WASHINGTON — Disney's upcoming film "Queen of Katwe" tells the true-story of Phiona Mutesi (Madina Nalwanga), a courageous girl who sells maize (corn) in the dusty streets of Kampala, Uganda, and ultimately uses her mastery of the game of chess to become a champion in the game of life.
Upon reading a script for the film, Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o, who portrays Phiona's mother, Nakku Harriet, told The Christian Post on Wednesday, "I just sobbed."
After the first 10 pages Nyong'o knew she wanted to be a part of the film, saying she hadn't ever seen anything quite like the story. An added plus was that Director Mira Nair, with whom she had worked with before, was attached. more >>
"Bringing Up Bates" stars Alyssa Bates Webster and her husband, John, recently shared that they are expecting their second child, a baby girl due in January 2017.
"John and I are simply overwhelmed with happiness to be expecting another baby girl. We are highly anticipating our daughter's arrival. January can't come soon enough!," the expecting parents shared in a statement to The Christian Post.
The announcement was accompanied by a photo of the happy couple holding their toddler and a sign revealing their baby's due date as Jan. 27, 2017. more >>
A former member of the Islamic State in Afghanistan says the terrorist group is raping girls as young as 10 in the Central Asian country.
The Independent reported on Tuesday that a man identifying himself as Lahor Shah described IS to the Dubai-based news outlet Al-Aan TV as engaging in a wide range of crimes against humanity.
"I witnessed the worst crimes against humanity, perpetrated against Afghans, like the kidnapping and rape of girls aged no more than 10 or 12," explained Shah. more >>
The nation's largest secularist organization is renewing its effort to pressure some of the nation's most popular college football teams to get rid of their chaplains, arguing that coaches violate students' First Amendment rights by instituting chaplaincy programs.
Last August, the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation sent letters to a number of public colleges and universities telling them that allowing Christian chaplains to minister to their football teams establishes a favoritism toward Christianity and coerces non-Christian athletes to take part so that their standing with coaches and teammates won't be diminished.
The organization, which advocates for a strict separation of church and state, released an in-depth report titled "Pray to Play" last year, highlighting a number of public colleges that have chaplaincy programs and schools that use public funds to fly chaplains to away games, provide hotel rooms for them and their families, and give them per-diem payments. more >>
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Famous male porn star Ron Jeremy is set to debate Christian pastor Craig Gross of XXXChurch on the dangers of pornography later this month in central New York.
According to the Albany Times Union, the two will face off in the "The Great Porn Debate" on Sept. 27 at the Proctors GE Theater in Schenectady, New York, which is about 25 minutes northwest of the state's capital of Albany. more >>
New York Fashion Week is a biannual series held in February and September of each year. The elaborate experience often features celebrity appearances both in attendance and on the runway. This year two popular entertainers in the Christian community joined the mix, Duck Dynasty's Sadie Robertson and Natasha Bure, daughter of Candace Cameron Bure, who were both celebrated as they walked in the Sherri Hill Spring 2017 show.
Fashion week is an international phenomenon where fashion collections are shown to buyers, the press, and the general public for the first time. The collections are usually exhibited in open space galleries, lofts, tents at Bryant Park and extravagant open rooms when held in New York City. American fashion designer and businesswoman Sherri Hill is now catching the eye of the Christian community after featuring the daughter of "Fuller House" star Natasha as well as Duck Dynasty's Sadie Robertson in her latest show held at the Gotham Hall on Monday night.
Bure took to social media to share her excitement for both Natasha and Robertson. more >>