Legislation pending in the California State Senate threatens to strip some private colleges and universities of an exemption that protects them from lawsuits and allows them to function as faith-based organizations. Here are the facts.
During his twenty-eight minute discussion at the Justice Conference in Chicago over the weekend, Moore boldly laid out what it looks like to be a Gospel-centered social justice warrior. He tackled issues ranging from racial injustice, human trafficking, and refugees. But it was his mention of the sanctity of unborn life, sexual ethics, and the reality of Hell that had some in the room squirming uncomfortably in their seats.
As soon as Eric Gibbs stepped onto the Tohono O'odham Nation, one of the largest Native American reservations in the country, he felt a love for the people there. "After seeing the needs of that community, I knew my time in Arizona would be more than just a week," Gibbs said of the short-term mission trip he took as a college student, a trip he didn't think much about beforehand.
The Obama administration’s directive ordering transgender bathroom access in all public schools has called this urban Christian sociopolitical posture into question. While the bullying and dehumanization of transgender people is completely unacceptable, the stealth advance of this new ideology raises questions and should be subject to debate. By failing to assert our convictions, we have failed our president and our country.
One of the clearest points to come out of a new study is that abortion, at many levels, is a poverty issue. And, again, while I don’t think we should stop the channels through which we’re currently fighting abortion, we need to put serious thought in how these realities about abortion should re-shape the pro life movement.
There’s a theory—first articulated by psychologist Arthur Aron—that four minutes of uninterrupted eye contact can actually bring two people together. Based on that premise, Amnesty International Poland created this short documentary, pairing refugees from both Somalia and Syria with people from across Europe, simply spending four minutes in each other's presence. It doesn't take long before things get emotional.
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The World Health Organization and the Guttmacher Institute have just revealed the results of a shocking new study that found that around the world, 25% of all pregnancies now end in abortion.The researchers, whose data was published in The Lancet, found an unexpected rise in the number of abortions taking place in recent years, from 50 million annually during the four year period of 1990 - 1994 to 56 million during the period between 2010 - 2014.
Even though ethnic minorities call for white, evangelical Christians to speak up and be allies for racial justice, their sincere attempts to do so often get the side-eye. It’s an age-old problem. How do minorities, particularly African Americans, respond when white Christians get involved with racial justice efforts?
Consumers of mainstream news can be forgiven for believing that Germany is awash in refugees. The truth is that they are seldom seen on German streets, and that most Germans go about their lives without ever meeting a refugee. The refugees are there—1.2 million entered Germany last year—but they are out of sight, in what Germans infelicitously call "camps."