A Nigerian court on Monday postponed the murder trial of a 14-year-old girl accused of poisoning the 35-year-old man she was forced to marry, a case that has thrown the spotlight on the influence of Islamic law in region.
For most of his life, Jimmy Carter has been an advocate for human rights. One year after leaving the Oval Office, the former US President and his wife Rosalynn Carter, founded the Carter ...
"The truth is that male religious leaders have had - and still have - an option to interpret holy teachings either to exalt or subjugate women. They have, for their own selfish ends, overwhelmingly chosen the latter. Their continuing choice provides the foundation or justification for much of the pervasive persecution and abuse of women throughout the world. This is in clear violation not just of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights but also the teachings of Jesus Christ, the Apostle Paul, Moses and the prophets, Muhammad, and founders of other great religions - all of whom have called for proper and equitable treatment of all the children of God. It is time we had the courage to challenge these views." Jimmy Carter
Last week we got to see three strong female leaders in Leaders’ Debate offer an alternative, articulate vision of how politics could be. "Didn’t the girls do well?" was the general tone of the commentariat.
House Republicans advanced a measure on Tuesday that would reverse a Washington, D.C., law preventing employers from being able to fire individuals based on their personal reproductive health decisions.
Because Ohio’s constitution does not allow same sex couples to marry, Jim Obergefell and his husband, John Arthur, had to travel out of state to tie the knot. But after John passed away, the state of Ohio refused to honor their marriage. Jim fought back, and on April 28th his case will be heard in the Supreme Court. Earlier this month, I had the privilege to meet with Jim. And he told me what he tells everyone who will listen -- he wants his marriage to be recognized and for the simple human right to marry the person he loves. For Jim, this case is personal. But for the country, his case could represent the opportunity to legalize full marriage equality in all 50 states.
CREDIT: AP A new poll released this week found that the majority of most major religious groups now fully embrace marriage equality, and that even groups who oppose the right to marry are abandoning anti-LGBT views at a surprising rate.
A church in New Jersey is standing by its pastor after he was accused of sexually assaulting a 21-year-old woman for several years, starting when she was 17. Pastor James E.
I recall a Biblical phrase that went something like this: "render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's and to God the things that are God's." In this case a sexual assault is a crime against the state. Call the police.
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