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question as to who will be the next one to hold the u.s. nuclear codes and they say the outcome will determine which way the clock moves next i bet that has cheered you up. there's more news, of course, at our website,
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..commitment to god even in a way that is worrying to many. "america tonight"s adam may investigates the meaning behind giverful, with a woman who is one of its ardent believers. . >> children are the fruit of the lord, the wound is his reward. can't read it, because my bible is so well worn. >> reporter: it's very tattered. you read the verse many times. >> yes. >> reporter: nancy campbell has been quivering for 50 years. charismatic new zealand native is mother of 10 children. adoptive. to explain the life of giverful she terms to psalm 127 in her
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well-red bibles. >> as arrows in the hand of a mighty man so are children of the youth. and goes on to say happy is the man who has his quiver - likening it to the war when they went out with bows arrows, bless it is the man who has the giver full of them. they shall not be ashamed. they'll have children who they have raised to be mighty young men and women of god, and speak truth and justice and wisdom. now, isn't that a great blessing for the nation? >> reporter: who are the enemies now. discuss? >> anything that is against the waves of god, of course, yes, we have enemies if we start talking about international enemies. we do have enemies. >> campbell invited "america tonight" to her ministry, baste
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in her large rural home, an hour outside of nashville. >> from a basement headquarters campbell publishes above rooubies, a goesy quarterly circulation. with a worldwide circumstance awelation. >> it promotes christian procreation, urging women to birth as main babies as god fronts. >> not many believe it today. it's the bible. it is true, it's the one that created us. getting back to the woman, we see in psalm 111 that blessed is the fruit of the womb. wow. a lot of women won't like to hear that word womb today. >> reporter: why? >> well, they've been brain washed.
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they've been brainwashed that they've got to get out in the career and can't stay at home looking after children. and that, of course, goes back to the womb. how do children come? they come through the womb. and so sadly there are many, many women today who are cutting off the function of their womb, and yet this is who they are. who god created them to be. >> what would you say to a feminist who would say you've been brain washed by taking an overly literal interpretation of the bible. >> i wouldn't be ashamed of owning up to that because i'd like to ask anyone where can you show me truth, apart from this book. usually people who will argue against it, have not lived in it. they don't really know what god says. this is where i get my truth and
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i'm not ashamed to say it. embrace your motherhood. >> reporter: when campbell talks an international congregation listens. she's a star speaker at christian conferences all over the world. and tens of thousands followed her on social media. >> i think how blessed and rich we are because every one of these children are amazing. campbell's own flock continues to grow. that includes 40,000 grandchildren. her philosophy is more than a generation of motherhood. her clan is leading a movement she describes as a necessary religions. >> christians have their head in the sand, they are just as deceived as worldly people. are you concerned about the future of christianity. >> no. i
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know, the end. what was the first words that god said to mankind? he first blessed them. then he said be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth, subdue and take dominion. so the people who do have children, and raise more children. they are going to gradually outpopulate and therefore will more likely begin to subdue and take. >> are you concerned that the birth rate in muslim families is higher than the birth rate in christian families. >> yes, that is so, yes. you? >> it is a concern if they became more radical. but we pray for the muslim people that they will come to
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faith in christ. conversion? >> yes, but that's their blessing. for everyone, not just then. we pray for the jews, and the islamics and every country, we have the prayer box and we have all these countries in the world. for. >> do you pray for this country. >> yes, we do. >> it's a wonderful country we are living in, we pray for it. >> on this day campbell and her husband are called for her grandson. his grandparents describe him as an evangelist. >> we thank you. >> zadock is concerned about global religious conflict. >> people that are dying because i.s.i.s. is killing them. north korea prison camps in china, and it's the family of jesus christ. it's totally the foundation of why we would have big families.
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>> did you bring up i.s.i.s. and north korea. can the world co-exist if we are all different religions in a peaceful way? >> it has existed. not peacefully no. man is not peaceful. i'm not peace: neither are you. god came to reconcile you and me, who are not peaceful. >> how do you tie that into big families? >> i understand my parents decided to have a big family, to make a picture on the earth of what god's family looks like. it's taking the heart of god and saying god was a father to us. those. >> the campbells welcome into their home and ministry young women from across america, who want to immerse themselves in the movement. they help the family raise money by sewing aprons, and packing t-shirts to sell on the website.
