South Africa and 2010: The Church’s Role in Countering Human Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation

“To be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” – Nelson Mandela. 2009 marked fifteen years of freedom from the chains of the apartheid era for South Africa, a time to celebrate the successes of a peaceful transition to... Continue Reading

Judge OKs YouTube Broadcast of Key Gay Marriage Case

The federal judge who will preside over a highly anticipated gay marriage case in California will allow the trial to be videotaped for later showing on YouTube despite the negative effects that doing so could have on witnesses. Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker decided Wednesday to have court employees record next week’s legal showdown... Continue Reading

Democrats can’t thread the needle on abortion

It is a lie that the Hyde Amendment will protect American taxpayers from funding elective abortions if the merged version of Health Care Overhaul goes through. Hyde is legislation that must be renewed annually and covers abortions through Medicaid in cases of rape, incest, or life endangerment of the mother. Right now, seventeen states offer... Continue Reading

National Religious Broadcasters Believe Broadband Reallocation May Be Illegal

Religious broadcasters have asked the Federal Communications Commission not to reallocate any broadcast spectrum for wireless, saying it will disproportionately impact Christian TV broadcasters. Responding to an FCC request for input on how the public’s welfare would be impacted were the commission to “diminish” over-the-air TV coverage in order to recover spectrum, the National Religious... Continue Reading

The Danforth Center on Religion & Politics established at Washington University, St Louis

With a $30 million endowment gift from the St. Louis-based Danforth Foundation, Washington University in St. Louis is establishing a scholarly and educational center that will focus on the role of religion in politics in the United States, according to Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton. “The Center reflects the legacy of Jack Danforth and his belief... Continue Reading

Court Hearing to Decide Nevada Personhood Initiative Fate Held Today in Carson City

From Christian Newswire The ACLU has joined forces with abortion giant Planned Parenthood to stop the initiative process of Nevada citizens. The simple, one sentence amendment reads: “In the great state of Nevada, the term ‘person’ applies to every human being.” The hearing on this matter, in the First Judicial District Court of the State... Continue Reading

Canadian Political Party demands funding restoration to religious group

On Dec 21, the New Democratic Party of Canada called for the restoration of $7-million in government funds to KAIROS, a mainstream Christian religious organization that has received government funds for foreign projects for 35 years. It also demanded an apology from Immigration Minister Jason Kenney for “an outrageous mistake” of accusing KAIROS of anti-Israeli... Continue Reading

Liberty University plans lawsuit over health care legislation

Liberty University plans to file a lawsuit if Congress passes and the President signs health care legislation. Mathew Staver heads Liberty Counsel and the university’s law school. Staver tells us Congress does not have the constitutional authority to force individuals to have health insurance or businesses to provide it. “The core issue of this health... Continue Reading

LifeWay Research: Most American pastors say ‘Islam is a dangerous religion’

Two-thirds of Protestant pastors believe Islam is a dangerous religion, according to survey results just released by LifeWay Research, a ministry of the Southern Baptist Church. While opinions vary widely based on factors such as denominational affiliation and political ideology, the survey of more than 1,000 Protestant pastors found 45 percent strongly agree with the... Continue Reading

A Leading Tribal Chief in Ghana tells Presbyterians: “Don’t spend productive hours on church activities”

The President of the Volta and Paramount Chief of Asogli traditional area, Togbe Afede XIV, has stressed the need for the church to educate its members on the need to work hard and blend their Christian and spiritual growth with work. Addressing the 150th Anniversary celebration of the Ho-Kpodzi Regional Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Ghana,... Continue Reading