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Livets Ord

Livets Ord Word of Life, is a megachurch in Uppsala, within the Swedish Word of Faith movement. Livets Ord is the foremost example of the Neo-charismatic movement in Sweden related to Word of Faith, it may be viewed as a Swedish expression similar to Pentecostal elements in American Christianity; the congregation was founded in Uppsala by Ulf Ekman on May 24, 1983, who served as its leader until 2000. Ekman passed on the local pastorship in Uppsala to Robert Ekh that year and instead began working on expanding the church's international work. In 2013 Joakim Lundqvist, become the senior pastor. Aside from church, the movement runs academic schools for all ages and Bible Schools, it sends missionaries to Russia, Armenia, Tajikistan, Afghanistan and India. In 2007, Livets Ord is a megachurch with an attendance of 3,000 persons. In 2016, the attendance is 4,000 persons. In conjunction with the Christian Zionists in the United States, the Livets Ord operate a fund to supply money to Russian Jews who want to move to Israel.

The fund, named "Operation Jabotinsky", is named after Russian Vladimir Jabotinsky. The congregation had its own institution of tertiary education, Livets Ord Theological Seminary, between 1994 and 2014, it was affiliated with an American institution, Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, the largest charismatic Christian university in the world, accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Livets Ord Theological Seminary offered American Bachelor's and Master's degrees in New Testament Studies, History and other fields under the auspices of Oral Roberts University, but it was never accredited by the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education to award Swedish academic degrees. In February 2014, Livets Ord announced its decision to close the seminary, because it had been operating under a loss for some time; when it was founded the movement met with criticism from mass media and other churches, due to what was perceived as an inhumane perspective against people who suffer from physical disabilities and financial poverty, coupled with its authoritarian leadership.

Since the movement has consolidated, its views have emerged as somewhat more acceptable to Swedish free churches. Some of its critics consider it a cult because of its connection with, usage of theology from within the Word of faith movement, though its teachings now are broadened with other, more classical, theology.. In an article published in Cultic Studies Journal in 1992, forty-three former students of Livets Ord Bible School were interviewed. Nearly 50 percent of the forty-three students had experienced psychosis-like symptoms, 25 percent had attempted suicide. Common were anxiety, feelings of guilt, emotional disorders. There has been criticism, published in the Swedish paper Dagens Nyheter, against donations given to Israelis which have promoted settlements in the Israeli-occupied territories. Ekman countered the statement, saying that the donations never have been to occupied territories, but to settlements on Israeli ground, for example in the Negev desert; the movement advocates Christian Zionism.

In November 2015, the investigative journalism program Uppdrag granskning aired an episode, with Anna Lindman as program leader, examining the financial practices of Livets Ord, including Ekman's habit of soliciting donations and honoraria in cash, as well as the exploitative way in which the organization handled its lower-level employees, contributing little to nothing to their pensions as those in leadership roles received lavish pension contributions. Livets Ord have been exposed as promoting child abuse. Ulf Ekman have been charged with homophobia. A parody of the congregation exists in Berts bekymmer, where Klimpen returns to Öreskoga, now as a member of the congregation "Lennarts ord"; the congregation runs a bible school in Motala, is led by a person named Lennart. List of the largest evangelical churches List of the largest evangelical church auditoriums Worship service Livets Ord – Official site Ulf Ekman – Site of the founder Livets Ord Theological Seminary Livets Ord Bibleschool Dagens Nyheter: Ulf Ekman helps Jewish settlers Ulf Ekmans response to the above article Psychiatric Problems in Ex-Members of Word of Life Livets Ord och dess ledare Ulf Ekman: Is Word of Life a cult?

– Critical website by an ex-member. Last retrieved on June 15, 2007


Year 717 was a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar. The denomination 717 for this year has been used since the early medieval period, when the Anno Domini calendar era became the prevalent method in Europe for naming years. March 25 – Emperor Theodosios III is deposed after a reign of 1 year and 10 months, he is succeeded by a general of the Anatolic Theme. Theodosios and his son enter the clergy, he becomes bishop of Ephesus. Leo brings an end to the Twenty Years' Anarchy in the Byzantine Empire, which marks the beginning of the so-called Isaurian Dynasty. Arab–Byzantine War: Muslim general Maslama ibn Abd al-Malik leads his army of 80,000 men from Pergamum to Abydos, where he crosses the Hellespont. To prevent interference by the Bulgars, or by any Byzantine forces in Thrace, he sends part of his army to a covering position near Adrianople. August 15 – Siege of Constantinople: Maslama begins a combined land and sea effort to capture Constantinople; the capital controls the Bosporus, access between the Mediterranean and Black Sea, is defended by a garrison of 25,000 men.

