Honestie Hodges, Whose Handcuffing Sparked a National Outrage, Has Died of COVID at 14 Years Old | RELEVANT

In 2017, 11-year-old Honestie Hodges was handcuffed by Grand Rapids, Michigan police who were looking for a 40-year-old woman, in a case that national headlines and led to the implementation of Honestie Policy,” which urges the least restrictive means possible for police dealings with children. On November 22 of this year, Honestie Hodges passed away... Read more

Critical questions unanswered following South Sudans National Dialogue – Mission Network News

South Sudan (MNN) — South Sudan remains in limbo following a two-week summit. More than 500 participants gathered in Juba earlier this month to discuss the future of the worlds youngest nation. See our full South Sudan coverage here. Last week, the National Dialogue conference came to a close. Its part of a 2018 peace... Read more

Church buildings can re-open after national lockdown ends on 2 December

(Photo: Facebook/Church of England)Churches can open their buildings for services again after the national lockdown ends on 2 December in a move welcomed by Christian leaders.  The Government confirmed yesterday that places of worship will be open across all three tiers subject to some social distancing restrictions.  These vary according to tiers, with those in... Read more

Christians unite in national day of prayer

(Photo: Unsplash/Benjamin Davies)Christians across the UK are today joining in prayer for the nation.  The invitation went out from the Evangelical Alliance UK to set aside November 13 as a national day of prayer as tough Covid-19 restrictions remain in place for millions of people.  The call for prayer has united Christians from across the... Read more

Calls for a National Day of Prayer as England heads into second national lockdown

England is going into a second national lockdown.                                                                                            (Photo: Unsplash/Hoyoung... Read more

Anglo-Catholic bishops warn of ‘anger’ over church closures in second national lockdown

(Photo: Church of England/Colin Watts)Anglo-Catholic bishops have backed calls to the Government to re-think church closures during lockdown.  They write in a pastoral statement that the prospect of church closures for a second time this year is a "grave one".  "[All] that we do as God's people flows from our worship," they write. "The Mass... 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

Belarus gripped by national strike – Mission Network News

Belarus (MNN) — Police in Belarus have arrested hundreds as protests continue and a nationwide strike picks up steam. Several major industries have been affected as workers have stayed home in protest of sitting president Alexander Lukashenko. Videos out of the country show empty factories and students walking out of their schools. Protests have engulfed... Read more

Church of England Evangelical Council appoints Bishop of Birkenhead as National Director

The Bishop of Birkenhead, Keith Sinclair(Photo: Diocese of Chester)The Church of England Evangelical Council (CEEC) has announced the appointment of the Bishop of Birkenhead as its National Director.  The Rt Rev Keith Sinclair will take up the post on 27 April 2021, the 100th anniversary of the birth of CEEC founder John Stott.  His new... Read more

5-Year-Old Boy Prayers with National Guard Member amid Kentucky Derby Protests

5-Year-Old Boy Prayers with National Guard Member amid Kentucky Derby Protests During the Kentucky Derby Protests, a national guardsman was found on camera kneeling with a 5-year-old boy in prayer. The powerful moment reportedly brought strength to the soldiers there.The national guardsman, Dan Otterson, told Fox News that he was in tears. God sent a... Read more

Hong Kong: American pastor’s son charged under new national security law

Samuel Chu warned that no one is beyond the reach of Hong Kong's national security law(Photo: Wikimedia Commons)A naturalized American citizen and pastor's son has been charged with "inciting secession" and "colluding with foreign powers" under Hong Kong's new national security law.  Samuel Chu is a pro-democracy activist and managing director of the Hong Kong... Read more

How to Trust God in a National Crisis

1. Pray When I feel threatened, Im often tempted to rely on myself first and turn to God last. In my anxiety, I forget core truths regarding who God is and what Hes promised. I forget that Hes powerful, loving, all-knowing, faithful and true. Scripture says He owns every animal in the forest, cattle on... Read more

5 Takeaways from the First Night of the Republican National Convention

Amanda Casanova | ChristianHeadlines.com Contributor | Tuesday, August 25, 2020 President Donald Trump was officially nominated as the Republican presidential candidate as the Republican National Convention began Monday night in Washington, DC.The RNC continues Thursday. Here are five key takeaways from the first night:Photo courtesy: Getty Images/Pool/Pool 1. Speakers Warned of Joe Biden's and Kamala... Read more

Republican National Convention to Include Several Conservative Christian Speakers

Republican National Convention to Include Several Conservative Christian Speakers (RNS) The son of the late evangelist Billy Graham, the head of an anti-abortion ministry, and the co-founder of Liberty University's Falkirk Center are among the conservative Christian leaders scheduled to speak this week at the Republican National Convention.Several of the political figures scheduled to speak... Read more

The National Town Hall on Evangelical Faith and Politics

The National Town Hall on Evangelical Faith and Politics was convened by Freedom Road LLC in partnership with Evangelicals for Justice, The Voices Project, Global Immersion Project and Evangelicals for Social Action. You can watch the inaugural Town Hall on Facebook. This is the first piece in an eight-part series. Follow Freedom Road on Facebook... Read more

This Is the Kind of Moral Conviction We Need: Democratic National Convention Touts Bidens Faith

This Is the Kind of Moral Conviction We Need: Democratic National Convention Touts Bidens Faith The Democratic National Convention highlighted Joe Bidens Catholic faith on Monday.The DNC released a 60-second ad on Twitter that showed Biden meeting Pope Francis in St. Peters Basilica and talking to a group of nuns outside on a street in... Read more

