Joseph D'Souza and Noel Yeatts
By following his Master, Jesus, Father Stan Swamy is the latest Church martyr. Many Indian citizens across all religious and social lines are shocked that Swamy died while in police custody in prison. The U.N., EU and a host of other forums have said he was arrested under false charges. His death under the most inhumane conditions is a blot against Indian society.
Americans now seem to be realizing what we in the Republic of India have long accepted: Dealing with Communist China is incredibly complex and fraught with danger and deception.
As a religious leader myself, I am deeply grieved to have to say something that should be obvious: religiously-motivated violence committed anywhere, by any religious group, must be classified as an act of terror.
On Wednesday, Feb. 26 — Ash Wednesday — many members of the global church will enter the Lenten season.
President Trump today received one of the most outstanding welcomes ever given by the Indian government to a foreign leader.
The world calls them prostitutes, but I think that's an oversimplification. They're really victims of a complex form of cultural slavery. Many of these girls are chained to this lifestyle simply to provide for their families.
At heart, the real question Christians all over the world must answer today is whether or not they will hold on to the authority of Scripture and the gospel the church has historically believed in.
At 1 month old and only four pounds heavy, Hilda was severely malnourished, and her mother could not afford the formula or care she needed, no matter how hard she worked. Nearly 50 percent of Guatemalan children under 5 are stunted.
Thanks to the gaffes and the blatant bias of some reporters, the credibility of the American press has been heavily damaged.
We consider modern-day slavery a "good" vs. "bad" problem that can be solved with more police raids and criminal prosecutions. Yet, when we look at the underlying issues, it's rarely that straightforward. There are forms of cultural slavery, so ingrained in a society, they're considered normal and acceptable.