The Citadel military college of South Carolina announced that it will not bend its dress code rules to allow a potential Muslim female student to wear a hijab.
The Washington Post reports that the family of a Muslim student who was accepted into The Citadel says it is now considering all legal options after the college's president announced Tuesday that the school will not provide a dress code accommodation allowing her to wear a hijab with the school's specified uniforms.
The school, which is known for its strict guidelines and discipline, requires that its cadets wear uniforms and to have short hair cuts. more >>
A mother's irate post became viral after complaining about a day care center that caused damages to her three year old daughter.
Recent reports via Indian Express indicate that a mother of a three year old girl posted a statement regarding the negligence of a day care center in Gurgaon. The mother, Shivani Sharma, explained that she dropped off her daughter at a day care center last Apr. 28. However, after thirty minutes of dropping her kid off, she received a call from the teacher stating that there was an emergency regarding her daughter.
Sharma then found out that her daughter had injured her thumb, which was in dire condition. According to those watching her daughter, another child pushed the door close while her daughter's finger was still inside. The doctors at the hospital told her that her daughter's thumb needed to be amputated since the top half of her thumb was crushed and torn apart. This means that her daughter will no longer have a full thumb, but a round cut finger instead. more >>
Bayan Zehlif, a senior at Los Osos High School in Rancho Cucamonga, California, said she was "hurt" when she saw the school's yearbook identified her in one photo as "Isis Phillips," a former student who has already transferred to another school.
Zehlif, who can be seen wearing a hijab in one the image above, has expressed fear of a backlash from her classmates and, as a result, will not be returning to school for now. She's also exploring possible legal remedies.
In a news conference as per CTV News, Zehlif revealed that she was "hurt" by her schoolmates' reactions to the issue. She said that some students attacked her on social media while others cheered when a sign expressing support was destroyed by some other students, according to Heavy. more >>
A Christian college based in Pennsylvania is seeking an exemption to the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights' Title IX rule.
Lancaster Bible College requested the exemption last June due to the current interpretation of Title IX to include sexual orientation and gender identity.
President Barack Obama told the graduating students of Howard University they should not engage in the practice of disinviting controversial speakers or disrupting political rallies.
During his commencement speech for the historically black academic institution, President Obama addressed what he described as the apparent current trend of disinviting certain speakers.
"There's been a trend around the country of trying to get colleges to disinvite speakers with a different point of view, or disrupt a politician's rally. Don't do that — no matter how ridiculous or offensive you might find the things that come out of their mouths," stated Obama. more >>
While American involvement in church may be on the decline these days, what remains of great interest to many is the End Times and what the Bible has to say about it.
Items like "Blood Moons," the Rapture, and predictions over specific dates for the end have captivated countless people in the United States and the world at large. Yet what do people mean when they talk about the Rapture or Millennialism? What do theologians have to say about the Tribulation, the Second Coming, and the final Judgment?
Billy Hallowell, faith editor with The Blaze, recently released a book detailing the diverse theological opinions on the End Times, titled The Armageddon Code: One Journalist's Quest for End-Times Answers. more >>