Climate Week NYC 2013, taking placing from September 23-30, is pushing for a "clean revolution" and gathering together world leaders to discuss how innovations in clean technology can create jobs and boost the economy, and will also look at why Christians should be engaged in pressing matters affecting the planet.
Leading organizations such as The Climate Group and The Weather Company are partnering in Climate Week efforts, bringing together a major global forum taking a look at climate change and how a low carbon economy could prove to be successful in today's world.
"We are delighted to be partnering with The Weather Company for the fifth Climate Week NYC. Their commitment to analyzing the topical issues of climate change and low carbon leadership, and the consequential impacts on America's economic opportunities and energy security is to be admired," Amy Davidsen, The Climate Group Executive Director said in a press release. more >>
The head of the Roman Catholic Church and the Bishop of Rome recently stated that if one is to be a "good Christian" they should pray for their political leaders, even if they do not agree with them.
Pope Francis made these remarks Sunday in Rome as part of a two-hour closed door meeting with clergy wherein the Pontiff talked about the need to pray for leaders.
"Pray for him, pray for her, that they can govern well…A Christian who does not pray for his leaders is not a good Christian," said Pope Francis. more >>
The Christian Post published an article online on Friday, September 13, 2013, written by Dan Delzell, entitled, "Do You Understand the Mystery of Christ?"
In part, the article stated:
"Ah, the mystery of Christ. That is exactly what God revealed to Saul, who went on to become the apostle Paul. …What happens to the person who repents of his sin and believes this good news? 'Yet to all who received Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God.'" (John 1:12) That is the mystery of the new birth. And that is the mystery of Christ" (emphasis mine). more >>
Syrian refugees have said that they are "horrified" at the prospect of a U.S. military attack on the government to take down President Bashar al-Assad, while Muslims have shared their amazement at a Christian missionary group providing relief in the region.
"It is about divided, the opinion. Some believe the rebels did it, but the majority of the people I talked to believe that Assad gassed his own people. That's the general feeling in the camps," Dr. Terry Law, the founder and president of World Compassion Ministries, shared with The Christian Post in a phone interview on Monday.
"They are horrified by it. Anybody in the camps says 'no more bombing, no more violence, our homes are destroyed already' and they are begging 'please let there be no response from the U.S. Just leave us alone,'" Law added of what refugees think of President Barack Obama's warnings of a military strike on Syria to punish Assad for using chemical weapons to kill 1,429 people in August. more >>
TLC aired its third polygamist show, with the special "My Five Wives," featuring the Williams family. Brady Williams and his family were featured on the special and spoke about their lives as polygamists who don't belong to any organized religion.
Brady has five wives and 24 children who all live outside Salt Lake City, Utah. The Williams family withdrew from the fundamentalist Mormon church in order to explore their own religious beliefs, which are a mixture of Christianity and other prominent religions.
"Since we have left the religion, it's now about love and it's about commitment, and it's about happiness as a family," Brady told the cameras. "It's not about the fear of hell or the promise of heaven." more >>
Televangelist and author, the Rev. Pat Robertson, will be leading the academic institute he founded after the president suddenly resigned.
Regent University made the announcement Monday regarding Robertson, who already serves as the Virginia institute's chancellor.
Mindy Hughes, public relations director at Regent, told The Christian Post that the move will be a temporary one. more >>