Despite generally declining mortality, the suicide rate in America is climbing and the sharpest rate increase is among young girls between the ages of 10 and 14, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
In a data brief released Thursday that cites suicide among the 10 leading causes of death in the nation, the CDC revealed that the age-adjusted suicide rate in the United States increased 24 percent between 1999 and 2014 from 10.5 to 13.0 per 100,000 of the population.
In 2014 alone, 42,773 Americans died of suicide and when broken down by race, the statistics show that black males were the only racial or ethnic group to have a lower suicide rate in 2014 than in 1999. more >>
The Christian family whose five children were seized by Norwegian child services is denying a recent report that they are going to be reunited with their children.
According to a post on the Facebook page associated with the Bodnariu family, a Romanian media report stated Tuesday that Ruth and Marius Bodnariu were going to be reunited with their children "very soon."
Although the parents have longed to be fully reunited with all of their children since they were removed from the home last November over what appears to be spanking allegations, the family could not confirm that such a claim is true. more >>
A former student at Missouri State University is suing the school, charging that the administration denied him a master's degree in counseling due to his moral opposition to homosexuality.
The Thomas More Society filed a lawsuit on behalf of Andrew Cash on Tuesday in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, Southern Division.
At issue was MSU's apparent removal of Cash from a master's program after he stated that because of his sincerely held religious beliefs he could not hypothetically counsel a same-sex couple on relationship issues. more >>
A London-based human rights charity will open a free primary school in a poverty-stricken area of Pakistan that aims to give Christian children an education, an alternative to working as bonded laborers and a chance to break free from their family's cycle of poverty.
The British Pakistani Christian Association announced earlier this week that it has purchased land in the town of Kasur, just outside the city of Lahore, and will build the free school to be named after 12-year-old childhood martyr Tim Iqbal Masih, who was shot and killed in 1995 after helping to free thousands of children from bonded labor.
BPCA has provided extensive human aid to Christians and others in Kasur after several Christian families' mud homes were badly damaged by severe flooding last year. But as BPCA provided things like free medical examinations and treatments, the organization noticed a pressing need for a free educational outlet for the children. more >>
A controversial art display depicting a crucified Jesus Christ on a dartboard with red darts strategically placed to show where Jesus was nailed to the cross, was prominently featured at a Rutgers University exhibit until it was removed Thursday after officials received complaints about the offensive piece.
Known as the "Vitruvian Man," the artwork was removed from an exhibit at a campus library on Thursday following many complaints over it being sacrilegious.
Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards equated her controversial Wednesday visit to Georgetown University, the nation's oldest Catholic college, and the fight for so-called reproductive rights with the nation's fight to end slavery and racism.
Richards, whose visit to the Jesuit school came under much scrutiny from the Archdiocese of Washington and the pro-life community, was invited to speak by Georgetown's student-run Lecture Fund and addressed an invite-only room full of pro-choice students.
However, members of the student group Georgetown Right for Life were able to obtain an audio recording of Richard's speech and ensuing question-and-answer session, which was obtained by The Christian Post through Students for Life of America. more >>