Human Life

UPDATED: Drawing a Line Against Infanticide: Why the Trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell Matters

UPDATED: Drawing a Line Against Infanticide: Why the Trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell Matters

Since abortion is so politically charged, professed people of faith sometimes think the "safest" course is to ignore the issue altogether. But the reality is, regardless of whether you believe the life of an unborn child should be protected, the Gosnell trial still matters because it involves children who were killed after they were born.

 
 

Guns, Teachers, and Religious Freedom: What kind of conversation should we be having?

Dr. Naiel Nassar

As the constant state of conflict in the Middle East demonstrates, violence begets violence. In order to tackle our culture's problems with violence we need a generational shifting of ideas.

 
 

Fashionable Murder – Advent Review and Sabbath Herald – (1867)

Fashionable Murder – Advent Review and Sabbath Herald – (1867)

[fblike style="standard" showfaces="true" verb="like" font="arial"] By John Todd, D.D. othing but an imperative sense of duty could induce me to pen what I am about to write. Letters from different sections of the country, and from physicians too, are so urgent that I should write on this subject, that I may choose. I have no fear but what I am […]

 
 

American Values: The Individual Mandate vs. Social Darwinism

American Values: The Individual Mandate vs. Social Darwinism

Many conservatives have eviscerated Obamacare, arguing that it would “raise premiums, unconstitutionally force people to buy health care, cause the deficit to skyrocket, slash Medicare spending to create a new entitlement, cause rationing, cause a significant number of doctors to leave the practice, and destroy the quality of American healthcare. Although I am a lifelong Republican, I must respectfully disagree with my conservative brethren on many of these points.

 
 

Principled Freedom: Religious Liberty Plays Musical Chairs

Principled Freedom: Religious Liberty Plays Musical Chairs

By Nicholas P. Miller – It is time to examine a position that provides a principled freedom, both religious and civil, the possibility of a public morality, and a common language with which to discuss and debate the issues. he recent presidential campaign has broken out into a disorienting game of religious liberty musical chairs; Catholic bishops assert the importance of […]

 
 

Santorum's Martyr Complex (SLATE)

EXCERPT: Is Rick Santorum suffering for his faith? One of his advisers suggested to the Washington Examiner's Byron York that he is, and that Mitt Romney is getting absolution. "Why is Mormonism off limits?" York quotes the adviser as asking. "We're having to spend days answering questions about Rick's faith, which he has been open about. Romney will turn on a […]

 
 

Modern Torture Techniques Emerged from Inquisition reports "The Atlantic"

In the January/February 2012 issue of The Atlantic, Cullen Murphy writes about the history of torture and relates it to current events. Excerpt:  "The new science of interrogation is not, in fact, so new at all: "extraordinary rendition" and "enhanced interrogation" and "waterboarding" all spring from the practices of the medieval Roman Catholic Church. The distance, in both technique and […]

 
 

Germany, EU demand Iran to free pastor Nadarkhani | MF Monitor

EXCERPT: Germany, one of the few countries with diplomatic ties with Iran, has asked Iran to stay the execution of a pastor who refused to re-convert to Islam. http://www.microfinancemonitor.com/2011/09/30/germany-eu-demand-iran-to-free-pastor-nadarkhani/

 
 

Iran Upholds Christian Pastor's Apostasy Conviction: Execution as Early as Wednesday | American Center for Law and Justice ACLJ

EXCERPT: Just days after Iran released two Americans accused of spying in Iran, an Iranian court has upheld the apostasy conviction and execution sentence of Christian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani. The 11th branch of Iran's Gilan Provincial Court has determined that Pastor Nadarkhani has Islamic ancestry and therefore must recant his faith in Jesus Christ. Iran's supreme court had previously ruled […]

 
 

Refuge Camp in Africa "The Most Desperate Place on Earth" (CNN)

Refuge Camp in Africa "The Most Desperate Place on Earth" (CNN)

EXCERPT:  "It makes me want to scream, but instead I nearly cry."  CNN's Anderson Cooper reports – Dadaab, Kenya (CNN) — Right now, this may be the most desperate place on Earth. "A drought, not seen in 60 years, compounded with near complete lawlessness and utter disregard for human life has made it so. "It is hard to imagine, but dust […]