMOUS.

SOME FEAR IRAN WILL GAIN GRETER

INFLUENCE OVER THAT COUNTRY.

MARK MARTIN REPORTS.

REPORTER: TROOPS IN IRAQ WILL

BECOME MORE FREQUENT.

SOME TROOPS HAD BEEN AWAY MORE

THAN A YEAR, MANY ON THIRD OR

FOURTH DEPLOYMENT.

IN SAN DIEGO MILITARY FAMILIES

ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO MILITARY

FAMILIES COMING HOME.

SOME ARE CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC

AND WEARY OF POLITICS.

REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL

CANDIDATES HAVE SERIOUS

RESERVATIONS OF PULLING OUT THE

REMAINING TROOPS.

THIS ADMINISTRATION HAS

TELEGRAPHED ITS INTENTIONS ALL

TOO OFTEN AND THAT IS JUST NOT

ACCEPTABLE.

SOME OF THE TOUGHEST WORDS

CAME LAST NIGHT AT AN IOWA

CONSERVATIVE FAITH FORUM FROM

NEWT GINGRICH.

AFTER EIGHT LIVES, THOUSANDS

OF LIVES, HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS

OF DOLLARS, WE WILL LEAVE IN

DEFEAT.

IRAN IS STRONGER.

PRESIDENT STANDS BY HIS

DECISION.

IN IRAQ, WE HAVE SUCCEEDED IN

OUR DECISION TO END WAR.

VETERAN JOHN MCCAIN HAS THIS

TO SAY.

IT IS A SERIOUS MISTAKE CH I

BELIEVE WE COULD HAVE NEGOTIATED

AN AGREEMENT.

I AM CONCERNED ABOUT INCREASED

IRANIAN INFLUENCE IN IRAQ.

MARK MARTIN, CBN NEWS.

PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS HAS

INTENSIFIED.

HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS HAVE

ESCAPED HOMELAND TO ESCAPE

PRESSURE FROM MS. MUSLIMS.

LEE WEB HAS THAT STORY.

REPORTER: SINCE 2003 U.S.-LED

INVASION, MANY HAVE LOST THEIR

LIVES.

WE ARE HAPPY TO SEE -- HER

HUSBAND WAS KIDNAPPED, BEAT AND

CHOKED HIM TO DEATH.

HIS CRIME BEING A MEMBER OF

IRAQ'S TINY CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY.

THERE ARE PEOPLE BEHIND THE

SCENES THAT WANT TO DRIVE THE

CHRISTIANS OUT OF IRAQ.

THIS IS NOTHING SHORT OF ETHNIC

CLEANSING.

SOME IRAQI CHRISTIANS HAVE

TAKEN EXTREME MEASURES BY

FORMING A NEW MILITIA ARMED WITH

HEAVY MACHINE GUNS, CHRISTIANS

HAVE TAKEN AN OATH TO PROTECT

THEIR OTHER BELIEVERS.

WE DON'T GO OUT KILLING

PEOPLE.

WE STAND HERE TO PROTECT OUR

PEOPLE.

THEY WANTED TO KILL US.

IF WE DON'T DEFEND OURSELVES,

WHO WILL?

BEFORE THE U.S.-LED INVASION,

THERE WERE ONE MILLION

CHRISTIANS IN IRAQ, THEY WERE

FREE TO BUILD CHURCHES.

A REPORT IN 2009, THE NULL

NUMBER DROPPED.

TOM DOYLE, RECENTLY GARY LANE

SPOKE WITH HIM BY SKYPE ABOUT

THE FUTURE OF THE CHURCH THERE.

REPORTER, TOM, THANKS FOR

JOINING US.

WE KNOW YOU ARE IN CONTACT WITH

CHURCH LEADERS IN IRAQ.

HOW DO THEY VIEW THIS PULLOUT?

THEY HAVE MIXED FEELINGS.

THEY HAVE BEEN ATTACHED TO THE

WEST YET ON THE OTHER HAND, THEY

DON'T FEEL THEIR COUNTRY IS

STRONG ENOUGH.

I THINK GENERALLY, BELIEVERS IN

IRAQ ARE NERVOUS.

THAT IS SAD BECAUSE 80 PERCENT

OF THEM HAVE LEFT IRAQ AT THIS

POINT.

SO I THINK, I THINK THEY HAVE

MIXED FEELINGS.

WHAT ARE THE GREATEST RISKS

TO THEM?

