Editor's Note: A previous headline wrote that Higgins was criticized for "promoting abortion." Higgins was criticized for her critique of pro-life activism but she was not promoting abortion. We apologize for the mistake.
Also, Intervarsity released a statement on Thursday explaining its inclusion of Black Lives Matter speakers and with a response from interim President Jim Lundgren, saying, "Scripture is clear about the sanctity of life. That is why I'm both pro-life and committed to the dignity of my Black brothers and sisters." You can read the full statement here.
Urbana 15 and Black Lives Matter activist Michelle Higgins are under fire from Students For Life of America for seemingly rejecting the pro-life group's exhibition request and for proclaiming disparaging remarks from the stage about the pro-life movement, respectively, earlier this week at the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship-sponsored student mission conference. more >>
Americans support religious liberty for Christians more than they do for other religious groups, including Muslims and Jews, according to a new poll.
The Associated Press and the NORC Center for Public Affairs Research released the finding of the poll on Wednesday, which found that while solid majorities of Americans supported religious freedom for all, specific religious groups got higher percentages than others.
While 82 percent of respondents said religious liberty protections for Christians were important, only 61 percent said the same for Muslims; and 70 percent of respondents felt preserving the religious liberty of Jews was important. more >>
Norwegian child services have begun the adoption process for five children who were seized from a Romanian Pentecostal family in November after concerns were expressed about the parents' Christian faith, the family says.
As previously reported by The Christian Post, the five children of Ruth and Marius Bodnariu were seized by the Barnevernet (Norway's child services agency) on Nov. 16 after the principal of the middle school their two oldest daughters attend cited concerns about the children's religious upbringing and how the parents were teaching their kids that God punishes sin.
Although the principal only asked the Barnevernet to offer the family counseling services and never requested that the children be removed from the home, the agency removed all five kids from their parents custody on the claim that the children were being physically abused. more >>
Democratic presidential front runner and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton labeled the atrocities committed by the Islamic State terrorist organization against Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East as "genocide."
During a campaign stop in New Hampshire on Tuesday, the 68-year-old Clinton explained that although she was reluctant to use the term "genocide" a few months ago to describe the IS atrocities, there is now "enough evidence" for her to use the word "genocide" to denounce the the murders of religious minorities by the jihadi group.
"What is happening is genocide, deliberately aimed at destroying not only the lives but wiping out the existence of Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East in territory controlled by ISIS," Clinton said in response to a question during a town hall event. more >>
The all-female policing unit of the Islamic State terrorist organization in Syria has mutilated and murdered a woman for breastfeeding her baby in public, a witness claims.
As IS has become notorious for punishing and torturing women who violate its strict brand of Shariah law, Aisha, a former resident of Raqqa who managed to escape to Turkey after her husband was beheaded, told the United Kingdom-based Sunday Times that she once witnessed the militant group execute a woman simply because she needed to feed her nursing baby in public.
Aisha explained that although the woman shielded her breasts by breastfeeding her child underneath her full-veil burqa, IS' Al-Khansaa Brigade, an all-female unit in charge of enforcing IS' law on the streets of Raqqa and Mosul, deemed the mother's action of breastfeeding a violation of Islamic State law. more >>
In an attempt to curtail "violations" in the treatment of female sex slaves, a religious ruling by so-called theologians of the Islamic State specifies when "owners" of enslaved women can have sex with their captives.
The ruling, or fatwa, was discovered among a collection of documents seized by U.S. Special Operations forces during a raid targeting a top official of the terror group in Syria back in May, Reuters reported on Tuesday.
The document states that some IS militants have "committed violations in the matter of the treatment of the female slaves" and details an extensive list of bulleted items regarding the handling of female captives. more >>