A new campus policy has been proposed at the University of California that seeks to limit freedom of speech so that students and faculty have the "right" to study or work "free from acts and expressions of intolerance."
The policy proposal, which has been deemed a "statement of principles against intolerance" was discussed by a committee of university regents on Thursday, and aims ban so-called intolerant speech, yet protect its students' and faculty's freedom of expression at the same time.
The policy defines intolerance as being "unwelcome conduct motivated by discrimination against, or hatred toward, other individuals or groups," and includes "acts of violence or intimidation, threats, harassment, hate speech, derogatory language reflecting stereotypes or prejudice, or inflammatory or derogatory use of culturally recognized symbols of hate, prejudice, or discrimination." more >>
Saddleback Church Pastor Rick Warren in a new promotional video for the film "Captive," releasing worldwide Friday, praised the movie as "captivating" and portraying how God shows up in hopeless situations.
"You got a murderer and you've got a meth addict, and out of two very hopeless situations God shows up," said Warren in the promotional video.
Rick Warren's most famous book, The Purpose Driven Life, plays a central role in the life of the main character, Ashley Smith, a former Atlanta meth addict who was held hostage by a crazed murderer in 2005. The Purpose Driven Life was given to Ashley in the beginning of the film and she ends up reading the book to her captor while he was holding her hostage, and she later gives her life to Christ. more >>
Food and water insecurity are among the biggest crises facing the global community and next month Al Hollingsworth, the Christian founder of Aldelano Corporation, will unveil a solution called the Aldelano Solar ColdBox which promises to produce gallons of drinking water from the air daily, store perishable food and generate power.
The Solar ColdBox, which is being heralded as "breakthrough technology," is "an industrial-grade portable, solar-powered cold storage mini-warehouse that provides not only refrigeration and freezing capacity, but also water and ice production along with a completely renewable auxiliary power source," according to a release from the company.
It will be formally introduced to the public during the annaul leadership conference called Gathering of Eagles hosted by Hollingsworth and his wife, Hattie, at the Alhatti Christian Resort & Retreat Center in California next month. A number of local missions pastors and representatives from humanitarian and nonprofit agencies are expected to attend. more >>
Jarryd Hayne, the Christian Australian Rugby player who has successfully transitioned to the NFL, might be inspiring fellow Australian NRL player Nick "The Honey Badger" Cummins with his faith.
After becoming an official running back for the San Francisco 49ers, 27-year-old Hayne was signed to the Under Armour activewear brand, where he joins big names like New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Golden State Warriors point guard Steph Curry.
When news of Hayne's latest accomplishment became public, Cummins of the Western Force rugby team took notice of the fact that the 49ers RB's faith was at the forefront of his recent success. more >>
Taraji P. Henson is nominated for an Emmy award and will find out if she's won the award for best lead actress in a drama next week. But instead of focusing on winning the honor for herself, the "Empire" actress is praying for more of a historical feat to happen.
Aside from Henson, 45, the "How to Get Away With Murder" actress Viola Davis is also nominated for the lead actress award, which means that one of the two could become the first African-American actress to win an Emmy for lead actress in a drama.
"Here we are in 2015, and we're still saying things like, 'First African-American,' 'First woman this,'" she told Entertainment Weekly. "I just pray to God … and it's not even about me. I hope Viola wins. I hope I win. Just so we can get past this and we don't have to say in 2020 or 2030 or 3000, 'The first.'" more >>
Years after he spoke out about the criticism he received from some people in the church community, J. Drew Sheard II — the musician and son of gospel music legend Karen Clark Sheard — is playing the drums in gospel star Erica Campbell's church.
Campbell, the solo gospel music artist who got her start in the duo Mary Mary, is now the first lady of the California Worship Center headed by her music producer-husband Warryn Campbell.
Erica recently took to Twitter to reveal that they had a guest drummer at their place of worship, none other than Sheard, 26. more >>