Patients with disabilities face greater challenges during pandemic, we're thankful that federal government & the state of Tennessee are standing in the gap

BRISTOL, TN — The Tennessee-based, 18,000-member Christian Medical Association (CMA, www.cmda.org) lauded a Tennessee patient protection policy that protects disabled patients during the COVID pandemic. The policy was announced this afternoon by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Civil Rights (OCR) and developed collaboratively between HHS, the state of Tennessee,…

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom released the following statement urging immediate envorcing of the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act

WASHINGTON, DC – The USCIRF (U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom) released the following statement urging the Administration to immediately enforce the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act, which was signed by President Donald Trump: “Along with Congress, the official communication and policy of this administration has been unambiguous in expressing both concern and outrage over…

With migrants starvation fueled by COVID-19 threatening thousands in South Asia, Gospel for Asia has launched a new global movement -- Don't Mask Your Eyes

WILLS POINT, TX — With starvation fueled by the COVID-19 crisis threatening thousands across South Asia, a leading mission agency has launched a new global movement — Don’t Mask Your Eyes — to draw attention to starving migrants and their families. “The face mask has become a symbol of our deeply troubled times,” said K.P….

Bible translators and their families in remote and poverty-stricken areas are facing starvation due to food shortages resulting from the COVID 19 pandemic.

ORLANDO, FL — Wycliffe Associates, an international organization that empowers mother-tongue Bible translators and partners with local churches in the advancement of Bible translation, reports that Bible translators and their families in remote and poverty-stricken areas are facing starvation due to food shortages resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. President and CEO Bruce Smith says, “My…

Alternatives Pregnancy Center, a pro-life medical clinic & resource for women, created a diaper drive-through to help moms during COVID 19 outbreak.

SACRAMENTO, CA — Alternatives Pregnancy Center, a pro-life medical clinic and resource for women in Sacramento, Calif. created a COVID Diaper Drive-through to help moms affected by the coronavirus outbreak. “When this pandemic hit, we had people calling our clinic who had lost their jobs and needed diapers. At this point, people were hoarding diapers…

The International Committee on Nigeria applauds a new executive order signed by President Trump advancing international religious freedom.

WASHINGTON — The International Committee on Nigeria (ICON), a nonprofit working to secure a future for all Nigerians, released a statement today, applauding a new executive order signed by President Trump advancing international religious freedom. The order directs the U.S. Department of State (DOS) and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to take action to…

Amid COVID 19, Wycliffe is expanding its reach for Bible translators with V-MAST, a web version of Mobilized Assistance Supporting Translation methodology.

ORLANDO, FL — Wycliffe Associates, an international organization working with national translators with close to 1,200 languages in progress, is expanding its Bible translation technological reach with V-MAST, a video conferencing version of the MAST (Mobilized Assistance Supporting Translation) methodology. Initially developed as a collaboration tool to allow national Bible translators to collaborate across great…

National Commission for Minorities, inaugurated in Pakistan on 5 May, has been welcomed as “an important step” towards the protection of religious freedom

The long-awaited National Commission for Minorities, now inaugurated in Pakistan on 5 May, has been welcomed as “an important step” in the country’s “continuing journey towards the protection of religious freedom” by the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). Commissioner Johnnie Moore added that the formation of the minorities commission is “undoubtedly a…

Prison Fellowship joins International Corrections and Prison Association in applauding correctional staff during Coronavirus pandemic

WASHINGTON — Prison Fellowship®, the nation’s largest Christian nonprofit serving prisoners, former prisoners, and their families, is partnering with the International Corrections and Prison Association (ICPA) in honoring the work of prison and correctional staff during the Coronavirus pandemic. The ICPA’s global #WeApplaud Campaign and its partners will send messages of support to jurisdictions in…

Luis Palau Association will host a global festival on May 30, 2020: Stories of Hope - An Online Festival Experience, led by Andrew Palau & his wife, Wendy.

PORTLAND, OR — In a massive effort to share hope with millions around the world during this pandemic, the Luis Palau Association will host a global festival on May 30, 2020. This online event, called Stories of Hope: An Online Festival Experience, will be led by Andrew Palau and his wife, Wendy. It will feature…

A global livestream memorial service will honor the life of Christian evangelist and apologist Ravi Zacharias, who died after a brief battle with cancer.

ATLANTA — A global livestream memorial service will honor the life of Christian evangelist and apologist Ravi Zacharias, who died on May 19, at age 74, after a brief battle with cancer. The celebration of Zacharias’s life and legacy will be streamed live at RZIM.org/RaviMemorial on May 29 at 11 a.m. ET. Ravi Zacharias spent…

Empowering churches to teach Bible principles to public elementary students in their schools is launching a refreshing summer reading program this week.

BEDFORD, TX — An afterschool ministry that empowers local churches to wade outside of their four walls to teach Bible principles to public elementary students in their schools is launching a refreshing summer reading program this week. The too-cool tool is designed to help parents continue routine summer education in this anything but a normal…

9 million people will die in a coronavirus worsened scandal of starvation this year, according to a new report today marking World Hunger Day on May 28.

WILLS POINT, TX — It’s estimated that nine million people will die in a coronavirus-worsened ‘scandal of starvation’ this year, according to a new report today marking World Hunger Day — an annual awareness event — on May 28.Yet astonishingly, families, restaurants and hospitals around the world will throw away $1 trillion worth of food…

Wycliffe Associates has recently identified 10 language groups that don’t yet have complete Bibles, although translation projects began decades ago.

ORLANDO, FL — Wycliffe Associates, an international organization that empowers mother-tongue Bible translators and partners with local churches in the advancement of Bible translation, has recently identified 10 language groups that don’t yet have complete Bibles, although translation projects began decades ago. “Some were thrilled when missionaries translated even a single book of the Bible,”…

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom welcomed the Pakistani government’s recent establishment of the National Commission for Minorities.

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) welcomed the Pakistani government’s recent establishment of the National Commission for Minorities to oversee religious minorities’ rights.. In a June 2014 ruling, the Pakistani Supreme Court directed the government to form a commission “to monitor the practical realization of the rights and safeguards provided…

Gospel for Asia is gearing up to respond to a super cyclone in South Asia, where a coronavirus surge is also being fought creating a health & hunger crisis

WILLS POINT, TX — One of America’s biggest mission agencies, Gospel for Asia (GFA World and affiliates like Gospel for Asia Canada) founded by Dr. K.P. Yohannan, was gearing up today to respond to a ‘super cyclone’ in South Asia — a region also battling a coronavirus surge that’s created a health and hunger crisis….

Over $150,000 was raised to help churches struggling financially during the COVID-19 pandemic during a charity simulcast event Friday

Simulcast COVID-19 event drew 258,000 viewers Over $150,000 was raised to help churches struggling financially during the COVID-19 pandemic during a charity event simulcast Friday, The event was co-sponsored by Right Now Media that featured Christian leaders, celebrities, and athletes. The Churches Helping Churches Challenge announced Monday that its May 15 benefit simulcast drew over…