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Christian Leaders Urge Prayer for Nigeria’s Forgotten Victims

Christian Leaders Urge Prayer for Nigeria's Forgotten Victims JOS, Nigeria, November 19, 2020 (Morning Star News) Their pleas for government help falling on deaf ears, Christian leaders issued calls for prayer this month as Islamic extremist groups continued terrorizing northeast Nigeria.In the wake of attacks and kidnappings by Islamic extremist group Boko Haram and its... Read more

‘You Are Not Alone’: Christian Leaders Hold International Day of Prayer for Muslim-Background Believers

'You Are Not Alone': Christian Leaders Hold International Day of Prayer for Muslim-Background Believers On Wednesday, various ministries and Christian leaders across the world will be praying for Muslim-background believers (MBBs) who have turned to Christ from Islam.In an interview with CBN News, Haruan Ibrahim of Al-Hayat Ministries spoke about the prayer event and explained... Read more

Met urges faith leaders to adhere to lockdown rules

(Photo: Unsplash/Daniel Polevoy)The Metropolitan Police has written to faith leaders across London asking them to respect lockdown regulations. The letter was sent last week by Commander Catherine Roper, from the Met's crime prevention unit, amid rising numbers of Covid-19 in the capital, and ahead of major religious festivals including Diwali, Hanukkah and Christmas. Commander Roper... Read more

More Than 120 Church Leaders Call for a Review of U.K. Ban on In-Person Worship Services amid COVID-19

More Than 120 Church Leaders Call for a Review of U.K. Ban on In-Person Worship Services amid COVID-19 More than 120 church leaders in the United Kingdom are asking for a judicial review of the United Kingdoms decision to ban in-person worship services as part of a lockdown amid COVID-19.According to a statement from the... Read more

Real Leaders: 24 War-Time Leadership Lessons from 2020 | Real Faith

11 Nov Real Leaders: 24 War-Time Leadership Lessons from 2020 Posted at 03:00h in Blog by Mark Driscoll These notes accompany Pastor Mark’s Real Leaders podcast “24 War-Time Leadership Lessons from 2020” which can be found HERE on Apple and HERE on Spotify. 24 War-Time Leadership Lessons from 2020 Run to reality as quickly as... Read more

Christian leaders seek judicial review after ‘unlawful’ church closures

(Photo: Unsplash/Kyler Nixon)Christian leaders are pursuing a judicial review after the Government forced churches to close during England's second national lockdown.  The group of 122 church leaders, who come from different denominations and traditions, say that the ban on public worship was "unlawful" because it breached Article 9 rights, including the right of Christians to manifest... Read more

‘Trump Will Be President’: Charismatic Christian Leaders Say the Election Is Not Over, Argue Trump Will Be Reelected

'Trump Will Be President': Charismatic Christian Leaders Say the Election Is Not Over, Argue Trump Will Be Reelected Seven charismatic Christian pastors and leaders who predicted that President Donald Trump would win reelection are arguing that the election is not over and Trump will remain the president, The Christian Post reports.Their statements come even after... Read more

Vote, Pray, Wait: Faith Leaders Reassure Congregations, Call for Full Vote Count as Election Remains Uncertain

Vote, Pray, Wait: Faith Leaders Reassure Congregations, Call for Full Vote Count as Election Remains Uncertain (RNS) As the first polls began to close Tuesday (Nov. 3), the Rev. Cara Tanis logged off.Instead of obsessing over election returns as they trickled in throughout the night, she went for a walk.Tanis was joined by 50 to... Read more

Church leaders call nation to prayer as second lockdown begins

(Photo: Unsplash/GaryButterfield)As a second national lockdown in England begins, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York are asking people to unite in prayer.  In a joint letter to the nation, they spoke of "deeply challenging and difficult times ... surrounded by fear and suffering".  The letter reads: "There is a story in the Bible where Jesus... Read more