RIGHT NOW, YOU HAVE

TERRORISTS GROUPS THAT HAVE

DEDICATED THEMSELVES TO RIDDING

IRAQ OF CHRISTIANS.

THAT IS THE BIGGEST TARGET.

I THINK THE GOVERNMENT WILL BE

LAX, SOME WHAT LIKE EGYPT.

AND CHRISTIANS WILL HAVE TO

FIGHT OFF SOME OF THESE

TERRORIST GROUPS THAT HAVE VOWED

TO GET RID OF CHRISTIANS IN

IRAQ.

TENS OF THOUSANDS OF

CHRISTIANS HAVE LEFT.

WHAT IMPACT HAS THAT HAD ON THE

COUNTRY?

IT IS A DIFFERENT COUNTRY.

AT ONE POINT A MILLION IRAQIS IN

JORDAN.

I AM SURE A MILLION IN SYRIA.

IT HAS SEVERELY IMPACTED THE

COUNTRY.

WE NEED TO PRAY FOR THE IRAQY

LEADERS STAY.

WE ARE PRAYING THINK CAN HELP

BUILD A STRONG AND VIBRANT

CHURCH, THERE.

HOW OPTIMISTIC ARE THE LEADER

THAT IS THE GOSPEL WILL CONTINUE

TO BE SPREAD THERE?

THEY VERY MUCH ARE.

SO MUCH HAPPENED WITH THE CURDS

IN THE NORTH.

PEOPLE ARE OPEN.

THERE IS A DESPERATION IN IRAQ.

MANY THINK EIRAN COULD COME IN

AND TAKE OVER.

THE LEADERS ARE EXCITED AND

THRILLED TO MOVE FORWARD BUT

THEY KNOW IT WILL BE DANGEROUS.

MANY PEOPLE SEEM TO BE OPEN

TO CHRIST AND CHRISTIANITY.

WHAT IS ATTRACTING THEM

SPECIFICALLY TO CHRISTIANITY?

I THINK THEY ARE SEEING A

DIFFERENCE AMONG CHRISTIANS, THE

LOVE THEY HAVE FOR EVERYBODY,

EVEN THEIR ENEMIES, AS JESUS

CALLS US TO LOVE OUR ENEMIES.

MANY MUSLIMS HAVE HAD DREAMS AND

VISIONS ABOUT JESUS IN IRAQ.

GOD'S EVEN DOING THAT TO HELP

MOVE THE GOSPEL ALONG.

IN NEW WHAT ABOUT HERE AT HOME,

TOM.

DON'T WE HAVE THE DANGER,

PERHAPS, WITH THE AMERICAN

INVOLVEMENT WITH TROOPS OUT OF

IRAQ.

CHRISTIANS AND OTHERS WILL LOSE

INTEREST IN IRAQ? I DO THINK

IRAQ IS GOING TO STAY IN THE

NEWS.

THEY HAVE GOTTEN SO CHUMY WITH

IRAN.

THAT SPELLS A BIGGER PROBLEM

DOWN THE ROAD.

GARY, WE MAY HAVE ACCIDENTALLY

RECREATED THE PERSIAN EMPIRE IF

IRAN AND IRAQ GET BACK TOGETHER.

FOR BELIEVERS IN AMERICA, PRAY

FOR THE IRAQY BELIEVERS AND

IRANIAN BELIEVERS, THEY NEED IT.

WHAT DO CHRISTIANS AND OTHERS

NEED TO DO FOR IRAQI BROTHERS

AND SISTERS?

INTERCESSION IS IMPORTANT.

THEY CAN GET ONLINE AND HELP

CHURCH PLANTERS THAT HAVE VERY

LITTLE RESOURCES.

I HEARD FROM AN IRAQI LEADER,

THEY ARE ALL THE SUDDEN DOUBLING

THE RENT.

HE MAYBE OUT ON THE STREET WITH

HIS FAMILY.

LOTS OF FINANCIAL NEEDS, THEY

CAN GET ON WEBSITES, E-3

PARTNERS REACHING OUT TO PEOPLE

IN IRAQ.

TOM DOYLE, THANKS SO MUCH FOR

JOINING US.

THANK YOU.

YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE

INFORMATION ABOUT HOW TO HELP

IRAQ'S CHRISTIAN, GO TO OUR

WEBSITE CWNEWS.ORG.

> LIBYA'S TRANSITIONAL LEADERS

SAY SHARIA LAW WILL BE THE

BASIS.

