Seeing Christmas toys under the tree, unwrapping them with excitement, and playing with them for many days to come, is a delightful experience for many children throughout the world!
But seldom do we think of where the toys came from, who made them, and under what conditions were they made.
Thankfully, the Institute for Global Labor and Human Rights (IGLHR) has painstakingly asked, and answered, many of these questions. more >>
Queen Elizabeth II is reportedly set to deliver her "most Christian message yet" during her annual Christmas address to the Commonwealth of Nations, and will focus on the "unprecedented" level of persecution against Christians.
The Telegraph reported Sunday that sources say Queen Elizabeth will also focus on her own personal Christian faith, which she has often talked about throughout her 60-plus year reign.
A major highlight of her message will be the violence and persecution Christians around the world experienced throughout 2015, especially with the continued conquests of the Islamic State terror group throughout Iraq and Syria. more >>
Some parents from Blaine, Minnesota, are angry after a local high school holiday concert last week had teenagers singing the Islamic "Allahu Akbar" phrase, among Christian and Jewish songs.
WCCO-TV reported that the controversy unfolded last week, with parents taking to social media to voice their complaints about students at Blaine High School singing a Ramadan song which included the "Allahu Akbar," or "God is great" lyrics.
One parent, who did not want to be identified, claimed that singing a song praising Allah at Christmas time is "insensitive," while another said "no child should be forced to sing a song about the Muslims and the religion of hatred." more >>
On Sunday before Christmas, Pastor Greg Laurie of California's Harvest Christian Fellowship asked — and answered — the most important question for this Christmas season, why Jesus came on that first Christmas.
We often forget all about Christ as we go about celebrating Christmas, Laurie told the congregation in his message titled, "The Greatest Story Ever Told!"
"It's possible to lose Jesus at Christmas. … But He never forgets us," he said. more >>
A Kentucky elementary school announced it will eliminate the well-known biblical reference from an upcoming student production of "A Charlie Brown Christmas."
Protesters have gathered in front of W.R. Castle Elementary School in Johnson County, Kentucky this week to protest the school's decision to eliminate the scene from its school production of "A Charlie Brown Christmas," set to premiere Thursday evening.
Additionally, the Alliance Defending Freedom legal group issued a letter to Johnson County Schools this week encouraging the district to follow through with the original production of "A Charlie Brown Christmas." more >>
The Christmas season is one of the busiest seasons of the year for church leaders. In fact, it can be exhausting.
On the other hand, the truths of Christmas are some of the most encouraging truths a Christian leader can hear.
Let these truths give you strength even if you're struggling through this season: more >>