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Two-Thirds in U.S. Pray at Least Weekly and Only 15 Percent Never Pray, Poll Shows

Two-Thirds in U.S. Pray at Least Weekly and Only 15 Percent Never Pray, Poll Shows Nearly half of Americans pray at least once a day and three-quarters do so at least once a month, with most prayers focusing on their family and their country, according to a new survey.The poll found that 45... Read more

Death of ‘Well-Loved’ Texas Pastor Shows Coronavirus Spread to Rural Areas

Death of 'Well-Loved' Texas Pastor Shows Coronavirus Spread to Rural Areas (RNS) A small United Methodist church in Texas is absolutely heartbroken after losing its pastor to COVID-19 as the pandemic spreads to rural areas of the country previously spared by the virus, according to its district superintendent.The Rev. Tom Wood, pastor of... Read more

Senator Ted Cruz Calls out Department of Defense for ‘Unabashedly Discriminating’ against Believers

Senator Ted Cruz Calls out Department of Defense for 'Unabashedly Discriminating' against Believers Sen. Ted Cruz has sent another letter to Defense Secretary Mark Esper, reiterating concerns about religious discrimination and a culture of hostility towards religion in the Department of Defense.According to CBN News, Cruz sent out an initial letter to the... Read more

The C of E’s clergy discipline scandal is symptomatic of a deeper problem

(Photo: Facebook/Church of EnglandA new report which has branded the Church of England's disciplinary system "toxic" will come as no surprise to everyone who has been following the story. The paper by Dr Sarah Horsman, warden of Sheldon a retreat centre and clergy support organisation described the C of E's Clergy Discipline Measure (CDM) as symptomatic... Read more

Beirut explosion is a ‘tragedy of immense proportions’ – Cardinal Vincent Nichols

Cardinal Vincent Nichols said he was "praying earnestly" for everyone affected by the huge blast that ripped through Beirut's port(Photo: Sky News)The head of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, has spoken of his "horror" over the huge industrial explosion in Beirut that killed at least 135 people and injured 5,000... Read more

New Down’s syndrome test will lead to rise in abortions, say campaigners

(Photo: Don't Screen Us Out)Pro-life campaigners fear that the government roll-out of a new Down's syndrome test will lead to a rise in abortions. The Don't Screen Us Out group said it was "likely" more babies diagnosed with Down's syndrome will be aborted following the Department of Health's to roll the new prenatal test out... Read more

Beirut lies in ruins after massive explosion – Mission Network News

Lebanon (MNN) — I’ve never seen Beirut like that, says Wissam Nasrallah of theLebanese Society for Educational and Social Development. Parts of the city lie in apocalyptic ruin. LSESD is located on the outskirts of the city of Beirut, where yesterday a massive explosion crippled the port. The resulting shockwave shattered glass all across the... Read more

Bibles For The World to launch distribution campaign in Vietnam – Mission Network News

Vietnam (MNN) — Planning a new project during a pandemic is difficult work. Unforeseen complications, ever-shifting restrictions, and the danger of the virus itself all make event-organizing incredibly challenging. And yet Bibles For The World has been working on a new initiative for some time now. Theyre focusing on Vietnam, a country with high persecution... Read more

Blast recovery unites believers in Lebanon – Mission Network News

Lebanon (MNN) — A crisis like the Beirut blast can either divide or unite a community. Uncharted Ministries Tom Doyle says its bringing believers together throughout Lebanon. Often, there are divisions within the Church in places like Lebanon and Syria, he explains. But, at a time like this, the Body of Christ comes together. Thats... Read more

MSNBC Producer Quits, Calls Network a ‘Cancer’ Stoking ‘National Division’

MSNBC Producer Quits, Calls Network a 'Cancer' Stoking 'National Division' An MSNBC television producer says she quit her job in late July to escape a network news cycle that is a cancer amplifying fringe voices and causing national division.  Ariana Pekary was a producer at MSNBC and a key member of the team... Read more

