As the Islamic holy month of Ramadan came to an end on Friday, a monitoring group estimates that the Islamic State terrorist organization tortured at least 94 civilians, which included five children, for breaking their fast during daylight hours.
Reuters reports that the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a monitoring group close to the ISIS conflict, said Thursday that ISIS punished at least 94 individuals by flogging them, putting them in steel cages, or "crucifying" them in the streets of three Syrian provinces that the group controls.
As The Christian Post previously reported, a video was posted to YouTube in early July that showed how ISIS crucified dozens of civilians by tying them to electric poles with signs hung around their necks stating the alleged offense they had committed. Meanwhile a Syrian activist explained how the group was humiliating fast violators by putting them in cages on the streets for the public to see. more >>
An 18-year-old student from an academic institution in Wisconsin has accused a professor of forcing her to omit references to the Bible for a class assignment.
University of Wisconsin-Baraboo/Sauk County Professor Annette Kuhlman is guilty of religious discrimination for not allowing biblical references in a sociology project, student Rachel Langeberg claims.
A wave of concern is now rippling through the Christian science community after it was revealed that Jim Stump, a respected evangelical philosophy of science professor at the Christian Bethel College in Indiana, chose to resign last month because he doesn't agree with the school's new corporate position that "the first man, Adam, was created by an immediate act of God and not by a process of evolution."
The Board of Trustees of Bethel College, which is affiliated with the Missionary Church, recently approved a new policy on human origins after years of discussion between the college and the denomination which insists that the church's view on Adam "should be advocated as the official, meritorious, and theologically responsible position of the College, without disparagement."
"Though a very small part of a college's curriculum, the topic of origins has become a prominent theological conversation and an important pedagogical point of clarification for evangelical Christian institutions of higher education, including Bethel College," said the college in their statement on origins. more >>
Children with disabilities have their resilience tested every day. Some go through their daily rituals without a single complaint, even though the challenges they face mean less time for fun and play. Then this wonderful campaign came along with an idea that is life changing for some kids.
The Umea Institute of Design in Sweden is transforming the daily struggles of what it's like being a kid with disability and turning it into this creative and fun experience. They aimed to have children who need prostheses become more involved in the designs from start to finish. These kids were given the ability to completely remake the current prosthetic limbs into something completely different.
Whatever he or she desires her hand to look like, they can make the vision a reality. That is simply amazing for these differently abled children. It allows them to have fun! more >>
"Duck Dynasty" star Sadie Robertson continues to expand her fashion empire following the recent launch of her home decor range and jewelry line.
The 18-year-old A&E personality has now added silver and gold trinkets along with decorative home decor ornaments to her Live Original collection, which was inspired by her 2014 book of a similar name. The products come as part of Robertson's partnership with Christian-inspired decor company, Glory Haus, and each item features uplifiting messages of hope and encouragement while also showcasing her Christian faith.
"Live original is the message I share everywhere I go … [it's] living who God created you to be and being confident in the person you are," shared Robertson in a statement on Tuesday. "Everything I do is the 'Live Original' brand." more >>
A group of health experts gathered on Capitol Hill Tuesday to brief congressional staff members on the new "public health crisis" facing America — the growing use of internet pornography among younger children and the impact it has on their mental growth and social understanding of sex.
The accelerated growth of the internet within the last decade has made it easier now more than ever for children and adults to access free pornographic images and videos, and to get addicted to viewing such materials. Mary Anne Layden, director of Sexual Trauma and Psychopathic Program Center for Cognitive Therapy, told a room full of congressional staffers gathered by the National Center on Sexual Exploitation that internet pornography is becoming America's newest addiction crisis.
In a society where parents are uncomfortable teaching their children about sex and where school systems don't educate their students on all aspects of sex, Layden said that children are seemingly turning to internet porn to get the answers to their sexual curiosity. more >>