Discussion Starter: Released POW’s Critics Say He’s a Deserter
03 June 2014
In The News Washington, D.C.—The release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl after five years of captivity in Afghanistan brought relief to his parents and hometown but backlash from fellow soldiers. In 2009, Bergdahl disappeared from his post while on guard duty. During searches for him,..
Discussion Starter: Iranians Detained for Filming “Happy” Video
28 May 2014
In The News Tehran, Iran—After an international outcry, five of the six Iranians who were arrested for filming a video to the song “Happy” have been released. They were detained for their involvement in a YouTube video that Tehran Police Chief Hossein Sajedinia called “obscene,”..
Discussion Starter: Ferry Passengers Faced Horrible Choice
19 April 2014
In The News Jindo, South Korea—As rescuers search for more survivors of this week’s ferry disaster, passengers who made it out are recounting their ordeal. Loudspeakers ordered “Don’t move!” even though the five-story ship was sinking. So far, only people who disobeyed by jumping into..
Discussion Starter: Young Woman Seeks Financial Help to Enter Convent
17 April 2014
In The News Washington, D.C.—Mary Beth Baker was determined not to let $25,000 in student loans prevent her from devoting her life to Christ. The 28-year-old public relations professional had to be free of debt before entering a convent, so she turned to crowdfunding for..
Discussion Guide: NFL May Penalize Use of N-Word
28 February 2014
In The News Washington—Sports radio is buzzing about the NFL’s proposed no-slur rule, which may soon be implemented. Players would be penalized 15 yards for using discriminatory words—especially the N-word. Groups such as the Fritz Pollard Alliance have been lobbying the league to ban the..