In efforts to reach the younger generation in the United States, the Oregon-based Luis Palau Association announced a new partnership with Groundwire

PORTLAND, OR — In its ongoing effort to reach the younger generation in the United States, the Oregon-based Luis Palau Association announced a new partnership with Groundwire, an evangelistic organization based in Colorado. Building on each organizations core strengths, this partnership is committed to engaging millions of people annually through thought-provoking videos on social media,…

Guatemala Follows United States

On Christmas Eve, Guatemala’s president announced they will follow the United States in declaring Jerusalem the capital of Israel and moving their embassy to Jerusalem. There is some speculation that Guatemala will be the first country to move their embassy. Guatemala refuted these speculations, saying they will follow the lead of the United States. Per…

USCIRF expressed its concern over reports in Pakistan targeting Hazara Shi’a for the spread of COVID-19 amid the Coronavirus lockdown.

WASHINGTON, DC – The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today expressed its concern over reports of the provincial government of Balochistan, Pakistan targeting Hazara Shi’a for the spread of COVID-19 amid the Coronavirus lockdown. “We are troubled that government officials in Balochistan are scapegoating the already vulnerable and marginalized Hazara Shi’a community…

Samaritan's Purse deployed its Emergency Field Hospital to New York City, New York, where the local medical infrastructure is severely overwhelmed.

International Christian Relief Organization Responds at the Epicenter of the Coronavirus in the U.S. BOONE, NC — Samaritan’s Purse deployed its Emergency Field Hospital to New York City, New York, where the local medical infrastructure is severely overwhelmed. In cooperation with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), New York state officials, and local hospital authorities,…

Churches are using technology to reach their most vulnerable members, while aligning with social distancing measures amid coronavirus crisis.

Small churches poised to embrace new technology ahead of Easter Sunday 2020 LENOIR CITY, TN — ChurchStreaming.tv and easyTithe, Ministry Brands companies, reported an unprecedented surge in congregant online worship and tithing as in-person church attendance levels decrease. easyTithe saw a 99% increase in online giving and ChurchStreaming.tv saw a quadrupling of its streaming usage…

Pregnancy Resource Centers (PRCs) across the nation face obstacles as they continue working to reach clients during the COVID-19 outbreak.

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — Pregnancy Resource Centers (PRCs) across the nation face obstacles as they continue working to reach clients during the COVID-19 outbreak. “Keeping PRCs open and reaching clients is of upmost importance during this crisis,” said Chief Communications Officer Diane Ferraro. “It is more important than ever for clinics that provide free resources…

Churches, international and national ministries, Christian schools, rescue missions and a host of grassroots organizations are coping with "coronavirus shock" as they face unprecedented challenges amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

CHARLOTTE, NC – Churches, international and national ministries, Christian schools, rescue missions and a host of grassroots organizations are coping with “coronavirus shock” as they face unprecedented challenges amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “Churches, Christian missions and ministries everywhere have suffered a significant jolt and are urgently trying to figure out the best path forward,” says…

The Nigerian government now agrees with what church leaders have been complaining for years: Islamist Terrorists Target Christians.

NIGERIA – The Nigerian government now agrees with what church leaders have been complaining for years: Christians are the target of jihadist terrorism. “In the wake of a renewed onslaught by our tireless military against Boko Haram and their ISWAP (Islamic State West Africa Province) allies in recent times, the insurgents have apparently changed their…

The violence targeting Christian churches in northern Nigeria has turned that country into “a ticking time bomb,” U.S. religious leaders warn.

ADAMAWA, Nigeria – More than 100 members of the Islamic State of West Africa, also known as Boko Haram, recently swarmed northern Adamawa, a state in northeast Nigeria, and set at least five churches ablaze while they opened fire and indiscriminately killed residents, according to Sunday reports. The violence targeting Christian churches in northern Nigeria…

Wycliffe SUN NT is the only known attempt to make Scripture accessible to the deaf who don’t know sign language or to those who are both deaf and blind.

