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How to Live the Bible To Be Human Is to Believe – Bible Gateway Blog

This is the one-hundred-twenty-second lesson in author and pastor Mel Lawrenz’ How to Live the Bible series. If you know someone or a group who would like to follow along on this journey through Scripture, they can get more info and sign up to receive these essays via email here. Now faith is confidence in... Read more

Salvation Army Starts Red Kettle Program Early amid ‘Tsunami of Human Need’

Salvation Army Starts Red Kettle Program Early amid 'Tsunami of Human Need' (RNS) The Salvation Army is kicking off its annual red kettle campaign more than two months early this year in hopes of meeting an increased need for assistance during the coronavirus pandemic.The Salvation Army recognizes that there is literally a tsunami of human... Read more

Moviegoers should boycott Disney’s Mulan, says Christian human rights campaigner

(Photo: Disney)A leading Christian human rights campaigner has said "moviegoers with a conscience" should think twice about seeing the new Disney production of Mulan.  Writing in the Hong Kong Free Press, Benedict Rogers called on people to boycott the movie, saying that it was "so knee-deep in collusion with the Chinese regime that it is... Read more

7 Ways Everyday People Can Help End Human Trafficking | RELEVANT

When I started working in the anti-trafficking field at 11, I was convinced of two things. The first was morally obvious: that the $150 billion industry of modern slavery needed to be brought down. My second conviction was a little more misguided: that the only way to contribute to ending this lucrative, rapidly-growing global criminal... Read more

JK Rowling returns human rights award over trans criticism

"No award or honour, no matter my admiration for the person for whom it was named, means so much to me that I would forfeit the right to follow the dictates of my own conscience," Rowling said.(Photo: Reuters)JK Rowling has returned a prestigious human rights award after being criticised for her defence of women's rights... Read more

Does God have any relevance in the face of human degradation and pain?

(Photo: Unsplash/Matheus Ferrero)What does it feel like to be caught in a systemic cycle of suffering? In Peckham, south-east London, where I lived for seven years, many families have experienced five generations of unemployment, neglect, illiteracy and poverty. To be in pain because you are stuck in a faceless, impersonal system that grinds on and... Read more

Artificial intelligence and the importance of Genesis in understanding human beings

(Photo: Unsplash/Alex Knight)One of Yuval Harari's contentions is that many people researching into AI do not concern themselves with consciousness for the simple reason that their AI systems are allowing them to create intelligence (simulated) that is not conscious and that is sufficient for their purposes. It is easy to get some idea of what... Read more

Trump Administration Grants $35 Million to Fight Human Trafficking

Trump Administration Grants $35 Million to Fight Human Trafficking On Tuesday, the Trump administration announced that it would award more than $35 million to organizations fighting human trafficking, according to the Associated Press.Daughter of President Trump and presidential adviser, Ivanka Trump, as well as Attorney General William Barr, explained at a White House... Read more

7 myths about human trafficking today and why it’s vital that we stop believing them

(Photo: International Justice Mission)Human trafficking today is a multibillion-dollar global criminal industry that's bigger than ever. On top of this, the Covid-19 pandemic has made some groups even more vulnerable to trafficking and exploitation. As Christians, we need to take urgent action to prevent rises in trafficking and modern slavery, yet many people do not... Read more

3 ways to fight human trafficking during a pandemic – Mission Network News

International (MNN) — Today marks the World Day Against Trafficking In Persons an annual event geared to raise trafficking awareness. Between 25 and 40 million people are trapped in forced sex or labor worldwide. COVID-19 lockdowns make this crisis even worse. Lockdowns lead to isolation, which leads to vulnerability and abuse. The exploitation of children... Read more

Why Computers Can Never Replace the Human Brain

Human Consciousness Almost every one of us takes advantage of some form of artificial intelligence every day. From web searches to digital voice assistants, from online maps to movie and shopping recommendations, we are inundated with computers replicating what used to be possible only for human minds. In 1642, Blaise Pascal introduced a mechanical calculator... Read more

Forget the Wayfair Conspiracy. Human Trafficking Is More Common Than You Think. | RELEVANT Magazine

In case you missed it, the multi-million dollar online home furnishing site, Wayfair is being accused of human trafficking by conspiracy theorists. Stemming from a Reddit post, internet users and conspiracy theorists far and wide quickly began linking overpriced utility cabinets and pillows to missing children. This baseless narrative was quickly and easily debunked.... Read more

Over 1,200 Christians killed in Nigeria in first half of 2020 – human rights group

The Cathedral Church of Christ in Lagos, south Nigeria, where Christians are relatively free to worship without fear, unlike in the northern regions where they have been killed in large numbers.(Photo: Unsplash/Temitayo Aina)Over 1,200 Christians were slaughtered in Nigeria in the first six months of 2020, according to a human rights group based there. The... Read more

Sudan gets rid of blasphemy law, advances other human rights causes – Mission Network News

Sudan (MNN) — A new dawn has come for religious freedom and human rights in Sudan. The government passed several lawsthat got rid of the countrys apostasy law, allow non-Muslims to drink alcohol, and criminalize female genital mutilation. The laws repeal other oppressive systems as well. Women no longer need the permission of a husband... Read more

12 Key Statements on Human Sexuality – Tim Challies

I want to encourage you to read at least part of a denominational ad interim committee report on human sexuality. That may sound rather drab and difficult, but I am convinced you will find it both helpful and rewarding. It won’t even be particularly difficult. So let me set the context and then tell you... Read more

