Mitt Romney officially accepted the Republican nomination last night with a rousing speech that touched on jobs, his Mormon faith and family. A surprise speaker at the Republican National Convention was Hollywood icon Clint Eastwood. But beyond the hoopla and many heartfelt speeches on Romneys behalf, the evening marked one of a very few opportunities any presidential challenger is granted to appeal to millions of voters in a single night. The economy is the issue in the race for the White House, and Romney presented his credentials…… as the man better equipped than President Obama to help create jobs.
The upcoming Democratic national Convention has created a feminist revolt because of a rule that bars children—including nursing infants—from entering without being credentialed. Critics say, the rule makes it difficult for delegate moms who are now at a loss to provide care for their children. Top feminist icon Gloria Steinem says the move alienates female voters from the Democratic party.
An organization of Muslim clerics and scholars, has denounced the climate of fear and vigilantism surrounding a Christian girl thrown in jail for violating Pakistan's blasphemy laws. The All Pakistan Ulema Council has joined into the international furor over the detainment of 11 year old Rimsha, believed to have downs syndrome. In the words of the chair of the council Allama Tahir Ashrafi: "The law of the jungle is taking over now and anybody can be accused of anything." The chairman of the Pakistan Interfaith League said this is the first time in the history of Pakistan that the Muslim community and scholars have stood up for non-Muslims. And….The World Council of Churches has called for an emergency International Conference in Geneva in September..over this issue.
Syria's prime minister arrived in Iran for the "Non-Aligned Movement" summit for developing nations.
It's the biggest event the Islamic Republic has held in decades. The two-day summit ends today and it brought together representatives from 120-countries. None of the world's most powerful nations are included.
And the attendees discuss how to resolve issues without the help -- or interference -- of the world powers.
CNN's Reza Sayah managed to track down members of the Syrian government when they arrived….
More than 650-thousand attended the two-day "Evangelistic Crusade Victorious Life For You" in Brazil. The event is in its 16th year. Well-known televangelist Silas Malafaia led the event. He preached the message: "God is in Control and "How to be a complete person. Close to 11,000 committed their lives to Christ.
Pope Benedict has referred to "falsehood" as the "mark of the devil", of which he said the betrayer Judas was most guilty of. His message was that Judas could have been honest and left, as many of Jesus' disciples did; indeed. But instead he remained with Christ, not because of faith and love but with the secret intention of taking vengeance on the Master. He was teaching that those who do not believe in the message should leave rather than become betrayers like Judas. Lifesite News did a special report about the pope's comments being very much related to the Catholic Church's formal teachings in support of traditional marriage and pro-life views.