The "dam is bursting" on India's discriminatory caste system, says prominent Indian Bishop Joseph D'souza, who told The Christian Post that the demise of India's prejudiced social order could likely come during his lifetime.
For centuries, India has been entrenched in an unjust social construct that has discriminated against the lowest and most vulnerable members of society and kept those in the lowest rungs of the caste system from being able to access equal educational and economic opportunities that could allow them to create comfortable lives for themselves and their families.
While those in the highest castes of the system are living comfortable lives, the same opportunities they receive are not afforded to those in the Sudra caste (commoners, peasants, laborers) or those considered to be Dalits or untouchables (street sweepers, toilet cleaners). more >>
One academically rigorous, left leaning university has put its incoming freshmen on notice.
It's become so commonplace on American college campuses that it's hardly news anymore. Students demanding "safe spaces," where they aren't confronted by any idea that might offend them or challenge their way of thinking. Trigger warnings: Professors having to announce that a particular book or lecture may upset someone.
At many universities, students are so determined not to be offended that they will shout down and shut down appearances by speakers who dare to hold a different point of view. more >>
The Rev. Franklin Graham has decried Chicago's homicide rate of over 500 people killed this year alone as a "grim milestone."
In a Facebook message posted on Wednesday, the head of Samaritan's Purse and Billy Graham Evangelistic Association reflected on the nearly 3,000 shootings that have resulted in 546 deaths this year, as reported by the Chicago Tribune and other local and national news outlets.
"This is a grim milestone. So far in 2016, more than 500 homicides have been committed in the city of Chicago. Ninety people were murdered just in August alone. One of them was a cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade," wrote Graham. more >>
Christians should never be afraid to talk about the devil, says world renowned evangelist the Rev. Billy Graham.
"I don't know if I'm right, but it seems to me that we used to hear a lot more about the devil than we do today. Was talking about the devil just kind of a passing fad?" Graham was asked by a reader of his question-and-answer column on the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association's website.
Graham responded that he hoped "talking about the devil wasn't just a passing fad" given that "Satan is real, and he is just as much at work today as he was a few decades ago." more >>
A 4-year-old child in Australia has begun the process of having a sex change with financial assistance from the New South Wales Department of Education even though the child hasn't yet started kindergarten. Many critics are warning the government that the child is too young to make such consequential life decisions.
According to the Australian newspaper The Daily Telegraph, the NSW Department of Education has revealed that the child is the youngest person in the country to be in the process of transitioning genders for eventual gender reassignment.
Although the child has yet to even begin first day at kindergarten, the NSW education department will assist the child and the family by using funds from the the department's Safe School program. more >>
Christian education is much more than education with longer skirts and shorter hair. Here's a Christian vision for learning.
Christian Overman, who directs the Seattle-based Worldview Matters and is a commissioned Colson Fellow, believes — and I largely agree — that we've lost the culture because we've lost our schools — including, in some cases, important distinctives that make Christian schools, well, Christian.
"The shaping of nations begins in the minds of children," Chris says. "Nation-shaping ideas acquired in elementary and secondary schools are not immediately felt on a national level because it takes time for little acorns to grow into giant oaks. But grow they will." more >>