Editor's note: The Christian Post was invited by World Vision Zambia to meet with locals who've been impacted by the organization's water, sanitation and hygiene program. This is the first of a series of articles on that trip, which took place March 22-28.
Mira Buumba, 55, could have died. Or so it seemed when she became severely ill from a bout of diarrhea. Unable to take care of herself, much less do common household chores, Buumba's grandchildren had to skip school to help take care of her. Neither Ms. Buumba nor her family had any idea what had made her so gravely ill, further complicating the situation. They did not realize, until later, that the cause of her sickness was the very water that her family and neighbors had been using everyday to cook, clean and keep themselves hydrated.
"If you saw her photo you would be shocked," World Vision Zambia Communications Officer Collins Kaumba, serving as a guide and translator, said relating her previous condition. more >>
The Christian pop rock band, Newsboys, are grateful that they can still sell out shows after forming close to three decades ago, but the foursome decided to up the ante by working to end world hunger on their current tour.
Duncan Phillips, Jody Davis, Jeff Frankenstein and Michael Tait are currently selling out shows as Newsboys on their "We Believe...God's Not Dead" 2015 Spring Tour. However, the band is doing more than providing an entertaining worship experience for people, but they have partnered with Food For The Hungry (FH) to help put an end to poverty and the spread of HIV/AIDS in Uganda.
The Newsboys' spring tour began last Feb. and will allow the band to stop in over 40 cities. At each show, information about FH and its child sponsorship program will be given to those in attendance. more >>
The University of Tennesse's "sex week" will go on as scheduled this week, despite efforts to challenge funding for the event.
Organized by the group Sexual Empowerment and Awareness at Tennessee, sex week starts on Monday and runs through Saturday, April 11.
In years past, the event has included the distribution of "condom flowers" and the wearing of penis costumes. more >>
The Food and Drug Administration has announced that it's easing restrictions on gay men donating blood, reversing a policy enacted during the outbreak of the AIDS epidemic decades earlier.
In a statement released Tuesday, the FDA said easing the ban came after several years of research into the matter.
"Following this review, and taking into account the recommendations of advisory committees to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the FDA, the agency will take the necessary steps to recommend a change to the blood donor deferral period for men who have sex with men from indefinite deferral to one year since the last sexual contact," stated the FDA. more >>
Acalanes High School in Lafayette, California, allowed Planned Parenthood employees to teach freshmen students sex education last month using a gingerbread man-like diagram of transgender expression and pamphlets asking students if they are ready for sex, according to the nonprofit law firm Pacific Justice League.
PJL said it has received complaints from parents who say their children felt "pressured to have sex" after Planned Parenthood distributed handouts about gender and preparing for sexual intercourse.
One of the three handouts in question, "The Genderbread Person" worksheet taken from a book titled The Social Justice Advocate's Handbook: A Guide to Gender by comedian and social justice advocate Sam Killerman, teaches that "gender isn't binary." more >>
Carrie Underwood put on a show-stopping performance at a World AIDS Day event in Times Square on Monday night.
The country singer, who is expecting her first child with husband Mike Fisher, took to the stage sporting her burgeoning baby bump and belted out a set which included her new baptism-themed single "Something in the Water."
The event, which also featured other acclaimed artists such as Bruce Springsteen and Kanye West, was held to support (RED), an organization that aims to raise HIV awareness and ultimately end AIDS. more >>