For head pastor Ron Wilson of the Living Stones Church, purity balls, a ritual in which a father and teenage daughter pledge their commitment in front of God to maintain her sexual purity and loyalty to God, is a significant commitment to lifelong Christian formation. Resembling aspects of a wedding, purity balls feature a covenant that a father will serve as the “High Priest” in his home in order to safeguard the purity of his
Malala Yousufzai, the 16-year-old Pakistani education activist who survived a Taliban assassination attempt in October 2012, spoke to the Youth Assembly of the United Nations today. It was her first public address since she was shot in the head last fall. Her text, which includes the following excerpt, is here. She
The popular Episcopal Youth Event (EYE) will be held at Villanova University in suburban Philadelphia, PA. Slated for July 9-13, 2014, EYE14 is being planned in partnership with the Diocese of Pennsylvania.
The Boy Scouts of America, one of the nation’s largest private youth organizations, is actively considering an end to its decades-long policy of banning gay scouts or scout leaders, according to scouting officials and outsiders familiar with internal discussions.