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Although "YWCA" is often associated with hostels and fitness centres, the World YWCA is a human rights-based organization with activities across the world such as advocacy of gender equality and women's empowerment, [2] trainings on SRHR and HIV, dialogues between young girls and religious leaders and across generations. The World YWCA states its purpose as: "Develop the leadership and collective power of women and girls around the world to achieve human rights, health, security, dignity, freedom, justice and peace for all people". [3]

We can't and we don't. Through much of history, whenever kings or politicians wanted to do anything dubious and avoid criticism, they said they were doing it for Christ. This shows only that the name of Christ had prestige which all sorts of people tried to borrow. Nowadays, whenever politicians want to start a war, they often say they're doing it "for world peace." Does that mean "peace" is a dishonorable cause?

  • Are there any prominent scientists who are Christians? Plenty. Some that come to mind are D. E. Knuth, computer scientist, Stanford University; John Polkinghorne, quantum physicist, Cambridge University; Owen Gingerich, astronomer, Harvard; and H. F. Schaefer, quantum chemist, University of Georgia. The late Georg Cantor, founder of set theory, was a devout Christian. The proportion of . scientists who attend church is comparable to that of the general population.
  • What do Christians believe about birth control and abortion? These are two separate issues. Even the Catholic Church, which is opposed to both, clearly states that it objects to them for two totally separate reasons. Christians reject the secular notion that people have a right to "sexual freedom" defined as sexual intercourse without consequences. Complete intimacy between man and woman is an important and glorious act which should not be reduced to the level of a mere physical sport, and modern technology has not changed this fact. If you train yourself to experience physical intimacy without love or commitment, you have made yourself less of a human being. Christians do not believe that a woman's body is her own. Our bodies belong to God, not ourselves. Christians believe that men as well as women must take responsibility for the effects of their sexual activities. Birth control is an issue on which Christians are deeply divided. The Catholic objection to birth control is that it is wrong to artificially deprive sexual intercourse of its most important natural function, which is reproduction. (If you do that, it is no longer sexual intercourse and is not permitted.) But it is legitimate to take advantage of naturally occurring periods of reduced fertility, or of infertility that exists naturally or as a result of necessary medical treatment. Most Protestants see nothing wrong with birth control within marriage as a way of regulating the size of one's family. After all, women are already naturally infertile most of the time, and birth control merely uses technology to help nature do what it already does for itself. On abortion there is much more of a consensus. Abortion destroys an embryo or fetus that already exists. Christians hold that a fetus is either a human being, or something so close to a human being that it has practically the same rights. If you believe that a premature baby is a person, then you must believe that a fetus is also a person, because they are the same thing. Accordingly, abortion is homicide, never justifiable in itself, although occasionally the death of the fetus is an unavoidable consequence of actions necessary to save the mother's life. (Even in this situation one must not assume the baby is less valuable than the mother.) Abortion is not justified in cases of rape or incest because the baby is a completely innocent victim. And it is certainly not justified merely to protect a woman's career or personal plans. Christians provide various kinds of practical assistance to women faced with unexpected pregnancies. Just look in your phone book under "Abortion alternatives" or contact a local church.
  • What is the Christian position on [the war in Iraq / disarmament / gun control / deficit spending / whatever]? There is no "Christian position" on most political issues. The controversies that exist outside the Christian community also exist within it. Naturally, Christian morality sets some limits, but it does not prescribe a specific form of government or specific government policies.
  • Do Christians believe in evolution? All Christians are "creationists" in the sense that we believe the world was created by God. None of us believe that evolution is a complete explanation of how life came into existence. But then, neither do biologists. "Young-earth creationism," the idea that the earth is approximately 6,000 years old, was popularized by Seventh-Day Adventists in the early 1900s as part of their distinctive scheme for interpreting biblical prophecies. Although it has its adherents, young-earth creationism is not a belief required of all Christians. Many knowedgeable Christians believe that God created the world through a gradual process, and that the first chapter of Genesis explains who and why , not how. (This does not mean that we "take it allegorically" — we take it to be true as given, but we don't try to extract information that it doesn't give.) It is important to note that many Christian denominations have issued statements that their beliefs do not require young-earth creationism and are compatible with the scientific pursuit of evolutionary theory.


    Christian woman's guide dating

    Christian woman's guide dating



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