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Firsthand accounts tell of atrocities in North Korea

October 8, 2018

Open Doors USA launches resource site for media SANTA ANA, Calif. — Under the totalitarian Kim regime in North Korea, details about day-to-day living there are often scarce. Open Doors USA recently launched a new online resource for media detailing the human rights violations and oppression of the regime. The website provides firsthand accounts, photos, […]

NCR board chair announces changes in leadership

October 8, 2018

NCR Board Chair Tom Bertelsen announced the appointment of former NCR editor and publisher, Tom Fox, as Interim company CEO and president. The announcement came days after a six-month search for a CEO/Executive Editor failed to hire a candidate. Fox announced, in turn, he had appointed Tom Roberts, former NCR editor, and more recently, editor-at-large, […]

Progressive National Baptist Convention to hold a press conference condemning the rhetoric of the Christian right and calling for the return of moral leadership in America

October 4, 2018

A Declaration Statement of an America in crisis exclaims a need of the African American Church. The Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. (PNBC), led by its new President Dr. Timothy Stewart, will hold a press conference at the National Press Club located at 529 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20045 on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, […]

Lilly Endowment approves $70 million in Thriving in Ministry grants to 78 U.S. organizations

October 2, 2018

INDIANAPOLIS – Through its Thriving in Ministry initiative, Lilly Endowment Inc. has approved nearly $70 million in grants to 78 organizations across the United States to help support pastors in congregational ministry. The grants are funding organizations to help clergy thrive as pastoral leaders so they can lead the congregations they serve more effectively. Through […]

The Christian Broadcasting Network launches CBN News Channel, the first 24-hour news channel from a Christian perspective, on October 1

October 1, 2018

Available in 15 Markets via Over The Air (OTA) Including: Los Angeles, Atlanta, Detroit, St. Louis VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Exactly 57 years (October 1, 1961) after the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) debuted on the airwaves of a tiny UHF station in Portsmouth Virginia (WYAH-TV), CBN returns to network broadcast programming today with the launch […]

A major gathering in Jerusalem of millennial evangelicals

September 27, 2018

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC A Holy Convocation in Jerusalem, launching at this year’s Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem. The first Sunday of every October marks the annual Day of Prayer for the Peace Jerusalem. Launched in 2002 by evangelical Christian leaders, Dr. Jack W. Hayford and Bishop Robert Stearns, millions […]

Are there women who are pro-life feminists?

September 26, 2018

Yes, pro-life feminists exist, and they are here to fight for women and protect life SAN FRANCISCO – Fiorella Nash, a writer and bioethicist in the United Kingdom, has spoken to thousands of people about pro-life feminism, enduring jeers and insults, walkouts and hostility. What about pro-life feminism is so atrocious? Pro-life feminists want to […]

United Methodist Church and Vatican issue joint declaration supporting palliative care at the end of life

September 26, 2018

HOUSTON, Texas – The United Methodist Church and the Vatican have issued a joint declaration on the End of Life and Palliative Care. The declaration was signed during a conference at Houston Methodist Hospital which was hosted by the Methodist Center and the Pontifical Academy for Life. The declaration is signed by Bishop Scott J. […]

Religion News Foundation to explore the changing religious and spiritual landscape

September 21, 2018

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Religion News Foundation (RNF) is pleased to announce a $500,000 collaboration with the Kalamazoo, Mich.-based Fetzer Institute, which underwrites news and resources related to the changing religious and spiritual landscape in the United States and around the world. The partnership, which runs through June 30, 2020, supports: New RNF ReligionLink source guides […]

Zondervan and Seedbed sign new publishing partnership agreement

September 20, 2018

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Zondervan is pleased to announce a new publishing partnership with Seedbed, a twenty-first century movement and media platform whose mission is to gather, connect, and resource the people of God to sow for a great awakening. Seedbed’s growing reputation within the Wesleyan tradition, paired with the publishing reach and experience of […]

Religion News Service congratulates 2018 RNA award winners

September 18, 2018

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Religion News Service (RNS), an independent, nonprofit news organization covering religion, spirituality, culture and ethics, is pleased to congratulate members of the RNS team on their wins at the 2018 Religion News Association Awards Banquet this past weekend in Columbus, Ohio. Religion journalists from RNS competed with colleagues from the across the […]

Hartford archbishop encourages participation in pastoral formation event on homosexuality, gender

September 18, 2018

NORWALK, Conn. – The archbishop of Hartford is encouraging anyone with a “pastoral responsibility” to attend the upcoming Truth & Love conference, a formation event on caring for persons living with same-sex attractions (SSA) and gender dysphoria in light of Pope Saint John Paul II’s Veritatis Splendor. “More than ever, we need, in the words of Pope Francis, ‘to accompany’ our brothers and sisters with same-sex attraction, to encourage them to live […]

Institute aims to shape global Christian higher education

September 13, 2018

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary leaders announce the establishment of the Kuyper Institute for Global Faculty Development, named in honor of 19th-century Dutch theologian Abraham Kuyper. The institute, established thanks to a generous gift by Rimmer and Ruth de Vries, will enable Christian leaders and faculty to deepen their understanding […]

Real or fake? The Shroud Center of Southern California launches Kickstarter Campaign

September 13, 2018

I believe there’s more evidence for the shroud than any other single relic in history – Dr. Accetta SILVERADO, Calif. — The Shroud of Turin, believed by many to be the burial cloth of Jesus discovered after his resurrection, is attracting new attention in Southern California from experts across the scientific, medical, and faith communities. […]

Grand Canyon University students release third album

September 12, 2018

Canyon Worship 2018 features 10 original songs written and performed by Worship Arts students in GCU’s state-of-the-art recording studio PHOENIX, Az. — The Grand Canyon University Worship Arts program has released its third album — Canyon Worship 2018 — with 10 original songs written and performed by GCU students. The album is available for $9.99 […]

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