A recent report estimates 60,000 organ transplant surgeries happen in China every year, an industry adding $1 billion a year to the economy and cracking down on religious groups seen as a threat to the Communist Party.
Rebuilding Notre Dame will be a painstaking task. Estimated to cost in the billions, the cathedral has also become a political pawn in a broader fight between traditionalists and secularists. In a country divided politically — the recent European election was another reminder of this — the fate of Notre Dame very much rests in the hands of the country’s warring lawmakers.
At a recent event in New York City, a Christian astronomer and astrophysicist discussed the existence of aliens and how they fit into God’s plan as outlined in the Bible.
A new film tells Abby Johnson’s journey from being an award-winning director of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Texas to becoming an outspoken pro-life advocate.
(COMMENTARY) One week after Britain’s leading anti-euthanasia activist Peter Saunders stepped down from his charity, the Royal College of Physicians and British Medical Association published new guidelines permitting its members to remove food and fluids from brain-damaged patients without the need of a judge’s permission.
Politics and religion have come to loggerheads after Catholic conservatives called for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to be excommunicated, splitting the church’s hierarchy on how to deal with politicians who further an agenda contrary to the traditional teachings of the church. The call came after Cuomo signed into state law a measure that expanded abortion rights across the state.
(COMMENTARY) He Jiankui, a U.S.-trained biological researcher in China, claims he has successfully altered the genes of newly born twins, with a third such birth expected soon.
Richard Ostling explains seeming discrepancies in what archaeologists find and the Bible teaches.
(COMMENTARY) Jordan Peterson, a psychology professor turned Youtube theologian, mixes science, art and faith from a nuanced secular perspective.
Author and scientist Michael Guillen warns that scientists are working to resurrect extinct species and robots have made leaps and bounds. He says Christians must take this opportunity to provide wisdom to a world so obsessed with scientific progress without considering the ramifications.
PERSPECTIVE - The Daily Mail, The Times, and other outlets report that claims that cutting government spending on sexual education would lead to a rise in teen pregnancy have now been shown to be untrue. Yet none bothers with issues of deeper ethical or religious motivations in the controversy.
Kiev, Ukraine - October 2009
Ukrainian journalists recently gathered near Kiev with guests from five other countries to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Novomedia, the association of Christians in news media in Ukraine, and to discuss trends in new media.
International guests from Russia, Latvia and Germany reflected on Novomedia's accomplishments while they took in the two-day conference sponsored by Novomedia.
Or “Just the Facts, Mam!”
By George Gilder
The Discovery Institute