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Denzel Washington, Christian Celebrity, in the News for Helping Homeless Man in Danger

Denzel Washington, Christian Celebrity, in the News for Helping Homeless Man in Danger Denzel Washington was in the news recently for helping a homeless man in danger. This Christian celebrity did his best to be a good Samaritan to a man in need.It happened around West Hollywood when the 65-year-old actor was driving... Read more

Chicago Pastor Leads Peaceful Protest Through City

Chicago Pastor Leads Peaceful Protest Through City A pastor in Chicago led a peaceful protest earlier this week, calling for an end to police brutality and racism.According to Religion News Service, Rev. Chris Harris, of Bright Star Church in Chicago, organized the peaceful demonstration in which other religious leaders also participated.We showed them... Read more

President Trumps Executive Order Allocates $50M for Global Religious Freedom

President Trumps Executive Order Allocates $50M for Global Religious Freedom President Donald Trump signed an executive order this week that earmarks $50 million for religious freedom programs around the world.CBN News reports that under the order, named Advancing International Religious Freedom, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will create action plans for countries to help eliminate... Read more

Oregon Churches Win Lawsuit as Coronavirus Restrictions Ease for Places of Worship

Oregon Churches Win Lawsuit as Coronavirus Restrictions Ease for Places of Worship Two Oregon churches had filed a lawsuit May 26 against Governor Katherine Browns COVID-19 restrictions on churches. Nine days later, the governor has relaxed those restrictions, and churches are planning how to reopen safely for services.The Alliance Defending Freedom, a nonprofit... Read more

Without Annual Meeting, Amid Decline, Southern Baptists Continue Debate on Race, Womens Roles

Without Annual Meeting, Amid Decline, Southern Baptists Continue Debate on Race, Womens Roles (RNS) The Southern Baptist Convention will not hold its annual meeting as it regularly does each June. But issues its members have long grappled with including race and the roles of women continue to be points of controversy in the... Read more

Christian Church Network Helps Provide 750,000 Meals to Families Impacted by COVID-19

Christian Church Network Helps Provide 750,000 Meals to Families Impacted by COVID-19 The Slavic Gospel Association has helped churches in the former Soviet Union provide some 750,000 meals to families impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.The Slavic Gospel Association, which serves over 6,350 churches in Asia and Eastern Europe, was able to raise thousands... Read more

SBC’s Ronnie Floyd Says ‘Jesus Christ Is the Only Answer’ to Racial Inequity in America

SBC's Ronnie Floyd Says 'Jesus Christ Is the Only Answer' to Racial Inequity in America The president and CEO of the Southern Baptist Conventions Executive Committee said George Floyd, who died after a white police officer pressed his knee into his neck, was murdered" and asserted that Jesus is "the only answer" to... Read more

Tennessee Police Officer Prays with Protestor during Rally following the Death of George Floyd

Tennessee Police Officer Prays with Protestor during Rally following the Death of George Floyd A Nashville police officer prayed with a protester Saturday during a peaceful demonstration.According to CBN News, Officer Garren Hoskins was working at the protest when he heard a man preaching."As he talked, I kind of talked back with him... Read more

Civilians Apprehend Muslim Fulani Suspects in Killing of Five Christians in Nigeria

Civilians Apprehend Muslim Fulani Suspects in Killing of Five Christians in Nigeria JOS, Nigeria, June 3, 2020 (Morning Star News) A Christian in north-central Nigeria who led a team of civilians that apprehended Muslim Fulani herdsmen after they allegedly killed five Christians on Thursday night (May 28) was blunt about their motives.These Muslim... Read more

Southern Baptist Convention President’s Church Policies Questioned

Southern Baptist Convention President's Church Policies Questioned (RNS) Since the beginning of 2019, Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear has been among the most high-profile advocates for preventing sex abuse and protecting victims of abuse in the nations largest Protestant denomination.Greear, pastor of The Summit Church, a megachurch in Durham, North Carolina, called... Read more

Amid Mounting Protests in the US, Pope Francis Calls for Unity in Diversity

Amid Mounting Protests in the US, Pope Francis Calls for Unity in Diversity VATICAN CITY (RNS) During a Mass this Sunday (May 31) celebrating Pentecost, when Christians believe the Holy Spirit descended on Jesus apostles, Pope Francis called on faithful to be bringers of unity at a time when the world seems rife... Read more

