If past is prologue, God or the voice of religious conscience should not be given a rest. Voices of religious conscience have been critically important in the four most prominent constitutional moments in our history – the founding era, the civil war and the end of slavery, women’s suffrage, and the civil rights movement.
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In a recent meeting, a politician said that we all know that children need two invested parents who read to them and take an interest in their education, but that’s just not the reality. Consequently, the discussion moved on. Yet it’s worth talking more—and doing more— about what we all recognize would help.
Homelessness is not a “thing” for us to deal with. It is about helping people. Just as a discussion on education should begin by acknowledging each child as a unique individual with unique needs – our conversation about homelessness must also begin with a focus on the plight of the person on the street.
Today, many believe motherhood is akin to a servant position, while “true power” emanates from women in corporate leadership positions. It seems women have clearly received the message that they can do whatever kind of employment they desire, but where does that leave motherhood?
A new article published by Bloomberg View presents an interesting outside perspective on the LDS Church's welfare efforts as well as the success of Utah's "war on homelessness". It is a war which this article says Utah is winning, due in no small part to Church efforts.
It wasn’t long ago that the American public considered smoking innocuous—some doctors even touted faulty research claiming smoking was beneficial. Today, we are experiencing a parallel societal awakening about the negative impacts of a different toxic substance—pornography.
The pro-life activists who created undercover videos that triggered multiple state and congressional investigations into Planned Parenthood’s abortion practices are facing more than a dozen new felony charges in California.