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Christianity

OPINION: On the Issues of Methodists

The United Methodist Church has voted to keep it’s ban on lesbian and gay clergy. A decision that was narrowly passed with 53% in favor and 47% against. Despite the majority of the American church pushing to openly allow for any LGBTQ+ members, many of the church members worldwide have chosen to maintain the Methodist […]

Jordan Mabe | February 28, 2019
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Christianity

Thoughts on Underoath

Underoath is an American rock band from Florida. They recently came back with a new album after being split up for a couple of years and many fans were surprised when the traditionally metal-core Christian band seemed to become secular. Some of the band members even released a video titled “Underoath’s Three Thoughts on Christianity”. […]

Jordan Mabe | July 30, 2018
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Catholic Teaching

Pope Francis’ Easter Homily: A Reminder that Jesus has Risen

This past Easter Sunday, in the company of 80,000 others, I completed my lifelong dream of attending Easter Sunday Mass in Saint Peter’s Square, celebrated by Pope Francis. After braving a seemingly interminable security line, I had finally made it. The mass was more beautiful than I had ever expected; people from all around the […]

Natasha Tax | May 2, 2017
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Defending the Faith

Processada por agir conforme sua fé: o caso da florista Barronelle

“Desde 2012, casais do mesmo sexo são livres para agir conforme suas crenças sobre o casamento, mas porque eu sigo o ensino da Bíblia de que o casamento é a união de um homem e uma mulher, eu não sou mais livre para agir de acordo com as minhas crenças.” Esse é um trecho da carta […]

Aléxia Duarte | November 15, 2016
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Human Rights

Querida FIFA, ¿Quién o qué decide tus agendas?

El defensa se da cuenta que no hay forma de salir jugando y retrasa el balón hacia el portero, éste sin opciones entra en pánico y hace lo que el público espera que haga: despejar el balón. El grito de “eeeeh…puto” ensordece el estadio mientras la pelota se aleja del peligro. Dicha palabra resulta ser […]

André Fernando Alba | July 31, 2016
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Christianity

Victory for the Bodnariu Family

I am pleased and happy to say that the Bodnariu children will be returning to their parents. Last month, I had posted the story of the Bodnariu, whose parenting and Christian values led to the confiscation of their children by Norwegian authorities back in November 2015. This family quickly became the subject and focus of global activism. Friends and family stood by the Bodnariu family and […]

Sarah Kepins | June 11, 2016
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Catholic Teaching

Empty Beds

Christians are often targeted because of their firm beliefs. Christianity is often not understood and it is because of this reason that it is often feared by others. It is often said that what you don’t understand, you fear and this is certainly this is true for Christianity. In Norway, the Bodnariu family has lost […]

Sarah Kepins | May 18, 2016
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Africa

147 Mercilessly Massacred

“With each blast of the gun, I thought I was going to die,” said Collins Wetangula, an eyewitness of the April 2 massacre at the University of Garissa in Kenya.  Student Omar Ibrahim observed, “We saw many many bodies, some did not have heads.” Such brutality claimed 147 lives. They were killed from hatred. Only […]

Catherine Birri | April 16, 2015
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Human Rights

A Call To Cautious Arms

ISIS is everywhere now. Front-page articles of newspapers, breaking stories on televised news, constant tweets, trending stories on Facebook, videos on YouTube, conversations on the street. Everyone is thinking about it. Everyone is talking about the latest threats and the latest efforts to stop them. And everyone is asking the same question: how are we […]

Eileen Wittig | October 1, 2014
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