Coincidentally, on January 22, 2019, the 46th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, National Geographic sent out an email titled in part “World’s largest child sacrifice discovered in Peru.” Of course, I clicked on the link, and discovered a parallel between cultures that is worth considering in the abortion debate in the United States.
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A Christian student group accused of anti-LGBTQ discrimination has had its day in court and won. The U.S. District Court in Davenport, Iowa, said in its ruling Wednesday that while it's laudable for university leaders to seek to end discrimination, they can't trample on the rights of conservative religious students in the process.
Every year the UN hosts a civil society conference that is attended by close to 2000 representatives of over 500 NGOs from over 100 countries. The conference allows civil society organizations to address issues on a global basis and provides an opportunity for them to network and share best practices. Salt Lake City will be the first U.S. city outside of UN headquarters to host the event. Here's why it matters and how you can be involved.
One North Korean defector in Seoul describes her family back home quietly singing Christian hymns every Sunday while someone stood watch for informers. Another recalls seeing a fellow prison inmate who'd been severely beaten for refusing to repudiate her religion. These accounts from interviews with The Associated Press provide a small window into how underground Christians in North Korea struggle to maintain their faith amid persistent crackdowns.
Conscience consists of a duty to God and one’s self—a moral obligation of the highest order. For James Madison, religious liberty was founded in sacred responsibility, the need to be free to fulfill one’s duty to God and thereby secure enduring happiness. To violate one’s duty to God does irreparable damage to one’s soul, a crime in which no just government or people would ever be complicit.
The risks of premature sexualization of girls are well documented, and parents are warned against allowing or instigating the loss of innocence in their child. But are we as protective of our boys? The precedent is being set; children that do not conform to traditional lifestyles, gender identities, and families are encouraged and praised as they flaunt their tiny bodies and pretend to possess a sexual maturity far beyond their years.
This week marked the 46th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision that changed the nation’s legal and social attitude toward abortion forever. Coinciding with the anniversary came two important events this week, representative of the ongoing battle that still rages over this issue and the ground that in some cases is being lost.