President Trump Poses with Bible in Front of St. John’s Church amid Civil Unrest

President Trump Poses with Bible in Front of St. John's Church amid Civil Unrest President Trump walked from the White House to St. Johns Episcopal Church early Monday evening to make a brief statement and pose for photos while holding up a Bible.Walking through Lafayette Park which is a short distance from the... Read more

35 Black Liberty University Alumni Call for Jerry Falwell, Jr.’s Resignation

35 Black Liberty University Alumni Call for Jerry Falwell, Jr.'s Resignation Thirty-five Black alumni of Liberty University are calling on university President Jerry Falwell Jr. to step down from his role after he tweeted a photo of a person in blackface.According to Christianity Today, Falwell tweeted that he was adamantly opposed to an... Read more

Trained in Rebuilding after Disasters, NC Baptists Now Distribute Food Boxes

Trained in Rebuilding after Disasters, NC Baptists Now Distribute Food Boxes (RNS) Theyre best known for their post-hurricane disaster relief efforts  ripping up homes damaged by floodwaters and rehabilitating them from the studs.But in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Baptists on Mission, an auxiliary of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina,... Read more

Thousands Peacefully Protest the Racial Inequality across the United States

Thousands Peacefully Protest the Racial Inequality across the United States As many protests against police killings of black people across the nation erupt into riots and unrest, thousands of other protestors are making peaceful demonstrations.According to the Associated Press, thousands marched peacefully in Phoenix, Albuquerque and other cities in the U.S. Many of... Read more

Some Prisoners Released, but Iran Continues Crack-Down on Christians

Some Prisoners Released, but Iran Continues Crack-Down on Christians June 1, 2020 (Morning Star News) The COVID-19 crisis in Iran has resulted in freedom for several Christians among the roughly 85,000 people released from prison, but convictions have continued in spite of a short-lived lull in actions against converts to Christianity, sources said.The... Read more

In Minneapolis, Faith Groups Rush to Aid Demonstrators as They Decry Racism

In Minneapolis, Faith Groups Rush to Aid Demonstrators as They Decry Racism (RNS) Faith leaders in Minneapolis, Minnesota, are offering aid to demonstrators who have taken to the streets to decry racism and police brutality, working to balance religious calls for justice with an aversion to violence and a desire to prevent the... Read more

President Trump Signs Executive Order to Prevent Social Media Censorship on Political Post

President Trump Signs Executive Order to Prevent Social Media Censorship on Political Post President Donald Trump approved an executive order this week that asks federal officials to hold social media sites accountable for censoring some political posts.According to The Christian Post, Trump said the sites are not a neutral platform.Today, I am signing... Read more

Christians Respond to the Tragic Death of George Floyd

Christians Respond to the Tragic Death of George Floyd Christian leaders and well-known Christian celebrities are expressing sadness and calls for justice after the death of an unarmed black man in Minneapolis.In an Instagram post, actress and author Candace Cameron Bure wrote that her heart was wrecked.Most of you come to my page... Read more

Christians Killed in Kaduna State, Nigeria as Herdsmen Threaten Kidnapped Missionary

Christians Killed in Kaduna State, Nigeria as Herdsmen Threaten Kidnapped Missionary JOS, Nigeria, May 29, 2020 (Morning Star News) Muslim Fulani herdsmen in Kaduna state, Nigeria attacked seven villages from May 19 to Monday (May 25), killing five Christians and destroying four church buildings, sources said.In the same state, kidnappers said they will... Read more

Mississippi Pastor Says He Is Praying for Person Who Burned Down His Church

Mississippi Pastor Says He Is Praying for Person Who Burned Down His Church A Mississippi pastor says he and his congregants will pray for the person who set their church on fire last week.We recognize that not everyone shares our belief in the Word of God as revealed in the Bible, Jerry Waldrop,... Read more

United Methodists Reschedule Meeting And Decision on Splitting To 2021

United Methodists Reschedule Meeting And Decision on Splitting To 2021 (RNS) The United Methodist Church has rescheduled its General Conference for Aug. 29-Sept. 7, 2021, at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis.And its looking into ways to use technology to ensure delegates can participate in the quadrennial meeting, according to the Commission on... Read more

Hawk Nelson Members Release Statement following Frontman’s Departure from Christianity