What Christian Leaders Are Saying About the Election So Far | RELEVANT

Whew. Well, as many predicted, the election results probably won’t be clear for a few days yet as states across the U.S. labor to count up record numbers of ballots. Not much is clear as of this writing. Both parties failed to get the clear, divisive outcome they’d hoped for, with pollsters across the country... Read more

Nearly 200 Evangelical Leaders Sign Statement Urging Christians to Be Peacemakers amid ‘Deeply Divisive Election’

Nearly 200 Evangelical Leaders Sign Statement Urging Christians to Be Peacemakers amid 'Deeply Divisive Election' While the 2020 presidential election continues to be contested, a vast array of evangelical leaders are calling Christians to be peacemakers amid threats of national and civil turmoil once a winner is decided.The letter, titled:  A 2020 Call for Biblical... Read more

Rev. Samuel Rodriguez: Trump Values Input from Faith Leaders More Than ‘Any Other President in American History’

Rev. Samuel Rodriguez: Trump Values Input from Faith Leaders More Than 'Any Other President in American History' In an interview with Premier Christian News, megachurch pastor and White House faith advisor Samuel Rodriguez explained that President Trump has given faith leaders more access than any other president in American history when it comes to offering... Read more

Scottish Church leaders ‘deeply disturbed’ by Internal Market Bill

(Photo: Unsplash/Frederick Tubiermont)Scottish Church leaders have written to the UK Parliament to raise "grave" concerns over the Internal Market Bill.  In it, they warn that the passing of the legislation by Westminster "without the consent of the Scottish Parliament clearly strains the devolution settlement". "The fracturing of an established relationship is in itself something to be... Read more

‘No scientific justification’ for church closures, say Archbishop of Canterbury and faith leaders

(Photo: Unsplash/Daniel Polevoy)The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have joined with leaders of other faith communities in urging the Government not to close places of worship during the lockdown. In a letter to Boris Johnson, they say that there is "no scientific justification" for the suspension of public worship, and that the last six months... Read more

Hundreds of evangelical leaders vow to be peacemakers as US election goes to the wire

Hundreds of American evangelical leaders pledged to be peacemakers on the eve of one of the tightest elections in US history.  Signatories of the Matthew 5:9 pledge include author Max Lucado, pastor Tony Evans, and Southern Baptist theologian Russell Moore.  The letter calls on Christians to be peacemakers and work towards ending violence and division... Read more

Christian leaders taking legal action against Government over church closures

In-person services are being suspended across England.(Photo: Unsplash/Anna Earl)Dozens of Christian leaders from different denominations have signed a pre-action letter to the Government calling for a re-think of church closures.  The restrictions are being imposed as part of the second national lockdown coming into force in England on Thursday. Places of worship will be closed... Read more

Church leaders praying for Austria after terror attack

Armed police stand guard after a deadly terrorist attack in Vienna(Photo: Reuters)Christians are praying for Austria after a terror attack on capital city Vienna in which three people were killed.  One attacker killed by police was described by Interior Minister Karl Nehammer as an "Islamist terrorist" and an Islamic State sympathiser.  The attack took place as... Read more

No matter who wins the 2020 election, pray for U.S. church leaders – Mission Network News

USA (MNN) — Today is Election Day in the U.S. Today, voters submit their choices for national, state, and local leaders. Click here to find your local polling station. Approximately 239 million people are eligible to vote in the 2020 election, and 93 million voted early by mail. In 2016, Pew Research identified intense political... Read more

Church closures in second national lockdown are a ‘source of anguish’, say Catholic leaders

Cardinal Vincent Nichols and Archbishop Malcolm McMahon said the Government has a "profound responsibility" to demonstrate why it has taken these decisions.ReutersCatholic leaders have attacked the imposition of a second national lockdown on England that includes church closures.  Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced far-reaching restrictions for England, beginning on Thursday.  Although not included in the... Read more

