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Life Legal alleges pro-life activist beaten by church security

By   4 months ago

NAPA, Calif. (WordNews.org) June 5, 2017 – A pro-life activist was beaten in a church parking lot here when distributing leaflets on behalf of a anti-abortion congressional candidate, Life Legal Defense Foundation alleges in a news release. Jeff White, founder of Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust, a national faith-based organization, was allegedly surrounded by church […]

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Indiana bill protecting public school students’ religious activities heads to governor

By   5 months ago

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WordNews.org) – The Indiana Senate and House has sent a bill to Gov. Eric Holcomb aimed at protecting students in public schools from discrimination when they are praying or engaging in religious activities before, during and after school. HB 2014, sponsored by Rep. John Bartlett, protects the First Amendment rights of students to free speech […]

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Sight & Sound’s ‘Jonah’ to hit the big screen

By   5 months ago

LANCASTER, Pa. (WordNews.org) April 25, 2017 – If you’ve heard about Sight & Sound Theatres’ larger than life performances of Biblical stories but haven’t made your way to the Lancaster, Pa., theater, now you don’t have to. “Jonah: On Stage!” may be coming to a  theater near you. The hit musical will be featured on […]

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Trump winning praise from ministries for rescinding Obama’s transgender directive

By   7 months ago

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WordNews.org) Feb. 23, 2017 – President Donald Trump revoked former President Barack Obama’s directive that sought to a impose sweeping guidelines to all states, allowing students to use bathrooms, locker rooms and sleeping quarters on overnight trips according to their “gender identity” rather than their biological sex. The directive had Christians and others […]

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Tyndale and Institute for Bible Reading team up … because ‘Bible reading is in trouble’

By   7 months ago

CAROL STREAM, Ill. (WordNews.org) Feb. 23, 2017  – Coming this fall: A major campaign from an alliance formed by Tyndale House Publishers and the Institute for Bible Reading to introduce new Bible reading practices to the church. The institute points to studies showing that in one generation, the number of occasional Bible readers fell by […]

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No ‘choice’ in NY, Ill., Calif. when it comes to pro-life message, ministry says

By   7 months ago

NEW YORK (WordNews.org) Feb. 21, 2017  – Following the recent death of Norma McCorvey, “Jane Roe” in the landmark Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case that legalized abortion nationally, The Children First Foundation is highlighting the need for states to allow residents to have the choice to have “Choose Life” on their license plates. Elizabeth Rex, […]

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Remembering prolife convert Norma McCorvey, “Roe” in Roe v. Wade

By   7 months ago

WACO, Texas (WordNews) Feb. 19, 2017 – Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe in the 1973 landmark Roe v. Wade case that made abortion legal nationally, died yesterday at the age of 69. McCorvey had become a Christian and an outspoken opponent of abortion in her later years. Yesterday, both sides remembered her. Not long after her […]

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What to pay the pastor? Take the survey

By   8 months ago

CAROL STREAM, Ill. (WordNews.org) Feb. 9, 2017 – It can be a sometimes thorny issue: What do you pay the pastor? Richard Hammer, author of the 2017 Church & Clergy Tax Guide, says compensation planning for ministers presents a number of unique tax issues that aren’t understood well by church leaders and their advisers. He […]

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Life Legal alleges pro-life activist beaten by church security

By   4 months ago

NAPA, Calif. (WordNews.org) June 5, 2017 – A pro-life activist was beaten in a church parking lot here when distributing leaflets on behalf of a anti-abortion congressional candidate, Life Legal Defense Foundation alleges in a news release. Jeff White, founder of Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust, a national faith-based organization, was allegedly surrounded by church […]

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Indiana bill protecting public school students’ religious activities heads to governor

By   5 months ago

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WordNews.org) – The Indiana Senate and House has sent a bill to Gov. Eric Holcomb aimed at protecting students in public schools from discrimination when they are praying or engaging in religious activities before, during and after school. HB 2014, sponsored by Rep. John Bartlett, protects the First Amendment rights of students to free speech […]

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Trump winning praise from ministries for rescinding Obama’s transgender directive

By   7 months ago

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WordNews.org) Feb. 23, 2017 – President Donald Trump revoked former President Barack Obama’s directive that sought to a impose sweeping guidelines to all states, allowing students to use bathrooms, locker rooms and sleeping quarters on overnight trips according to their “gender identity” rather than their biological sex. The directive had Christians and others […]

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Remembering prolife convert Norma McCorvey, “Roe” in Roe v. Wade

By   7 months ago

WACO, Texas (WordNews) Feb. 19, 2017 – Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe in the 1973 landmark Roe v. Wade case that made abortion legal nationally, died yesterday at the age of 69. McCorvey had become a Christian and an outspoken opponent of abortion in her later years. Yesterday, both sides remembered her. Not long after her […]

