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Faith-based ‘violence interrupters’ stop gang shootings with promise of redemption for at-risk youth not threats of jail

(Photo: Unsplash/Jose Alonso) And the body count keeps rising. Columbus, Ohio, where I teach and study violence prevention, had 13 homicides in the first 26 days of July, according to police data  46% higher than July 2019. Many shooting victims are from the same Black neighborhoods in cities that have borne the burden of American... Read more

Trump’s Personal Attorney to Represent John MacArthur amid Threats of Fines, Arrest for Holding Indoor Services

Trump's Personal Attorney to Represent John MacArthur amid Threats of Fines, Arrest for Holding Indoor Services Two well-known attorneys have announced that they will be representing Pastor John MacArthur and Grace Community Church as special counsel.MacArthur, who has led the California-based church for 51 years, recently defied Gov. Gavin Newsoms ban on indoor... Read more

Chicago Pastors Speak Out against Threats of Shutdowns amid COVID-19

Chicago Pastors Speak Out against Threats of Shutdowns amid COVID-19 Multiple churches in Chicago, Illinois are already having in-person services even though restrictions prohibit them from exceeding a certain amount.According to the state's Restore Illinois plan, religious services with 10 or fewer people are permitted, NBC Chicago reports.Gatherings of more than ten, however,... Read more

Bishops receive death threats over Dominic Cummings criticism

Top aide Dominic Cummings(Photo: Reuters)Bishops in the Church of England have reported receiving death threats after they spoke out against government aide Dominic Cummings. The Prime Minister has come under pressure to fire Cummings over reports that he broke lockdown rules by travelling to Durham. The Bishop of Worcester, the Rt Rev John Inge, was among several... Read more

Persecution creates threats to the Gospel – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Worldwide (MNN) — Upticks in Christian persecution have the potential to limit the Gospels motion. Wayne Pederson of Far East Broadcasting Firm (FEBC) serves with Alliance for the Unreached. He says when persecution will increase, church buildings are inclined to go underground. If this occurs, who will share the Gospel in hard-to-reach nations? Persecution... Read more

Nigeria faces extremist threats, TWR broadcasts hope – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Nigeria (MNN) — Earlier this month, Nigerias President Muhammadu Buhari ordered extremist Islamic colleges to dissolve. Trans World Radios (TWR) West Africa Transmitting Web site Director Garth Kennedy says a few of these colleges held college students hostage. There are many Islamic colleges round us [that] are persevering with and never taking an extremist... Read more