MUSTAFA ABDEL-JALIL DECLARED

LIBYA A LIBERATED NATION THREE

DAYS AFTER THE DEATH OF MOAMMAR

GADHAFI.

THE BASIS WILL BE RUN TO ISLAMIC

PRINCIPLES.

IT WILL BE MORE ADULT FOR

CHRISTIANS IN THE NEW LIBYA.

> A 7.2 MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE

HIT TURKEY.

TODAY THE DEATH TOLL IS OVER 500

AND CONTINUES TO CLIMB.

OPERATION BLESSING INTERNATIONAL

IS IN THE HEART OF THE

EARTHQUAKE ZONE.

HOPES ARE FADING FAST FOR

SURVIVORS BECAUSE IT IS SO COLD.

THE FOCUS IS TURNING ON TO WHAT

CAN WE DO FOR THOSE THAT HAVE

SURVIVED.

170 FAMILIES LIVING AND

OPERATION BLESSING SECURED TWO

TRUCKLOADS OF SUPPLIES FULL OF

BOTTLED WATER IN HUGE DEMAND AND

READY TO EAT CANNED MEALS AND

DIAPERS FOR THE INFANTS.

KEEP THEM IN YOUR PRAYERS.

OTHER FOREIGN ASSISTANCE IS

BEGINNING TO ARRIVE.

ISRAEL IS HELPING DESPITE A

STRANGE RELATIONSHIP WITH

TURKEY.

> THE WORLD IS TRYING TO BRING

US TOGETHER AND HUMANITARIAN

GROUPS ARE BRINGING US TOGETHER.

IT IS ONLY IN THE CHURCH WHERE

REAL RECONCILIATION IS POSSIBLE.

HOW THE CHURCH IS BRINGING

HOPE AND HEALING TO THE WAR-TORN

STREETS OF BOSNIA.

WELCOME BACK.

JUST 16 YEARS AGO, SNIPER FIRE

ECHOED THROUGH THE STREETS OF

BOSNIA.

SUSHS, CROW ATS AND MUSLIMS

CULLING EACH OTHER.

TODAY THE COUNTRY IS AT PEACE.

BUT STILL DIVIDED.

NOW CHRISTIANS ARE TRYING TO

BRIDGE THE FAULTLINES.

GEORGE THOMAS HAS THE STORY FROM

SARAJEVO.

THE ONE PLACE WHERE ALL BOZ

KNEEIANS CAN FIND FORGIVENESS.

THE CHURCH IS A PROTO TYPE OF

SOMETHING SPECIAL.

SARAJEVO HELD THE OPENING

CEREMONIES TO THE OLYMPIC GAMES.

TODAY FILLED WITH THOUSANDS OF

PEOPLE, VICTIMS OF THE BOZ

KNEEIAN WAR.

THIS IS WHAT THE TINY

EVANGELICAL CHURCH HAS TO DEAL

WITH BRINGING HEALING AND

RECONCILIATION TO A NATION

BITTERLY DIVIDED BY THE ACTS OF

WAR.

POLITICIANS ARE BRINGING US

TOGETHER, WORLD IS TRYING TO

BRING US TOGETHER, HUMANITARIAN

GROUPS BRINGING US TOGETHER.

ONLY IN THE CHURCH WHERE REAL

FELLOWSHIP AND COMMUNICATION IS

POSSIBLE.

THE CHURCH SITS IN THE HEART

OF BOSNIA'S CITY, SARAJEVO.

ON ANY GIVEN SUNDAY MORNING

YOU'LL FIND THEM WORSHIPPING

UNDER ONE ROOF.

FO

DURING A RECENT SERVICE, THAT

UNITY WAS ON DRAMATIC DISPLAY

WHEN A MUSLIM CONVERT TO

CHRISTIANITY AND A COUPLE FROM

SURB AND CROATE BACKGROUNDS

DECLARED THEIR LOVE FOR JESUS

CHRIST.

WE ARE FROM DIFFERENT

BACKGROUNDS, IT IS GOD WHO

REUNITED US.

TODAY I HAVE FOUND WHAT IT MEANS

TO BE HAPPY.

UNITY IS WHAT THIS COUNTRY

NEEDS TO MOVE FORWARD, 16 YEARS

LATER, REMAINS OF THOSE KILLED

DURING THE WAR ARE STILL BEING

DISCOVERED.

