A significant body of polling data dating back to the 1970s finds that young adults are less likely than their older counterparts to identify as "pro-life." The mainstream media often gives these surveys plenty of attention. They often like to portray the pro-life position as unpopular among the young and argue that the pro-life position is poised to lose ground in the future.
However, last week Students for Life of America (SFLA) released a series of surveys conducted by the Barna Group which show that young adults are actually more opposed to abortion than many realize.
It found that 53 percent of Millennials (individuals between 18 and 31) think that abortion should be either illegal or legal only in cases of rape, incest, or to save the life of the mother. This is a nine-point gain from a similar survey SFLA commissioned four years ago. Their SFLA survey also indicates that only 47 percent of Millennials think that Planned Parenthood should receive taxpayer funding. more >>
The Church of England has apologized after a report was published exposing the physical and sexual abuse of hundreds of girls over a 20-year period at a church-run children's home.
"The findings of the independent review into Kendall House describe the harrowing regime experienced by numerous girls and young teenagers who were placed into the care of this Church of England home," said Bishop Paul Butler, lead bishop on safeguarding for the Church of England, on Wednesday. "The appalling standards of care and treatment should never have been allowed and on behalf of the national church I apologise unreservedly to all the former residents whose lives were and continue to be affected by their damaging experiences at Kendall House."
Simply because an individual is white doesn't mean they don't have compassion or understanding for issues affecting black people, according to "The View" co-host Candace Cameron Bure.
That's the message actress and TV personality Candace Cameron Bure made clear this week on "The View" after panelist Sunny Hostin asserted that because Bure's two sons, Lev, 16, and Maksim, 14, are white, Bure didn't have to worry about their safety when it came to their treatment by police.
The "Fuller House" star stressed that while she hasn't had to talk to her sons about potential dangers should they have an encounter with police, she still cares deeply about possible police brutality against minorities and wants to help bring about a resolution. more >>
NEW YORK — Influential evangelical leaders throughout the U.S. will fly to Washington, D.C. this weekend to join a crowd of as many as 1 million Christians to pray and worship together for the nation.
Inspired by Nick Hall, founder of PULSE, "Together 2016" is a prayer and evangelism movement to empower the church and awaken the culture to Jesus. Americans are being urged to unite on the National Mall, July 16, to offer prayer that God will change the hearts of individuals and thus change the nation.
"It's a gathering for all people to come together under the banner of Jesus. The only agenda is Jesus," Hall told The Christian Post. "It's the church from all backgrounds — Lutherans, Catholics, Pentecostals. It's going to be worship, it's going to be prayer, and it's going to be lifting up Jesus and praying that He changes our hearts individually. We're talking about a reset in our lives and ultimately a reset in this generation. We really believe that there's a heart issue and that God wants our heart." more >>
Suicide was the leading cause of death among 10 to 17-year-old children in Utah again last year and experts believe children who regularly attend religious services or eat meals with their family are at lower risk of committing the act.
"Last year we were over 600 (suicides)," Dr. Todd Grey, chief medical examiner for Utah told Fox 13 about suicides in the state. "We're certainly on track for being over 600 this year. So that means every day, on average, we're going to see at least one to possibly two suicides."
In less than a decade, according to The Associated Press, suicide rates among Utah's youth has tripled. A state report released this month shows Utah's youth suicides was 8.5 per 100,000 people in 2014, the most recent data available. In 2007, the rate was just 3.0 per 100,000. more >>
As the new craze of "Pokémon Go" is leading thousands of Pokémon chasers to churches throughout the country, some pastors are ready to use the opportunity "for good" while others want to keep the phenomenon off their church property.
Pokémon Go, a new augmented mobile reality game released last week that uses phone GPS systems to allow users to roam their communities in search of virtual Pokémon characters, has seemingly taken over the country and has already been downloaded more than 7.5 million times in in the Google Play and iOS Apps Store.
But as the game uses many different community hotspots as locations where users can collect and battle their Pokémon, many churches and other religious institutions across the nation have been picked to serve as gyms and PokéStops, where people can collect digital items that allow them to catch Pokémons. more >>