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Lord’s Prayer can be said at funerals, council confirms

(Photo: Unsplash/Mayron Oliveira)A Welsh council has clarified Covid-19 rules after a celebrant was wrongly told that she could not lead mourners in saying the Lord's Prayer together at a funeral.  Alison Davies, 53, from Bridgend, was asked by the family of a deceased 94-year-old grandmother to end her funeral with the Lord's Prayer. But she... Read more

City Council Drops Charges against Pastor Fined $800 for Holding Church Services

City Council Drops Charges against Pastor Fined $800 for Holding Church Services In Niles, Illinois, Romanian pastor Daniel Chiu of Logos Baptist Ministries, has been fined $800 for holding indoor church services.According to The Christian Post, the city is claiming that Chiu violated an executive order from governor J.B. Pritzker restricting gatherings amid COVID-19.Initially, Chiu... Read more

Austin City Council Slashes Police Budget, Diverts Funds to Abortion Access

Austin City Council Slashes Police Budget, Diverts Funds to Abortion Access A controversial new budget approved by the Austin, Texas, city council last month cuts millions of dollars in funding from the police department and redirects it to a wide variety of programs, including an increase in taxpayer money for abortion access.The 2020-21 budget, approved... Read more

Cornwall pastor launches drive-in church service after council U-turn

Rev Matt Tims said the U-turn was a "miracle".A drive-in church service that was nearly cancelled because of objections from the local council's health and safety team has gone ahead in Cornwall.The drive-in church is the idea of Rev Matt Timms, pastor of Wave House Church in Newquay.  It was launched as a way for... Read more

Newcastle City Council leader attacks Franklin Graham over threat of legal action

Franklin Graham is pursuing legal action over the cancellation of his UK tour events.(Photo: Facebook/Franklin Graham)Newcastle City Council leader Nick Forbes has launched a scathing attack on American evangelist Franklin Graham as he pursues legal action over a tour event in the city that was cancelled because of his views on homosexuality.Graham's event had been... 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

Texas Mayor Cites Bible, Says Women Shouldn’t Pray at Council Meetings

Texas Mayor Cites Bible, Says Women Shouldn't Pray at Council Meetings The mayor of a Texas city has sparked a debate about prayer, gender and the relation of church and state after requesting that only men pray at city council meetings.Wylie, Texas, Mayor Eric Hogue, who also serves as pastor of Cottonwood Church... Read more

Elizabeth Warren Has Introduced an Interfaith Advisory Council | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] White Home hopeful Elizabeth Warren has revealed a faith-based marketing campaign initiative, with a brand new non secular advisory council and endorsements from over 100 main non secular figures from across the nation. She introduced the initiative in an announcement launched to Faith Information Service. Im proud to announce a dedicated group... Read more