The National Commission for Justice and Peace has found that Pakistani school textbooks are full of material that incite hatred and intolerance against non-Muslims, including Christians, which it said was a "red flag" for the country.
"This is not only about religious minorities but a national issue," NCJP Executive Director Cecil Shane Chaudhry said, according to AsiaNews. "It is a red flag for the government, which must ask the Church to promote the role of minorities in creating and defending the country."
The human rights group released a 40-page study that analyzed state-approved school material in Pakistan's four provinces, and concluded that children are taught religious fanaticism and extremism. more >>
A courthouse in Georgia removed a Christian flag from its property after receiving a complaint from a Wisconsin-based atheist organization.
Bryan County Courthouse officials decided to take down a Christian flag from their Superior Courtroom following a complaint leveled by the Freedom From Religion Foundation.
Local media outlet WJCL channel 22 recently reported that weeks after receiving the complaint, the flag was removed from the room. more >>
Candace Cameron Bure and her TV family won big at the Teen Choice Awards over the weekend for their hit Netflix spinoff "Fuller House," receiving an award for "Choice TV Comedy."
"We are here because of you, because you have kept us on the air for 30 years, so we thank all of you. We thank you parents, we thank your grandparents, and we wanna thank our TV parents because we would not be here without John Stamos, Lori Loughlin, Bob Saget and Dave Coulier," Bure said during her acceptance speech.
"You guys have been amazing for us, and it all started with the creator of 'Full House' and 'Fuller House,' Jeff Franklin." more >>
Can a church survive without young people?
On the face of it the answer seems to be "no," according to the Leadership Network, a Christian nonprofit ministry headquartered in Dallas, Texas, that says engaging millennials is the most important decision a church can make regarding its future.
Millennials make up 20 percent of the entire U.S. population with 83 million people — even more than Baby Boomers — and by 2020 will make up 30 percent. more >>
Author and men's ministry expert, Kenny Luck, is confident that his radio program, the "Every Man Show," launching at the Salem Broadcast Network's 99.5 KKLA in Los Angeles on Monday, will become a catalyst for changed lives, something that is much needed in America's cities today, he said.
"Spiritually and relationally healthy men are in high demand but low supply in our country — especially in our metro-urban cities," Luck said. "Every parent wants their son to become one and their daughters to marry one, and that desire includes me for my grown children. But there is a drought. The launch of this outreach in Los Angeles and Orange Counties could not be timed better."
He explains, "The goal of the show is that every man in our city know some man who is a committed follower of Christ and is on a journey that obviously reflects such a commitment." more >>
Jesus Culture members Bryan & Katie Torwalt released their new album Champion over the weekend and the popular worship leaders opened up about the rewards and challenges they face being married and working in ministry together.
Champion is the first new album since the Torwalts' last studio release Kingdom Come in 2013. The young couple have been working together in ministry for years. Their debut album Here On Earth produced this year's Grammy-winning song "Holy Spirit" recorded by Francesca Battistelli, which hit No. 1 on the National Audience Chart and is currently a Top 5 CCLI (Christian Copyright Licensing International) song.
"When we wrote that song, it was one of the first worship songs we wrote many many years ago and we had no idea how God would use that song. We had no clue that it would go outside of our little world or even that other people would record it. We had no clue or could even have anticipated it, or replicated it or anything," Katie told The Christian Post. "I don't think that there is a formula. I think that God used it and that's what we needed to declare and sing right now." more >>