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Trump upholds Obama’s ‘bad’ LGBT executive order, law group says

By   8 months ago

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WordNews.org) Feb. 1, 2017 – President Donald Trump received mixed grades from evangelicals yesterday: Mostly an A+ for his selection of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court and an F for his decision to keep in place former President Barack Obama’s executive order “imposing the LGBTQ agenda on federal contractors,” as […]

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Positive, guarded praise for Trump’s Supreme Court pick of Gorsuch

By   8 months ago

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WordNews.org) Jan. 31, 2017 – President Donald Trump nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court. During his televised announcement, the president said he had made his list of candidates know for months while still a candidate for president. He praised Gorsuch, a judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the […]

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Street Preachers First Amendment Rights Defended in Court

By   8 months ago

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (WordNews.org) Jan. 28, 2017 – Attorneys for The Rutherford Institute appeared in U.S. District Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit to defend to street preachers who had been charged with refusing police orders to cease and desist from preaching without a permit. According to the institute, on June 26, 2012, Don Karns […]

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Opposition to Judge Pryor for Supreme Court mounting among evangelicals

By   8 months ago

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WordNews.org) Jan. 26, 2017 – Opposition against Judge William Pryor Jr. being nominated by President Donald Trump to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia is mounting among evangelicals. Pryor, a justice on the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, has had “several alarming rulings,” the Personhood Alliance said in a bulletin to supporters under […]

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Sight & Sound’s ‘Jonah’ to hit the big screen

By   5 months ago

LANCASTER, Pa. (WordNews.org) April 25, 2017 – If you’ve heard about Sight & Sound Theatres’ larger than life performances of Biblical stories but haven’t made your way to the Lancaster, Pa., theater, now you don’t have to. “Jonah: On Stage!” may be coming to a  theater near you. The hit musical will be featured on […]

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Tyndale and Institute for Bible Reading team up … because ‘Bible reading is in trouble’

By   7 months ago

CAROL STREAM, Ill. (WordNews.org) Feb. 23, 2017  – Coming this fall: A major campaign from an alliance formed by Tyndale House Publishers and the Institute for Bible Reading to introduce new Bible reading practices to the church. The institute points to studies showing that in one generation, the number of occasional Bible readers fell by […]

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What to pay the pastor? Take the survey

By   8 months ago

CAROL STREAM, Ill. (WordNews.org) Feb. 9, 2017 – It can be a sometimes thorny issue: What do you pay the pastor? Richard Hammer, author of the 2017 Church & Clergy Tax Guide, says compensation planning for ministers presents a number of unique tax issues that aren’t understood well by church leaders and their advisers. He […]

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Book: ‘Love Your Work’

By   8 months ago

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WordNews.org) Jan. 31, 2017 – A new Gallup poll says 7 in 10 people either hate their jobs or feel totally unengaged with their work. Crown Financial Ministries president, Robert Dickie III, says he may have the answer to alter that statistic in his new book “Love Your Work: 4 Practical Ways You […]

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Night to Shine Prom for Special Needs Students Expands

By   8 months ago

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (WordNews.org) Jan. 30, 2017 – On Feb. 10, 2017, Liquid Church in Morristown, N.J., will play host for a Night to Shine prom for special needs students who are 14 years old or older. This is an event sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation. It will be just one of more than 350 […]

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Tim LaHaye honored at Wreaths Across America

By   9 months ago

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (WordNews.org) Dec. 20, 2016 — Tim LaHaye, co-author of the popular “Left Behind” series, received special recognition at the Wreaths Across America Day commemoration on Saturday at Miramar National Cemetery in San Diego, Calif. LaHaye died in July at the age of 90. Col. Jason Woodworth, USMC, Commanding Officer, MCAS Miramar (pictured), […]

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“Only God Can” film to debut nationwide in March

By   2 years ago

CHARLESTON, S.C., (WordNews.org) Feb. 29, 2016  — A new Christian feature film starring former Baywatch star Donna D’Errico is set to open in theaters nationwide in March. Only God Can, produced by Inspire You Entertainment of Charleston, S.C., tells the story of five College of Charleston alumni who have remained friends since graduation. But tragedy […]

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Protest launched over Rose Bowl parade: Not for family viewing, ministry says

By   4 years ago

PASADENA, Calif. (WordNews.org) Jan. 1, 2014 — A Christian ministry is urging families to not watch the 2014 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California, because it will feature the “wedding” of two men. The wedding between two homosexual males is expected to take place aboard a float sponsored by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation. The American […]

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‘Best Christian Workplaces’ in 2017 announced

