John Piper challenges Christian support for Trump

John Piper: "It is not a small thing to treat lightly a pattern of public behaviors that lead to death."FacebookAuthor and theologian John Piper has waded into the debate over who Christians should be casting their vote for on 3 November.  While the Baptist pastor doesn't mention either candidate by name, it's clear in his... Read more

Amnesty International is wrong to support abortion up to birth, says advocacy group

Amnesty International has been criticised over its new policy on the "right" to abortion. The human rights group said the policy has been updated to "make it as inclusive as possible" and now "recognizes the right of every woman, girl or person who can become pregnant to abortion." While its former policy "advocated for abortion... Read more

Church launches 250,000 support scheme for UK nationals living in France

(Photo: Reuters)A 250,000 scheme has been set up by the Diocese in Europe to assist UK nationals living in France with residency permit applications.  Britain formally left the European Union at the start of the year and the official transition period is set to end on 31 December.  Under the terms of the Withdrawal Agreement,... Read more

10.7m fund to support 66 at-risk churches

(Photo: Church of England/Colin Watts)Some 66 churches and cathedrals nationwide are to benefit from grants totalling 10.7m. The Government's Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage is to distribute the grants to a total of 16 cathedrals and 50 parish churches that were financially viable prior to Covid-19 but are now at risk of failure because of... Read more

Yet Another Survey Shows Christian Pro-Life Support Dropping | RELEVANT

A study of American Christians released this week found that 44 percent believe the Bible is ambiguous in its teaching about abortion. In addition, 34 percent said abortion is morally acceptable if it spares the mother from financial or emotional discomfort or hardship. These findings come from the Cultural Research Center of Arizona Christian Universitys... Read more

Support Grows for Confirming Amy Coney Barrett: Double-Digit Margin Wants Her on Court

Support Grows for Confirming Amy Coney Barrett: Double-Digit Margin Wants Her on Court The Senate Republican push to quickly confirm Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett appears to be gaining support from American voters.A new Morning Consult/Politico poll, released Wednesday, shows a plurality of registered voters now favor confirming Barrett to the high court, 46-31... Read more

After ‘that’ debate, why do so many evangelicals strongly support Trump?

Evangelicals are still loyal to Donald Trump after his infamous debate with Joe Biden(Photo: CNBC)Trump's performance at the first presidential debate was so unchristian that the question remains: why are so many so loyal? This illustration will help to explain. Let's say that you and your spouse are committed Christian conservatives, raising your four children... Read more

Northern Ireland’s First Minister signals support for church security scheme

(Photo: Unsplash/Annie Spratt)Northern Ireland's First Minister has signalled her support for the introduction of a places of worship security fund.  CARE NI Director Tim Martin and Policy Officer Mark Baillie met Arlene Foster and other MLAs this week to discuss proposals for the fund after research by the group found that places of worship in Northern... Read more

Growing support among Scots for minimum alcohol pricing

(Photo: Unsplash/Chris Montgomery)Scots are warming to minimum alcohol pricing, new research by Public Health Scotland suggests. Minimum pricing was introduced in Scotland in May 2018 with the aim of saving lives and reducing hospital admissions related to excessive alcohol consumption.  The change to the law saw the minimum price on drinks set at 50p per unit... Read more

Pastor Says His Preaching License Will Not Be Renewed over His Support of Joe Biden

Pastor Says His Preaching License Will Not Be Renewed over His Support of Joe Biden A 21-year-old Texas pastor says his preaching license will not be renewed after he publicly endorsed Joe Biden for President on his social media account.According to Relevant Magazine, David Bumgardner, a student at Southwestern Seminarys Scarborough College, says the pastor... 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

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

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

SNP will lose support from people of faith if it embraces assisted suicide, says councillor

(Photo: Unsplash)The SNP has been warned that it stands to lose party members of faith if it supports calls to legalise assisted suicide.  Councillor Chris McEleny told The National that backing assisted suicide was "simply not compatible to the faith based belief systems of many people in Scotland". McEleny, a Catholic, continued that it would be... Read more

Repent of Democratic Support or ‘Face the Fires of Hell,’ Catholic Priest Warns

Repent of Democratic Support or 'Face the Fires of Hell,' Catholic Priest Warns Father James Altman, a pastor from St. James the Less Catholic parish in Lacrosse, Wisconsin, is urging Catholics not to support the Democratic Party, which he labeled as godless.According to Religion News Service, Altmans remarks were made in a video that was... Read more

98 Percent of American Adults Who Support Socialism Also Reject a Biblical Worldview, Survey Finds

98 Percent of American Adults Who Support Socialism Also Reject a Biblical Worldview, Survey Finds New research from the Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University shows that there is a widening gap in the worldviews of American adults as it shapes ones political beliefs and behaviors.According to the American Worldview Inventory 2020, 98 percent... Read more

For King & Country, TobyMac and Michael W Smith to support world’s poor in virtual concert

For King & Country and other artists will be performing at the concert(Facebook/for KING & COUNTRY)Over 20 major Christian artists are uniting for an evening of music in support of poor communities around the world that have been impacted by Covid-19. Artists taking part in the 'Unite to Fight Poverty' livestream event include TobyMac, Michael... Read more

