The iconic hymn "Amazing Grace" has been sung in churches, funerals, and major public events across the United States and around the world. The story on how it was written has now become the focus of a musical play in Broadway.
Churches across the United States are reviewing security measures during Sunday services in light of the mass shooting in the South Carolina city of Charleston last month, which left nine people in a historically black church dead. They are also trying to figure out how to be welcoming to everyone who visits.
A conservative news anchor used her TV show to deliver harsh remarks directed at President Barack Obama and radical Islam. She made the comments in relation to the shooting in the Tennessee city of Chattanooga, which killed four Marines and a Navy sailor.
Liberal commentator and columnist Kirsten Powers has slammed Planned Parenthood after two viral videos posted online showed doctors in the nonprofit women’s health organization discussing with undercover actors posing as buyers about the use of aborted body parts for medical research.
Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi has been sentenced to death for supposedly making blasphemous remarks about Islam. However, she has been granted a final chance to appeal her case on Wednesday to the country’s Supreme Court and possibly win her freedom.
The Christian owners of a bakery in Oregon have been ordered to pay $135,000 in damages for their refusal to bake a gay wedding cake. However, a crowdfunding site has reported a record $390,000 in donations to support Aaron and Melissa Klein.
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has come up with a proposal to allow Muslims to obtain home loans that are compliant with Sharia law. He made the suggestion as part of recommendations on increasing housing in the city.
Real estate mogul and controversial Republican presidential contender Donald Trump has made remarks about the plight of Christians in Syria. Unfortunately, his comments were less than truthful on the matter.
Many people in the West think that India, where the dominant religion is Hinduism, as a place of religious tolerance. However, Christians in that country have challenged that stereotype after 39 of them were “converted” back to Hinduism on Sunday.
In an effort to impose tighter restrictions on firearm purchases, the Obama administration is pushing to impose background checks on some types of Social Security recipients. The move is mostly aimed at people who lack the mental capacity to manage their own affairs.
One of Japan’s most internationally recognized companies, Mitsubishi Materials, has issued a landmark apology on Sunday to American prisoners-of-war who were forced to work in mines controlled by the company during World War II.
Yahoo! Inc. has proposed to spin off its stake in Alibaba and rename it Aabaco Holdings. However, the Internet company hopes that regulators in the United States would approve a tax deal first before conducting this business operation.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump continues to generate controversy in the American political landscape, this time directing his harsh remarks over Arizona Sen. John McCain and his status as a war hero. Despite the public backlash, the businessman has refused to apologize and wrote an op-ed defending his position, highlighting the plight of U.S. military veterans.
British motoring journalist and TV presenter Jeremy Clarkson has indicated during a live show in Australia on Saturday that he has found a place to air his new car show, possibly by American companies such as Netflix or Amazon. He also recalled the final lap he drove at the Top Gear test track.
The market for fitness-based wearables is a highly competitive one, dominated by the Apple Watch and Fitbit products. However, Moov has introduced an activity-tracking wearable known as the Moov Now, which has the potential to disrupt the market when it is officially released this fall.
A Christian organization based in the United Kingdom called A Rocha has engaged in scientific research, environmental education and community-based conservation projects. It works on the idea that “the gospel is for the planet as well as people.”
The controversial reproductive health organization Planned Parenthood has issued an apology on Thursday for the “tone and statements” of one of its senior staff members who appeared in an undercover viral video. The video, produced by an anti-abortion group, implied that the nonprofit sells aborted fetal tissue.
Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi has been sentenced to death row in Pakistan thanks to the country’s strict interpretation of blasphemy laws. However, she will be given a chance to appeal for her freedom.
Republican leaders in Congress launched an investigation of Planned Parenthood on Wednesday after a video from a conservative activist group went viral online implying that the nonprofit organization sold organs and tissues obtained from abortions. It has also brought into question the use of fetal tissue in scientific and medical research.
Christians in the United States have observed both the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of same-sex marriage and the shooting tragedy at a historically black church in the South Carolina city of Charleston. Despite those setbacks, it is worth remembering that true Christian love can change the world and will eventually prevail over all forms of hatred directed at it.