Leo III orders the granaries be restocked and siege engines installed. The Arab besiegers are suffering immense losses due to disease, from attrition of siege warfare. September 1 – A Muslim armada, consisting of 1,800 ships commanded by Admiral Suleiman, sails into the Sea of Marmara and drops anchor below the sea walls of Constantinople, to supply their forces ashore. Leo III orders the Byzantine fleet to sally forth from their protected harbors with Greek fire, setting alight the thickly-packed Muslim ships. Many vessels burst into flames. Fall – Basil Onomagoulos, Byzantine official, declares himself rival emperor in Sicily after the news arrives that Constantinople has fallen to an Arab siege. Leo III dispatches a chartoularios named Paul, with imperial instructions for the Byzantine army on the island. Basil is executed. March 21 – Battle of Vincy: Charles Martel invades Neustria and defeats the forces of King Chilperic II at Vincy, near Cambrai, he pursues him and his mayor of the palace Ragenfrid to Paris, before turning back to deal with his stepmother Plectrude at Cologne, to turn over half the wealth of his late father Pepin of Herstal.

Charles allows both Plectrude and his nephew Theudoald to live, obliges her to accept his sovereignty. Charles Martel consolidates his power, proclaims Clotaire IV king of Austrasia in opposition to Chilperic, deposes Rigobert, bishop of Reims, replacing him with Milo, he marches against Radbod, king of the Frisians, pushes him back into his territory. Charles sends the Saxons back over the Weser River, secures the Rhine border—in the name of Clotaire. Paolo Lucio Anafesto dies after a 20-year reign, is succeeded by Marcello Tegalliano as the second doge of the Republic of Venice. Caliph Sulayman ibn Abd al-Malik dies after a 2-year reign, is succeeded by his cousin Umar II. During his rule he grants tax exemption, tries to reorganize the Umayyad finances. A Muslim expedition under Al-Hurr ibn Abd al-Rahman al-Thaqafi cross the Pyrenees into Aquitanian territory, leading a small raiding party into Septimania. December 24 – A destructive earthquake, with six months of aftershocks, affects Syria and Mesopotamia.

Hoshi Ryokan, the world's second-longest surviving hotel, is established in Japan. Nechtan mac Der-Ilei, king of the Picts, expels the monks from the island of Iona. Childeric III, king of the Franks Elipando, Spanish archbishop and theologian Gummarus, Frankish noblemen Princess Inoe of Japan Rabia Basri, Muslim Sufi mystic and saint December 30 – Egwin of Evesham, bishop of Worcester Basil Onomagoulos, Byzantine usurper Eadwulf I, king of Northumbria Isonokami no Maro, Japanese statesman Paolo Lucio Anafesto, doge of Venice Plectrude, consort of Pepin of Herstal Sulayman ibn Abd al-Malik, Muslim caliph Theobald, duke of Bavaria Winnoc, Welsh abbot

Hilde Waage

Hilde Henriksen Waage is a Norwegian historian and peace researcher. She is Professor of History at the University of Oslo and was acting Director of Peace Research Institute Oslo from 1992 to 1993. Waage is an expert on the Israeli -- Norway -- Israel relations. Waage took the Cand.philol. Degree at the University of Oslo in 1987 and the Dr.philos. Degree in 1997, both in history, she became a professor at the University of Oslo in 2007. Before this, Waage worked at the Peace Research Institute Oslo as a researcher but as acting director and deputy director. Waage has produced foundational contributions to Norwegian scholarship on Norway's role in the Oslo process of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations during the early to mid-1990s, she has been critical of the doctoral thesis of former Norwegian State Secretary Jan Egeland, intimately involved with the Oslo negotiations, has used the Oslo process to demonstrate what she calls "the limits of third-party mediation by a small state in asymmetrical conflicts," in contradiction to Egeland's thesis.

Part of the Oslo process involved the famous back-channel negotiations, which were mediated by Norway. In 2001, Waage was commissioned by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to conduct a comprehensive study of this back channel. In order to carry out the research, she was granted privileged access to all relevant, still-classified files in the ministry’s archives; the MFA had been at the heart of the Oslo process, but when Waage set to work at the archives she was surprised to discover "not a single scrap of paper for the entire period from January to September 1993—precisely the period of the backchannel talks." Such documentation does exist, has been quoted by Israeli accounts of the Oslo process, but attempts to uncover it have failed, significant amounts of documentation held by, inter alia, former Foreign Minister Johan Jørgen Holst has been refused access to. Waage and others speculate that such documentation has been kept hidden for party-political reasons, to avoid upsetting Israeli and US sensitivities about Israel's stance during the Oslo process, for the vested interests of the Norwegian officials involved: Waage describes Norway under the guidance of Terje Rød-Larsen, his wife Mona Juul, Jan Egeland and Johan Jørgen Holst as "Israel's helpful errand boy."Waage divides her country's role at Oslo into two phases.

