John & Beth Murphy founded Rock House Center 15 plus years ago to help Christians draw on their faith for solutions to difficult life issues

BRENTWOOD, TN — John and Beth Murphy founded Rock House Center more than 15 years ago to help Christians draw on their faith for solutions to difficult life issues. Rock House Center’s unique approach to biblical counseling addresses the root causes of emotional suffering, self-defeating behaviors and troubled relationships. “John and Beth have recognized that…

Welcoming an end to the bloodshed, the executive committee appealed for "a lasting peace for the people of Nagorno Karabakh / Artsakh

GENEVE — The WCC executive committee issued a statement calling for calm and wisdom following six weeks of intense fighting for Nagorno-Karabakh/Artsakh, suspended by an agreement announced between the leaders of Azerbaijan, Armenia and Russia. Welcoming an end to the bloodshed and destruction, the executive committee appealed for “a lasting peace founded on justice and…

Israel has a reputation for technology, of which was on display in "Our Crowd" conference: solutions for coronavirus infection to the Australia wildfires.

TAIWAN – Since the novel coronavirus outbreak, Taiwan is rationing surgical masks causing long to become a common occurrence. Recently, rumors of shortages have also led shoppers to stockpile toilet paper and other necessities. In some industries, workers are being put on unpaid leave. With rising social tensions in this part of the world, a…

As the novel coronavirus pandemic continues to spread, major cities in China and more than 20 countries around the world, including Japan, Thailand, and Singapore, have fallen to the virus. Hong Kong’s churches are providing a prayer book online called "Pass Over Us", and the Chinese Evangelical Association launched a 28-day prayer and fasting campaign for the pandemic.

HONG KONG – As the novel coronavirus pandemic continues to spread, major cities in China and more than 20 countries around the world, including Japan, Thailand, and Singapore, have fallen to the virus. Hong Kong’s churches are providing a prayer book online called “Pass Over Us”, and the Chinese Evangelical Association launched a 28-day prayer…

"The Colombia army and all armed groups must stop the killing of social leaders and human rights defenders, and protect the people from violence..."

GENEVE — “We express our deepest concern with regard to the search for peace in Colombia, and we call upon the Colombian government and all armed actors to refrain from targeting social leaders and communities in conflict zones,” said Rev. Frank Chikane, moderator of the World Council of Churches’ (WCC) Commission of the Churches on…

GFA (Gospel for Asia) shares example of reconciliation to mark International Day of Peace and inspire more peacemakers to prayer and action WILLS POINT, Texas—As political and religious divisions widen and deepen around the world, GFA (Gospel for Asia) hopes that a simple story of reconciliation and forgiveness will inspire more people to pray and…

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Photo by Foj333 For years, there was a civil war between the Colombian military and the FARC, a rebel guerilla group. It finally ended in December, when the government and FARC agreed on a peace deal between the two groups. CNN reports, “Colombia’s Congress has approved a historic peace agreement that will lead to the…

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Photo by הסוכנות היהודית Pikiwiki Israel In January, right before President Trump was sworn into office, a group of international leaders met to discuss the Two-State Solution, or the giving the West Bank in Israel to the Palestinians. Per Al Jazeera, “The [UN] resolution condemns all Israeli settlement activity as illegal and calls upon member…

In a national vote, Colombians rejected a peace deal with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia—People’s Army, also known as FARC, which was intended to end 52 years of guerrilla warfare. The referendum’s failure to pass follows four years of negotiations between President Juan Manuel Santos and FARC, which Cuba hosted and facilitated. Colombians rejected…

On June 28-30 religious freedom leaders will gather in Washington, D.C., for the second annual International Religious Freedom Summit.

WASHINGTON — On June 28-30 religious freedom leaders, advocates and activists from around the world, spanning a wide range of faith traditions and political affiliations, will gather in Washington, D.C., for the second annual International Religious Freedom Summit. The Summit will highlight increasing threats to freedom of religion, conscience and belief, and it will once…

Middle East Isolated Christians are using smartphones to connect with other believers on the region's 1st-ever faith-based streaming service

EASTON, MD — Isolated Christians in the Middle East, including many struggling to survive, are using their smartphones to connect with other believers on the region’s first-ever faith-based video-on-demand service. Since launching a year ago, SAT-7 PLUS — a Netflix-type service of faith-based programs 24/7 in Arabic, Farsi and Turkish across the Middle East and…

Soul-searching youth in the Middle East, including Muslim families, are using their phones to watch the Christian video-on-demand streaming.

EASTON, MD — Thousands of soul-searching youth in the Middle East, including many from Muslim families, are using their smartphones to watch the first-ever Christian video-on-demand streaming service in the vast desert region. Since launching a year ago, SAT-7 PLUS — a Netflix-type service that streams faith-based programs 24/7 in Arabic, Farsi and Turkish across…

The situation in Ukraine is more tense each and every day. Romania asked for the  consolidation of the NATO Eastern flank.

UKRAINE — The situation in Ukraine is more tense each and every day. Romania asked for the consolidation of the NATO Eastern flank and this action has taken place these past few days, as a defensive response to the crisis provoked by Vladimir Putin. Also, Romania was visited by the Secretary General of NATO, Jens…

The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews celebrates a milestone, serving more than 2 million people in 2021

JERUSALEM — In 2021, the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship) helped more than 2 million people by supplying basic essentials and financial assistance to 1 million people, providing security to more than 800,000 people encountering threats of terrorism and anti-Semitism, and helping more than 5,000 Jews return home to Israel. Throughout this…

Ending the Cycle of Father Wounds

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — In the United States, 24 million children live in homes without fathers, including 78% of African American children and 46% of Anglo-American children. This epidemic of fatherlessness, and the resulting “Father Wounds” are addressed in a revolutionary way by Promise Keepers with a new e-course entitled “Ending the Cycle of Father…

10 yrs ago, Egyptian Army murdered 27 Copts and injured 327 others for peacefully protesting the destruction of a church, the Maspero Massacre

WASHINGTON — Ten years ago, on October 9, 2011, the Egyptian Army murdered 27 Copts and injured 327 others for peacefully protesting the destruction of a church, in what became known as the Maspero Massacre. Coptic Solidarity’s virtual Zoom program will honor the rally participants, heroes, and martyrs from that day. Register today to join…

Ahead of International Religious Freedom Summit 2021, coalition of 70+ religious, civil-society groups issue ‘A Charter of Religious Freedom’

WASHINGTON — Ahead of the International Religious Freedom Summit 2021 (IRF Summit), co-chairs Samuel Brownback and Katrina Lantos Swett, along with the Summit’s over 70 partner organizations around the world, have issued A Charter of Religious Freedom, calling for the protection of the universal human rights of religion, thought and conscience: A CHARTER OF RELIGIOUS…