Trump Administration Grants $35 Million to Fight Human Trafficking

Trump Administration Grants $35 Million to Fight Human Trafficking On Tuesday, the Trump administration announced that it would award more than $35 million to organizations fighting human trafficking, according to the Associated Press.Daughter of President Trump and presidential adviser, Ivanka Trump, as well as Attorney General William Barr, explained at a White House... Read more

‘This Is Truly Gods Creation’: Trump Signs Landmark Great American Outdoors Act

'This Is Truly Gods Creation': Trump Signs Landmark Great American Outdoors Act President Trump signed a landmark bill into law Tuesday that permanently funds the Land and Water Conservation Fund and provides billions of dollars to restore national park infrastructure.The Great American Outdoors Act, supported by a bipartisan coalition in the House and... Read more

Jesus Army accused of abuse cover-up in leaked report

Jesus Army's Northampton centreA report leaked to the BBC claims that the abuse of women and children in the now-defunct Jesus Army was covered-up by senior members of the organisation.  Jesus Army was dissolved in May last year after six people from the controversial church were convicted that month over the assault of former members between... Read more

Massive Explosion in Lebanon Leaves at Least 100 Dead, 4,000 Injured

Massive Explosion in Lebanon Leaves at Least 100 Dead, 4,000 Injured On Tuesday afternoon, a deadly explosion in Beirut, Lebanon took the lives of at least 100 people, left around 4,000 injured and hundreds of others missing.Lebanon has since declared a two-week state of emergency in an effort to recover from the explosion.According... Read more

Blasting Lawmakers, USAID Official Quits over Alleged ‘Anti-Christian Sentiment’

Blasting Lawmakers, USAID Official Quits over Alleged 'Anti-Christian Sentiment' (RNS) The White House's deputy liaison to the U.S. Agency for International Development is leaving her post after just two months in the job, calling lawmakers who she said had criticized her views on sexuality and gender identity radical anti-Christian leftists.On Monday (Aug. 3),... Read more

Joel Osteen’s LakeWood Church Partners with World Vision to Feed the Hungry

Joel Osteen's LakeWood Church Partners with World Vision to Feed the Hungry Joel Osteen and Lakewood Church have partnered with World Vision U.S. to boxes of food to those who are in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.According to Chron, World Visions Fresh Food Box Program provides enough food to feed a family of... Read more

CNN Criticized for Redefining Women to ‘Individuals with a Cervix’ in Medical Story

CNN Criticized for Redefining Women to 'Individuals with a Cervix' in Medical Story CNN and other media outlets were panned over the weekend for avoiding the word women in reports about new cervical cancer screening guidelines.The stories focused on new guidelines from the American Cancer Society, which now recommends that women have their... Read more

Evangelicals For Trump Speaker Says the Democratic Party Has Been Seized by ‘the Spirit of the Anti-Christ’

Evangelicals For Trump Speaker Says the Democratic Party Has Been Seized by 'the Spirit of the Anti-Christ' As the 2020 presidential election draws closer, President Trump's evangelical outreach is rallying believers to get Trump re-elected in the name of religious freedom.In late July, an event called Evangelicals For Trump Praise, Prayer and Patriotism"... Read more

Pastor of South Korean church that had thousands of Covid-19 infections arrested

Lee Man-hee, 88, leader of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus in South Korea, publicly apologized for the sect's role in the coronavirus outbreak in March 2020South Korean authorities have arrested the pastor of a church that was at the centre of the country's coronavirus outbreak.  Lee Man-hee, 88, head of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus,... Read more

Beirut blast will exacerbate Lebanon food shortages – Christian Aid

The explosion has killed at least a hundred people and injured thousands more(Photo: Reuters)The massive explosion at Beirut's port on Tuesday is threatening to plunge even more Lebanese into hunger, Christian Aid has warned.  The development agency said the blast had destroyed livelihoods at a time when the country - home to a million Syrian... Read more

