An interfaith imperative that brings together over 30 leaders from major world religions, including the World Evangelical Alliance, has launched a call to action to end extreme poverty by 2030 and tackle issues such as climate change.
"What does it mean for the Church to understand that God loves all the world?" asked Christine MacMillan, WEA's director for public engagement, in a phone interview with The Christian Post on Friday.
"There are two questions that you cannot change the answer to for yourself, or anybody else: Who your parents are, and where were you born. And the answer to those questions for some people in this world is devastating. We need to acknowledge that we do not live on an equal plane on this Earth, and God gives us a challenge to create some form of equality by loving our neighbors as ourselves." more >>
Churches and other religious groups can play an important role in reducing the opportunity gap between rich and poor kids in the United States, professor Robert Putnam said in an interview with The Christian Post about his new book, Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis.
While churches already play an important role by promoting the importance of marriage, they can do more by getting involved in the lives of the poor children in crisis, explained Putnam, Peter and Isabel Malkin professor of Public Policy at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, and the author of American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us (2010) with Notre Dame professor David Campbell, and the bestselling Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community (2000).
In part one of his CP interview, Putnam spoke about the isolation from family, churches and community experienced by poor children, or the bottom one-third of all children in the United States, and he responded to comparisons made with Charles Murray's Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010 (2012). more >>
The American dream, that anyone can get ahead if they work hard enough, is increasingly out of reach for the children of poor families, Robert Putnam wrote in his new book, Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis. In an interview with The Christian Post, Putnam shared that these children, about one-third of all kids in the United States, are distrustful of everyone due to their isolation from family, churches and their community.
"Love hurts, trust kills," one of the kids who he interviewed for the book posted on Facebook, Putnam said in a Friday phone interview. "If you think what it means to grow up in an environment where you think you can't trust anybody, that's a devastating kind of environment to grow up in."
Putnam is the Peter and Isabel Malkin professor of Public Policy at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and is also the author of American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us (2010) with Notre Dame professor David Campbell, and the bestselling Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community (2000). more >>
A 56-year-old jobless alcoholic man, who claims to have at least 40 children with 20 women, costing the U.K. taxpayers $6.7 million in child care and claims, says he wants to have many more children because the Bible says God wants humans to "go forth and multiply."
"I'll never stop [having children]. Never stop. In the Bible, God says go forth and multiply. I'm doing what God wants," Daily Mail quotes Mike Holpin, from Ebbw Vale in Monmouthshire, as saying.
Holpin was the subject of a documentary on Britain's Channel 5. more >>
This selfless woman prepares for Easter all year long, every year. Filling hundreds of baskets with goodies and love for all children in need. Every single Easter this woman does something that will warm your heart.
Lee Hardy makes Easter baskets full of treats and love. Dedicating each and every day to helping others and putting a SMILE on their faces. Lee does this for all the kids who may not have an Easter basket without her. This is a beautiful time for giving and sharing the LOVE of the Lord. God bless her and every one of the kids in the video.
A video like this is a great inspiration during the Easter holiday. Be sure to share God's love on Easter! more >>
A 58-year-old homeless veteran traveling through Washington state with his dog called "Legacy" has reportedly alleged that a well-known Christian player from the NFL's Seattle Seahawks "belittled" him for being homeless in front of four other players and then tried to offer him $20, which he rejected.
"He (homeless veteran) told me while in Bellevue, WA, 5 well known Seattle Seahawks players walked past him. One of the Seahawks made a rude comment about him being homeless and tried to offer him a $20 bill.The money was declined and that player who claimed to be a Christian was offended. The homeless man told the wealthy Seahawks player that he would not accept money from someone who would belittle him in front of others claiming to be a Christian. Needless to say that player was embarrassed because his friends had witnessed his rude prideful behavior," explained Christian minister Eric Jason Pena in Facebook post last Sunday, which has now gone viral with more than 100,000 shares.
Pena explained in the post that the homeless veteran, who did not reveal his name, made the revelation after complaining to him in a local Starbucks about the way some Christians live. more >>