Pro-life activists in Illinois are expecting over 5,000 people to join the annual Chicago March for Life event this month ahead of the national march in Washington D.C.
A local version of the march held every year in the nation's capital on the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, the Chicago march on Jan. 17 is expected to be the largest held in the entire Midwest.
Emily Zender, executive director for Illinois Right to Life, told The Christian Post that the number has been growing exponentially, with 2014 having about 2,000 people and last year having 4,000. more >>
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA, seeking to further clarify whether pro-life groups would be allowed to participate in the Urbana triennial missions conference, asserted Wednesday that a pro-life group which met its criteria could be considered as an exhibitor.
"If a pro-life organization met the exhibitor criteria, we would be happy to talk to them about being an Urbana exhibitor," said InterVarsity vice president Greg Jao in an email shared with The Christian Post Wednesday.
Intervarsity was criticized by Students for Life President Kristan Hawkins and Rock for Life President Erik Whittington in a Christian Post op-ed for denying their exhibitor application while also featuring a Black Lives Matter speaker who demeaned pro-life activism. more >>
The official Vatican state newspaper has slammed expressions of "political correctness" that at the same time mock people's faith, calling it a "sad paradox."
The Vatican paper wrote that "behind the misleading banner of uncompromising secularism, the French weekly is forgetting once again what religious leaders of every faith have been repeating for a long time in rejecting violence in the name of religion — that using God to justify hatred is true blasphemy, as Pope Francis has reiterated several times." more >>
The tenured hijab-wearing professor who was suspended by Wheaton College for asserting that Muslims and Christians worship the same God, spoke at a press conference in Chicago Wednesday to address her possible termination.
After the provost of the Illinois Evangelical institution sent a recommendation to Wheaton President Philip Ryken earlier this week that the school should begin the termination procedure for political science professor Larycia Hawkins, Hawkins will likely have go before a committee of elected tenured faculty who will also have to make a recommendation on whether the school should terminate her employment.
Hawkins told supporters at the Chicago Temple Wednesday that although she holds no "hatred" toward the administrators at Wheaton College, the fact that the college is moving this quickly to terminate her over a Facebook post means that no one at the school is safe to express their beliefs or point-of-view. more >>
A conservative Christian organization based in Colorado has denounced the vandalism of an atheist billboard that advises people to "skip church."
Focus on the Family, which is based in Colorado Springs, decried the recent vandalism of an American Atheists billboard ad.
Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy, has told her family who visited her in prison that she has forgiven those who falsely accused her.
"Christmas is the celebration of God's mercy. I forgive my persecutors, those who have falsely accused me, and I await their forgiveness," her family quoted her as saying, according to the Italian newspaper La Stampa.
Bibi was sentenced in 2010 following an incident in 2009 where she was harvesting berries with a group of Muslim women who accused her of drinking from the same water bowl as them. An argument followed, and those women went to a local cleric and told him that Bibi had blasphemed against Islam. more >>