Jim Wallis has denounced a recent federal court decision that prevents, for now, the implementation of President Barack Obama's immigration reform agenda.
A three judge panel of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 on Monday against a federal program that would have granted an estimated 5 million undocumented immigrants legal status.
Wallis, who is the founder and president of the Evangelical social justice group Sojourners, said in a statement Tuesday that the panel majority "put politics over people." more >>
University of Missouri President Timothy M. Wolfe read from Psalm 46:1 during his resignation on Monday amid claims of racial hostility on campus.
Wolfe, president of the flagship school in the University of Missouri state system, said he hopes his resignation can be used to move the school forward instead of dwelling on incidents in the past that cannot be changed.
Choking up at times, Wolfe said, "I am resigning as president of the University Missouri system. My motivation in making this decision comes from a love of Columbia where I grew up and the state of Missouri. I have thought and prayed over this decision. It is the right thing to do." more >>
One year after the burning deaths of a Pakistani Christian couple for their alleged desecration of a Quran, fear still runs rampant within Christian communities of Punjab province since no assailants of the crime have been convicted and the vast majority remain at-large.
In November of last year, Shama and Shahzad Masih, a married couple with four children living in a community near Lahore, were attacked and murdered by a Muslim mob after witnesses claimed they found pages of the Quran in their trash.
On the anniversary of the murders, many within the community have expressed frustration with local officials regarding the progress of the investigation — or lack thereof. more >>
Leaders of the nation's two largest Baptist denominations gathered in Mississippi for a summit centered on racial unity and reconciliation.
Sponsored by Mission Mississippi, the Wednesday event featured Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd and National Baptist Convention, USA President Jerry Young.
In its failed attempt to validate discredited CBS reporting on President George W. Bush's alleged preferential treatment in the Air National Guard during the Vietnam War, the new movie "Truth" is flopping at the box office and failing to convince viewers that news anchor Dan Rather got his facts straight.
Months before the 2004 presidential election, CBS's "60 Minutes Wednesday" ran a story which claimed that Bush, the son of a congressman, was given special treatment during the Vietnam War. It alleged that Bush was taken into the Texas Air National Guard to avoid being sent to Vietnam, that he failed to complete his assignments and that he had been released early so that he could go to business school.
However, the report was based off National Guard documents and memos that were widely believed to be forgeries. As the narrative didn't include opposing views concerning the documents, many believed the report was a partisan attempt to smear Bush and cost him re-election. The report ultimately resulted in the demise of Rather's career and also cost producer Mary Mapes her job. more >>
My first reaction to the discovery of Periscope was not favorable. Oh no, I thought, another social media tool. I sometimes feel overwhelmed just keeping up with Twitter and Facebook, not to mention LinkedIn, and Instagram. I was quietly hoping this new media would just go away.
I was wrong on several fronts.
First, it did not go away. It has been embraced widely. Within ten days of its introduction, Periscope had a million users. After four months, it had ten million users. It is showing no signs of slowing. more >>