In the first, "the Norwegians played only the role of a modest facilitator". But its mediation role did not involve being on equal terms with each of the involved parties.... No evidence has been found showing or suggesting that the Norwegians argued in the same way towards the Israelis as they did towards the Palestinians.... There appears to have been a striking lack of even-handedness on the part of the Norwegians in terms of attempts to persuade the Israeli actors to see the Palestinian point of view or revealing to the PLO where the Palestinians might have had their best negotiating chances.... The result achieved in 1993, the Oslo Agreement, was not an ordinary peace agreement. In essence, it was more of a timetable, a point of departure with many vaguely formulated intentions. PLO leader Arafat's willingness to accept the Oslo Accord, with all its shortcomings and compromises, was a result of his fear of being permanently marginalized. Waage comments about the real power that Norway had in the meetings.

She in the last paragraph of her paper "Postscript to Oslo" says that:Without the power to impose solutions, above all dependent on the stronger party, the weak state mediator in unequal contests must rely on “process symmetry,” where the two sides are treated with absolute equality, provided with the same accommodations, allotted the same amount of time to make their case, so on. The Norwegians went to great lengths to achieve this symmetry; the problem with process symmetry is that it cannot address the power asymmetry that distorts the outcome of negotiations. Process symmetry and the entrie facilitative exercise can create a sense of equality between adversaries and the illusion of genuine communication trust; the Norwegians believed that through dialogue and a gradual building of trust, an irreversible peace dynamic would be created that could push the process forward to solution. The problem with this entire approach is, but of power; the facilitative process masks that reality. In the end, the results that can be achieved by a weak third-party facilitator are no more than the strong party will allow.

Short of unusual generosity or far-sighted vision, such a solution can only be unbalanced and unfair, therefore unsustainable. The question to be asked is whether such a model can be appropriate. Waage was criticized both by With Israel for Peace and in Twitter for her moderate approach of how security forces should deal with terrorists. Heian-Engdal, Marte. "Finishing the Enterprise: Israel's Admission to the United Nations". The International History Review. 35: 465–485. Doi:10.1080/07075332.2013.795493. Jensehaugen, Jørgen. "Securing the State: From Zionist Ideology to Israeli Statehood". Diplomacy & Statecraft. 23: 280–303. Doi:10.1080/09592296.2012.679478. Jensehaugen, Jørgen. "Coercive Diplomacy: Israel and the UN—a Triangular Drama Revisited". British Journal

Musée Gadagne

The Musée Gadagne is a museum located in the center of the Vieux Lyon, in the Saint-Jean quarter, in the 5th arrondissement of Lyon. It is composed of the Musée des marionnettes du monde; the building was classified as monument historique in 1920. It was successively acquired by the city of Lyon between 1902 and 1941. After the finding of its obsolescence, the museum closed in 1998 for more than ten years of renovation and expansion, it was re-opened on 12 June 2009. The museum is located in the Hôtel Gadagne, a building constructed in the early sixteenth century by the brothers Pierrevive, it underwent a redesign by brothers Gadagne in 1545. This rich Florentine family lived in Lyon in the early fifteenth century, but the disagreement between the brothers was such that they each occupied one of main two parts of the hotel, which prevented them from leading great live and giving many lavish parties. At the time, their huge fortune inspired a Lyon saying Lyon: "riche comme Gadagne". Thomas, one of the two brothers, offered to Louise of Savoy, a part of the ransom that allowed the release of King Francis I, a prisoner of the Spaniards after the battle of Pavia in 1525.

In the seventeenth century, the hotel was divided into small quarters, but was bought by the city of Lyon in 1902. It needs to use a ramp leading to the door with the first part of the building. There is a large majestic courtyard, decorated with a sink, flanked at the bottom by a gallery of passages bunk that allows traffic between both buildings on each floor. On 19 January 1998, the city council decided to close the museum to undertake major expansion and renovation, sometimes criticized, which began that year. After ten years of closure and a major campaign of archaeological excavations, the museum opened its doors in 2009, it evolved from an area of 3500 square metres to 6300 square metres. Since 1921, the hotel has hosted the Historical Museum of Lyon, it shows the collections installed at the Hôtel de Ville, Lyon until 1857. This museum consists of 80,000 objects in 30 rooms spread over four floors, it traces the cultural history of Lyon since the Middle Ages until the nineteenth century, giving archaeological remains, paintings and pottery.

