At the end of February I sat in the back of a classroom high in the mountains of rural Honduras and watched as an instructor gave a math lesson to a group of nine year-olds in Spanish. The most remarkable part of this experience wasn't my unfamiliarity with the native language or that a 6'3 NFL offensive lineman was sitting in the back of an elementary classroom in Latin America, but the fact that the class was being led by a nine year-old boy named Kevin.
Kevin is part of a peer-to-peer tutoring program called Agua Blanca at a World Vision funded school in San Juan, Honduras where children take control of their own learning process.
An important part of that process is making sure that children have clean water and healthy nutritious food so they can focus on learning the building blocks that will help lift themselves and their communities out of poverty. more >>
More than three-quarters of Christians in states where there is little to no regulation of payday lending believe that predatory lending is a "sin," according to a LifeWay Research survey released Wednesday afternoon.
Predatory loans, money loaned at outrageously high interest rates regardless of the person's ability to pay back the loan and interest, has ruined many lives and families across the United States and Christian leaders are calling on state lawmakers to step in and create regulations like interest rate caps so more families aren't victimized.
According to LifeWay's research, as many as 77 percent of self-identified Christians believe "it is a sin to loan someone money in a way that the lender gains by harming the borrower financially." more >>
Civil debates over climate change can lead to greater understanding and will strengthen our policy prescriptions. Therefore, we the editors of The Christian Post pledge to continue offering our news site as a forum where all sides in this debate can advocate for their position.
We recognize that Christians take various positions on these issues.
Some Christians want carbon controls because of their admirable care for the world's poor, arguing that a rise in sea level and angry storms will wreak havoc among the most vulnerable. more >>
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has made a number of statements backing Pope Francis' views on the dangers of global wealth and income inequality, ahead of his scheduled visit to the Vatican this week.
"The pope is right in saying all of us must address the grotesque income and wealth inequality we are seeing throughout the world," Sanders' campaign Facebook page wrote on Sunday.
"Pope Francis is right. It is a tragedy that so many men, women and children in this world are suffering. They are suffering because of social, environmental and economic injustice, and I look forward to addressing these issues when I visit Vatican City next week," another statement from Sanders read. more >>
An ongoing debate between evangelical groups on whether eliminating pollution and providing clean electricity over fossil fuels can be considered a "pro-life issue" has reached North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory's doorstep.
Groups such as the Evangelical Environmental Network and Young Evangelicals for Climate Action, along with 15,000 pro-life Christians in North Carolina, have petitioned to McCrory and other elected officials, urging them to aim for achieving 100 percent clean electricity in the state by 2030 as part of its Pro-Life Clean Energy Campaign.
However, E. Calvin Beisner, Ph.D., founder and national spokesman of The Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation, told CP in a separate interview, that the Pro-Life Clean Energy plan is a "deceptive campaign" that has been been criticized by a number of pro-life leaders. more >>
One of the greatest surprises of the 2016 presidential campaign season thus far has been the strong electoral showing of Donald Trump.
The frontrunner of the Republican primaries, Trump is considered a serious contender not only for the GOP nomination but, some believe, also the general election.
While many have struggled to explain his popularity, some have posited that it stems from a brand of populism. more >>