An atheist group has posted a billboard in Mississippi, one of the most religious states in America, telling residents that God and faith will not solve their problems.
The Freedom From Religion Foundation, the nation's largest atheist organization, announced it is putting up a highway billboard on July 1 in Tupelo with the message "God Fixation Won't Fix This Nation," with plans to keep it in place for the entire month.
"We lose sight of human needs when we fixate on gods," said FFRF co-president Annie Laurie Gaylor. "When we have faith in ourselves, we won't need faith in gods." more >>
Team USA Gold medalist Gabrielle Douglas is gearing up to compete in the Rio Olympics and before her departure she's sharing her faith with everyone in the world by releasing her Christian music workout playlist.
Douglas mentioned her fitness music playlist in the June issue of SELF magazine, and in respose she received a tweet of gratitude from Christian music group Veridia for including their name.
Marguerite Barankitse, a Christian humanitarian worker who rescued tens of thousands of children in her orphanages in the wake of the Burundian civil war, has said that forgiveness must be offered to everyone, even to those that killed 60 people in her own extended family.
Barankitse, who in April received the Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity, a prestigious award commemorating the 1915 Armenian genocide, told The Christian Post in an interview that amidst all the suffering and the atrocities she has witnessed, she has never given up hope in believing in humanity, and insisted that forgiveness is always possible.
Barankitse founded the orphanage Maison Shalom in eastern Burundi in 1993 as the country's devastating civil war was unfolding, sheltering and saving children from both the Hutu and Tutsi ethnic groups, despite great risks and pressures. more >>
The government is failing to resolve issues like the achievement gap and economic stagnation because it is ignoring "politically incorrect" solutions, argues a scholar who specializes in education.
William Jeynes, a professor of education at California State University and senior fellow at the Witherspoon Institute in Princeton, recently spoke on these matters at the University of Antwerp in Belgium.
Titled "A Meta-Analysis on the Relationship Between Parental Involvement And Academic & Behavioral Outcomes," the presentation focused on parental involvement on student achievement. more >>
A Christian schoolteacher from England who police believe sexually abused as many as 200 children from poor communities in Malaysia and bragged about his exploits online, was given 22 life sentences after admitting to 71 charges of sex abuse against children aged 6 months to 12 years.
Richard Huckle, 30, the schoolteacher from Ashford, Kent, fancied himself such an expert in abusing minors, he wrote a 60-page how-to manual for other pedophiles to follow that Judge Peter Rook QC, called a "truly evil document" according to the BBC.
"Impoverished kids are definitely much easier to seduce than middle-class Western kids," Huckle reportedly wrote online, according to the BBC. "I still plan on publishing a guide on this subject sometime." more >>
Pope Francis met with and praised on Sunday top Hollywood actors George Clooney, Salma Hayek, and Richard Gere for their work toward a Vatican initiative aimed at helping poor communities.
Catholic News Agency reported that the actors were presented with the "Olive Medal" of peace award by the Scholas Occurentes initiative, which they helped promote.
Francis told the actors at Paul VI's Synod Hall that it is their responsibility to "help the world recover the language of gestures." more >>