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Twenty-three men and no women have

been executed in the United States in 2017.

155 Killed in Northern Sinai Attack
During morning prayers at the al-Rawda mosque in Bir al-Abed on the northern Sinai peninsula, suspected militants detonated a bomb and opened fire, killing at least 155 individuals. Over 100 others were injured in the attack. No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for healing for the injured. Please pray for peace.
Missing Argentina Submarine
It is believed that the 44 crew members on board the missing Argentine submarine have died. The submarine disappeared on November 15, and a noise described as an explosion was detected a few hours later. The submarine has not been heard from since. Officials do not believe foul play was involved. Please pray for the families of the 44 crew members.
15 Killed in Sidi Boulaalam, Morocco
At least 15 individuals have been killed, and 40 injured, during a stampede for food in Sidi Bowlaalam, Morocco. Food was being handed out by a private, local charity. According to reports, more people showed up to receive food than usual, which contributed to the disaster. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for healing for the injured.
19 Killed in Beijing Fire
At least 19 individuals have been killed, and eight others injured, after a fire broke out in a housing block in Beijing, China. The cause of the blaze is currently under investigation. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for healing for the injured.
Border Agent Killed in Texas
One border agent, Rogelio Martinez, was killed, and another injured, after being attacked by illegal aliens near the Mexican border. Investigators believe that rocks were used against the agents, specifically noting that they were not shot. Please pray for the family of the deceased. Please pray for healing for the injured.
Violence in Sri Lanka
Violence broke out between Buddhists and Muslims in Galle province, Sri Lanka, resulting in the arrest of 19 individuals. Several properties were damaged during the fighting, which allegedly occurred after a traffic accident. Please pray for all those involved and affected. Please pray for peace.
5 Killed in Nairobi, Kenya
Following the election in Nairobi, Kenya, at least five individuals were killed. Reportedly, two of the victims were shot, while the other three may have been stoned to death. The recently held election is controversial between the opposing parties, leading to riots and mobs in the streets. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for peace.
Happy Thanksgiving!!
Please pray for the safety of all those traveling this holiday week!
Athletes Prepare and Qualify for 2018 Winter Olympics
Please pray for the safety of all athletes as they compete to qualify to the 2018 Winter Olympics. Please pray that they will remain healthy.

Update: October 28, 2015  2:27 pm EDT

 

Deja vu?  As the Ohio Department of Corrections continues to have difficulties obtaining drugs to be used in executions, the state has announced that it will, once again, delay several executions in the state.  All eleven inmates scheduled to be executed in 2016, and one in early 2017, will be delayed until 2017, or later.

 

Ohio’s last execution was Dennis McGuire in January of 2014.  During Dennis’ execution, which was performed using a never-before-used combination of drugs, he appeared to gasp and not be fully unconscious during the execution.  The execution also took approximately 25 minutes, longer than expected and longer than nearly every other lethal injection execution.  Following an in-depth investigation, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections determined that Dennis was indeed unconscious for the execution, however, they increased the amount of the drugs used during the execution.

 

Following the revision to the execution protocol, several inmates filed appeals, leading to Judge Gregory Frost to postpone all executions until the issues were resolved.  In December of 2014, Ohio passed a law which would keep the identity of those who supply executions drugs a secret.  In January of 2015, Ohio put a new execution protocol into place, which includes a new combination of execution drugs.  As Ohio did not have the necessary drugs to carry out executions, they delayed all executions until January of 2016.

  

Now, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections, has once again postponed nearly all of its scheduled executions due to problems obtaining execution drugs.  Ohio has made at least one attempt to import the drugs from overseas, which the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has said cannot be done legally.  We have removed all previously scheduled Ohio executions dates from our “Scheduled Executions” tab (or click here).  We will post the new execution dates as applicable.

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