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375 million children in poverty globally after lockdowns

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Government lockdowns meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus have had many unintended consequences. One of those is the loss of over $35 trillion in economic activity globally. In the U.S. ...

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Nation’s first memorial to human trafficking to be unveiled Oct. 24 in Kansas City

Kansas City is the crossroads of many things, from the trails that led pioneers west, the country’s rail and Interstate highway systems, to 21st Century fiber optics. It’s also the crossroads of ...

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Milestone: Complete Bible now available in more than 700 languages

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The entire Bible now has been translated into more than 700 languages, with more than 5.7 billion people having both the Old and New Testaments available in their native tongues. “Every time ...

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The story of Hamid: A hardline Muslim finds Christ

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“Show me the straight path,” Hamid* continually prayed in Arabic. Hamid and his family came from a fanatical Islamic background in Banten, West Java. They were also deeply involved in occultism. They ...

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American missionaries murdered in Haiti

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A Florida television station is reporting that two American missionaries have been murdered in Haiti. Pastor Jean Philippe Quetant and his wife Erna were gunned down in their home NBC2 in Fort ...

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DOJ steps in on side of church against unfair Washington DC restrictions

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A prominent Washington D.C. multi-racial church is getting support from the U.S. Department of Justice after it sued the city’s Democrat mayor over reopening restrictions. The mayor, Muriel Bowser, is being accused ...

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Grants totalling $93 million will help 92 churches strengthen bonds

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Lilly Endowment has awarded 92 grants to strengthen Christian congregations so they can help people deepen their relationships with God, build strong relationships with each other and contribute to the flourishing of ...

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City Union Mission kicks off Celebrate Hope campaign

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City Union Mission kicked off their annual Celebrate Hope campaign Thursday, Oct. 1. The organization hopes to raise $7 million—a significant portion of the Mission’s yearly operating budget through January 31, 2021. ...

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United Methodist pastor demands changing denomination’s “racist” logo            

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The cancel culture may be coming for the logo of the United Methodist Church. The cross and flame -— two red flames intertwined with a thin, black cross — is racist, according ...

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Yom Kippur is an act of repentance that changes one’s life course

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It’s time for the spiritually spectacular day of the Biblical year! YOM KIPPUR begins sundown Sunday September 27, continuing Monday morning, afternoon and through the evening closing service marked by the last ...

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Old Testament practice of gleaning still helps feed the hungry

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The Old Testament practice of allowing gleaning of harvested fields was used to take care of the poor. It has become more common during the Covid pandemic, even as it eases across ...

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Inner-city pastor ‘blindsided’ by being kicked out of church building

A Kansas City pastor said he was blindsided when his church was unexpectedly kicked out of its building. “Tuesday at about 8 o’clock, I got an email from the Justice Center Coalition ...

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Salvation Army starting early in effort to ‘rescue Christmas’

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Salvation Army kettles are as much a part of the Christmas season as festive lights and caroling. Because of the ongoing pandemic, the organization is getting an early start on this year’s ...

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Dr. Charles Stanley steps down as senior pastor

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Dr. Charles Stanley, founder of In-Touch Ministries, is stepping down after nearly 50 years as senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Atlanta. “Earlier this month, I informed the board that I ...

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‘Not What Our Founders Said’: John MacArthur defies judge’s ruling forcing church to close

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Los Angeles County’s Democrat officials have convinced a judge to end indoor services at the megachurch John MacArthur pastors. Four previous attempts had failed and now the church is defying those orders. ...

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Major probe into Falwell Jr. family under way as investigation discovers deep web of financial gain

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In an on-going investigation, the Reuters news agency has learned that the entire Falwell family may have profited from their association with Liberty University. The investigation’s goal is to sort out and ...

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Oldest church bell in Kansas rings again over downtown Lawrence

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What is being called the oldest church bell in Kansas rings out over downtown Lawrence once again after being restored. The bell, a 150-year-old ringer as old as the Lawrence United Methodist ...

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Presbyterian Church USA scales back General Assembly over finances

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Mainline Protestant denominations continue to face tough decisions because of dwindling membership and financial contributions. The Presbyterian Church USA recently announced that it might have to limit or even end its tradition ...

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From riots to Hurricane Laura, Samaritan’s Purse, Operation Blessing respond to human toll

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Now that Hurricane Laura has blown through the Gulf Coast, it’s time for families to begin rebuilding their lives and property. Two leading Christian relief organizations, Samaritan’s Purse and Operation Blessing, already ...

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Five types of church members who will not return when covid-19 eases

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It is one of the most common questions we get from church leaders: When will all the church members return to in-person services? Leaders do not like my response: Never. It is ...

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Roma Gypsies in revival: ‘We have never seen anything like it!’

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Across Slovakia’s countryside, castles have dominated the landscape for a thousand years, boasting of power, wealth, and luxury. At their feet, sleepy villages rest in lush valleys. Small chapels marked by crosses ...

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Police release video of arsonist setting blaze at local church

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A $5,000 reward is being offered by the Kansas City Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) for information leading to the arrest of a suspect who lit ...

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Embattled Jerry Falwell Jr. resigns as president of Liberty University

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Jerry Falwell Jr. has resigned as president of the university founded by his father. After conflicting media reports, he announced on Tuesday afternoon that he no longer is president of Liberty University. ...

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At convention, Trump pardons Jon Ponder who founded prison ministry

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Former bank robber and now Christian ministry founder Jon Ponder was pardoned by President Donald Trump on the second night of the Republican National Convention. The emotional moment came as the President ...

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White House coronavirus expert Dr. Birx says let churches meet and people vote in person

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Churches in California and elsewhere that want to meet indoors have an ally in Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House Coronavirus Task Force coordinator. Birx told cable channel CBN News that she ...

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