Randy Lewis, a former senior vice president of Walgreens, is the author of the highly inspirational book, No Greatness Without Goodness: How a Father's Love Changed a Company and Sparked a Movement. The book isn't only exceptional reading for business leaders who want their companies to become more efficient and profitable, but it also provides nuggets of wisdom and real life lessons for people who have the desire to build stronger and more meaningful relationships with those around them: friends, neighbors and coworkers.
Lewis and his wife, Kay, have three children. Their middle child, a son named Austin, has autism. During a speech in front of 5,000 Walgreens store managers at a conference in Las Vegas, he shared that "nearly 70 percent of individuals with disabilities and 95 percent of people with severe cognitive disabilities, like Austin, would never hold down a job."
This is not because people with disabilities cannot do the work, it's because many employers fail to realize that hiring people with disabilities will actually increase the overall performance among all of their employees. more >>
United States Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday blasted the Boy Scouts of America's policy that bans openly-gay leaders and volunteers, accusing the organization of "only [preserving and perpetuating] the worst kind of stereotypes."
Holder made his remarks at a reception for Lambda Legal, a "national legal organization whose mission is to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people."
The first African-American attorney general addressed the BSA's policy for the first time since the group decided in 2013 to permit openly-gay scouts, but maintained its ban on openly-gay leaders. more >>
Joni and Friends International Disability Center plans to hold the first-of-its-kind Global Access Conference, inviting individuals from across the U.S. and around the world to be trained and to network in the area of ministry to those with disabilities.
Organizers intend to bring together disability leaders, ministers, educators and practitioners to share experiences, forge relationships and learn how to practically and effectively promote disability ministry in the Christian community. The event is scheduled for Feb. 17-20, 2015, in Southern California.
Conference speakers include Joni Eareckson Tada, founder and CEO of Joni and Friends; Doug Mazza, president and Chief Operating Officer of Joni and Friends; Dr. Charles Ware, president of Crossroads Bible College; Dr. Joseph D'Souza, international president of the Dalit Freedom Network; Dr. Eddy Bazin, pastor of Delmas Christian Church in Port-au-Prince, Haiti; Lon Solomon, senior pastor at McLean Bible Church; international missionary and speaker Bernadette Todd; and full-time painter and speaker Hyatt Moore, former president of Wycliffe Bible Translators. more >>
WASHINGTON – A group of demonstrators representing over 40 different organizations gathered outside the White House to demand that Meriam Ibrahim, a Sudanese Christian woman sentenced to death for apostasy in Sudan, be freed.
Dozens of protesters, including U.S. Congressman Trent Franks of Arizona and U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, stood outside 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. on a warm overcast Thursday morning to demand the freeing of Ibrahim.
In an interview with The Christian Post, Senator Cruz said that the effort to free Meriam Ibrahim was part of a grander need for the United States to address international religious liberty. more >>
Editor's Note: The following is a Christian Post exclusive op-ed by Dale Brantner, president and CEO of CURE International. CURE International has a hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan.
I understand President Obama's reasoning for announcing the withdrawal of all U.S. forces from Afghanistan by the end of 2016.
And I respectfully disagree. more >>
"Insanity" is popularly defined as doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Yet, people have a tendency to do just that, whether it is with relationships, jobs, or destructive behavior. "Sanity" does not come, however, by simply dropping bad habits and relationships or swearing off certain behaviors. As Dr. Henry Cloud puts it, one has to take off the old and put on the new.
Cloud, a clinical psychologist, leadership consultant and author of the long-standing bestseller, Boundaries, presents in his new book, Never Go Back: 10 Things You'll Never Do Again (Howard Books), "ten key realizations about behaviors and thought patterns that hold us back and keep us from our goals."
"What we know about the brain is it's sorta like the old spiritual advice. What the Bible tell us is, there's two sides to getting better. We've gotta put off the old, but we have to put on the new. There's no such thing, really as stopping doing something without replacing it with a different direction and a different way of behaving," Cloud told The Christian Post in a recent interview. more >>