A "catastrophic humanitarian emergency" is developing at a refugee camp in Nigeria where more than 1,200 graves have been dug for the deceased who starved to death after fleeing from their homes to escape the Islamic terror group Boko Haram, according to Medical charity MSF.
"This is the first time MSF has been able to access [the town of] Bama, but we already know the needs of the people there are beyond critical," said Ghada Hatim, MSF head of mission in Nigeria. "We are treating malnourished children in medical facilities in Maiduguri and see the trauma on the faces of our patients who have witnessed and survived many horrors."
Hatim said as many as 188 people have died in the camp since May 23, mainly from malnutrition and diseases such as diarrhea more >>
Grocery store chain Wegmans is apologizing to an ex-Muslim group after it refused to make a cake for the organization amid concerns that its message might be offensive to Muslims.
Last month, Ex-Muslims of North America requested the cake from a Fairfax, Virginia, Wegmans store but their order was denied.
In a letter addressed to CEO Daniel Wegman and President Colleen Wegman, Freedom From Religion Foundation staff attorney Andrew Seidel wrote that refusing to make the cake was "a serious civil rights violation." more >>
As I write this a combination of Iranian-backed Shiite militias and Sunni tribal fighters, assisted by U.S. and ally airstrikes, mount a siege around the ISIS-controlled city of Fallujah. Inside, thousands of ISIS fighters, who took residence in Fallujah's neighborhoods almost 2.5 years ago, wait: their snipers ready, their land mines buried, their barricades defying the attack.
Suspended between all this are 50,000 souls trapped within the city walls. Men, women, and children — who alone number around 20,000 — face the cruelest days of their lives, as ISIS fighters will stop at nothing to keep control of the city.
If they flee, they'll get shot. If they stay, they'll be used as human shields — even the women and children. Recently, images leaked out of Fallujah of children with blond hair and bright eyes. They are either Christians or Yazidis and they will escape or they will die a brutal death. more >>
Nationally syndicated radio show host and comedian Rickey Smiley speaks candidly about the struggles of single parenthood and raising five children, two of whom are daughters, in an interview with The Christian Post.
The 47-year-old star of TV One's reality show, "Rickey Smiley For Real," opens up about the challenges he's faced and is not ashamed to talk about the hardships that come with being a parent.
"One of the tough things about being a single father is trying to teach a woman how to be a woman. I have to teach my daughters how to sit at a table, how to cross their ankles. ... I'm trying to teach them etiquette and how to be a lady," Smiley told CP. more >>
The head of the Georgia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union announced her resignation over the group's support for President Barack Obama's transgender bathroom directive.
Maya Dillard Smith resigned from her position Thursday, stating that she came to the conclusion that the ACLU's support for the directive came at the expense of women's privacy rights after her daughters shared a bathroom with three transgender women.
Real Life Church in Valencia, California, and a local chapter of Young Life will be hosting "A Night to Remember" prom for students with special needs on Saturday.
Danny Caudillo, a spokesman for Real Life Church, told The Christian Post that Young Life Capernaum was one of five organizations the congregation chose to partner with this year as part of their 'Out of the Box' initiative "because we have seen what an impact it can make in these children's lives."
"Our sister church, Mission Church in Ventura, California, has put this event on for years, and we wanted to model our event after theirs," he explained. more >>