By   8 months ago

MERCER ISLAND, Washington (WordNews.org) Feb. 5, 2017 – The Best Christian Workplaces list for 2017 has been announced, and 78 organizations have been named. The organizations being Certified Bast Christian Workplaces by the Best Christian Workplaces Institute including Christian camps and conference centers, schools and churches. The institute is an international nonprofit, research-based, organizational development and […]

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ACLJ calls on State Dept., UN, NATO members to force Turkey to free imprisoned American pastor

By   10 months ago

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WordNews.org) Dec. 15, 2016 – Pastor Andrew Brunson, a U.S. citizen from Black Mountain, N.C., who is being held against his will in Turkey because of his profession of faith, has a new ally working for his release. The American Center for Law and Justice announced it is actively defending Brunson, who was […]

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Billy Graham’s right hand: George Beverly Shea remembered

By   4 years ago

MONTREAT, N.C. (WordNews.org) April 22, 2013 — Billy Graham Crusades soloist George Beverly Shea, evangelist Billy Graham’s right hand man for decades, was remembered the “praise on his lips, the song in his heart.” Shea passed away April 16 at the age of 104. He was remembered during a public memorial Sunday at Anderson Auditorium […]

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U.S church leader arrested after house church raided in China

By   4 years ago

NANYANG, Henan, China (WordNews.org) April 22, 2013 – A United States church leader is under house arrest in China after police raised a house church during a revival meeting. Dennis Balcombe’s whereabouts are unknown, according to China Aid. Balcome is the head of Hong Kong Revival Chinese Ministries International. China Aid said also in the […]

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On a mission: Brian Walsh, West Point cadet heads to Haiti

By   5 years ago

HAITI (WordNews.org) Feb. 28, 2013 – Brian Walsh, a cadet at the U.S. Military Academy, is heading to Haiti on a mission trip with members of a Christian group at West Point. Walsh will be in Haiti from March 8-17, during spring break, with 20 cadets to work with Nehemiah Vision Ministries. “We will be […]

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SHOCKWAVE: Thousands of youth to join together to pray for persecuted Christians

By   5 years ago

SANTA ANA, Calif. (WordNews.org) Feb. 28, 2013 – Thousands of young people are gathering around the world beginning tomorrow for three days of prayer for Christians being persecuted globally. The program, launched by Open Doors USA 12 years ago, is known as SHOCKWAVE. The theme this year is “Prayer and Unity,” with a focus on […]

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Billy Graham launches grassroots effort

By   5 years ago

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WordNews.org) Jan. 9, 2013 – Billy Graham plans to hold events in 47 major U.S. cities and 44 Canadian cities during the next three months. That’s not all. America’s Pope is planning meeting in every corner of every country. The 94-year-old evangelist won’t be making the trek in person. It’s part of a […]

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On a Mission: Drake Williams, Tyndale Seminary, The Netherlands

By   5 years ago

THE NETHERLANDS (WordNews.org) Dec. 28, 2012 — Drake Williams became a Christian when he was a lad in Sunday school. School’s been an important part of his life ever since, from Sunday school to divinity school. Williams went back to school to receive his Master of Divinity and doctorate and now is the vice president […]

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What to pay the pastor? Take the survey

By   8 months ago

CAROL STREAM, Ill. (WordNews.org) Feb. 9, 2017 – It can be a sometimes thorny issue: What do you pay the pastor? Richard Hammer, author of the 2017 Church & Clergy Tax Guide, says compensation planning for ministers presents a number of unique tax issues that aren’t understood well by church leaders and their advisers. He […]

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Book: ‘Love Your Work’

By   8 months ago

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WordNews.org) Jan. 31, 2017 – A new Gallup poll says 7 in 10 people either hate their jobs or feel totally unengaged with their work. Crown Financial Ministries president, Robert Dickie III, says he may have the answer to alter that statistic in his new book “Love Your Work: 4 Practical Ways You […]

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Pew: Jews are most educated, followed by Christians

By   9 months ago

(WordNews.org) Dec. 23, 2016 — A new survey shows Jewish people are the most educated among major faith groups, followed by Christians. The Pew Research Center noted that Jews undergo 13.4 years of formal education, while Christians study for 9.3 years. Those receiving the least amount of formal education include Muslims and Hindus, with 5.6 […]

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Poll: Americans are splintered and have difficulty crossing the divide

By   2 years ago

VENTURA, Calif. (WordNews.org) March 11, 2016 — This will come as a shock to almost no one: America is splintered. However, just how divided may surprise some. According to Barna, most Americans say they would have a difficult time carrying on a conversation with a Muslim (73 percent), a Mormon (60 percent), an atheist (56 […]

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Half of American evangelicals view Islam as violent religion

By   4 years ago

VENTURA, Calif. (WordNews.org) April 26, 2013 – Sixty-two percent of evangelicals say they have an unfavorable view of Islam and 39 percent have a “very unfavorable” view of the religion, according to the latest Barna Group survey. The results come less than two weeks after the Boston marathon bombings. Much attention has been given to […]

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What are the most—and least—‘Bible-minded’ cities?

