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U.S. Department of Defense to Implement Guidelines to Protect Service Members’ Religious Freedom

U.S. Department of Defense to Implement Guidelines to Protect Service Members' Religious Freedom The U.S. Department of Defense says new guidelines will be put into place to protect religious liberty rights for military service members.According to CBN News, the U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper began looking into the issue after hearing that some military... Read more

Churches Offer Aid to Those Affected by Hurricane Sally

Churches Offer Aid to Those Affected by Hurricane Sally Hurricane Sally, an uncharacteristically large hurricane that hit multiple states in recent days, has left more than 500,000 residents without power and caused untold millions in damages. But that hasn't stopped local churches from doing what they can to help out.In Alabama, at least two churches... Read more

‘Praying God’s Protection over You’: Police Officers Finds Encouraging Note on the Hood of His Car

'Praying God's Protection over You': Police Officers Finds Encouraging Note on the Hood of His Car A kind citizen left an encouraging note on a police officers windshield earlier this week in Huntersville, North Carolina.Faithwire shared that after getting coffee at a Dunkin Donuts, Officer Aaron walked out to his squad car to find a... Read more

It ‘Isnt Fair’: Female Athletes Ask Court to Uphold Idaho Law Banning Boys in Girls Sports

It 'Isnt Fair': Female Athletes Ask Court to Uphold Idaho Law Banning Boys in Girls Sports Two Idaho State University female athletes filed an appeal Wednesday in defense of an Idaho state law that prevents biological males who identify as female from competing on girls or womens teams.A federal judge last month overturned the law,... Read more

Lifetime to Release Its First LGBTQ Christmas Film

Lifetime to Release Its First LGBTQ Christmas Film On Monday, Lifetime announced two new holiday films for its Its a Wonderful Lifetime lineup, including its first LGBTQ themed movie, The Christmas Setup.According to A+E Networks, the film will feature real life gay married couple Ben Lewis and Blake Lee as the main characters.A Lifetime press... Read more

Christian Girls Are Being Kidnapped at an Alarming Rate in Egypt

Christian Girls Are Being Kidnapped at an Alarming Rate in Egypt Coptic Christian girls in Egypt are being abducted and trafficked at alarming rates according to "Jihad of the Womb," a report that provides an in-depth look at why so many Coptic Christian girls are being abducted, CBN News reports.Reportedly, Egyptian officials have done little... Read more

John MacArthur Says He’ll Start a ‘Jail Ministry’ if Arrested for Worshiping Indoors

John MacArthur Says He'll Start a 'Jail Ministry' if Arrested for Worshiping Indoors California pastor John MacArthur said this week hes willing to go to jail for holding indoor services in defiance of coronavirus health restrictions and that, if arrested, hell preach the gospel there, too.A judge last week upheld Los Angeles County health restrictions... Read more

Louisville Reaches $12 Million Settlement with Family of Breonna Taylor

Louisville Reaches $12 Million Settlement with Family of Breonna Taylor The city of Louisville, Kentucky agreed to a $12 million settlement to the family of Breonna Taylor, a 26-year old black woman who was fatally shot by police back in March.According to the Associated Press, the city also called for reforming police practices but Taylors... Read more

Tough financial forecast for Britain’s Baptists

The Baptist Union of Great Britain (BUGB) is facing a challenging decade ahead as it struggles with declining income. The difficult financial forecast was presented by Treasurer John Levick at a pared down version of the BUGB's annual General Assembly held online on Wednesday night after the original gathering was cancelled earlier this year due... 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

Facebook accused of censorship after pulling trans-critical ad

(Photo: American Principles Project)Facebook has been accused of censorship after it removed an advert that criticized Democratic support for transgender girls competing against biologically female athletes. The video ad, titled "Not Fair", was placed by the American Principles Project and called out Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and Senator Gary Peters for their support of the... Read more

British Medical Association’s support for DIY abortions is ‘dangerous’ for women

(Photo: Unsplash)The British Medical Association (BMA) has been slammed over its support for the extention of 'DIY' abortions.  The Government is to consult over whether to extend a temporary relaxation of regulations during the pandemic to allow women to have abortions at home up to the 10th week of pregnancy.  The change to the rules... Read more

Vatican challenged over secret deal with China

The human rights situation in China has "rapidly and significantly deteriorated" under President Xijinping.REUTERS/Damir SagoljThe Vatican has been criticised over plans to extend an agreement with the Chinese government on the appointment of bishops.  Vatican officials are reported to have told journalists this week that the arrangement, due to expire in October, will be renewed.  Reuters... Read more

Kids in Read-A-Thon can support children in India! – Mission Network News

USA (MNN) — Heres a chance to get your kids reading with Great Commission impact! Sonlight Christian Homeschool Curriculum is hosting a Read-A-Thon so children and teens can raise funds for ministries like Mission India. When kids sign up to support Mission India through the Sonlight Read-A-Thon, every dollar fundraised will be matched by Sonlight... Read more

Archbishop of Canterbury challenges Government’s ‘addiction to centralisation’ in handling of Covid crisis

The national response to coronavirus should be more localised and less centralised, the Archbishop of Canterbury has said.  In a joint comment with the Bishop of London in The Telegraph, Justin Welby warned that the Government's handling of the pandemic may be hampered if it continues to insist on a centralised response.  He argued that... Read more

Kenya braces for returning locust swarms – Mission Network News

Kenya (MNN) — Kenya’s locust problem hasn’t gone away. In fact, Kenyans could see a third generation of the insects destroy vegetation across the country. This is the worst locust outbreak for the region in 70 years. As MNN alreadyreported, locusts already caused a lot of destruction in Kenya and other surrounding countries this year.... Read more