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on top of books and articles promoting quiverful and christian home schooling we saw politically charmed literature around the office claiming that is laum is not a reliage -- islam is not a religion of piece and warning of a holy war coming to america. >> i have nothing against islamic people, but the thing is it depends whether america wants america. >> can't we have multiple religions in this country? >> well, we do at this present stage. it would depend which became the most dominants. and that happens multiplyin multiplying "america tonight"'s adam may with us. i think the large family concept that we are most familiar with is the duga family, they've been all over television, well-known. it suggests
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that may be this is more common. it depends on what we think as common, and how extreme are people involved in it. there's a wide varying degree. we do know there are supporters from all 50 states over the country. you don't need a membership card. they are made up of various denominations. some are more det vote. are the doug arts such. >> loosely. >> there were people that are frustrated. there are those that left the cycle. talking how it is demeaning to women.
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we spoke to a bombon who wrote a blog called no longer quivering. >> the whole purpose is to train the children up to be leaders in institution, government, education. they want to institute biblical order, and that is a concern, that there are people that are involved in this moved, and that they are out there this. >> this is what people find, look for political mment to it. in your conversation, ch has come up. what is the purpose behind is. is it a glorification of fath or is it politicized. what is the motivation of people. we talked to a lot of people involved or associate themselves.
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there are people that have strong political motivation for having a number of children. there are families out there that are strict believers in the bible and take the psalm 127 word for word and believe they should have as many children as possible. and they kind of agree with the thoughts that nancy campbell has. they love kids, and think they families. >> that must be the case. enjoyed the report and look forward to seeing the rest of your investigation on "america tonight". future. a young nun and a new member in an ageing sisterhood. later, maybe it's not the end of the road. a bus with a beatles heritage could make its way to a comeback. hot on the way of "america tonight"s website, on the beat why so many officers suffer from p.t.s.d.
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another act of face, many millennials are straying from denominations. among catholics there's evidence of a changing of the guard even in the cloistered world of religious life.
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lori jane gliha found a community facing a surge in sisterhood. >> society portrays religious life as giving up things. we portray it as no sex, no money, you have to do what the superior does. that sounds horrible. who would do that. that was the idea going in to it, that added to my terror. >> reporter: as a teenager in catholic school tracy never imagined that she might one day become a nun or a church. >> i'm like nobody does that any more. young people don't do that. it wasn't something that i had considered. >> in her early 20s, she had a serious boyfriend and plans to eventually walk down the aisle. when she pictured herself
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growing old with him, something was not quite right. >> i was so in love with him, but when i thought about marrying him, it felt like a door closing. >> reporter: she had been volunteering in ecuador and teaching english to underprivileged children, a world different to where she grew up in a cincinnati neighbourhood. i felt a call of i have to do something with my life to make the world a better place, and grow. >> at 22 she says she had her first call from god. what does god's call sound like. >> i wish it was a phone call on easier. >> i was sitting on a beach in ecuador, i was praying and thinking about the boyfriend i broke up with, i was missing my family and just kind of asking god what is all this about. i felt from somewhere, it's not like a voice i heard, but a feeling like you should be a nun.
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it was like who said that. over the next couple of days there were a couple of other experiences where it became clear that god as inviting something. >> reporter: she made her first vows to religious life over the summer, and is one of six women to join the sisters of charity congregation in cincinnati. six more than they have had in the last decade. she doesn't wear a traditional habit. she took a vowel of sell bansy, poverty, things to reinforce a commitment to life and living in community. part of her poverty vowel is sharing possessions with a room-mate, two of whom are twice her age. >> what is it like living in a house together, four weeks in. >> it's a discovery.
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far? >> oh, my. i've discovered people's interests. peoples idios. >> it's a gift in a lot of ways and a struggle in a lot of ways. >> we are going to use the gospel. the beauty is living together with people with all different experiences, sharing experiences in prayer. >> i wonder how they do it, but they do it well. they seem to fit in easily. john miriam jones sees a small surge of women as a welcome surprise. things are different to the time she became a sister at age 19. older than that. >> reporter: what do you think of that?