Any Real True Believer Will Support Trump in November, John MacArthur Says

Any Real True Believer Will Support Trump in November, John MacArthur Says Pastor and author John MacArthur says in a new interview that President Trump phoned him this summer to offer support and that MacArthur told him any real true believer is going to be on your side in November.MacArthurs congregation, Grace Community Church in... Read more

Most Belgian doctors support after-birth abortion of disabled babies – survey

(Photo: Unsplash)'After-birth abortion' or infanticide for babies with a disability is supported by more than 9 in 10 Belgian physicians surveyed, a shocking new research paper into abortion attitudes has revealed. A poll of healthcare professionals in Flanders, Belgium found 93.6% of physicians surveyed "agree that in the event of a serious (non-lethal) neonatal condition, administering... Read more

Biden and Harris should not support taxpayer-funded or late-term abortions, says dozens of Democrat

Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris(Photo: Reuters)Over a hundred Democrat leaders are demanding that the party drop support for taxpayer-funded and late-term abortions. The open letter to the Democratic National Committee says that these two aspects of abortion regulation are widely opposed by Americans.  The current Democratic position is "alienating" voters, they add. ... Read more

Pence Says the Choice Could Not Be Clearer: Biden-Harris Support Taxpayer-Funded Abortion, Activist Judges, Higher Taxes

Pence Says the Choice Could Not Be Clearer: Biden-Harris Support Taxpayer-Funded Abortion, Activist Judges, Higher Taxes Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday night denounced the Democratic presidential ticket as having have been overtaken by the radical left and said if Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are elected, Americans will experience higher taxes, public... Read more

Methodist Church urges HSBC to reconsider support for Hong Kong security law

(Photo: Reuters)The Methodist Church of Great Britain has written to HSBC calling for a re-think of its support for new security laws in Hong Kong. It said the national security law, which came into effect in July despite widespread consternation, was a threat to democracy and human rights in Hong Kong.  HSBC's Asia-Pacific chief executive... Read more

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern criticised over support for abortion up to birth

New Zealand decriminalised abortion in March 2020(Photo: Unsplash/Kirsten Drew)New Zealand's Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, has been criticised by an MP for supporting the introduction of a Bill allowing abortion on-demand, for any reason, up to birth. Responding to recent comments Ardern made that New Zealand could be doing more to improve infant mortality, Whanganui MP... Read more

Majority of Brits support gay conversion therapy ban – poll

ReutersA majority of British adults support a ban on so-called gay conversion therapy.  The Government is expected to announce plans to ban the practice soon.   The poll by YouGov on behalf of the Ozanne Foundation found that nearly two thirds of the public (62%) agree that conversion therapy should be banned.  It was opposed by... Read more

Six Palestinians Allegedly Arrested for Voicing Support for Israeli Annexation

Six Palestinians Allegedly Arrested for Voicing Support for Israeli Annexation At least six people who allegedly support Israeli annexations have reportedly been arrested by the Palestinian Authority.Under a U.S.-Israeli plan, Israel would annex parts of the West Bank. The Palestinian Authority, however, has said it is against the proposal.According to Barron's, the Palestinian... Read more

Most evangelicals support women in preaching and teaching roles – survey

Nicole Honeywill/UnsplashA survey of evangelicals has found broad support for women in church leadership roles, including preaching from the pulpit on Sundays. In the survey by political scientist Ryan P Burge, 72.8% of respondents were supportive of women preaching on Sunday morning.  Eight in ten (81%) were happy to have women preach at women's conferences and... Read more

Strong support for reforming gambling laws in Northern Ireland

(Photo: Unsplash/Helloimnik)A new poll by CARE Northern Ireland has revealed strong support for reforms of the country's gambling laws. In the poll of 1,878 people by LucidTalk on behalf of the Christian organisation, 92% said maximum stakes and prizes online should be regulated by law.  Only 8% said there should be no limit.  Nine in... Read more

7 in 10 Evangelical Protestants Support Women Preaching during Church, Survey Finds

7 in 10 Evangelical Protestants Support Women Preaching during Church, Survey Finds A new survey shows that most evangelical Protestants support women taking on leadership roles in the church.According to Christianity Today, the survey from political scientist Ryan P. Burge found that 8 in 10 self-identified evangelicals said they agree with women teaching... Read more

Support for Trump slips among white evangelicals

(Photo: CNN)Support for Donald Trump has slipped in one of his core supporter groups - white evangelicals - although most still say they would vote for him.  A new study by the Pew Research Center found a 6 percentage point drop in approval from white evangelical Protestants between April and June, from 78% to 72%.... Read more

SKILD provides support for kids with learning differences during COVDI-19 – Mission Network News

Lebanon (MNN) In a country tormented by COVID-19, corruption, and financial crisis, SKILD continues to advocate for kids with learning differences. COVID-19 has shut down schools around the world, and kids with learning differences in Lebanon need extra support. Hiba Al-Jamal explains the LSESD program helps a lot of different students, both at public and... Read more