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Churches Attacked amid #EndSARS Protests in Nigeria

Churches Attacked amid #EndSARS Protests in Nigeria JOS, Nigeria, October 23, 2020 (Morning Star News) Protests against police brutality in Nigeria that grew into generalized unrest over poor government took on a religious dimension this week with attacks on Christians and church buildings.Following peaceful protests that began earlier this month against torture and killings by... Read more

‘Abortion Ground Zero’: Pro-life Activist Leads Protests outside Joe Biden’s Home

'Abortion Ground Zero': Pro-life Activist Leads Protests outside Joe Biden's Home On Thursday, over 50 anti-abortion activists protested outside of Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Bidens home in Wilmington, Delaware, with additional protests planned for Friday and Saturday.Randall Terry, founder of the anti-abortion organization, Operation Save America (Operation Rescue) led Thursdays protest as the group arrived in... Read more

Pro-Lifer Punched in the Face by Abortion Activist during Protests in Washington D.C.

Pro-Lifer Punched in the Face by Abortion Activist during Protests in Washington D.C. As a group of abortion activists were staging a protest to denounce the nomination of Amy Comey Barrett, Students For Life came to show their support for the Supreme Court nominee. However, not everyone in the abortion rally took kindly to their... Read more

Protests Engulf Rochester After Video Shows Police Suffocating a Detained Black Man | RELEVANT

On March 30, a Rochester, New York man named Joe Prude called 911 out of concern for his brother, Daniel, who was behaving erratically. When police arrived, Daniel Prude was naked in the street, but he complied when officers told him to sit down and allowed himself to be handcuffed without resisting. Video shows officers... Read more

Report: 93 Percent of BLM Protests Have Been Peaceful | RELEVANT

Good news for people who say they technically support Black Lives Matter but just can’t support “riots” or “property damage.” A new study says that 93 percent of BLM protests have been entirely peaceful, meaning you’re now free to link arms with those protesting police brutality that disproportionately impacts Black Americans and support the dismantling... 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

Vicar arrested over climate protests says he’s prepared to go to prison

A vicar has been arrested over his involvement in climate protests ahead of Extinction Rebellion's September Uprising.  Rev Steven Nunn, a 55-year-old Anglican priest, was arrested in his home and charged with conspiracy to cause criminal damage.  He was arrested along with four others following climate actions across the country in the lead-up to the... Read more

Trump Says He Supports ‘Peaceful Protests for Racial Justice’ and Doesn’t Back Confederate Statues

Trump Says He Supports 'Peaceful Protests for Racial Justice' and Doesn't Back Confederate Statues President Trump says in a new interview with the Washington Post that hes not defending confederate memorials and that he supports peaceful protests for racial injustice.He also rejected the charge hes promoting hate: The real hate is the hate... Read more

Run the Jewels Ooh LA LA Video Imagines Parties Instead of Protests – Christ and Pop Culture

Imagine a world where money wasnt the basis for human value. But dont use a Jermaine Dupri and Jay-Z imagination, envisioning a Ferrari or Jaguar switchin four lanes / With the top down screamin out money aint a thang! If youre having trouble visualizing a society devoid of wealth measured in dollar amounts, hip hop... Read more

Keeping Safe While Serving, Church Groups Tackle Pandemic and Protests

Keeping Safe While Serving, Church Groups Tackle Pandemic and Protests (RNS) The Rev. Traci Blackmon was at home outside of St. Louis when a local hospital called. It had been sending people with mild coronavirus home to recover, but it didnt have enough masks to send with them.Now the hospital had a question: Could... Read more

Judge: N.Y. Can’t Restrict Churches while Permitting Protests during Pandemic

Judge: N.Y. Can't Restrict Churches while Permitting Protests during Pandemic A U.S. federal judge sided with houses of worship Friday in an injunction against New York officials, saying its likely unconstitutional to restrict churches and synagogues to 25 percent capacity while allowing recent protests and not similarly restricting businesses.The lawsuit was filed by... Read more

In the Wake of BLM Protests, ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Is Starting Its New Season From Scratch | RELEVANT Magazine

In a new interview withAccess Hollywood, Terry Crews revealed that the writers of NBC’s hit cop sitcomBrooklyn Nine-Ninehave scrapped everything they had written for the show’s upcoming eighth season. The global outcry around America’s policing system has put the show’s lighthearted depiction of a New York City police force in a tough spot, and... Read more

Historic St. John’s Church Vandalized Again; Seattle Mayor Calls for End of Protests at Night

Historic St. John's Church Vandalized Again; Seattle Mayor Calls for End of Protests at Night Earlier this week, historic St. Johns Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C., was vandalized when protestors spray-painted BHAZ on the churchs 204-year-old columns, according to the Episcopal News Service.BHAZ stands for Black House Autonomous Zone, modeled after the Seattle-based... Read more

76 Percent of American Pastors Support Peaceful Protests, Barna Finds

76 Percent of American Pastors Support Peaceful Protests, Barna Finds A Barna Group study says that more than three-quarters of American pastors support peaceful protests like the ones taking place all across the country.The demonstrations come after the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white police officer pressed... Read more

Most pastors supportive of anti-racism protests – survey

(Photo: Unsplash/Max Bender)The vast majority of American pastors support peaceful anti-racism protests, new research by the Barna Group has found. Protests have been taking place across the US since the death of unarmed black man George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers. Of the 400 pastors surveyed by Barna, 76% said they believed churches should... Read more

Amid Protests and Pandemic, Dave Dummitt Steps in as Senior Pastor of Willow Creek

