House Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said that the federal budget passed last month by House Republicans contains many principles consistent with his Catholic faith, in an interview on CBN.
"A person's faith is central to how they conduct themselves in public and in private. So to me, using my Catholic faith, we call it the social magisterium, which is, how do you apply the doctrine of your teaching into your everyday life as a lay person?" Ryan answered when asked how his faith informed the budget.
The interview was conducted April 3 and the full interview will be aired for the first time on CBN's "700 Club" Thursday night. more >>
An Ohio pastor involved in spreading awareness about child abuse in the U.S. said that the church should be "fearful of our own depravity."
Don Solin, youth pastor for the Next Generation ministry at Fairhaven Church in Dayton, told The Christian Post after a conference call on Tuesday that part of Christianity's response to the problem of child abuse needs to be pastors and clergy recognizing their own potential for depravity.
"All of us who do ministry ought to be fearful of our own depravity," said Solin, who felt that church leaders often run the risk of "[looking] down at other people that are struggling with sin." more >>
Christianity gives the best picture of how to bring justice to the poor, said a professor and author who had work with Mother Teresa in Calcutta, India.
Mary Poplin, professor of education at Claremont Graduate University and author of the book Finding Calcutta, shared stories of her involvement in various movements – from feminism to Marxism – and her travels to work with the poor in Calcutta in a talk titled "Radical Marxism, Radical Feminism, Radical Love: What Mother Teresa Taught Me About Social Justice" at the Veritas Forum at Davidson College in Davidson, N.C. on Thursday.
Before she worked with Mother Teresa for two months in 1996, Poplin spent many years saying that she was spiritual but that she didn't need a god. more >>
Over 4,000 children lose their lives daily due to drinking unsafe water, exposure to poor sanitation, and hygiene-related diseases (referred to as WASH conditions) and, according to World Vision, eight million children are expected to die this year due to diseases caused by such issues. That is why the organization is using World Water Day as an occasion to draw special attention to the plight of those struggling to survive without clean water.
Water, sanitation, and hygiene are the "foundation for development," according to Randy Strash, a Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Strategist and expert at World Vision. World Vision's Clean Water Fund is the main source of revenue for the organization in its work to bring relief to those in need of clean water.
"Water, sanitation and hygiene is absolutely critical for child and community well-being," Strash explained in a recent interview with The Christian Post. "If you don't have access to safe water, if you don't have good sanitation, if you don't have hygiene, all the other improvements are going to be like a band-aid on a major wound." more >>
Covenant Values Foundation, a non-denominational Christian organization established by Chattanooga philanthropists and businessmen Carey V. Brown and Steve Steele, has announced that it is making a "Billion Dollar Pledge" to worthwhile charities around the world.
Covenant Values Foundation was founded out of a common vision and passion to help and serve others, Steele, the organization's executive director, shared with The Christian Post.
"The Foundation supports organizations that foster the needs of orphans, youth, widows, the unborn and those who cannot help themselves, as well as sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ," he explained, adding that some of those works that aim to fulfill the Great Commission include church planting, leadership development, evangelism and discipleship. more >>
North Korea is most often in the news due to its nuclear program, but a number of charity organizations have raised concern for another big issue affecting the country – the persecution of its citizens.
Residents looking to escape the poverty and harsh life in the isolated Asian country face severe threats – if caught by government officials, they can be executed and put their entire family, including subsequent generations, in danger of imprisonment.
Last week, about 30 North Korean refugees in China facing the serious threat of persecution and even death back in their home country, were granted temporary relief due to South Korea's National Assembly adopting a resolution urging China to refrain from deporting them. more >>