A domestic violence victim with her hand to her lips.
October 20th, 2016

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and organizations around the country are holding events to highlight the issue. Those showing support include many churches and religious groups. Although nobody doubts they have good intentions, their efforts are undermined by claims … Continue reading

A pro-LGBT group protests the Anglican Church's stance toward gay marriage.
October 7th, 2016

“Hate has no place in the house of God” – Desmond Tutu In early 2015, the Episcopal Church (the U.S. branch of the Anglican Church) voted to formally allow same-sex marriage. Few were happier to hear the news than Gene … Continue reading

Anti-Vaccine mother Kristen O'Meara regrets not vaccinating her children.
September 30th, 2016

According to a recent study by the American Academy of Pediatricians, more parents are refusing to vaccinate their kids than ever before. Although there is a consensus from medical experts on the benefits of vaccines, many parents have become suspicious … Continue reading

UCC Pastor Gretta Vosper during a service.
September 29th, 2016

Earlier this month, the Toronto Star reported on the United Church of Canada’s announcement that one of their most popular ministers, Gretta Vosper, is “unsuitable to continue serving” the church and could be defrocked. Her crime? Vosper has declared herself an … Continue reading

Ryan Lochte making a dumb face.
September 23rd, 2016

People make mistakes. It’s a fact of life. When this happens, we seek forgiveness from others. But for those who live in the spotlight, mistakes are greatly magnified. As opposed to everyday people, celebrities have millions of eyes on them. … Continue reading

A group of Native Americans protest the pipeline in North Dakota.
September 20th, 2016

By now, you’ve probably heard about the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota. They have been protesting the construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline, which is planned to run from the Bakken oil fields in Canada through the … Continue reading

A revolver containing medication.
August 27th, 2016

In 1998, Oregon passed the Death With Dignity Act, becoming the first state to allow people with terminal illnesses to voluntarily end their lives. The process works like this: the patient consults a physician, who can then choose to write … Continue reading

A recent ban on burkinis in France has led to a debate over standards of modesty.
August 19th, 2016

Women’s fashion has a complicated history. Traditionally, until about the 1920s, the norm was for women to be very modest. When the flappers started showing much more of their legs than previous generations, their parents and grandparents were shocked. Then … Continue reading

August 11th, 2016

Athletes from around the world gathered in Rio di Janeiro, Brazil for the 2016 Olympic Summer Games. Most had trained for years, overcoming obstacles in their struggles to finally set foot in Maracanã, the primary stadium and home of the … Continue reading

Evangelical voters supporting Trump
August 1st, 2016

  When voters go to the polls, they tend to look for a politician who “shares their values”. In America, these values are often centered around religious beliefs. Thus, a candidate’s faith can have a significant impact on how people … Continue reading