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England’s cathedrals continue to enjoy growing visitor and worshipper numbers

The interior of Salisbury Cathedral(Photo: Unsplash/Stephanie LeBlanc)The number of people visiting and worshipping at England's cathedrals was growing prior to the first national lockdown, latest figures from the Church of England show. The most recent data from the Church of England showed 37,300 people attended cathedral services each week last year, up 13% on 2009... Read more

Continue Steadfastly – Beloved Women – November 3, 2020

Continue Steadfastly Beloved Women November 3, 2020READ: Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. (Colossians 4:2 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: Our devotion to prayer should be the heartbeat of our lives. Prayer is how we communicate with God, and seek His will and instruction to help navigate our lives on earth. Paul writes how... Read more

Report: Megachurches Continue to Grow and Diversify, Steer Clear of Politics

Report: Megachurches Continue to Grow and Diversify, Steer Clear of Politics (RNS) Americas megachurches have continued to thrive over the past five years, attracting more worshippers, becoming more diverse and opening new locations.A pre-pandemic, national survey of megachurches from the Hartford Institute for Religion Research found the median megachurch draws about 4,100 attenders to its... Read more

Bible translation efforts continue during lockdowns – Mission Network News

Worldwide (MNN) — Wycliffe Associates has not let the ongoing pandemic keep them moving forward with Bible translation. Weve adapted to the local situation in each country, especially countries where we have local staff, CEO Bruce Smith says. So by listening to them, we actually were able to resume after a brief disruption in the... Read more

John MacArthur Will Continue to Hold In-Church Services in Defiance of Local Guidelines | RELEVANT

California pastor and theologian John MacArthur took to Fox News’ The Ingraham Angle to make it clear that he plans to continue holding pandemic-era in-door church services in defiance of local restrictions, telling Laura Graham he is willing to go to jail over it after a Los Angeles County judge upheld local health guidelines prohibiting... Read more

Why we should battle through the political jargon and continue to engage with politics

(Photo: Unsplash/Martin Foskett)Be honest, how excited are you about the Government's proposal as part of the Internal Market Bill to breach the Northern Ireland protocol of the Withdrawal Agreement? Does it make you angry? Are you overcome with joy? Did you struggle to get to the end of the sentence without falling asleep? If you... Read more

Wildfires Continue to Ravage California

Wildfires Continue to Ravage California California has been hit with a series of wildfires that have ravaged the states beautiful forests. The most recent one, which hit the iconic Sierra National Forest, trapped hundreds of Labor Day campers and required helicopters dropping gallons upon gallons of water to put out.Officials said they had never seen... Read more

High domestic violence rates continue to plague Russia – Mission Network News

Russia (MNN) — In 2017, Russia made the decision to downgrade domestic violence from a criminal offense to a misdemeanor for first-time offenders. This ruling sparked a backlash in Russia, and many women are still vocally trying to find justice in the country today. But Eric Mock of Slavic Gospel Association says the problem isn’t... Read more

Christians continue to leave Iraq while those that remain feel ‘unsafe’

Destruction in Batnaya, northern Iraq(Photo: Aid to the Church in Need)Christians continue to trickle out of Iraq at an alarming rate, with many still fearing the return of ISIS, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) has warned.  In a new report, 'Life after ISIS: New challenges to Christianity in Iraq', the Catholic charity warns... 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

Scotland’s Christians continue to pray through pandemic

Friends and family in Scotland can now meet again as the country starts to ease out of lockdown.(Photo: Unsplash/Sherry Xu)Christians in Scotland have been praying together at the same time each week in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.The initiative sees Christians in the country commit to praying every Sunday at 7pm. Ahead of Pentecost Sunday, churches... Read more

Christians in Northern Nigeria continue to suffer brutal attacks – Mission Network News

Nigeria (MNN) Attacks on Christians in Nigeria by militant Islamic groups have not diminished at all during the COVID-19 lockdowns. Several brutal assaults took place just this weekwhen Fulani herdsmen killed men, women, and children. Todd Nettleton of Voice of the Martyrs USA (VOM USA) says since March 23, Our workers in Nigeria have identified... Read more

Three Prime ministers in two months: Iraqs political struggles proceed – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Iraq (MNN) Iraq has burned via two prime ministers in two months, and the third has the huge job of uniting a fragmented nation throughout a pandemic. After China, Iran was one of many first international locations hit onerous by the coronavirus. In neighboring Iraq, the prime minister had simply stepped down in response... Read more

Puerto Rico quakes proceed; Keys for Youngsters sends hope, encouragement – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Puerto Rico (MNN) — A 5.zero magnitude earthquake shook Puerto Rico yesterday. The U.S. territory is caught in a sequence of tremblors that started late December and peaked on January 7 with a 6.8-magnitude earthquake. Worry retains greater than 4,000 folkson the streets in tent cities as aftershocks proceed. Government Director Greg Yoder says... Read more

Church closures proceed in Algeria; heres why it issues – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Algeria (MNN) — Not too long ago, Algerias authorities shut down one more church. On January 20, officers ordered the closure of a church in Ain Turk.Extra particulars right here. In line with Center East Concern, 19 church buildings have been closed up to now two years; at the very least 13 of the... Read more

Fb Will Proceed to Enable Politicians to Lie in Their Adverts | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] Regardless of mounting strain, Fb has introduced that it'll not change its advert insurance policies shifting into the 2020 election season. That implies that politicians will nonetheless be allowed to lie in political adverts, which is probably going so as to add additional warmth to criticism that the platform has a duty... Read more

An Evangelical Coalition Is Urging Governers to Proceed Resettling Refugees After Trump’s Order | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] Following an govt order from President Donald Trump requiring approval from state and native politicians to permit refugees to be resettled, greater than 2,600 evangelicals known as on their state governors to open their borders to refugees. [h/t Christian Publish] The coalition, led by faith-based refugee resettlement company World Aid and the... Read more

Lebanon stays in limbo as protests proceed – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Lebanon (MNN) Components of Lebanon are with out electrical energy and water. Almost unsustainable prices of dwelling persist. The persons are uninterested in governmental corruption. However regardless of all of that, protests within the nation stay comparatively peaceable. Protests in Lebanon In October, a video of protestors singing Child Shark to a frightened toddler... Read more

Church known as to motion as Lebanon protests proceed – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Lebanon (MNN) — At the moment ends the third week of widespread protests in Lebanon. Points fluctuate, however most individuals need a full overhaul of the federal government. Demonstrators blame present leaders for Lebanons financial failure and crumbling infrastructure. Learn our protection of the state of affairs right here. Though the motion is unifying... Read more