NEW YORK, (C-Fam) As Amnesty International fleshes out its new policy backing the decriminalization of prostitution, Rachel Moran has some insights for them.
Her life in the sex trade, and her decision to get out, has made her a leading campaigner against Amnesty's policy. The author of Paid For: My Journey Through Prostitution, speaks openly of the violence, isolation, and drug abuse inherent in prostitution. What people like her need, she says, is help getting out.
ORLANDO, Fla. — Numerous people are waging war in the fight against pornography and its negative impact on mainstream culture that's seeping into the Church. The Christian Post is highlighting just seven notable figures who are combating the pervasive porn culture that's hurting families and destroying lives.
1. Donna Rice Hughes: As the CEO and president of Enough is Enough, Hughes has dedicated much of her life to protecting children from Internet pornography. Since the mid-1990s, she's given over 4,500 media interviews on issues such as Internet pornography, the sexting phenomenon, and sexual predators. more >>
The leader of the Chaldean Catholic Church in Baghdad has warned that there is another side to the ongoing refugee crisis, which is that organizations that make it their mission to not only welcome but prioritize Christian refugees might lead to the entire Middle East being emptied of Christians.
The Chaldean Patriarch of Baghdad, Louis Raphael I, said "any declaration that may incite our people to emigrate is irresponsible at this time," according to The Irish Catholic.
Millions of people have left both Iraq and Syria, fleeing civil war and terrorism threats, and have been looking to relocate to Europe and other Western countries. more >>
ORLANDO, Fla. — Clay Olsen, co-founder and CEO of Fight the New Drug, told hundreds gathered for an anti-pornography conference that he's seeing hundreds of thousands of young people rising up to demand an end to sexual exploitation of women.
"We have seen a movement of young people rallying around ending exploitation of women," Olson said. "We are seeing hundreds of thousands of youth get behind this and we are just getting started."
Olsen noted that the millennial generation is generally less trusting than their predecessors, but at the same time they are the generation that trusts science the most. more >>
Sudanese security forces have killed, raped and burned civilians alive during two military campaigns in Darfur that left thousands of people displaced from their homes, a prominent human rights organization has claimed.
A new report by Human Rights Watch accuses Sudan's Rapid Support Forces, which are under the command of Sudan's National Intelligence and Security Services, of committing "widespread and systematic" crimes against civilians that include mass rape, torture and murder when the forces were ordered to carry out counterinsurgency campaigns in 2014 and 2015 in Darfur.
"The RSF led two counter-insurgency campaigns in the long-embattled region of Darfur in 2014 and 2015 in which its forces repeatedly attacked villages, burned and looted homes, beating, raping and executing villagers," the HRW report stated. more >>
WASHINGTON — Members of the U.S. House of Representatives from both political parties told Christian persecution activists Thursday that the U.S. government has a moral obligation to help the Christians and other religious minorities affected by the refugee crisis in Syria and Iraq and also detailed various proposed resolutions aimed at doing so.
As thousands of Christians are risking their lives to smuggle their families into Europe in order to escape from the violence of the Islamic State and the Syrian civil war, Christian activists gathered by In Defense of Christians met with a bipartisan group of Congress members on Capitol Hill to discuss the actions being taken by the U.S. government to aid asylum seekers and other persecuted Christians in the Middle East.
Over 17 members of Congress spoke at the press conference and expressed displeasure with inaction taken by the Obama administration to provide refugees with protection and asylum. (On the same day, the White House announced plans to let 10,000 Syrian refugees into the United States, a six-fold increase from current levels.) more >>