Home » Archives by category » Godly (Page 2)

WASHINGTON – On the heels of Malteser International becoming an organization in special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) at the United Nations last month, the 65 year old humanitarian relief and development organization of the Order of Malta (a 900 year old religious lay Order), has taken another major step forward […]

The post PRESS RELEASE: Malteser International Americas and U.S. Agency for International Development enter agreement to establish dignified solutions to humanitarian issues affecting vulnerable people worldwide appeared first on Religion News Service.

…read more

Continue reading …

(RNS) — While a few conservative evangelical Trump supporters have openly criticized his administration’s border policy separating children from their parents, most of the ‘court evangelicals’ have not. Their silence sheds light on how evangelicals have defined ‘family values’ for the past 40 years.

The post Why aren’t most of Trump’s ‘court evangelicals’ publicly condemning his border policy? appeared first on Religion News Service.

…read more

Continue reading …

The NSS has said Ireland’s upcoming referendum on blasphemy should “prompt a debate about celebrating free speech as a positive value”.

…read more

Continue reading …

the Enneagram has recently developed a cult following and is now being used to help people form healthy relationships.

The post From dating to the workplace, the ancient Enneagram can transform relationships appeared first on Religion News Service.

…read more

Continue reading …

GENEVA (AP) — Pope Francis on Thursday encouraged Christians to work together to further peace and justice in the world and resist the temptation to use religious differences as excuses to thwart unity as he made a visit to Geneva, one of the first cities to embrace the Protestant Reformation. Francis pitched for greater togetherness […]

The post Pope, in Geneva, says Christians can work together on peace appeared first on Religion News Service.

…read more

Continue reading …

Jeff Reed: Undocumented Immigrants Are Committing ‘A Form Of Child Abuse’ By Bringing Their Children To America

Comments Off on Jeff Reed: Undocumented Immigrants Are Committing ‘A Form Of Child Abuse’ By Bringing Their Children To America

On his “Focal Point” radio program yesterday, the American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer and his producer, Jeff Reed, defended the Trump administration’s policy of separating children from their parents when they cross the southern border on the grounds that the parents are committing “child abuse” by bringing their children into the country illegally in the first place.

“I don’t want to hear any of this stuff about the inhumane treatment of children on the border,” Fischer declared, arguing that separating families is no different than placing children in foster care if their parents are put in prison, insisting that requiring children to be incarcerated along with their parents would be truly inhumane.

“You might even be able to make the case that any adult or parent that forced their children on a march across the desert, putting themselves at risk to a lot of dangers—thirst and attacks and all that—just to go break some other country’s law, wouldn’t that be a form of child abuse?” Reed postulated. “If an American parent did that, we’d probably be taking the child away.”

Fischer completely agreed, insisting that Democrats “are just using these children” to distract Americans from the Inspector General’s report on the FBI’s …read more

Continue reading …

Welsh Assembly holds World Humanist Day debate

Comments Off on Welsh Assembly holds World Humanist Day debate

Humanist AM Mick Antoniw

The Welsh Assembly marked World Humanist Day (21st June) yesterday with a debate on the contribution of humanism and humanists to public life.

The debate, which was led by Assembly Member Mick Antoniw AM, took place on the eve of World Humanist Day and saw Mick explaining the philosophy underpinning humanism and its relevance in today’s world. Mick, whose speech was published in the Western Mail prior to the debate, noted that, in a time of increasing inequality and a rise in nationalism across the globe, humanism provides an ethical way of life which is rooted in the belief that every individual has the power to make a positive contribution to the lives of others. Humanists, he said, believe that humankind can solve major world problems through the use of rational thinking and the application of science in order to benefit the common good. Highlighting the particular relevance of humanism in Wales, Mick observed that:

‘An estimated one in ten funerals are essentially humanist, 53% of our population say they belong to no religion, and this includes 73% of 18-24 year olds and 69% of 25-34 year olds.’

He went on to argue that, despite the statistics showing high …read more

Continue reading …

Secular Coalition Names Mark Dann Director of Governmental Affairs

Comments Off on Secular Coalition Names Mark Dann Director of Governmental Affairs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
6/21/2018

Washington, DC — Today the Secular Coalition for America announced that Mark Dann has been named the organization’s new Director of Governmental Affairs.

“The struggle to preserve the separation of religion and government is one of the defining political battles of our time, and I’m excited to be at the forefront of this movement,” said Mark Dann. “Lawmakers at the highest levels of government are using their interpretation of religion to roll back civil rights and impose their beliefs on others. At this critical moment, there is no constituency better positioned to help turn the tide than our secular community. Across the country, more and more Americans are proudly proclaiming their nontheistic identity, expressing their secular values, and demanding a government that recognizes the freedom of, and from, religion. Secular Americans have a clear and powerful vision, and as the new Director of Governmental Affairs for the Secular Coalition for America, I am eager to get to work ensuring that lawmakers on Capitol Hill and across the country hear us loud and clear.”

Before joining the Secular Coalition for America, Mark was the Federal Affairs Director for Compassion & Choices where he led efforts to pass federal laws to improve …read more

Continue reading …

Trump Team Gives VIP Rally Access To ‘QAnon’ Truther

Comments Off on Trump Team Gives VIP Rally Access To ‘QAnon’ Truther

When President Trump approached the podium at his rally last night in Duluth, Minnesota, he paused for a split-second to gesture to a man wearing a shirt emblazoned with the letter “Q.”

The Q on the man’s t-shirt refers to the right-wing conspiracy theory known as “The Storm” that has thousands of adherents online. The theory goes like this: President Trump is not actually under investigation for possible collusion with Russian officials in 2016, but rather he is secretly working overtime to dismantle a global network of Satanic pedophiles involving some of the most powerful global elites and to share information about this secret project. According to the theory, Trump has ordered top-level officials to disseminate cryptic pieces of information—known as “crumbs”—to a bunch of random people on 4chan and 8chan who spend hours trying to put the puzzle pieces together. The conspiracy theory has been spread by the likes of Infowars and by comedian Roseanne Barr, but some conspiracy theorists have recently begun to allege that the whole operation was compromised once the unknown authors of the Q posts started to criticize one-time Q believers like Jerome Corsi and David Seaman of attempting to …read more

Continue reading …

PRESS RELEASE: Bestselling The Jesus Bible to reach more readers in new editions— exclusive NIV Comfort Print® typeface, and NVI and ESV translations

Comments Off on PRESS RELEASE: Bestselling The Jesus Bible to reach more readers in new editions— exclusive NIV Comfort Print® typeface, and NVI and ESV translations

More than 140,000 copies of THE JESUS BIBLE have entered circulation since January 2017 GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.— After a phenomenal first year, placing high both in Amazon and ECPA rankings, Zondervan is delighted to announce that THE JESUS BIBLE will be available in new editions in late 2018 and early 2019. In 2017, THE JESUS […]

The post PRESS RELEASE: Bestselling The Jesus Bible to reach more readers in new editions— exclusive NIV Comfort Print® typeface, and NVI and ESV translations appeared first on Religion News Service.

…read more

Continue reading …