1. Hezbollah has vowed to ‘surprise Israel’ during any upcoming war, upping the war of words between the Lebanese terror group and Israel.
2. A Chinese spy ship has been sailing in international waters off the coast of Alaska for several days, having first arrived in the area shortly before the Read More
1. According to Religion News Service, eleven interfaith protestors, including the Rev. William Barber II, were arrested outside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office while protesting Medicaid cuts in the GOP’s revised healthcare bill. About 50 protestors gathered Thursday (July 13) for the Capitol Hill rally, before marching to a Read More
1. According to the Ledger-Enquirer, Columbus, Georgia, woman who has filed a civil suit against a local pastor after years of inappropriate sexual abuse said that he twice paid for abortions after getting her pregnant, once when she was 16. Lequita Jackson, who started attending pastor Lewis Clemons’ church when Read More
1. According to BCNN1, Word of God Fellowship Church in Raleigh, NC, is beginning their two-day tribute to Bishop Frank Summerfield, who died last Sunday, July 2, 2017 at the age of 67. The burial and funeral arrangements will take place as follows: The first Homegoing celebration is being held Read More
CP: Several leading evangelical organizations in America have urged U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to stand up to the destruction of churches and severe forms of persecution Christians and others face in Sudan. A letter, signed by Franklin Graham’s Samaritan’s Purse relief organization, and the Ethics & Religious Liberty Read More
1. According to BCNN1, Bishop Frank Summerfield, pastor of the Word of God Fellowship Church in Raleigh, North Carolina, passed away on Sunday, July 2nd, 2017. He was 67 years old. The church announced his passing on Facebook, writing, "We are grieving the loss of a great leader and a Read More
1. According to the Philadelphia Tribune, Black girls need less nurturing, comfort, they know more about sex and adult topics, and need less protection than their white counterparts, according to a study released last week by the Georgetown University Law Center on Poverty and Inequality. The study, “Girlhood Interrupted: The Read More
1. According to Baptist Press, anyone involved in urban ministry can benefit from the annual Black Church Leadership and Family Conference, July 17-21, in Ridgecrest, N.C., organizer Mark Croston told Baptist Press. LifeWay executive Mark Croston said to Baptist Press: “Would it surprise you to know that black people are Read More
1. According to the Associated Press, three Chicago police officers have been indicted on charges that they conspired to cover up and lie about what happened when a white police officer shot a black teenager 16 times - which prompted outrage when a video of the killing was finally released. Read More
1. According to the Christian Post, just over eight years after his father, Dr. Frederick K.C. Price, handed over the reins of the 28,000-member Crenshaw Christian Center to him in 2009, an emotional Fred K. Price Jr. left his congregation in shock on Sunday when he announced that he was Read More
1. According to Religion News Service, evangelical Christian leaders are spearheading a campaign for criminal justice reform, calling for equitable punishment, alternatives to incarceration and a different take on the “tough on crime” language of the Trump administration. At a Tuesday news conference at the National Press Club, James Ackerman, Read More
1. The Hill - The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) on Wednesday rejected President Trump’s invitation for the 49-member group to join him at the White House for a meeting, citing his unresponsiveness on previous attempts at policy engagement as proof that Trump isn’t interested in working with the members beyond Read More
THE GUARDIAN: A federal district judge on Thursday temporarily blocked the deportation of more than 100 Iraqi Christians who attorneys said would face death or persecution if returned to their birth country. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested 114 Iraqis, mostly Chaldean Christians, during a series of raids this month Read More
THE GUARDIAN: A damning independent report has found that senior figures in the Church of England colluded for a period of 20 years with a disgraced former bishop who sexually abused boys and men. The archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, said the report on the church’s handling of former bishop Read More
1. CP - The Rev. Henry J. Lyons, who once headed the National Baptist Convention U.S.A., the largest and oldest black religious convention in the United States before he was convicted of swindling money from the organization in 1999, was recently ousted from a Florida church after being accused of Read More
RNS: Evangelical Christian leaders are spearheading a campaign for criminal justice reform, calling for equitable punishment, alternatives to incarceration and a different take on the “tough on crime” language of the Trump administration. said James Ackerman, CEO of Prison Fellowship Ministries, “Our country’s overreliance on incarceration fails to make us Read More
THE INDEPENDENT: Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders have united to condemn the attack on a mosque in London's Finsbury Park. One man has died and several others were injured after a van was driven into a crowd during the suspected terror attack. Faith leaders have spoken out against the attack Read More
AP: The Southern Baptist Convention formally condemned the political movement known as the “alt-right” during a national meeting in Phoenix.
The denomination initially refused to take up a resolution repudiating the movement that emerged dramatically during the U.S. presidential election and mixes racism, nationalism and populism.
Pressure built on Southern Baptists to Read More
1. According to Al Jazeera, at least 1,500 people, mostly Muslim civilians, currently stuck in a Catholic church in the country's southeast, are growing increasingly desperate, a priest has told Al Jazeera. The displaced people took refuge in the cathedral in the town of Bangassou after fleeing deadly violence in Read More
1. Evening Standard - One man died and ten others were injured after a van driver screaming “I want to kill all Muslims” ploughed into worshippers in a terror attack near to Finsbury Park mosque. Witnesses told how the suspect shouted “kill me, kill me” and blew kisses from the Read More