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Report: Episcopal Church Sees a Decline in Attendance but an Increase in Giving

Report: Episcopal Church Sees a Decline in Attendance but an Increase in Giving In 2019, the Episcopal Church reported a decline in active and baptized members of the church compared to 2018. In 2018, there were 1.67 million members and 531,000 regular attendees, but those numbers dipped to 1.63 million and 518,000 respectively, The Christian Post... Read more

‘Serious failings’ at Revelation TV, says Charity Commission report

The Charity Commission has accused Revelation TV of mismanagement and "serious failings" in governance.   Its report, published on Friday, follows a six-year investigation into the popular Christian broadcaster that started in 2014 when the Commission says it was contacted by members of the public who were concerned the charity was being used for private advantage. ... Read more

Abuse report is a ‘big wake-up call’ for the Church of England, says Welby

Justin Welby said there had been a "shocking" lack of care shown towards victims of abuse in the Church of EnglandThe Archbishop of Canterbury has vowed to "do whatever it takes" after a scathing report this week accused the Church of England of putting the perpetrators of abuse before victims.  The report from the Independent Inquiry into... Read more

Church of England failed to protect children and young people from sexual abuse – report

(Photo: Keith Blundy)The Church of England failed to protect children and young people from sexual predators, a damning independent report has found. The report by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA), published today, is based on evidence given by clergy and abuse victims during public hearings in July 2019.  It accuses the Church of... Read more

Amazon’s New ‘Lord of the Rings’ Series May Include ‘Game of Thrones’-Style Nudity, Report Says

Amazon's New 'Lord of the Rings' Series May Include 'Game of Thrones'-Style Nudity, Report Says Amazon Primes upcoming Lord of the Rings series has been eagerly anticipated by fans, but a new report claiming that the show may include Game of Thrones-type nudity has some of those same fans promising not to watch.Amazon agreed in... Read more

Report: Trump Makes Fun of His Evangelical Supporters When They’re Not Around | RELEVANT

Over at The Atlantic, McKay Coppins has a report on how President Donald Trump talks about his evangelical supporters and allies when they’re not around. Though white evangelicals make up Trump’s most loyal voting base, Trump’s comments about their beliefs are marked by “cynicism and contempt,” writes McKay, according to numerous aides and former employees.... Read more

Police neutrality on Pride and gender identity has been ‘betrayed’ – report

(Photo: Unsplash)Police have "betrayed their commitment to neutrality" through partnerships with LGBT lobby groups like Stonewall, a report by free speech campaigners has said.  'Through the Looking Glass', by Fair Cop, accuses the police of "craven kowtowing" to Stonewall and other LGBT lobby groups instead of serving the wider public. British police have, the report says,... Read more

Religious illiteracy and ‘faith phobia’ have weakened Government’s relationship with faith-based charities – report

(Photo: Unsplash/Joel Muniz)A report from Danny Kruger MP has called on the Government to pursue a "new deal with faith communities" that embraces their religious values instead of disregarding them. The Conservative MP for Devizes, who is also a Christian, makes the call in his report, "Levelling up our communities: proposals for a new social... Read more

Report: People Who Are Highly Spiritual Tend to Be More Civic-Minded

Report: People Who Are Highly Spiritual Tend to Be More Civic-Minded (RNS) People who identify as highly spiritual are more likely to say its important to make a difference in their communities and contribute to the greater good, a broad new study on American spirituality finds.The study, What Does Spirituality Mean to Us?, found that... Read more

Report: Christian Schools Instill a Protestant Family Ethic

The Story: A new report finds that students who attend private schoolsespecially Protestant Christian schoolsare more likely to forge successful families as adult men and women. The Background: A recently released report jointly produced by AEI and the Institute for Family Studies is the first of its kind to analyze the marriage and family outcomes... Read more

Report: A Texas Pastor Says He Will Lose His License For Endorsing Joe Biden on Social Media | RELEVANT

The Baptist Standard reports that a 21-year-old minister from Arlington, Texas was told by his pastor that his preacher’s license would “not be renewed” after he used his social media account to endorse Joe Biden for President. David Bumgardner, a student of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminarys Scarborough College, received his license to preach on July... 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

22 Percent of Evangelicals Believe in ‘Gender Fluidity,’ Report Finds

22 Percent of Evangelicals Believe in 'Gender Fluidity,' Report Finds A new survey showing that one in five evangelicals believes in gender fluidity suggests that many Christians are following the culture instead of Gods Word, according to a prominent Christian college president.The LifeWay Research State of Theology poll, conducted for Ligonier Ministries and released Sept.... Read more

Report: A Third of American Evangelicals Don’t Believe Jesus Was God | RELEVANT

A new study from Ligonier Ministries conducted by LifeWay Research found that a little over half of all Americans say that Jesus was a good teacher but don’t believe that he’s God. That’s not terribly surprising and more or less holds with the general downward trend of Christian belief in the U.S. over the last... 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

Report says Christians hurt by Pakistans COVID-19 restrictions – Mission Network News

Pakistan (MNN) — A new study shows how badly believers have been affected in Pakistan under COVID-19 restrictions. Read our global coronavirus coverage here. A coalition of ministries and local churches conducted the study this summer and recently published its findings. MNN is withholding the results from this article for security purposes. Jonathan*, a Christian... Read more