6 Takeaways from the First Night of the Democratic National Convention

Mikaela Mathews | ChristianHeadlines.com Contributor | Tuesday, August 18, 2020 The Democratic National Convention kicked off its four-night event on Monday. Though the pandemic has forced the convention to reinvent itself virtually, the party assembled to officially nominate Joe Biden as its candidate.The convention did not go lightly on Donald Trump, chiding him for his... Read more

100 Democratic Politicians Ask the Democratic National Committee to Adjust Its ‘Extreme’ Position on Abortion

100 Democratic Politicians Ask the Democratic National Committee to Adjust Its 'Extreme' Position on Abortion More than 100 Democratic politicians are asking the Democratic National Committee in a letter to adjust its official position on abortion.The letter says that extreme policies on abortion are alienating voters.We are concerned that many Democratic leaders support... Read more

MSNBC Producer Quits, Calls Network a ‘Cancer’ Stoking ‘National Division’

MSNBC Producer Quits, Calls Network a 'Cancer' Stoking 'National Division' An MSNBC television producer says she quit her job in late July to escape a network news cycle that is a cancer amplifying fringe voices and causing national division.  Ariana Pekary was a producer at MSNBC and a key member of the team... Read more

Pastor Jentezen Franklin Calls for National 21-Day Fast over America’s Future

Pastor Jentezen Franklin Calls for National 21-Day Fast over America's Future Pastor and best-selling author Jentezen Franklin is calling on Christians in America and around the world to turn to God for 21 days of prayer and fasting during these unprecedented times.Franklin, who leads the multi-campus church, Free Chapel, announced the fast on... Read more

A Haitian national to fly with Mission Aviation Fellowship – Mission Network News

Haiti (MNN) — When did Zacharie Franois know he wanted to be a pilot? It would be the first of May 2013, he says. I had my first flight on an airplane [over Haiti] on a Cessna 206. The Lord used that flight to show me the needs of my country and the beauty of... Read more

Anglican Archbishop of Hong Kong defends national security law despite worldwide criticism

(Photo: Unsplash/Joshua J Cotten)The Anglican Archbishop of Hong Kong has voiced support for the widely criticised national security law imposed on the territory by Beijing. In a letter published in the Church Times, the Most Rev Paul Kwong said he welcomed the law's implementation and refuted the suggestion that it poses a threat to religious... Read more

Soccer Player Rachel Hill Shares Why She Stood during the National Anthem as Teammates Knelt

Soccer Player Rachel Hill Shares Why She Stood during the National Anthem as Teammates Knelt Chicago Red Stars forward Rachel Hill recently released a statement explaining why she chose to stand during the national anthem on opening day of the Challenge Cup for the National Womens Soccer League despite her teammates taking a... Read more

National Security law is a ‘threat to Christians’ in Hong Kong

People hold up signs and a mobile phone as they gather at West Kowloon Law Courts Building to show their support to 96 anti-government protesters who were arrested days ago in Hong Kong, China, October 2, 2019.(Photo: REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha)The imposition of a draconian national security law in Hong Kong this week has given rise to... Read more

‘Heartbreaking’ day for Hong Kong as Beijing imposes national security law

Hong Kongers are fearful of their future after the imposition of a new national security law by Beijing(Photo: Unsplash/Han Min T)Christian human rights campaigner Benedict Rogers has spoken of his heartache for the future of Hong Kong after Beijing passed the contentious national security law.  Rogers, East Asia Team Leader at Christian Solidarity Worldwide, said... Read more

Fears for Hong Kong clergy under Beijing national security law

(Photo: Unsplash/Ryan McManimie)A blueprint for a controversial new national security law for Hong Kong, as proposed by China, has caused concerns that the semi-autonomous city's vocal clergy who have supported the democracy movement could be extradited to and tried in mainland China.The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, China's rubber-stamp legislature, may formally approve... Read more

Financially Hit by COVID-19, Washington National Cathedral Lays Off Staff

Financially Hit by COVID-19, Washington National Cathedral Lays Off Staff (RNS) The Washington National Cathedral announced a 15% reduction in full-time staff on Tuesday (June 16) due to the financial impact of coronavirus. Starting July 1, the cathedral located in Washington, D.C. will eliminate 13 full-time positions and 13 part-time ones and will... Read more

Poll: Americans’ National Pride Has Hit a Record Low | RELEVANT Magazine

National pride in the U.S. has been on a downward trajectory for a few years now, but the latest Gallup Poll finds it hitting some unfortunate records. Overall, 42 percent of Americans are still “extremely” proud to be an American and 21 percent are “very” proud, but for the first time, fewer than half... Read more

National Christian Resources Exhibition postponed until October 2021

(Photo: CRE)This year's national Christian Resources Exhibition has been pushed back a year because of coronavirus. Organisers said the annual event would now be taking place from 12 to 14 October 2021 because of ongoing restrictions around largescale indoor events.CRE National is one of the biggest annual Christian events in UK, bringing together hundreds of ministries... Read more

Trump makes religious freedom a ‘national security imperative’

Donald Trump addressing the 2020 March for Life(Photo: ABCNews)President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday instructing the U.S. State Department to prioritize international religious freedom in its implementation of foreign policy and budget $50 million per year toward the advancement of religious freedom.The new order on "advancing international religious freedom" contains a number of instructions... Read more