Closed Kenyan markets leads to human trafficking – Mission Network News

Kenya (MNN) — Efforts to control the spread of COVID-19 have closed public spaces around the world. However, closing markets in Kenya has seen unintended and dark consequences; families are selling their daughters into human trafficking and forced marriages. According to Ed Weaver of Spoken Worldwide, many Kenyan locals are farmers and herdsmen. When markets... Read more

Americans Dont See Human Life as SacredBut See Humanity as Basically Good

The Story: A new study finds that a majority of Americans no longer believe human life has intrinsic value, with six out of ten rejecting the idea that human life is sacred. Yet a majority also say that humans are basically good. The Background: According to new research from the Cultural Research Center at Arizona... Read more

Federal Court Upholds Pro-Life Law Requiring Abortion Clinics to Distribute Booklets Stating, ‘Each Human Being Begins at Conception’

Federal Court Upholds Pro-Life Law Requiring Abortion Clinics to Distribute Booklets Stating, 'Each Human Being Begins at Conception' A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld a Missouri law that requires abortion clinics give every woman a booklet stating that life begins at conception.The unique case involves a female member of The Satanic Temple... Read more

The Gospel Coalition Podcast: Trip Lee on the Paradox of Being Human

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. Trip Lee: Father, we come before you in Jesus’ name and we thank you God for your goodness to us, God. We thank you for your word Lord and we thank you for... Read more

Desperate Christians trading faith for food in corona crisis – human rights lawyer

A policeman stands guard outside St John's Cathedral Church in Peshawar, Pakistan.ReutersSome Christians in Pakistan have been left so desperate by the coronavirus crisis that they are converting to Islam in exchange for food, a human rights lawyer has said.The lawyer, named only as Aneeqa A, a partner of ADF International, said that Christians were... Read more

Derek Minor on the Church’s Inaction on Racism: ‘I’m Done Trying to Consult You on How to Be a Human’ | RELEVANT Magazine

On Episode 804 of The RELEVANT Podcast, author and speaker Carlos Whittaker joined our regular podcast crew Cameron Strang, Jamie Ivey and Derek Minor to discuss the murder of George Floyd and the unrest in Minneapolis. Derek’s thoughts stuck out for their vulnerability, power and importance. We’ve transcribed them below. You can listen to... Read more

Economic crisis could put more people at risk from human trafficking gangs

PixabayThe Salvation Army has warned that economic hardship caused by the coronavirus crisis could leave even more people at risk from human trafficking gangs. The Church and charity was one of the organisations that participated in the Hidden Harms virtual summit hosted by Downing Street on Thursday with Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Major Kathy Betteridge, The Salvation... Read more

Ravi Zacharias, a man who understood the human search for meaning and dedicated his life to preaching around the globe

Ravi Zacharias(Photo: RZIM)The first time I met Ravi Zacharias I was doing postgraduate work in theology and hoping to one day serve the Lord with apologetics. Our mutual friend Michael Ramsden invited my husband and me to have dinner with Ravi and we found ourselves sharing an Indian meal and conversation that would change the... Read more

Human Trafficking Survivors Are the Hidden Victims of COVID-19 | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] A month in the past, my husband and I had our tent trailer packed and able to go on an epic tenting journey to Nevada and Utah with our three children. We canceled on the final second because the Canada-US border closed to non-essential journey. As a substitute of mountain climbing in... Read more

Pandemic reflection: What makes a human life useful?

[ad_1] USA (MNN) — A worldwide pandemic with out sufficient life-support gear is the kind of state of affairs youd count on to see in an ethics debate. However when the hypothetical turns into actuality, first responders are anticipated to make life-or-death selections. Within the present COVID-19 disaster, every hospital is approaching the state of... Read more

Individualism and Selfishness Aren’t Human Nature. Cooperation Is.

[ad_1] Everyones a socialist in a pandemic, writes Farhad Manjoo of the New York Instances. Equally, American political theorist Jodi Dean writes: [T]he reality of capitalism presents itself in all its bare horror in a disaster. Everybody hates the hoarders and profiteers. We recognize buy limits, legal guidelines towards value gouging. All of us acknowledge... Read more

So, Now Richard Dawkins Is Pondering the Ethics of Cannibalism and Human Steak | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] Richard Dawkins is again with one other, extraordinarily unsettling take, this one involving human steak. The evolutionary biologist and writer of books together with The God Delusionis a controversial determine, maybe greatest recognized for his affiliation with the brand new atheism motion. Earlier this week, he triggered a stir by tweeting what... Read more

There’s Truly No Proof the Tremendous Bowl Is a Hotbed of Human Trafficking | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] One persistent, insidious narrative that pops up this time of yr is the notion that the Tremendous Bowl attracts human traffickers like moths to a flame, and no matter metropolis chooses to host the most important recreation of the yr should additionally put together to fight an inflow of unlawful and probably... Read more

The connection between loneliness and valuing all human life

[ad_1] USA (MNN) — This Sunday, January 19 is Nationwide Sanctity of Human Life Sunday in america. Its near the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark court docket case that legalized abortion on January 22, 1973. Life Issues Worldwide is one in every of many ministries working to finish abortion and help girls in... Read more

Podcast: The Human Must Join (Ed Welch)

[ad_1] This text is a part of the The Crossway Podcast collection. We Have been Made to Be Shut On this episode of The Crossway Podcast, Ed Welch, writer of Created to Draw Close to: Our Life as Gods Royal Clergymen, discusses the human want for relationship, each with God and with different individuals. He... Read more