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>> well i think it's - it's a sign that - of the change, the evolution that came about in religious life, you know, that you are not ready, as we were. why do you think you were ready so young? >> you ask hard questions. >> reporter: do you have any regrets. >> i don't have any regrets. i feel like i - i had a good discernment process, i have a lot of good people that helped me along the way. i feel like i found the life that i am meant to live next - the cult caravan. could it be ready for another trip. the vw bus and the road to redemption. and the backlash to a too bountiful blessing.
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wednesday on "america tonight", the other side of the quiverful movement. adam may with a mother who says her faith nearly destroyed her family. that is wednesday on "america tonight". the only way to get better is to challenge yourself,
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finally this hour, from bus to bug to buddy. hoping to take a term away from the news that engineers falsified diesel emissions volkswagen is putting pedal to the metal. it is the buddy, a concept, an electric version of a familiar set of wheels.
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the iconic hippy van, the vw bus. for true ofirion ardos, nothing can beat the groove of the bus. >> this is the bus that i pulled out of my neighbour's yard. it's a 1966 passenger bus. >> i'm damian. i'm a documentary film producer living in misula. i directed a film called "the bus." i have a personal connection with the bus, and so it was - for me it was - it was reconciling my own feelings, figuring out why do i care about the car, and the history of the vehicle was remarkable. >> before world war ii. hitler contacted porsching to design a car that would be available to the masters. it was
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conceptionalized by ben and he came to the factory one day after the war and saw that factory workers rigged up the truck-looking vehicles where they took a beetle frame and made a flat bed out of it. that is no book. drew the sketch and two years later they were in production. the idea of creating this mini bus, a cargo mover, people mover helped to bring paste war germany on its feet. buses were imported in the yits by the time the '60s came around. movement had started. there were hundreds of thousands of buses. they could drive across the country, they were in the right place
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at the right time. there's no shortage of material when you look for characters for a volkswagen film. >> one of the people i was fortunate in meeting and hooking up with was dave manning who, in a nutshell embodies the vw bus cultsure. he lives in his bus half a year. >> i'll do this as long as i can get away with it. i didn't work out of a normal job and have two off in the supper. i realized -- summer. i realized i was travelling in the bus two months of the year, and it was the most. >> these have a connotations of a hippy lifestyle, representing
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stripping away what was for them a care stuff. it was a reaction to that. we are not going to put on the same suit and tie. we'll hit the road, man. i mean, it's a little house on wheels, and it's cute and unique, and i totally enjoy that. important. they are utilitarian, they are designed in a simple way. it gives you the freedom to go places. highway and go somewhere. when i get tired. i can stop. i'm independent because i can maintain by own rig. there's not a computer in it. the flipside of that, of course, is i have to work on this every week. the bus is called a vincent. i was right
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the song "vincent rolls", and it was like [ singing ] >> they are stopping production of the vw bus in brazil. and it's - it has - they stopped producering it elsewhere in the -- producing is elsewhere in the world, germany, south africa, they stopped producing it because of the same reason, because they are pretty much an unsafe vehicle. there's no crumple zone. the engine is in the back. there's no room for air backs. your knees are the first line of defense in a front impact. it's a sad thing for me, it's a nostalgic event. at the same time, you know, safety standard need place. >> there's some part of my heart
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that is sad they'll shut the last factory down. now we are anti-car collectors. we are crazy valuable. >> i don't plan on selling if. if i go. i'd give it away. it's not about selling for money, it's about giving it a good hotel. >> understanding what it means to be at the end of the road. >> that's "america tonight". tell us what you think at you can talk to us on twitter or facebook. come back, we'll have more of the "america tonight" tomorrow. [ ♪ ] [ ♪ ] [ ♪ theme ]
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>> we tend to band together, so we have a voice. >> we're just surviving. it's really hard. i'm david shuster in for ali threat. a natural gas leak lead to a nationality disaster such as the oil spill, and so far there's no way to stop it. a water crisis in flint michigan sparked outrage and focused attention on ignoring ageing infrastructure. in flint's case it was old lead pipes allowing corrosive water