There are many maps and engravings to illustrate the growth of the city and the construction of its main buildings. Since 1950, the museum of the world puppets, organized around the Guignol puppet, is installed in Gadagne; the visit of the collections of 2000 puppets were once part of the course of the history museum in Lyon. After the extensive renovation of the 2000s, they are now grouped in a space museum composed of nine independent halls on the first floor; the third floor houses the small theater Gadagne of a 150-seat capacity, the fourth floor provides access to the garden of the museum. Monique Ray, Catalogue de l'exposition du cinquantième anniversaire de la fondation du Musée historique de Lyon: 1921-1971: hommage à Justin Godart, Musée historique, 1971, 20 p. Monique Ray, Le musée historique / Le musée de la marionnette, guide sommaire, 3e édition, 1978, 40 p. Monique Ray, « Acquisitions et réserves au musée historique de Lyon », Musées & collections publiques de France, n° 194, p. 34-36.

Urbanisme et patrimoine à Lyon: 1850-1950: naissance d'un musée, Lyon: Musée Gadagne, 1998, 80 p. Documents d'archéologie en Rhône-Alpes n° 29: Le musée Gadagne - Archéologie et histoire au cœur d'un projet patrimonial à Lyon "Musées Gadagne, official website". Simone Blazy, Conservateur en chef, Directrice du musée Gadagne à Lyon. "Les dépôts au Musée Gadagne, Musée historique de Lyon, Musée international des marionnettes". Les dépôts de l'État au XIXe siècle, Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication/Musée du Louvre. CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list

Nagaura Station (Aichi)

Nagaura Station is a railway station in the city of Chita, Japan, operated by Meitetsu. Nagaura Station is served by the Meitetsu Tokoname Line, is located 17.8 kilometers from the starting point of the line at Jingū-mae. The station has dual opposed side platforms connected by an underground passage; the station is unattended. Nagaura Station was opened on September 1930 as a station on the Aichi Electric Railway Company; the Aichi Electric Railway became part of the Meitetsu group on August 1, 1935. The station has been unattended since September 1970. In January 2005, the Tranpass system of magnetic fare cards with automatic turnstiles was implemented, the station has been unattended since that point. In fiscal 2017, the station was used by an average of 1,005 passengers daily; the station is located in a residential area. List of Railway Stations in Japan Media related to Nagaura Station at Wikimedia Commons Official web page

Lucas Till

Lucas Daniel Till is an American actor. He began acting in the early 2000s and has appeared in a number of film and television productions including roles on House, Dance of the Dead, Hannah Montana: The Movie, Monster Trucks, he is known for his role as Havok in the X-Men series starting with 2011 X-Men: First Class and plays Angus MacGyver in the 2016 reboot of the television series MacGyver, which premiered in September 2016. Lucas Daniel Till was born August 10, 1990, in Fort Hood, the son of Dana Lyn and John Mark Till, a lieutenant colonel in the Army. Till's mother is a chemist by profession. Till spent most of his childhood living in the suburbs of Georgia, he attended Kell High School. After filming for The Hannah Montana Movie in Nashville, Till went back home to graduate with the Kell High School class of 2008. After graduation, he moved to California, to continue acting. Early in his life, Till's parents became aware of his ability to imitate characters. Joy Pervis discovered Till while he was attending a local acting class where his mother had enrolled him.

When he was 10, he started doing commercials as well as appearing in print. At the age of 12, he was cast in The Adventures of Ociee Nash in which he played Harry Vanderbilt, the bully of the main character. In 2004, Till played the role of Jay in the feature film Lightning Bug which filmed in Fairview, Alabama, his first major movie role was Jack Cash, the older brother of Johnny Cash, who died in a sawmill accident, in the biographical movie Walk the Line. After Walk the Line, Till was featured in a number of independent movies and films for Lifetime Television. In 2008, Till auditioned for Hannah Montana: The Movie starring Miley Cyrus and he landed the role of Travis Brody. In an interview, Till said that prior to filming he had never ridden a horse before, he worked alongside action film actor Jackie Chan in the movie The Spy Next Door, in which Till plays the role of a Russian spy. He starred in Taylor Swift's music video "You Belong with Me", he was in an episode of House, on Leo Little's Big Show along with Emily Osment.

In 2008, Till starred as Jensen in Gregg Bishop's horror-comedy Dance of the Dead, hand-picked by director Sam Raimi for distribution through Lions Gate Entertainment and Ghost House Pictures. Till played Havok in the X-Men spin-off X-Men: First Class, directed by Matthew Vaughn, he starred in the independent movie All Superheroes Must Die, returned as Havok in the X-Men sequels Days of Future Past and Apocalypse. In 2016, he began starring as Angus MacGyver in the television reboot MacGyver, played the lead role, Tripp, in the live-action/CGI film Monster Trucks, directed by Blue Sky Studios founder Chris Wedge. Lucas Till Official MySpace Lucas Till on Twitter Lucas Till on IMDb