Amid Protests and Pandemic, Dave Dummitt Steps in as Senior Pastor of Willow Creek CHICAGO (RNS) Dave Dummitt said no to Willow Creek Community Church twice.When the Chicago-area megachurch first reached out to him about stepping into the role of the senior pastor, Dummitt worried it was not an environment that I felt... Read more

Trump DOJ: States Must Loosen Church Restrictions If They Allow Protests

Trump DOJ: States Must Loosen Church Restrictions If They Allow Protests The Trump Justice Department is pressuring Washington Gov. Jon Inslee to loosen restrictions on churches by arguing the states policy of allowing unlimited peaceful protests while capping houses of worship is discriminatory and likely unconstitutional.The Department of Justice, in a June 11... Read more

McConnell Blasts Dems for ‘Double Standard’ of Allowing Protests, Banning Church Services

McConnell Blasts Dems for 'Double Standard' of Allowing Protests, Banning Church Services Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday applauded the nationwide protests against racial injustice while criticizing Democratic leaders for a double standard that has kept churches in some areas closed.I have no criticism for the millions of Americans who peacefully demonstrated... Read more

Natalie Grant says she’s lost 1,000s of fans after speaking out against racism amid George Floyd protests

Christian singer Natalie Grant with her husband, Bernie Herms, and their three daughters.Natalie Grant/InstagramChristian singer Natalie Grant has said that she and her composer husband have lost thousands of fans after they spoke out against racism amid the George Floyd protests.Grant spoke in an Intagram Live broadcast, saying: "Maybe you're like me and you've said,... Read more

Amid Mounting Protests in the US, Pope Francis Calls for Unity in Diversity

Amid Mounting Protests in the US, Pope Francis Calls for Unity in Diversity VATICAN CITY (RNS) During a Mass this Sunday (May 31) celebrating Pentecost, when Christians believe the Holy Spirit descended on Jesus apostles, Pope Francis called on faithful to be bringers of unity at a time when the world seems rife... Read more

Franklin Graham Urges the Church to Pray amid Violent Protests following the Death of George Floyd

Franklin Graham Urges the Church to Pray amid Violent Protests following the Death of George Floyd As violent protests ensue over the death of George Floyd, Evangelist Franklin Graham is calling for the church to pray.Graham, who serves as president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association  (BGEA) and heads up humanitarian... Read more

Trump’s visit to church vandalised in George Floyd protests splits opinion

Donald Trump outside St John's Episcopal Church near the White House(Photo: C-Span)Donald Trump has been accused of using a visit to a church vandalised in George Floyd protests as a photo op for "partisan political purposes", but some Christians have defended him. St John's Episcopal Church, near the White House in Washington DC, was graffitied during protests against... Read more

Protests erupt in major U.S. cities in the wake of George Floyd’s death – Mission Network News

United States (MNN) The death of George Floyd in the custody of Minnesota police has boiled over into protests across the country, followed by riots. Christians in the United States often pray for those in other countries who face daily discrimination. But many African Americans regularly face discrimination as well, and anger from this discrimination... Read more

Lebanon protests resume as monetary disaster worsens – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Lebanon (MNN) As protests resume, Lebanese Christians assist these in want and be part of the World Church in prayer and unity. We reported yesterday that Lebanon has reinstituted a nationwide lockdown to comprise COVID-19 instances after a latest spike. However financial troubles have additionally plagued the nation, and residents have been protesting since... Read more

Lebanon protests resume as meals scarcity ravages the nation – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Lebanon (MNN) Lebanon faces not solely COVID-19, however a monetary disaster and a meals scarcity. Now, protests have began again up after the coronavirus brought about a short lull. Violence erupted In Lebanons northern metropolis of Tripoli when banks had been attacked and army clashed with civilians. One man was killed, and dozens had... Read more

Christians backing away from protests in Iraq – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Iraq (MNN) Because the protests in Iraqproceed, Christians, as soon as enthusiastic backers, are beginning to transfer on. Samuel, with Redemptive Tales, says A part of it's we have seen change happen in relationship to the prime minister in Iraq . . .I feel that the church is seeing good issues happen, and so... Read more

Iraq elects new Prime Minister amidst ongoing protests – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Iraq (MNN) — For months now, Iraqi protestors have referred to as for change. Till not too long ago, the one response they acquired was the Iraqi Prime Ministers choice to step down in November and growing violence. Up to now, greater than 500 protestors have been killed. Then, over this weekend, Iraq received... Read more

Protests in Iran: the crackdown, a lacking Christian activist and the aftermath – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Iran (MNN) Irans protests felt like a revolution was within the wind. The protestors gave the impression to be bolder, extra centered, and general, observers thought that what was occurring in Iran mirrored a shift within the Center East of rising anger and intolerance of injustice. What began because the mourning of a nationwide... Read more

Iran, the protests, and a altering tide – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Iran (MNN) – Protests in Iran are totally different within the wake of the Ukrainian jetliner strike. They appear to be fueled by one thing extra. A Reuters report famous the fad, fueled by Iran's preliminary denial of the unintended missile strike. Now, protestors direct their anger at Ali Khamenei, their Supreme chief. Furthermore,... Read more

Lebanon protests spark change, ignite prayer revival all through nation – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Lebanon (MNN) The hassle to discover a alternative Prime Minister in Lebanon failed (once more) on Wednesday. Fifty days after Saad Hariri stepped down, former schooling minister Hassan Diab lastly emerged because the candidate for Prime Minister. Amidst battle of an more and more sectarian nature, what began out to be peaceable anti-corruption protests... Read more