AS CITIES TRY TO RECOVER, THESE

IMAGES STILL HAUNT THEM ALL

THESE YEARS LATER.

HATRED.

DURING THE HEIGHT OF THE WAR,

LESS THAN 20 EVANGELICAL

BELIEVERS.

EVERYONE ELSE FLED.

GOD STILLED POURED HIS SPIRIT ON

US.

THE CHURCH HAS GROWN

SIGNIFICANTLY SINCE THEN AND

STILL REPRESENTS A TINY PERCENT.

THIS IS A VERY SMALL NUMBER.

IT IS NOT EASY TO SHARE THE

MESSAGE OF CHRIST.

MAJORITY OF BOZ KNEEIANS,

ORTHODOX, CATHOLICS OR MUSLIM.

THE ONLY PASTOR THAT HAS AN

OFFICIAL BUILDING DESIGNATED AS

AN EVANGELICAL CHURCH.

WE GOT ROUTINE THREATS, ALL

KINDS OF GRAFFITI ON THE CHURCH

WALL.

ONE OF THOSE WHO THOUGHT

EVANGELICAL CHRISTIANS ARE

POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS.

THAT CHANGED WHEN THIS FORMER

DRUG ADDICT -- I SAW DIFFERENT

GROUPS, WORSHIPPING GOD.

I GAVE MY HEART TO THE LORD AND

EVENTUALLY SET FREE FROM DRUGS.

HE SAYS OVERCOMING THE WOUNDS

OF THE PAST IS DIFFICULT.

THE MAJORITY OF MUSLIMS WERE

AUTHOR WHICH YOU A TORTURED.

YOU HAVE TO SPEND A FEW

MINUTES ON THE STREETS OF BOSNIA

AND PEOPLE REMEMBER THE HORRORS

OF THE WAR.

THEY REMEMBER THE REIGN OF

TERROR THAT STRUCK EVERY CORNER

OF THIS NATION.

NOW BOZ KNEEIANS WORRY UNCHECKED

AND ETHNIC TENSIONS COULD SPARK

ANOTHER WAR.

SOMETHING CHRISTIANS HERE ARE

PRAYING WILL NEVER HAPPEN.

WE HAVE TO PRAY AND WORK HARD

THAT RECONCILIATION IS A

POWERFUL MESSAGE THAT COMES FROM

GOD THROUGH JESUS CHRIST AND

THEN RECONCILIATION WITH ONE

ANOTHER.

I PRAY 2ND CHRONICLES 7 OVER OUR

NATION, DENY OUR STUBBORNNESS,

RELIGIOUS DIFFERENCES AND TURN

TO GOD.

THEN HE WILL HEAL US.

I WANT MY COUNTRY FILLED WITH

THE AWARENESS AND KNOWLEDGE OF

GOD.

I AM PRAYING BOSNIA WILL KNOW A

GOD THAT LOVES US, FORGIVES US

AND A GOD THAT SENT HIS ONLY SON

TO THE WORLD FOR OUR SINS.

THIS IS MY HOPE AND PRAYER.

GEORGE THOMAS, CBN NEWS,

BOSNIA, SARAJEVO.

> UP NEXT, BRITAINS CHRISTIANS

OBSERVE A GRIM MEMORY OF

ABORTION.

THE TRAUMA OF ABORTING THEIR

BABIES.

ABORTION HAS BEEN LEGAL IN

THE UNITED KINGDOM FOR 44 YEARS.

PRO-LIFE CHRISTIANS JOINED

TOGETHER ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF

ENGLAND'S ABORTION LAW.

PETER WOODING HAS THE STORY.

REPORTER: 20 YEARS AGO,

ANGELA WENT THROUGH TWO

ABORTIONS.

MY FAMILY SAID WE ARE NOT

GOING TO SUPPORT YOU.

I WENT THROUGH IT.

AFTERWARDS, I THOUGHT I WAS

GOING TO LOSE MY MIND.

SHE SAID IT WAS DEVASTATING.

I FELT SO TERRIBLE.

I WAS NEVER GOING TO TELL

ANYONE.

THE TRAGEDY HAS BEEN

MULTIPLIED ACROSS THE UPPER CAST

THOUSANDS OF TIMES SINCE THE ACT

CAME INTO BEING 44 YEARS AGO

THIS WEEK.

TO MARK THE 44TH ANNIVERSARY,

CHRISTIAN CONCERNS HELD A MAKE

ABORTION HISTORY RALLY HERE

OUTSIDE PARLIAMENT TO SPEAK OUT

AND SPEAK UP TO CHANGE.

