Stephanie Samuel

Christian Post Reporter

2.5 Million Children Are Homeless in US, New Data Reveals

A historic number of America's youth – 2.5 million children – are homeless according to a report recently released by the National Center on Family Homelessness. These children, the report shows, are victims of a number of variables that contribute to homelessness including single motherhood, racial disparities and low household incomes.

Interview: Christian Psychiatrist on Why Holidays Are Rough for Depressed People; Forgiveness and Mental Health

Depression affects nearly 14.8 million people in the United States. Karl Benzio, founder of the addiction and mental health counseling helpline the Lighthouse Network, said depression and loneliness can be heightened during the holiday season. In this edited interview with the Christian Post, Benzio explains why the holiday season is so challenging for some and why forgiveness is the ultimate secret to health wellness.

National Cathedral Hosts Islamic Prayers; Lone Protester Interrupts Service

The Washington National Cathedral will be hosting it first Muslim prayer service Friday in an effort to promote interfaith prayer and improved global relations between Muslims and Christians. The Episcopal church set in Washington, D.C. will alter its visitor tour schedule to host traditional Islamic Friday prayers called Jumu'ah led by South African Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool.

Navy Chaplain Who Fought to Pray In Jesus' Name, Now Newly Elected as Colorado House Rep Described by Left as 'Religious Right Activist'

Gordon "Dr. Chaps" Klingenschmitt, the Navy chaplain discharged for praying in Jesus' name while in uniform, is already creating a bit of a stir primarily among liberals as the newly elected Colorado State House representative. Klingenschmitt beat out his Democratic challenger, retired school teacher Lois Fornander with 70 percent of the vote in Colorado's District 15 where he says Republicans make up about 43% all registered voters.

Bible's Most Popular Verse Is 'Be Anxious For Nothing', Says Amazon

The most popular portion of the Bible is a verse urging readers not to be anxious, according to data released from online book seller Amazon. The online retailer recently released a list of the most popular passages from its most popular books. Amazon's most popular books include The Hunger Games, The Harry Potter Series, Pride and Prejudice, and the Bible. It found that the commonly highlighted portion of the Bible is Philippians 4:6-7.