Starbucks Coffee just announced a commitment of up to $250 million to ensure that each of its U.S. employees–whether full or part-time–can go to four years of college and graduate without any tuition debt. Here's why they are doing it.
The employee checklist is getting more complicated. It's no longer just working for a paycheck, but having a work-life balance. The option of working from home and free meals are just a couple of perks some employers are offering. Experts say a growing number of millennials in the workforce are pushing the change, mixed with more seasoned workers looking for workplace incentives.
The religious profile of the world is rapidly changing, driven primarily by differences in fertility rates and the size of youth populations among the world’s major religions, as well as by people switching faiths. Over the next four decades, Christians will remain the largest religious group, but Islam will grow faster than any other major religion. If current trends continue, by 2050 …
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Yesterday in Garissa, Kenya, gunmen associated with the Islamic militant group al-Shabaab targeted Christians in an attack on Garissa University College. Reports confirm 147 people have been killed and more than 80 others injured. Joel Ayora, a student who witnessed the attack, said gunmen burst into a Christian service, took hostages, and then “proceeded to the hostels, shooting anybody they came across except their fellows, the Muslims.”
It occurs to me one thing that might be helpful for everyone involved in these arguments is to look ahead and try to clarify, even a little bit, exactly how the landscape of debate is likely to evolve. Hence the following seven questions about future steps, which I’ll pose generally to the Indiana law’s many liberal critics.
Nigeria’s newest president is Muhammadu Buhari, a Muslim endorsed by Christian leaders who hope he can combat corruption and sectarian terrorism. “Despite the enormous tension and apprehension that preceded the election, Nigerians have demonstrated political maturity that elections can be won and lost without recourse to violence or acrimony,” said the president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Ayo Oritsejafor, in a statement.
While evangelists convict people of their sinful ways and then convert them to the path of salvation for the hereafter, Robert Putnam’s focus is more on this side of heaven. The goal of the Harvard University professor and bestselling author: to awaken and inspire Americans to “save” young people from a future trapped in a spiral of fractured families, poor schooling, and a grim economic future that Putnam says will cost taxpayers trillions of dollars. Trillions.
It seems to me that the media/elite freakout over the Indiana law is a moral panic analogous to the freakout over the UVA rape case. People rushed like lemmings to endorse as true something that turned out to be a hoax because it confirmed their prejudices about Bad Classes of People. This is why so many in the media are making no pretense to be fair in their reporting and commentary on the Indiana law. The most worrying aspect of all this is that religious liberty is not considered to be important at all to very many people in this country.
Like so much else in this life, you cannot have it all. You cannot have perfect order and perfect productivity. You cannot have a home that is warm and full and inviting, you cannot have every child fed and cared for, while also having every dish done and every sock laundered. You just can’t. If you do the things God tells you to do, messes will inevitably follow. But take heart: According to the wisest man who ever lived, these messes are not proof of a wasted life, but of a productive one.
The law in Indiana does not in fact legalize discrimination against anyone. Nevertheless, it has been misrepresented as if it does. Nevermind the fact that it’s been a federal law for over 20 years. Nevermind the fact that 19 other states have passes RFRA’s as well. Critics are denouncing the Indiana law as if it were some new departure in discrimination. But nothing could be further from the truth.