There are 42 million foreign-born persons in the United States, nearly 14 percent of the population. They come from virtually every nation in the world. If you add their US-born children, the percentage jumps to 26 percent. Worldwide, there are more than 232 million international migrants...
Muslim leaders must be encouraged to embrace the important teachings of Islam from the Holy Quran, advocating freedom, effective and just institutions, equal opportunities for all members of society, gender equality, economic and social progress, representative governance and effective institutions.
Since 2012, February 6 has been marked each year as the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. This reflects a wide global consensus that the ancient practice of cutting female genitals is a patent violation of human rights and human dignity.
Republican candidates are running on anti-Muslim sentiment as a major political platform for their base, which makes Obama's speech all the more significant and relevant.
What's important to remember is that God cares about people and that our relationship with Him (as well as the sum of our merits) does somehow play a part in the way everything unfolds, maybe even the outcome of the Super Bowl.
As we celebrate Black History Month and remember the ongoing struggle for civil and human rights, one of the most striking lessons from history is that movements for social change never go smoothly.
WorldPost Asia Pacific,
The Other Hundred,
Maria Fatima is the chief of Maudemo, a village in Timor-Leste where life has long centered on small-scale farming. But with output from village farms facing rising competition from cheap, factory-processed foods, Maria spends much of her time helping her community look for ways of producing better tasting, higher-value food both for them to eat themselves and sell in nearby markets.
Focus On The Family,
When attempting to talk about Focus on the Family, it's particularly difficult not to plunge head first into the dark waters of "Us vs. Them" as one its LGBTQ descendants. However, Amber Cantorna, a Focus executive's daughter, inspires us to try.
Europe Migrant Crisis,
Ideally, there need not be an appeal to religious values when it comes to the respect of fellow human beings. But when politicians invoke Christian values, it is important to remind them what Jesus actually said when it came to the needy and marginalized people in society.
When society uses groups or stereotypes to sort, it discards the very thing that creates value. It's a lazy man's approach to thinking. Or, maybe it's not thinking at all. This laziness denies the very best thing each of us have to offer: ourselves.
More Americans than ever before say they would not let their sons play football. Yet football remains our favorite spectator sport (it's not even close) and there is nothing to indicate that's about to change.
About a year ago, I began a new ministry in a nearby neighborhood. Not wanting to muscle in on anyone else's turf and hoping to perhaps network with others in the area, I researched what else was going on around me.
With today's rapid pace of technological advancement, the world is getting more and more connected. Using the Internet, we can easily search what's happening out there and who's doing what. We are widely exposed to diversity. This is not limited to the cyber world. Especially living in a big city...
More Light Less Heat,
Picasso At The Lapin Agile,
Sinai And Synapses,
Can drama change the way we talk about religion and science? A fan of "Star Trek" and "Star Wars" and a former theater professional believe so. As part of Sinai and Synapses' series "More Light, Less Heat," John Sianghio and Seth Patterson share how the role of...
Only when we openly and truthfully speak to the roots of racism and inequality in our country -- white supremacy, white privilege, and the dehumanization and devaluation of black lives and bodies -- will we able to deal with the modern-day realities of that legacy.
Salafists is causing a sensation in Paris. The movie highlights -- and this, too, has seldom been done -- the religious inspiration that motivates these criminals.
For a man whose personal beliefs have been called into question countless times, we all have something to learn from President Obama's faith and unequivocal endorsement of the freedom of religion.
The past couple of weeks have been incredibly tough for me. I have been straddled with the burden of stress so much so that it started to affect my physical health. As a college student, it's expected that I'll have stressful moments but sometimes, it become too hard for me...
I am thinking quite a bit this week about Lot's wife, way back in the book of Genesis, mostly because a song inspired by her story, written by my friend the poet Alicia Jo Rabins, about looking back lovingly, is on loop in my mind; a love song to Sodom -- which could use a love song.
Recently, a caller asked Hank Hanegraaff ("The Bible Answer Man") about the message of grace that I share in my book "The Naked Gospel." Below are Mr. Hanegraaff's comments, along with my thoughts in response. Hank Hanegraaff: "Andrew Farley teaches that the Lord's Prayer is an old covenant prayer, and...