D.C. Mayor Report Targets Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial for Removal, Relocation or ‘Contextualization’

D.C. Mayor Report Targets Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial for Removal, Relocation or 'Contextualization' The White House on Tuesday criticized the mayor of Washington, D.C., for publishing a new report that recommends the federal government consider removing or relocating the Jefferson Memorial and the Washington Monument and multiple other historical properties. The 23-page report was released... Read more

CDC Report: A Quarter of Young Adults Have Contemplated Suicide During the Pandemic | RELEVANT Magazine

As the death toll of COVID-19 in the US hits 170,000 with few signs of slowing, it could be easy to stay focused on the most obvious fallout of the pandemic as U.S. efforts at containment continue to be stymied. But there are other, more subtle consequences to the coronavirus’ American surge, and a... Read more

UN report details horrific forced abortions and infanticide in North Korea

The statues of Kim Il Sung (left) and Kim Jong Il on Mansu Hill in Pyongyang, North Korea.Wikimedia Commons/J.A. de RooForced abortions and infanticide the purposeful causing of a baby's death are among the human rights atrocities experienced by women who have attempted to flee North Korea, according to a United Nations Human Rights report.... Read more

Jesus Army accused of abuse cover-up in leaked report

Jesus Army's Northampton centreA report leaked to the BBC claims that the abuse of women and children in the now-defunct Jesus Army was covered-up by senior members of the organisation.  Jesus Army was dissolved in May last year after six people from the controversial church were convicted that month over the assault of former members between... Read more

Free speech under threat at British universities – report

(Photo: Unsplash/Oxford University)Academic freedom at British universities is under threat because of a growing tendency by academics to self-censor, a new report from the Policy Exchange has warned.  The study, based on the largest poll of UK-based academics in recent years, found that left-leaning academics outnumber those on the right, with the latter facing a... Read more

A fifth of young people unhappy with their lives – report

(Photo: Unsplash/Aaron Burden)Nearly one in five young people aged 10 to 17 are unhappy with their lives after months of coronavirus, a new study by The Children's Society has found. The charity surveyed just over 2,000 young people and their parents in the UK between April and June, and found that 18% are dissatisfied with... Read more

Developing countries facing coronavirus ‘catastrophe’ – report

A Christian Aid worker hands a bag of essential items to a Rohingya refugee in the Cox's Bazar camp, Bangladesh.(Photo: Christian Aid)A new report by Christian Aid has warned of a global "catastrophe" as the economic, social and political impact of Covid-19 around the world continues to unfold.  The 'Building Back with Justice' report calls... Read more

Positive contribution of faith groups in social cohesion deserves greater recognition – report

(Photo: Unsplash/DNK Photo)The role of faith groups in social cohesion is undervalued, says a new joint report from the think tank Theos.  The report, 'Cohesive Societies: Faith and Belief', commissioned by the British Academy and the Faith & Belief Forum, says that faith is too often thought of as a risk to social cohesion.  There... Read more

‘Persecution has not been a victim of coronavirus,’ warns peer on first anniversary of Truro report

(Photo: Unsplash/TuckerGood)The House of Lords has held a symposium to mark a year since the release of the Bishop of Truro's review into persecution. The final report of the review, commissioned by former Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, warned of "shocking" levels of persecution, with almost 250 million Christians living in countries where they are subject to high levels... Read more

London ‘more religious than the rest of the country’, says new report

(Photo: Unsplash/Alev Takil)London is more religious than the rest of the country, according to a new report published by the think tank Theos. The report 'Religious London' released this week, shows that Londoners are significantly more religious than people living elsewhere in Britain, and the capital's Christians are far more ethnically diverse. The polling, conducted... Read more

‘Snitch Police’: Virginia Asks Citizens to Report Churches, Establishments Not Following Coronavirus Orders

'Snitch Police': Virginia Asks Citizens to Report Churches, Establishments Not Following Coronavirus Orders A new Virginia Department of Health webpage that allows citizens to report churches and businesses in violation of the governors coronavirus orders has sparked pushback from lawmakers, who say its a form of police snitch government overreach that could be... Read more

Thousands of Christians killed in Nigeria amid fears of genocide, report warns

People react as a truck carries the coffins of people killed by the Fulani herdsmen, in Makurdi, Nigeria January 11, 2018.REUTERS/Afolabi SotundeA new parliamentary report has raised fears of an "unfolding genocide" in Nigeria, where thousands of Christians have been killed in recent years. The report, by the UK All-Party Parliamentary Group for International Freedom of... Read more

A Black Pastor Called 911 to Report He Was Being Assaulted and the Police Arrested Him | RELEVANT Magazine

A sheriff in Virginia has apologized to Pastor Leon K. McCray Sr. of Woodstock, Virginia for a horribly bungled incident that crystallizes many of the issues inflaming the country right now into a microcosm of racism and police injustice. According to McCray and as reported by the Washington Post, it all started in the... Read more

Louisville Police’s ‘Virtually Blank’ Incident Report of Breonna Taylor’s Death Has Justice Advocates Seething | RELEVANT Magazine

The white men who killed George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery have been charged under unprecedented public pressure from a global movement for justice and equality, but the men who shot and killed Breonna Taylor are still free. Nearly three months after the 26-year-old nurse was shot and killed in her own apartment during an... Read more