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In time for Christmas, US family discovers Chinese nuns who rescued adopted baby

December 24, 2018

Article leads family to find Chinese Catholic sisters who rescued and raised their adopted daughter Global Sisters Report, a website project of National Catholic Reporter that focuses on Catholic women religious, published an article December 24 showcasing the joyful story of the Worley family’s adoption. The Worley family of Chattanooga, Tennessee adopted Teagan, 6, from […]

New words to Christmas Carols published at Progressive Christianity site

December 21, 2018

Robert O’Sullivan, a retired high school English teacher and pastor, has published new verses he has written to traditional holiday carols at the Progressive Christianity website. The verses, originally created for greeting cards sent by him and his wife, emphasize peace, goodwill, justice, care of the earth and loving acceptance of strangers. At the same […]

GodsGreenery.com launches to help Christians learn more about CBD

December 19, 2018

The first online Christian community for reliable information, research & stories about CBD What is CBD? Will CBD get me high? Is there a difference between hemp and cannabis? Is using CBD a sin? Is CBD a drug? Is it harmful? These are a just a few questions Christians around the country are asking themselves […]

Spirit Led Publishing & Printing Group launches to bring stories of the heart

December 17, 2018

ATLANTA — Offering a message of love, spirit and service during the holidays and throughout the year, Spirit Led Ministries has launched Spirit Led Publishing & Printing Group, supporting writers with every phase of book development, publishing and distribution. Founded by Jacques and Toshia Posey, Spirit Led Ministry provides biblical counseling and coaching for couples. […]

New weekly video series to provoke and inspire ministers

December 14, 2018

The “Three Minute Ministry Mentor” brings research-based, resource-rich, support for ministry NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A new 52-week video series, “Three Minute Ministry Mentor” (3MMM), is launching online this Advent. Each video, just three minutes in length, is designed to help ministers by easing the burden of isolation, inspiring attention to learning, and expanding their pastoral […]

21Wilberforce releases publication commemorating 20 years of the International Religious Freedom Act

December 13, 2018

One of the most significant U.S. milestones in 1998 WASHINGTON — 1998 was a momentous year. Osama bin Laden published fatwas declaring jihad against all Jews and crusaders, and Europeans agreed on a single currency. Also during that year, Google was founded; Apple Computer unveiled the iMac; Exxon and Mobil merged to create the world’s […]

Clean water charity wins major prize for transparency

December 10, 2018

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — Lifewater International, a Christian clean water charity, today announces an unprecedented double award for transparency and effective communication. The awards, distributed by Colorado-based foundation Counsel & Capital, recognize Lifewater’s dedication to providing timely, accessible information about their global programs. Award winnings totaling $62,500 for Best Annual Report and Best CEO […]

A Consistent Ethic of Life 2.0

December 6, 2018

A Dec. 11 symposium on Cardinal Bernardin’s “seamless garment” speech 35 years later In December 1983, at Fordham University, Cardinal Joseph Bernardin of Chicago delivered a landmark lecture outlining what he called a “consistent ethic of life” – using the Catholic tradition to articulate a defense of life at every stage rather than focusing solely […]

Awana to launch new US Latino Child Discipleship Network

December 5, 2018

The global children’s ministry will hire a national ministry director STREAMWOOD, Ill. — Awana, a non-profit ministry and the global leader in child discipleship, today announced a new ministry to reach the fastest growing demographic in American Christianity through U.S. Hispanic churches. According to Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, “more than two-thirds of […]

How did Sweden’s most prominent Protestant choose Catholicism?

December 4, 2018

From Sweden to Jerusalem to Rome, the Ekmans’ conversion is an inspirational and moving story of discovering the truth in the Catholic Church SAN FRANCISCO — Every Catholic convert has their own unique story of the journey that led them to the Catholic Church. For Ulf and Birgitta Ekman, theirs played out in public in secular […]

Templeton prize winning essay released as illustrated book

December 3, 2018

Brother John: A Monk, a Pilgrim, and the Purpose of Life Clovercroft Publishing has released Brother John: A Monk, a Pilgrim and the Purpose of Life. Winner of the $100,000 Templeton Prize and written by August Turak, Brother John is the true story of a monastic encounter between the author, going through a midlife crisis, […]

Teacher-scholars awarded Vital Worship Grants for 2019 by the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship

December 3, 2018

The Calvin Institute of Christian Worship announced that it will fund 14 grants to Teacher-Scholars for 2019-2020 as part of its Vital Worship Grants Program. This new stream of the Vital Worship Grants program recognizes that teacher-scholars in many disciplines have a unique role to play in strengthening and nurturing the life of Christian worshiping […]

San Diego gay Catholic leader speaks up against homophobic attacks at ‘Hate Isn’t Holy’

November 30, 2018

Special event hosted by Missiongathering San Diego, Union Theological Seminary, and San Diego Pride SAN DIEGO — On Monday, December 3, 2018, Dr. Aaron Bianco, the former Pastoral Associate at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Normal Heights, San Diego, CA who was forced to resign from his position after being targeted and harassed […]

Can America tolerate somebody who is black and pro-life?

November 27, 2018

Walter B. Hoye peacefully offered women another option to abortion, was sent to jail for it SAN FRANCISCO — A soft-spoken Baptist minister was arrested in Oakland, California, in 2009 and thrown in jail for holding up a sign outside an abortion clinic that read “God loves you and your baby. Let us help you.” Walter […]

Basilica, cathedrals go red to honor today’s Christian martyrs

November 20, 2018

Vespers in tribute of persecuted Christians AFTER THANKSGIVING, in tribute to today’s Christian martyrs, Catholic places of worship will be lit up in red, the color of martyrdom. To mark the occasion, the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. will hold vespers the evening of Nov. 28, 2018; a […]

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