Faith-based organizations, such as churches and nonprofit ministries, must evolve the way they communicate to engage the "COVID generation"

CHARLOTTE, NC — Faith-based organizations, such as churches and nonprofit ministries, must evolve the way they communicate to engage the “COVID generation” — or risk becoming irrelevant, a leading communications agency said today. Many of America’s Christian organizations — churches, mission agencies, schools, rescue missions and other ministries — are looking for effective ways to…

Born in Homs & an evangelical Syrian, Tony Alkhoury is 1 of 450 Syrians in the US on an active student visa. In Arabic, his family name means “the priest.”

Following Turkey’s incursion into Syria on November of 2019 and establishment of a “safe zone” in coordination with Russia, the beleaguered nation faces another refugee crisis. According to the United Nations, 6.7 million Syrians have registered with their High Commission for Refugees. Turkey hosts the largest share, with 3.4 million, followed by Lebanon with 1…

Samuel Rodriguez, president of National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, celebrates President Trump announcement that churches are essential

SACRAMENTO, CA — The president of the largest Hispanic/Latino Christian organization in the U.S. and the general superintendent of the largest Pentecostal denomination in the world are celebrating President Trump’s recent announcement that houses of worship are “essential” institutions and should reopen. “Churches are essential. The spiritual health of our nation is essential. Churches can…

The current pandemic and quarantine provides just such an opportunity for all of us today. What will we do with our current sorrows?

BIRMINGHAM, AL — The following is submitted by Fred Markert, he is director of YWAM Ascend (ascednmissions.com) and serves at Highlands College (highlandscollege.com): In his 1993 book, “Don’t Waste Your Sorrows,” author Paul Billheimer makes the point that it’s not the mere presence of anxiety, fear, pain, or suffering, but how a person reacts to…

Noel Yeatts, president of World Help, discusses the women trapped in sexual slavery around the world and in South Asia, and the fight for freedom.

Noel Yeatts, president of World Help, discusses the women trapped in sexual slavery around the world and in South Asia, and the fight for freedom from sexual slavery. Pushana gently brushes soft kisses across her daughter’s brown cheek. Her toddler turns and gazes up at her. She reaches out her tiny hand, which her mother…

Let not your heart be troubled,neither let it be afraid (John 14:27).Though there is reason to be afraid of Coronavirus,there are greater reasons not to be.

If you have been reading the headlines the past few days, you may have wondered whether the world is coming to an end:“Stock Market Bloodbath”“Anxiety grips companies across the world as virus spreads”“Italy extends its quarantine to the entire country”“‘We’re past the point of containment’ …”Though they may sound alarming, these headlines are alerting us of a…

Advocacy groups are refuting Nigeria presidency that Int'l rights groups who say there is ongoing Christian genocide received seperatist funds.

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…

American faith leaders met with representatives of Nigerian communities devastated by Boko Haram and Fulani tribesmen as well as key figures within the Buhari administration

Noel Yeatts, president of World Help, discusses the horrific reality of sexual slavery in South Asia — the ongoing tradition of “nari mata”. Pushana gently brushes soft kisses across her daughter’s brown cheek. Her toddler turns and gazes up at her. She reaches out her tiny hand, which her mother covers with another kiss. I…

Yael Eckstein, president of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, discusses reasons why we need to pray and speak out against anti-semitism today.

Yael Eckstein, president of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, discusses reasons why we need to pray and speak out against anti-semitism today. On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which is observed annually on Jan. 27, we proclaim “Never again!” Yet the increase in anti-Semitism in the U.S. and around the world has many people…

Gospel for Asia (GFA) issues a Special Report update on the current progress in the fight against leprosy where global leprosy-elimination leaders are making exciting advances both medically and socially.

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA, www.gfa.org, founded by KP Yohannan) issues a Special Report update on the current progress in the fight against leprosy where global leprosy-elimination leaders are making exciting advances both medically and socially. In 2018, another 208,619 new cases of leprosy were detected globally. Is any progress being made in…

In the end, numbers & statistics will never suffice to capture the magnitude of the global persecution of Christians. “Too many to count, too many unknown,”

Recently we observed one of the International Day[s] of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (known by the acronym IDOP). Initiated over 20 years ago by the World Evangelical Alliance, 100,000 congregations around the world and millions of Christians participate on this day. “Let us unite in prayer for our persecuted brothers and sisters,” IDOP said…

The lesson leprosy teaches us in 2020 is this: touch those no one else will touch, love those despised & rejected by others. Debunking leprosy myths...

What a relief that leprosy—the most dreaded disease of Bible times—is a thing of the past, right? Perhaps it’s surprising to you to learn that’s actually not the case. Leprosy—also known as Hansen’s disease—is very much alive and active today. In America, there are 150-250 new cases of leprosy every year, mostly in southern states….

Vernon Brewer, CEO and founder of World Help, a Christian humanitarian organization, discusses the good news stories that took place in 2019..

Vernon Brewer, CEO and founder of World Help, a Christian humanitarian organization, discusses the good news stories that took place in 2019. There’s a trite yet true saying about the world’s fascination with negative news stories and headlines: “Good news doesn’t sell.” This saying proved painfully true in 2019 — from conflicts abroad to natural…

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…