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A cautionary tale

May 30, 2015  |  World Magazine

A look back to a story from 2000 about an abortion business operator who was rushed into the Christian pro-life spotlight and crumbled under pressure Read More

O’Malley launches long-shot primary challenge to…

May 30, 2015  |  World Magazine

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley announced today he will challenge Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination. At a rally in Baltimore, he tried to distinguish himself as a better choice than the obvious frontrunner in the race. “The presidency is not a… Read More

New York judge considers giving chimps human rights

May 30, 2015  |  World Magazine

Two chimpanzees are trying to escape the Concrete Jungle. The Nonhuman Rights Project filed a lawsuit on behalf of the two chimpanzees being kept  for research purposes at Stony Brook University on Long Island. The NhRP is fighting for the chimps to be granted personhood… Read More

Vatican prepares to make climate change policy plan

May 30, 2015  |  World Magazine

The Vatican will meet next week to form Pope Francis’ campaign to persuade world leaders to take action against climate change. Francis’ expected encyclical, a letter sent from the pope to all the bishops in the Roman Catholic Church, will be the Vatican’s first official,… Read More

Weekend Reads: Outsized outreach

May 30, 2015  |  World Magazine

Introducing Christian Mission Today: Scripture, History and Issues By Michael Goheen Missiology professor Michael Goheen has taken on an enormous task in Introducing Christian Mission Today: Scripture, History and Issues (IVP Academic, 2014). The task: attempt to synthesize… Read More

Ethiopia remains peaceful after general elections

May 30, 2015  |  World Magazine

Ethiopian-American Yonas Gebreselasse believes his home country is still on the right track, despite European Union claims this week’s parliamentary election was unfair. While recognizing Ethiopian free speech is not what he experiences in the United States, Gebreselasse… Read More

Yes, feed the homeless. But how?

May 30, 2015  |  World Magazine

The battle goes on in dozens of cities. On one side stand those who for humanitarian, religious, or ideological reasons hand out free food to homeless folks. On the other side stand those with homes and businesses who don’t want said humans around. That prejudice is troubling… Read More

FCC to consider rules blocking robocalls, telemarketers

May 30, 2015  |  World Magazine

Unwanted calls may ring for the last time as the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) cracks down on the power of telemarketers and robocalls. Tom Wheeler, chairman of the FCC, released a proposal on Wednesday to tackle the commission’s leading cause of consumer complaints.… Read More

Minority authors push for more recognition in…

May 30, 2015  |  World Magazine

Diversity in the publishing world is a hot topic this year at BookCon, a conference of more than 15,000 book lovers in Manhattan. “We do need to step up things a little bit more,” said African-American author Jacqueline Woodson. “We have readers hungry for books that… Read More

Botanists bemoan loss of university plant-degree…

May 30, 2015  |  World Magazine

College students across the country are increasingly shying away from studying botany. Since 1988, the National Science Foundation reports the number of research universities offering botany degrees has decreased by half. In 2012, fewer than than 400 people graduated with either… Read More