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Sep 15 2022
Young Evangelicals seek to save the Earth – and their church
Should I stay or go?
It was a question Elsa Barron had wrestled with on her own for years. Now, at a public panel on faith and the climate at the COP26 summit in Glasgow, Scotland, she was on the verge of voicing it aloud to a crowd of strangers.
The panelists, faith leaders from the All Africa Conference of Churches, hadn’t named names. But Ms. Barron had gleaned the message.Christian Science Monitor
Oct 28 2022
More than 1 in 10 New Southern Baptist Churches Are Hispanic
The Southern Baptist Convention has launched its most focused effort to plant churches among the Hispanic community in North America with the expansion of Send Network Español this fall.
“Since 2010, Send Network has planted almost 10,000 new Southern Baptist churches throughout North America, of which more than 1,000 are Hispanic churches,” said Félix Cabrera, a native Puerto RicanChristianity Today
Dec 14 2022
Millions in Western aid flowed to churches in Ghana despite years of campaigning against LGBTQI+ rights
An exclusive CNN investigation has found that some Western governments who pledged to support LGBTQI+ rights have also funded supporters of a controversial bill in Ghana that could introduce harsh sentences for advocating for sexual and gender minorities' rights.
In the five years up to 2021, at least $5 million in aid from Europe and the US went to projects run by or benefitingCNN (Online News)
Jun 06 2022
Dozens of Georgia churches split from United Methodist Church over LGBTQ issues
Seventy churches in Georgia split from the United Methodist Church (UMC) last week largely over LGBTQ issues, marking the latest in a growing divide within the third-largest Protestant denomination in the United States.
The North Georgia Conference voted last Thursday to allow the churches, most of which were in rural areas, to disaffiliate from the UMC. The process for disaffiliationFox News (Online News)
Jul 19 2022
Church and State Can Unite on Education
The decision to overturn Roe v. Wade is unequivocally the main event of the recent SCOTUS decisions for the pro-family right, but those who hope to create a policy agenda that empowers parents shouldn’t neglect the undercard.
In particular, they should pay attention to last month’s SCOTUS decision in Carson v. Makin, which confirmed by a 6-3 vote that religious organizations have theThe American Conservative
Mar 13 2023
With a commanding Iditarod lead, Ryan Redington arrives first into White Mountain as Nome awaits a winner
NOME — The burled arch is up, straddling Nome’s Front Street, a church on one side of the gnarled wooden portal and a liquor store on the other. A thin ribbon of snow is piled into the finish chute, where soon crowds of locals, visitors and wilderness dog-sport fanatics will assemble to greet the first musher to finish racing a thousand miles across Alaska. The town of just under 4,000 soulsAnchorage Daily News
Mar 13 2023
Fairfax school pulls test question equating politics to race, gender
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Virginia's largest school system is removing a test question given to a college-level social studies class that equated liberals and conservatives with specific racial and gender demographics. The question appeared on a test given to students of an AP Government class at Fairfax County Public Schools' Online Campus. The multiple-choice question asked students, “WhichDaily Progress
Oct 24 2022
A Federal Judge Says New York's Ban on Guns in Church Is Unconstitutional
A federal judge yesterday issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) against enforcement of New York's ban on firearms in "any place of worship or religious observation." U.S. District Judge John Sinatra Jr. concluded that the rule, part of a law that New York legislators passed after the Supreme Court overturned the state's "proper cause" requirement for concealed-carry permits, "Reason
Mar 16 2023
Jews most favorably viewed religious group in U.S., Pew study says
Judaism is the most favorably viewed religion in the United States, according to a Pew Research Center study, despite a rise in antisemitic incidents across the country.
Jews scored a net +28 rating in the analysis released Wednesday. The study also found that Americans generally view Roman Catholics and mainline Protestants favorably but tend to view Muslims, atheists and members ofWashington Times
Mar 13 2023
Pinellas Sheriff's Corporal Shot 3 Times While Pursuing Wanted Felon
During a news conference Monday, St. Petersburg Police Chief Anthony Holloway, who is heading the Pinellas County Deadly Use of Force Task Force investigation into the deputy-involved shooting, said the sheriff's office was called to 60th Avenue North and 64th Street North in Pinellas Park around 6:50 p.m. after a neighbor reported someone attempting to burglarize cars in the area. AccordingPatch.com