ORLANDO, FL — Wycliffe Associates will hold a dedication service for its newly published Symbolic Universal Notation (SUN) New Testament on February 20, 2020, at its worldwide headquarters in Orlando, Florida. SUN is a written, concept-based language created by Wycliffe Associates that the Deaf, regardless of where they live in the world, can begin learning…

The NRB Resolution Urging the Supreme Court to Uphold Religious Liberty as a Primary and not Secondary Right was drafted.

NASHVILLE, TN – On the last Friday of February, the Resolutions Committee of the National Association of Religious Broadcasters (NRB) published six significant resolutions in conjunction with its annual convention in Nashville.The sixth and final resolution applies to the preservation of certain inalienable rights recognized by the United States Declaration of Independence and our Constitution.The…

At the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in China, Christians can be found out on the streets, passing out emergency relief items and sharing the Gospel.

WUHAN – At the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in China, Christians can be found out on the streets, passing out emergency relief items and sharing the Gospel. Christian humanitarian aid groups have partnered with local Chinese pastors to distribute food and protective masks. Mark Hogsed, vice president of international programs at World Help, told…

The campaign, led by the Kasr El-Dobara network of churches and including Andrew and Wendy Palau, featured 10 outreaches to different sectors of society.

AL MINYA — Thousands of Egyptians from 60 local churches united with the Luis Palau Association to spread hope through a 3-day outreach, February 6-8. The massive effort reached 15,000 people in person and saw more than 1,500 make a public confession of faith in Jesus Christ.The campaign, led by the Kasr El-Dobara network of churches…

The Classical Difference released a study showing that graduates of Classical Christian Schools are more likely to remain engaged with their faith.

BOISE, ID — The Classical Difference released a groundbreaking study completed by the University of Notre Dame’s Sociology department showing that graduates of ACCS schools are more likely to practice spiritual discipline and remain engaged with their faith compared to alumni of other educational institutions and many Christian-raised Millennials. Good Soil: A Comparative Study of…

The Pacific Garden Mission is open 24/7 every day to care for the needs of Chicago’s homeless and to teach them that Jesus Christ can transform their lives.

CHICAGO – The Pacific Garden Mission is the oldest continuously operating rescue mission in the United States. George and Sarah Clarke originally opened PGM in a small storefront on Chicago’s South Clark Street. 2020 marks the beginning of the mission’s 143rd year of transforming the lives of the city’s homeless and destitute. The transformation starts…

CNN reported this morning on the growing and potentially crippling crisis in Lebanon. A crisis of which most of us have been unaware.

BEIRUT – CNN reported this morning on the growing and potentially crippling crisis in Lebanon. A crisis of which most of us have been unaware. The National Crisis “Lebanon [is] mired in its worst economic crisis since its 15-year civil war. The country is buckling under a severe liquidity crisis, with informal and irregular capital…

Open Doors announced the 2020 World Watch List of religious persecution offenders: Christians in China experience unprecedented levels of persecution...

WASHINGTON – Today Open Doors announced the 2020 World Watch List at a press conference in Washington, D.C, and revealed that Christians living in China are experiencing unprecedented levels of persecution, and their quality of life is deteriorating at an alarming rate. China jumped four spots, from #27 in 2019 to #23 in 2020, on…

A person’s politics generally reflect their religious beliefs. The more Americans ignore the Word of God, the more revolutionary these changes could become.

WASHINGTON, DC – The Gallup Organization released its Decade in Review report on New Year’s Eve 2019. The report includes four segments, focusing on Persistent Issues and Concerns, Striking Moments, Revolutionary Changes, and Lasting Effects. Among the Revolutionary Changes identified, Religion is listed along with Political Polarization, The US Economy, Marijuana, and Same-Sex Marriage. Did…

Yael Eckstein shares her thoughts on Hanukkah & her prayer for the power of light to overcome the darkness of religious oppression wherever it exists.

Yael Eckstein, president of the International Fellowship of Christian and Jews, shares her thoughts on Hanukkah and her hope and prayer for divine intervention, for the power of light to overcome the darkness of religious oppression wherever it exists. Hanukkah, which began Sunday night this year, commemorates a great Jewish victory over oppression by the…