The “Good” of Good Friday

Kimberly N. Alleyne The Harvest Magazine, Publisher and Editor Commentary   Scripture references: Acts 12:4, Psalm 103:12, Hebrew 12:2, Matthew 27:33, Mark 15:22, John 17:4, John 19:17, John 19:30 You won’t find the phrase “Good Friday” in the Holy Bible. Despite all of the commercial fanfare made over the Easter holiday (Easter bunnies, jelly beans,…

Equinoxes Are Not Equal and Seasons End

Kimberly N. Alleyne The Harvest Magazine Publisher and Editor Reflective Essay   What I love about March is the Spring Equinox. I’m always standing at the door waving, excited to welcome it after winter, especially after an especially long and cold winter. When the equinox strikes, I know those days are over, even if only…

How Important Is The Sunni-Shiite Divide In The Middle East?

March 28, 2015 Elizabeth Whitman Displayed with permission from International Business Times Does the Sunni-Shiite divide matter in Yemen? Sunni Saudi Arabia launched airstrikes in Yemen on Thursday to counter Iran-allied Shiite forces besieging the southern city of Aden, where the U.S.-backed Yemeni president had taken refuge. Above, a Houthi fighter walks at the site…

Christian doctors’ group says new college policy infringes on freedom of conscience

March 24, 2015 Lauren Pelley Displayed with permission from Toronto Star With physician-assisted suicide on the horizon, the Christian Medical and Dental Society of Canada is asking the Ontario Superior Court to declare that a new regulatory policy infringes upon doctors’ freedom of conscience. The society, which represents close to 1,700 members, filed documents in…

American Jewish Groups Welcome Netanyahu Apology

March 24, 2015 Tova Dvorin  Displayed with permission from Arutz Sheva The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) welcomed Tuesday Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu”s apology to the Israeli Arab community for comments he made to his supporters during the 20th Knesset elections. The ADL sent a letter to the prime minister earlier urging him to apologize to the Israeli…

Christian who blogged against assisted suicide, succumbs to cancer

Kara Tippetts, the Christian blogger and author who begged fellow cancer sufferer Brittany Maynard not to take her own life but let death take its course, died Sunday from breast cancer. She was 38 years old, a pastor’s wife and mother of four. Tippetts’ plea, published in October 2014 on a popular evangelical blog, resonated…

The Rise of The Reconciled Church 50 Years after Montgomery

  MONTGOMERY, ALA. –  On the 50th anniversary of the world-altering Civil Rights march into Montgomery and Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous speech from the statehouse steps, The Reconciled Church movement–Christian leaders, nationally, from across denominational and racial lines, armed with a seven-point plan–continues the march to racial equity, peace and justice. “The Church sparked…

Survey: Majority of Evangelical Christians See No Conflict Between Science and Religion

A recent AAAS conference brought together about 200 scientists, clergy, environmentalists, public health specialists, journalists, and people of faith for a wide-ranging discussion on how to improve the conversation between the religious and scientific communities. From: Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion (DoSER), a program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)  WASHINGTON,…

Family Research Council, Syrian Christians Speak Out Against Persecution

WASHINGTON (March 18, 2015) — On Thursday, Family Research Council and the Syriac National Council of Syria held a joint news conference to bring awareness and help to Syrian Christians who have been suffering under the brutality of the Islamic State. Syrian Christians in the northeastern province of al Hassakeh have been combatting an an…

Israel PM Says “No Palestinian State on My Watch” and Exit Polls Show Tight Race

  March 17, 2015 Displayed with permission from Al Jazeera PM Netanyahu declares “great victory” in tight race but his opponent Zionist Union chief says “everything is open.” Polls have been closed in Israel’s parliamentary elections, with exit polls showing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party and the centre-left Zionist Union in a virtual deadlock….

Baylor University Will Host Global Religious Freedom Summit

March 12, 2015 WACO, Texas (March 12, 2015) — Global Religious Freedom Summit, a panel discussion featuring Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr, former Congressman Frank Wolf and Bob Fu, president and founder of the China Aid Association, will be hosted by Baylor China Aid from 2 to 3:15 p.m. Thursday, March 19, in…