The 28-year-old New York woman behind a now viral photo associated with the Black Lives Matter movement in Baton Rouge has said the popularity and discussion generated by the image is the "work of God," and described herself as a "vessel."
Several news sites, including the BBC, reported on the photograph, which shows Leshia Evans wearing a long, flowing summer dress as she stands in front of a police line.
Reuters photographer Jonathan Bachman said the photo was taken on a street near police headquarters that was being blocked by protesters in the city, which was the site of Black Lives Matter protests over the weekend. more >>
The Rev. Franklin Graham has said that America is in desperate need of Divine intervention in the wake of several shootings and riots, and announced a major prayer initiative ahead of both the Republican and Democratic national conventions.
"Our country is in a huge mess. Shootings, riots, and protests now claim the headlines about America, and that's heartbreaking. We are in desperate need of Divine intervention. We need healing. Prayer is what can make a difference in America," Graham said in a Facebook message on Monday.
There have been several violent incidents that have shaken America's core in recent weeks, from the deadly shootings at an Orlando gay nightclub that left 50 people dead, to the shooting deaths of two black men by police last week, followed by three shootings of police officers in Missouri, Georgia and Tennessee, and the killing of five police officers in Dallas by a man who said he "wanted to kill white people." more >>
As I read the news reports, my heart immediately went out to the families. The media has been fueling the flames of racism and hatred for some time and we are reaping the whirlwind.
Yes, hatred and racism do exist, but from my vantage point, not to the degree they are being portrayed. I see tremendous love between the black and white communities — love we should be encouraging.
What if we looked through a different lens other than the lens of the secular media … more >>
In Part One of The Christian Post's interview with Marguerite Barankitse, the Christian humanitarian worker who rescued tens of thousands of children in her Maison Shalom orphanages in the wake of the Burundian civil war, she talked about the importance of forgiveness, even for those who killed 60 of her family members during that conflict. In Part Two, she shares the one thing she wants world leaders to know about her hope for the country's future.
Amid political unrest in Burundi where demonstrators are calling for President Pierre Nkurunziza to step down following mass civilian executions, Barankitse says she has been forced to flee the country to Rwanda where she now lives.
LOS ANGELES – Executive producers of the 2016 remake of "Ben-Hur," Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, shared their heart for forgiveness and reconciliation as more information is released on the Orlando massacre – the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.
"There's things clearly happening in the world and we put this film together to impact culture with the message of love and forgiveness and reconciliation and that's needed now more than ever," Roma Downey, former "Touched By An Angel" star, said at a Los Angeles screening of "Ben-Hur" about the Orlando shooting.
When asked how she and her husband, Mark Burnett, hope to spread the message of forgiveness in these dark times, she maintained she plans to do so by one act of kindness at a time. more >>
Iraqi Christians who are joining Muslims in fasting during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan as a sign of peace and solidarity are facing rebuke from other believers.
"In this way we just wanted to propose a Christian gesture: as Christians, we are confident that fasting and prayer, also shared with others, can work miracles, while weapons and military interventions only kill," Chaldean Patriarch Louis Raphael I told Fides News Agency.
The Patriarch explained that other Christians, though he did not identify who, have taken issue with Christians and Muslims worshiping together in such a way. more >>