Thirtyone:eight chief executive pulls out of ReNew Conference

(Photo: Facebook/ReNew)Justin Humphreys, chief executive of safeguarding charity ThirtyOne:Eight, has withdrawn as a speaker from the ReNew Conference 2020. He had been due to take part in a session at the conservative evangelical conference on 'safe churches in an unsafe world', led by the conservative evangelical Bishop of Maidstone, Rod Thomas. The conference, taking place online... Read more

When Christians take fellow Christians to court

Wikimedia Commons/BlogtrepreneurMusic has often proved a contentious issue in church life, and so it came as no surprise to hear that Sheffield Cathedral's decision to shut down its choir in favour of a more inclusive music team has provoked a backlash. The Save Sheffield Cathedral Choir group, it would appear, is seeking independent legal advice over that... Read more

Prayers for Beirut after huge blast leaves at least 100 dead

The aftermath of the explosion(Photo: Sky News)Christians are being asked to pray for victims and their loved ones after a gigantic blast tore through Beirut's port area on Tuesday night, killing at least a hundred people and injuring thousands. The Middle East Council of Churches said it was "devastated Beirut is facing a tragedy".  "Let's... Read more

Pakistan celebrates a murder, but Christs kingdom is rapidly growing – Mission Network News

Pakistan (MNN) On July 29, an American citizen and Ahmadiyya Muslim named Tahir Ahmad Naseem was shot and killed in a Pakistani courtroom. His murderer, Khalid Khan, has been treated like a hero for his actions by many in Pakistan. The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) condemned the murder in a statement... Read more

August marks six years since ISIS rose to power – Mission Network News

Iraq (MNN) — August marks a dark anniversary. Six years ago, ISIS captured the Nineveh plains in Iraq, including the city of Mosul. They captured and killed Yazidi and Christian men and women with savage zealotry. Thousands lost their lives. Hundreds of thousands were displaced. Many still havent returned home. The official position of most... Read more

Believers grapple with Beirut blast aftermath – Mission Network News

Lebanon (MNN) — Shock remains in Lebanon following yesterdays catastrophic blast in Beirut. The explosion shook buildings hundreds of feet away, and the death toll continues to rise. This [was] a massive, massive explosion that shook almost every building in downtown Beirut, Heart for Lebanons Tom Atema says. Initially, government reports blamed a ship carrying... Read more

Muslim Fulani Herdsmen Kill 14 Baptist Christians in Kogi State, Nigeria

Muslim Fulani Herdsmen Kill 14 Baptist Christians in Kogi State, Nigeria JOS, Nigeria, August 4, 2020 (Morning Star News) A Muslim Fulani herdsmen raid on a village in central Nigerias Kogi state on Wednesday (July 29) killed 14 Baptist Christians, including 13 members of an extended family, sources said.Police said the wife, mother,... Read more

Chinese Churches Are Ordered to Praise Socialism, Slander the United States

Chinese Churches Are Ordered to Praise Socialism, Slander the United States State-approved churches in China that were forced to close due to the pandemic are being allowed to reopen only if they use their sermons for patriotic education and to support the Communist Party, according to a new report.In one region of China,... Read more

Kim Kardashian turns to pastor friend to help save marriage to Kanye West

Kim Kardashian is reported to have sought out help with her marriage woes from Rich Wilkerson Jr, the pastor who married her and Kanye West in 2014. The Sun reports that the 39-year-old reality star has invited the Vous Church pastor along on a break she's taking with West to resolve their marriage issues.  Wilkerson Jr... Read more

Democrats Will Require Taxpayer Funding of Abortion if Biden Wins, Draft DNC Platform Says

Democrats Will Require Taxpayer Funding of Abortion if Biden Wins, Draft DNC Platform Says Democrats will require taxpayer funding of abortion, restore federal funding of Planned Parenthood, and work to overturn state-level pro-life laws under a Biden administration, according to a draft platform by the Democratic National Committee.Democrats will adopt a new platform... Read more