Every January the United States remembers a profoundly influential historical figure named Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
An outspoken champion of racial equality and an ordained Baptist minister, King made many memorable statements about spiritual and cultural struggles, and victories.
Below are just some of the many words he spoke during his public career both as a man of God and a leader in the Civil Rights Movement. more >>
Every year on the third Monday in January, the United States celebrates the life of civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
King is widely known and respected for his commitment to racial equality, advocating for a nonviolent method of social changes and preaching unforgettable words to mass audiences.
While popular memory has enshrined this image of King, the late civil rights leader was a man of many positions and actions, as well as the occasional flaw. more >>
A phrase from the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Stride Toward Freedom, reverberates in my mind this MLK Day: "Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable."
It serves as reminder that God's will that everyone be treated justly and with integrity is something we must continually pursue. It is crucial that we apply the struggle for justice and integrity to our education system for the sake of our children.
Over the past quarter century, the United States has made remarkable strides toward achieving equity in schools. High school graduation rates among minority students have steadily increased, and today more women are enrolled in college than men. According to the Pew Research Center, from 1996 to 2012, Latino college enrollment more than tripled. The same report shows that African American college enrollment has increased by more than 70 percent. more >>
Several British parliament members are speaking out against government-proposed inspections that they fear would force Christian Sunday schools to censor their teaching of Christian values, such as traditional marriage.
Four Christian members of parliament sent a letter to The Telegraph warning that newly-proposed Ofsted inspections could pose a problem for Sunday schools and other out-of-school groups that teach religious values.
The inspections were recently proposed by Britain's Department of Education after Prime Minister David Cameron warned that some out-of-school programs for Muslim children may teach extremist ideology. more >>
International protests are being planned throughout the month of January after the Norwegian government removed five children from their Christian parents under accusations of "religious indoctrination."
Protests are planned for the rest of January in the Czech Republic, Latvia, Austria, Romania, Spain, Ireland, India, Poland, and Australia, along with several other countries to speak out against the recent separation of five Christian children from their parents at the hands of government officials.
In November 2015, Norway's child welfare services, known as Barnevernet, removed five children, including three sons and two daughters, from parents Ruth and Marius Bodnariu, residents of Naustdal and members of the Pentecostal Church. more >>
For those searching to find true purpose in life, comedian and talk show host Steve Harvey has a bit of advice. In a video Harvey posted to Facebook Wednesday, the "Family Feud" host urges the show's studio audience to pursue the inner gifts that God has planted within them, and to take the "jump."
In his heart-to-heart chat, Harvey talks about an inner gift he says is within every individual. "God, when he created all of us, gave every last one of us a gift at birth. He never created a soul without endowing them with a gift."
The TV personality explains that those gifts aren't always the seemingly glamorous kinds that land people in front of audiences, like singing and dancing, but other equally noble talents like cooking, baking, landscaping, drawing, or barbering. more >>