‘Don’t close us again,’ say Welsh church leaders

(Photo: Unsplash/Gregory Hayes)The Welsh Government is being urged to keep churches open in another 'firebreak' lockdown in the New Year.  Churches in the region threatened legal action after being forced to close during the current firebreak lockdown. The Welsh Government responded by telling them that they could re-open on November 9.  Now, in another letter... Read more

Black Church Leaders Encourage Congregants to Vote with ‘Souls to the Polls’ Initiative

Black Church Leaders Encourage Congregants to Vote with 'Souls to the Polls' Initiative Souls to the Polls is encouraging Black churches to vote in the presidential election.Family, this is the most important vote of my lifetime. And this Sunday, October 25th, is an early voting Sunday. Were asking everyone to leave church. Leave virtual or in-person... Read more

What the Church of England’s evangelical leaders have in common with Dad’s Army

Dad's Army, the BBC comedy about the Home Guard during World War Two(Photo: BBC)The classic character comedy 'Dad's Army' has been a staple of British TV screens now for about half a century. The programmes filmed between 1968 and 1977 are still regularly repeated in the UK and are beloved of different generations. It is also... Read more

Christian leaders plead with Welsh Assembly to keep churches open during ‘firebreak’ lockdown

(Photo: Unsplash/Gregory Hayes)Christian leaders have sent a pre-action letter to the Welsh Assembly calling for churches to be kept open during the 'firebreak' lockdown.  Churches in Wales are being forced to shutter over three Sundays during the lockdown, which started on Friday evening.  They will only be allowed to open for funeral or wedding ceremonies.... Read more

Leaders Reveal What They Wish They Knew at 27 | RELEVANT

Nobody can deny the cool factor of launching a new projectbe it a startup, new ministry or creative project. But cool doesnt necessarily mean doable. The fact is, only about 50 percent of new businesses make it past their first five yearsand the percentages get worse after that. If youre one of those people who... Read more

Look to Scripture, not the Pope, for Gods View on Sexuality, Southern Baptist Leaders Say

Look to Scripture, not the Pope, for Gods View on Sexuality, Southern Baptist Leaders Say Leaders of the nations largest Protestant denomination on Wednesday said Scripture and not words from the pope determine what is true about marriage and sexuality.Their comments came the same day news broke about a new documentary, Francesco, in which Pope... Read more

Church Leaders across America Differ on Abortion Policies

Church Leaders across America Differ on Abortion Policies In the midst of the 2020 presidential election, church leaders across various denominations in the U.S. have expressed differing stances when it comes to abortion, The Associated Press reports.Some leaders who are overtly against abortion are also outspoken against the political party that supports it, namely the Democratic... Read more

Church leaders need a day off too

(Photo: Unsplash/Rod Long)Back in April, my social media was full of pronouncements of a 'new thing' that God was about to do through the Church because of lockdown, and many leaders were excited about the possibilities. Months later, how do you feel when someone 'shouts' in a tweet that 'God is doing a new thing... Read more

Brexit Bill will set a ‘disastrous precedent’ and undermine the union, warn UK Church leaders

(Photo: Unsplash/A Perry)Church leaders from the four nations of the UK have warned that the Internal Market Bill risks creating a "disastrous precedent" if it is passed in its current form.  The warning comes from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, the Archbishop of Armagh and the Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church in a... Read more

Christian leaders worldwide call on IMF and World Bank to cancel debts of the poorest nations

Nyamuot Joak and her one-year-old daughter Nyayiena Gatkuoth, who has Severe Acute Malnutrition and is being treated at a clinic run by Christian Aid's partner UNIDO, in South Sudan's Unity State.Andreea Campeanu / DECChristian leaders from around the world and across the denominations have made a joint call to the IMF and World Bank to... Read more

Faith leaders call for changes to welfare to stop more people falling into poverty

(Photo: Unsplash/evstyle)Faith leaders in Scotland have made a joint call to the UK and Scottish Governments urging changes to welfare to stem the rising tide of poverty.  They say Westminster and Holyrood should implement measures that reflect the values of "care and compassion", and which would "make a real difference to families and individuals living... Read more