Faith Leaders Speak Out against Trump Administration’s Decision to Cut Refugee Admissions Ceiling

Faith Leaders Speak Out against Trump Administration's Decision to Cut Refugee Admissions Ceiling The Trump administration is proposing the annual refugee admissions ceiling be set at 15,000 in Fiscal Year 2021.In Fiscal Year 2020, which ended on Sept. 30, the annual refugee admissions goal was 18,000 refugees. According to Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, of... Read more

Tribunal reserves decision in sacked Christian teacher’s religious freedom case

Kristie Higgs was dismissed after sharing two Facebook posts(Photo: Christian Legal Centre)An employment tribunal has reserved its judgement in the case of a Christian teacher sacked after sharing Facebook posts critical of teaching young children about LGBT relationships.  Kristie Higgs, 44, challenged her sacking in a four-day hearing at the tribunal in Bristol last week.... Read more

Sorrow over Kent council’s decision to axe chaplain role

The outgoing chaplain Rev Colin Johnson will not be replaced.Decades of tradition is coming to an end at Swale borough council in Kent after the decision was made not to re-appoint a new civic chaplain. Swale council has had a chaplain for the last 50 years but with the departure of the current postholder, the... Read more

Make Your School Decision. Then Trust God.

I never thought Id add face masks to our school supply list. I never thought Id have to decide if its safe to send my kids to school. I never thought Id have to consider teaching seventh-grade math or learning how to conduct therapy techniques emailed to me by the school speech pathologist. I never... Read more

Christian Advocacy Groups Criticize Trump Administration’s Decision Not to Allow New DACA Applications

Christian Advocacy Groups Criticize Trump Administration's Decision Not to Allow New DACA Applications Some Christian advocacy groups are criticizing the Trump administration's announcement that it will not allow new applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.Tuesday, the Department of Homeland Security issued a memo saying that it would allow DACA recipients... Read more

Critics of Sheffield Cathedral’s decision to close 400-year-old choir consider legal action

The entire Sheffield Cathedral Choir is to be replaced by a new music team(Photo: Facebook/Sheffield Cathedral)Critics of Sheffield Cathedral's decision to shut down its choir after 400 years in favour of a more inclusive music team are considering taking legal action. Cathedral Dean the Very Rev Peter Bradley announced last week that the entire choir was... Read more

Court of Appeal reviews Government decision to allow DIY abortions during lockdown

(Photo: Unsplash)The Court of Appeal is today hearing a legal challenge against the Government's decision to allow DIY abortions at home during the lockdown.  The Government relaxed the rules so that women could terminate their pregnancies up to 10 weeks.  Following only a phone or video consultation with a doctor, pills are sent out in... Read more

Hagia Sophia decision worrisome for Christians – Mission Network News

Turkey (MNN) — Turkey faces international backlash today following a court decision to convert the Hagia Sophia into a mosque. The USCIRF issued its condemnation on Friday, while the World Council of Churches called on Turkeys president to reverse the decision. Middle East Concerns Daniel Hoffman says some leaders call it an unnecessary move one... Read more

Pope ‘deeply pained’ over Turkey’s decision to turn Hagia Sophia into mosque

The interior of the ancient Christian church of Hagia Sophia, which is to be turned into a mosque.ReutersPope Francis has said he is "deeply pained" by Turkey's decision to convert Hagia Sophia into a mosque.  The Byzantine landmark in Istanbul was built 1,500 years ago as a Christian cathedral and became a mosque after the... Read more

Cedarville President Reinstated Despite Deeply Troubling Hiring Decision

The Story: Two TGC Council members resigned from the Cedarville University board of trustees after the announcement that Thomas White was being reinstated as the schools president. White had been on administrative leave since May 1, pending the investigation of his hiring a faculty member accused of sexual abuse. The Background: Cedarville University president Thomas... Read more

What Does the LGBT-Discrimination Decision Mean For Religious Employers?

The Supreme Court recently ruled in Bostock v. Clayton County that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. What are the rulings real-world implications for those who maintain traditional, biblical views about human sexuality? How will it affect churches, schools, camps,... Read more

Some Faith Groups Applaud Supreme Court’s DACA Decision

Some Faith Groups Applaud Supreme Court's DACA Decision WASHINGTON (RNS) Faith groups are applauding the U.S. Supreme Courts decision temporarily halting the Trump administrations efforts to rescind an Obama-era program granting legal protection to hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants who were brought to this country as children.The 5-4 decision, written by Chief... Read more

Supreme Court’s LGBT Decision Could Pose ‘Grave Threat to Religious Liberty,’ Christian Leaders Say

Supreme Court's LGBT Decision Could Pose 'Grave Threat to Religious Liberty,' Christian Leaders Say Christian leaders and legal experts alike warned Monday that religious liberty is in danger after the Supreme Court ruled the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in employment.The case... 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

7 Signs God Is the One Leading Your Decision

When we navigate lifes decisions, seeking out the best courses of action to take, we want something more than just our best guess to guide us. As believers, we want to know that our choices are influenced by a greater power than the happenstance flip of a coin or the drawing of straws can offer.... Read more

Modi considers finish or lengthen lockdown resolution – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] India (MNN) — Will India finish or lengthen its present nationwide shut-down? A nationwide shelter-in-place order went into impact on March 24 and is scheduled to finish on Tuesday. Nevertheless, Prime Minister Modi plans to debate choices tomorrow with state leaders earlier than making a closing resolution. Indias coronavirus instances greater than doubled final... Read more