Churches in China need Bibles following historic floods – Mission Network News

China (MNN) — Parts of China saw once-in-a-century flooding in recent weeks. Above-average rainfall and subsequent flooding affected 70 million people throughout the country; damages cost at least $29 billion. The deluge caused more financial difficulties this year compared to previous seasons, Chinese officials report. Kurt Rovenstine of Bibles for China says rural church partners... Read more

‘Blessed Are the Peacemakers’: Christian Leaders Praise Trump for Israel-UAE Peace Deal

'Blessed Are the Peacemakers': Christian Leaders Praise Trump for Israel-UAE Peace Deal Vice President Mike Pence and several Christian leaders referenced Scripture after Israel signed a historic peace deal with two Arab nations Tuesday at the White House.Blessed Are The Peacemakers, Pence tweeted, quoting Jesus words in Matthew 5:9.Blessed Are The Peacemakers pic.twitter.com/CxHTAkc86u Mike Pence... Read more

Hurricane Sally Leaves Nearly 500,000 without Power

Hurricane Sally Leaves Nearly 500,000 without Power Hurricane Sally made landfall early Wednesday morning near Gulf Shores, Alabama, displacing residents as floodwaters continue to rise.There are entire communities that were going to have to evacuate, Sheriff David Morgan said according to the Associated Press. Its going to be a tremendous operation over the next several... Read more

Cuban Journalist Imprisoned for Covering Arrest of Christian Homeschool Parents Is Released from Forced Labor Camp

Cuban Journalist Imprisoned for Covering Arrest of Christian Homeschool Parents Is Released from Forced Labor Camp Roberto Quiones Haces, a journalist for CubaNet, which is an online newspaper that reports on Cuba for Cubans, was recently released from jail after being detained for covering the Cuban governments attempt to jail a Christian couple for homeschooling... Read more

Netflix Cancellations Are 8 Times Higher Than Average following Cuties Backlash

Netflix Cancellations Are 8 Times Higher Than Average following Cuties Backlash Netflix lost an above-average number of subscribers over the weekend following a backlash against the company for streaming the controversial film Cuties, according to a new report from a data research company.YipitData says Netflixs cancellation rate on Saturday was eight times higher compared to... Read more

Kroger Fires Christian Employees Who Refused to Wear LGBT Rainbow, U.S. Suit Says

Kroger Fires Christian Employees Who Refused to Wear LGBT Rainbow, U.S. Suit Says An Arkansas Kroger store violated federal anti-discrimination law when it reportedly fired two employees who refused to wear LGBT-themed aprons due to their religious beliefs, according to a lawsuit filed Monday by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).According to the Miami... Read more

Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church to Reopen Its Doors Next Month

Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church to Reopen Its Doors Next Month Megachurch pastor Joel Osteen will be opening his doors to congregants on October 18th, The Christian Post reports.After 7 long months of simply streaming the services online and on SiriusXM satellite radio, Osteen's church has decided to open its doors again. But congregants must sign up... Read more

Hillsong Worship Releases Children’s Book Based on Award-Winning Song ‘What a Beautiful Name’

Hillsong Worship Releases Children's Book Based on Award-Winning Song 'What a Beautiful Name' Hillsong Worship recently announced a new childrens book called What a Beautiful Name, inspired by their award-winning song of the same name.Written by Hillsongs Brooke and Scott Ligertwood, as well as Ben and Karalee Fielding, the 40-page book features a little boy... Read more

Southern Baptist Convention Considers Name Change amid Racial Unrest

Southern Baptist Convention Considers Name Change amid Racial Unrest Several leaders in the Southern Baptist Convention are considering a name change with an alternative, Great Commission Baptists, in light of the recent racial unrest as well as the SBCs past endorsement of slavery.Speaking with the Baptist Press, SBC President J.D. Greear explained that despite the... Read more

British Medical Association criticised over support for transgender self-identification

(Photo: Pexels/Sharon McCutcheon)A leading medical body's support for transgender self-identification has been criticised as a betrayal of biological women. The British Medical Association (BMA), at its annual meeting on Tuesday, backed the right of trans and non-binary people to change their legal gender without a medical diagnosis. Doctors also came out in support of healthcare... Read more

Churches Report Giving Boost Months after Pandemic Started

Churches Report Giving Boost Months after Pandemic Started (RNS) Giving to congregations has shifted upward after churches closed their buildings earlier this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, a survey shows.The new State of the Plate research finds that close to two-thirds (64%) of churches across the country reported in August that giving is either... Read more

30 Percent of Professed Christians Are Not Motivated to Address Racial Injustice, Barna Group Finds

30 Percent of Professed Christians Are Not Motivated to Address Racial Injustice, Barna Group Finds (RNS) As racial tensions have risen in recent months, a new report reveals that some Christians are becoming less motivated to act on racial justice, and an increasing share say there is definitely not a race problem in the country.Christians... Read more

Representatives for Israel, the UAE Sign Peace Agreement at the White House

Representatives for Israel, the UAE Sign Peace Agreement at the White House President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with representatives from the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain at the White House today to officially sign a peace treaty between Israel and the UAE and a formal recognition of ties with Bahrain.This... Read more

MSPs urge SNP to go back to the drawing board over Hate Crime Bill

The Scottish Parliament In Edinburgh(Reuters)MSPs have warned that the SNP's proposed reforms to hate crime law will have a detrimental impact on Scotland's democratic values.  Thomas Kerr, Conservative councillor for Shettleston, said in the Glasgow Evening Times that the Hate Crime Bill presents a "serious risk to the democratic freedoms we all cherish". While he supports... Read more