Hawk Nelson Members Release Statement following Frontman's Departure from Christianity The remaining members of Christian Band Hawk Nelson have released a statement following their front mans departure from Christianity.On Thursday, bass guitar player Daniel Biro, guitar player Micah Kuiper and drum player David Niacaris released a statement offering love and support to the... Read more

A Virtual Memorial Service Will Be Held for Ravi Zacharias

A Virtual Memorial Service Will Be Held for Ravi Zacharias Christian evangelist Ravi Zacharias will be honored in a livestream memorial service this week.Zacharias died May 19 at the age of 74. The service will be streamed live at RZIM.org/RaviMemorial on May 29 at 11 a.m. ET.The story of the gospel is the story... Read more

Breakaway Anglican Group That Left Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth Wins Property Fight

Breakaway Anglican Group That Left Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth Wins Property Fight (RNS) The Texas Supreme Court awarded a Fort Worth breakaway group affiliated with the Anglican Church in North America the right to $100 million in church property.The ownership of the property has been in dispute since the ACNA-affiliate group broke... Read more

Muslim Father in Uganda Burns Daughter for Becoming Christian

Muslim Father in Uganda Burns Daughter for Becoming Christian NAIROBI, Kenya, May 26, 2020 (Morning Star News) Unable to return to her home in western Uganda due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, Rehema Kyomuhendo was in the eastern part of the country when she first heard about Christ.In March, Kyomuhendo who is 24 but... Read more

President Trump Thanks Fallen Soldiers for Their Sacrifice at Memorial Day Ceremony

President Trump Thanks Fallen Soldiers for Their Sacrifice at Memorial Day Ceremony President Donald Trump attended two Memorial Day events on Monday as the nation continues to fight the coronavirus pandemic.Trump first attended a ceremony at the Arlington National Cemetery. Unlike in previous years, where presidents have spoken at the site, Trump gave... Read more

Mobs in India Threaten 16 Christian Families Every Night for Nearly Three Weeks

Mobs in India Threaten 16 Christian Families Every Night for Nearly Three Weeks NEW DELHI, May 26, 2020 (Morning Star News) Tribal mobs armed with clubs went to the homes of 16 families of a church in Jharkhand state, India every night for nearly three weeks, threatening to kill them if they didnt... Read more

With Two Swift Moves, Pope Francis Rekindles Hope for Financial Reform

With Two Swift Moves, Pope Francis Rekindles Hope for Financial Reform VATICAN CITY (RNS) Tranquil on its surface, as COVID-19 has shut down nearly all activity in its churches, museums and offices, the Vatican has nonetheless been quietly dealing with its troubled finances during the pandemic. The worlds smallest state relies for revenue on... Read more

Muslim Fulanis Kill Two Christians, Kidnap Two Others in Kaduna State, Nigeria

Muslim Fulanis Kill Two Christians, Kidnap Two Others in Kaduna State, Nigeria JOS, Nigeria, May 22, 2020 (Morning Star News) Armed Muslim Fulanis killed two Christians in Kaduna state, Nigeria on Saturday (May 16), days after two others were kidnapped, sources said.Christians Isa Dauda and John Zaman were killed in the 8 p.m. attack... Read more

Vatican Reiterates Two-State Solution as Israeli-Palestinian Relations Escalate

Vatican Reiterates Two-State Solution as Israeli-Palestinian Relations Escalate VATICAN CITY (RNS) Once again, the Vatican issued a statement reinforcing its support for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, after the recently installed government of Israel announced plans to vote for the annexation of the West Bank territory.The Holy See reiterates that respect... Read more

French Council of State Rules Ban on Religious Gatherings Is Unlawful

French Council of State Rules Ban on Religious Gatherings Is Unlawful A ban on religious gatherings in France is unlawful, according to Frances supreme court for administrative justice.The French Council of State ruled Monday that the general and absolute prohibition [on religious gatherings] is disproportionate because the government is allowing secular gatherings of... Read more

Minnesota Church Leaders Call 10 Person Limit at Services ‘Unfair,’ Plan to Re-Open despite Restrictions

Minnesota Church Leaders Call 10 Person Limit at Services 'Unfair,' Plan to Re-Open despite Restrictions Catholic and Lutheran church leaders in Minnesota say state rules that only allow 10 people in a worship service are unfair.Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz recently opened retail locations to serve up to 50 percent capacity, according to CBN... Read more