By   5 years ago

VENTURA, Calif. (WordNews.org) Jan. 23, 2013 – There’s no surprise that according to Barna Group’s latest survey, the South remains reigning champs in terms of being the most Bible-minded. But if you thought New York City or Las Vegas would be fighting for the bottom of the list, you may be surprised. Barna conducted 42,855 […]

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83% of Americans support ‘significant abortion restrictions’

By   5 years ago

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WordNews.org) Jan. 11, 2013 – Four decades after the Supreme Court legalized abortion nationally in its controversial Roe v. Wade ruling, 83 percent of Americans say they back significant restrictions. A new KofC-Marist Poll shows support for significant abortion restrictions has increased by 4 points since last year — rising from 79 […]

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96% of churches in U.S. serve local community, feeding and clothing poor, survey says

By   5 years ago

CAROL STREAM, Ill. (Jan. 6, 2013 – A new survey finds that despite the economic downturn, 96 percent of all churches in the United States are involved in some form of relief work in their communities, feeding and clothing the poor. The survey also found that 58 percent of churches in the U.S. provide hands-on […]

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Life Legal alleges pro-life activist beaten by church security

By   4 months ago

NAPA, Calif. (WordNews.org) June 5, 2017 – A pro-life activist was beaten in a church parking lot here when distributing leaflets on behalf of a anti-abortion congressional candidate, Life Legal Defense Foundation alleges in a news release. Jeff White, founder of Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust, a national faith-based organization, was allegedly surrounded by church […]

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Ministries push for stronger U.S. support for Israel

By   8 months ago

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WordNews.org) Jan. 27, 2017 – Several ministries in the United States are encouraged by President Donald Trump’s support for Israel, including plans for the relocation of the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Trump recently declared that the strained relationship between the two nations has been repaired since he became president, according to […]

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Annual Memorial “Die-In” Coming to the White House Jan. 27

By   8 months ago

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WordNews.org) Jan. 24, 2017 – A group of young activists are expected to “die” in front of the White House this Friday to “hold President Donald Trump accountable” to his promise to defund Planned Parenthood, the country’s largest abortion provider. The group, CEC For Life, an outreach of the Charismatic Episcopal Church, is […]

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ACLJ calls on State Dept., UN, NATO members to force Turkey to free imprisoned American pastor

By   10 months ago

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WordNews.org) Dec. 15, 2016 – Pastor Andrew Brunson, a U.S. citizen from Black Mountain, N.C., who is being held against his will in Turkey because of his profession of faith, has a new ally working for his release. The American Center for Law and Justice announced it is actively defending Brunson, who was […]

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Effort Launched to Raise Funds for Schools for Christian Pakistani Refugees

By   2 years ago

PAKISTAN (WordNews.org) March 8, 2016 — As thousands of Pakistani Christian families flee from Islamic violence to Thailand a move is underfoot to provide a safe haven for these families and education for their children. Barnabas Fund  said during a joint fact-finding mission with World Evangelical alliance Religious Liberty Commission.(WEA RLC)  that authorities in Thailand […]

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U.S church leader arrested after house church raided in China

By   4 years ago

NANYANG, Henan, China (WordNews.org) April 22, 2013 – A United States church leader is under house arrest in China after police raised a house church during a revival meeting. Dennis Balcombe’s whereabouts are unknown, according to China Aid. Balcome is the head of Hong Kong Revival Chinese Ministries International. China Aid said also in the […]

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Petition launched to fight China’s force sterilizations following woman’s death

By   4 years ago

HUBEI PROVINCE, China (WordNews.org) April 8, 2013 – A women’s rights group is launching a petition against “coercive family planning” in China following the death of a mother of two who was forcibly sterilized to avoid “illegal pregnancy.” Shen Hongxia was forcibly sterilized by the local Family Planning Officers on March 19 against a doctor’s […]

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Middle East expert raises concerns about Obama’s upcoming visit to Israel

By   5 years ago

NEW YORK (WordNews.org) March 13, 2013 – Author and Middle East expert David Rubin says President Barack Obama is expected to demand a timetable for unilateral Israeli withdrawal from Judea and Samaria during is March 20 trip to Israel. Rubin acknowledges the White House has denied the claim. Rubin is the author of “Peace for […]

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