SEVEN MILLION BABIES ABORTED

SINCE THAT ACT PASSED.

WE ARE HERE TO ASK THE QUESTION,

WHAT CAN WE DO?

HOW CAN WE MAKE THE UNBORN CHILD

HUMAN, REAL, ALIVE?

WORTHY OF PROTECTION?

WILLIAM SAYS THEY ARE FACING

CHANGES TO BRING ABOUT KEY

LEGISLATION TO LIMIT ABORTION.

WE FAILED FROM 24 TO 20

WEEKS.

WE FAILED TO GET A REASONABLE

AMENDMENT ON TO A RECENT PIECE

OF LEGISLATION ASKING WOMEN TO

HAVE INDEPENDENT COUNSELING WHEN

THEY PRESENT WITH AN UNPLANNED

PREGNANCY.

ONE OF THE PEOPLE TACKLING

THIS IS ANGELA COKES.

SHE HAS SET UP A CHRISTIAN

RESEARCH CENTER FOR THOSE FACING

POST ABORTION SYNDROME.

THEY WILL CRY AND SAY I AM

HOLDING ON TO MY MARRIAGE WITH

MY FINGERNAILS.

I DON'T WANT TO GET UP IN THE

MORNING.

I HAVE HAD THE PLEASURE OF

PRAYING WITH SOME PEOPLE.

COKES SAYS IT WAS A CHALLENGE

BUT BELIEVES GOD HAS USED HER

EXPERIENCE TO HELP MANY OTHERS.

HE WANTS TO RESTORE THEM AND

BRING THEM INTO ABUNDANT LIFE.

PETER WOODING, LONDON

ENGLAND.

THANKS, PETER.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CHURCH

AROUND THE WORLD ON OUR WEBSITE

CWNEWS.ORG.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

A NEW COALITION SAYS

CHRISTIANS CAN END EXTREME

POVERTY IN A COUPLE OF DECADES.

PAUL STRAND REPORTS THEY HAVE A

NEW FILM THEY HOPE TO INSPIRE

EVERYONE IN THE CHURCH TO DO

THEIR PART.

GOD IS GOING TO USE US TO END

THE WORST POVERTY.

ISAIAH 58.

IT EMBODIES THIS KEY THEME OF

GOD'S HEART FOR THE POOR.

DR. SCOTT TODD SAYS EXTREME

POVERTY CAN BE ENDED IN THIS

GENERATION.

IN NEW 1981, 52 PERCENT OF

EXTREME POPULATION.

AS OF 2005, 26 PERCENT.

GLOBAL POVERTY CHOBED IN

HALF.

TIM WAS SHOWING THE FILM AT THE

WHITE HOUSE WITH TODD.

WE HAVE THE CALL FROM GOD.

WE HAVE TO DO THIS.

FILM SCREENS IN 53 THEATRES

AND LIVE58.ORG IS OFFERING LIVE

SCREENING KITS.

TODD GAVE UP A LUCRATIVE MEDICAL

CAREER.

CHRISTIAN ORGANIZATIONS THAT

ARE WORLD CLASS HAVE EXPERIENCED

TRUSTWORTHY, GET IT DONE.

TODD SAYS ABORTION ON THEIR

OWN CAN'T END POVERTY.

GOD CAN.

GOD HAS GIVEN HIS PEOPLE, HIS

CHURCH, NOT JUST THE RESOURCES

AND PEOPLE AND EVERYTHING ELSE.

HE HAS GIVEN THIS ORDAINED

PROMISE THE CHURCH WILL OVERCOME

THE VERY GATES OF HELL.

REVIVAL WILL COME OUT OF

OBEYING, ISAIAH 58.

WE SING IN OUR CHURCHES LOST

AND REVIVAL UNLESS WE HAVE

CONCERN FOR THE POOR.

THAT IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.

WE FEEL PASSIONATELY ABOUT THIS.

WHEN PEOPLE GET ON BOARD, WE ARE

GOING TO SEE GOD MOVE POWERFULLY

IN OUR OWN LIVES.

PAUL STRAND, CBN NEWS,

WASHINGTON.

LOVE THEIR PASSION.

THANKS SO MUCH FOR JOINING US

THIS WEEK.

FROM ALL OF US HERE AT

"CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS" GOOD-BYE

AND GOD BLESS YOU.

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