A&E Cancels KKK Docuseries Following Criticism

Spencer Platt/Getty The move comes after the network learned that participants in ‘Escaping the KKK’ had been paid in order for production to gain access. A&E has pulled the plug on its upcoming docuseries centered on the KKK. The network announced their plans to scrap the project, which was intended to serve as a close…

Pope says Christmas ‘hostage’ to materialism, God in shadows

Pope Francis holds a statue of baby Jesus during the Christmas night Mass in Saint Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican December 24, 2016. REUTERS/Tony Gentile VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis said on Saturday that Christmas had been “taken hostage” by dazzling materialism that puts God in the shadows and blinds many to the needs…

TURKEY ARRESTS 1,656 SOCIAL MEDIA USERS SINCE SUMMER

AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File) ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish authorities have formally arrested 1,656 people in the past six months for allegedly supporting terrorist organizations or insulting officials on social media, and are investigating at least 10,000 others, the Interior Ministry said Saturday. In a statement it said legal action had been taken against 3,710…

Obama’s USDA Just Played Chicken With the Trump Transition Team

Brand new rules protect poultry farmers from corporate power. But will the Trump team enforce them? andersboman/iStock In its waning days, President Barack Obama’s US Department of Agriculture injected an extra dose of drama into President-elect Donald Trump’s chaotic transition of the ag department this week. Trump’s agricultural advisory committee has been pushing back hard…

The Deep Significance of the Birth of Jesus Christ

Have you ever stopped to think about the deeper meaning of the birth of Jesus Christ? Although many people, even unbelievers, have heard the story of Jesus’ birth, its real significance may be missed because of that familiarity with the “story” aspect. The birth of Jesus Christ—a momentous event The birth of Christ was not…

How to deal with your anxiety when you go home for Christmas

Festive anxiety can bog off, eh? (Picture: Liberty Antonia Sadler for Metro.co.uk) Going home for Christmas can be a metaphorical sigh of relief for many.   Taking a break, heading back to your family home and hanging out with your relatives sounds like a dream for some, but for others it can exacerbate any anxiety disorder you already…

How I’m Overcoming The Trauma Of Assault

 IN MY SHOES BY WRITING AND TALKING ABOUT RAPE, I HAVE FREED MYSELF. I HAVE HEALED. Warning: This article discusses potentially triggering topics, including sexual assault.   I have long kept a secret, one I never thought I would admit publicly. I was raped. I thought that would always be an undisclosed occurrence in my…

Ban Ki-moon says UN has ‘disproportionate’ focus on Israel

‘Decades of political maneuvering have created a disproportionate number of resolutions, reports and committees against Israel,’ says Ban Ki-moon Ban Ki-moon said the UN’s ‘disproportionate’ volume of resolutions against Israel has ‘foiled the ability of the UN to fulfill its role effectively’ AFP/Getty United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said the organisation has a “disproportionate”…