Christians in Indonesia have united together to create an intercessory prayer movement that they hope will result in improved relations between Islam and Protestant believers since their nation is home to 13 percent of the world's Muslim population.
Five million Christians are participating in non-stop prayer throughout hundreds of cities while focusing their prayers on the government, media, youth and social and religious issues of concern.
"24 hours a day, we are praying for the churches in Indonesia, all pastors and leaders. No single hour or day passes without prayers for our country," said Jeffrey Petrus, an organizer of the movement, according to NoticiaCristiana.com. more >>
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) called out what he saw as a "sad" effort to use the Trayvon Martin tragedy to undermine "Stand Your Ground" laws at a hearing on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, and frankly told the dead teen's mother, Sybrina Fulton, and the rest of the audience that the laws had nothing to do with his death.
In a five minute clip of his remarks posted to YouTube on Tuesday, Cruz empathized with Fulton loss as a parent, but highlighted that the Hispanic-Caucasian man, George Zimmerman, who gunned down her son after an altercation last year did not use "Stand Your Ground" as a defense when he was acquitted of the teen's murder this summer.
"Every parent understands the mourning you are feeling and it is always a tragedy when a child loses his life. Please know that we are all feeling your loss and express our very sincerest condolences," said Cruz. more >>
The latest healthcare.gov snafu involves Americans calling a cupcake shop in New York to find information about health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act, best known as Obamacare.
Carmen Rodriguez, owner of Brooklyn Cupcake, told The Christian Post in an interview on Wednesday that since Oct. 1, she has received more than 150 calls requesting Obamacare health insurance information.
"We've been getting phone calls and it wasn't until [Tuesday] that we put the pieces together," Rodriguez said. more >>
Republican Nevada state assemblyman Jim Wheeler has come under fire from both Democrats and Republicans for stating that if his constituents asked him to support legislation to bring back slavery he would do it.
According to the Las Vegas Sun, Wheeler was having a discussion with a crowd of Republicans in August when he made the declaration that many have denounced as offensive and incendiary.
"If that's what they wanted, I'd have to hold my nose, I'd have to bite my tongue and they'd probably have to hold a gun to my head, but yeah, if that's what the citizens of the, if that's what the constituency wants that elected me, that's what they elected me for," he said. "That's what a republic is about. You elected a person for your district to do your wants and wishes, not the wants and wishes of a special interest, not his own wants and wishes, yours." more >>
Christian rapper Amisho "Sho" Baraka Lewis recently led a discussion with fellow recording artist Kareem Manuel and minister D.A. Horton in which they offered Biblical responses to racial and social injustices for an online panel organized by the Urban Youth Works Institute.
Baraka, covered by The Christian Post earlier this year for controversial tracks on his new album Talented 10th, kicked off the hour-long live chat that touched on disparities in the public education system and the U.S. prison system.
"When we talk about racial injustice, the first thing I want to clarify is that race is not a scientific term, a lot of people know that, a lot of people understand that," said Baraka before delving into the discussion. "When we talk about identity one of the things we have to be clear about is that God has communicated that we're all His children. In Peter, how we see that we're all His priesthood, a royal nation. So race is a construct that was created for the intention to identify people. more >>
A major academic institution based in the Lone Star State has reached an agreement to open up a campus in the nation of Israel.
Texas A&M recently reached an agreement with the Israeli government for the creation of a satellite campus known as "Texas A&M University at Nazareth – Peace Campus."
Steven B. Moore, vice chancellor of the Office of Marketing and Communications at Texas A&M, told The Christian Post that the vision of the new campus was shared by many. more >>