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New research questions benefits of public preschool

The Biden Administration’s proposed universal preschool plan may be stalled, but states and cities are pushing ahead with taxpayer-funded preschool programs of their own. Last week, Colorado became the latest state to pass ...

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Kansas City-area National Day of Prayer events and prayer guide

Americans will gather Thursday, May 5, for the annual National Day Of Prayer. The region will host both in-person and virtual gatherings. See the list below as well as a full prayer ...

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China forcing churches to spout communist propaganda

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Churches and other religious bodies in China are being forced to spout communist propaganda as the country has become “increasingly hostile to faith, said a bipartisan U.S. federal government commission. According to ...

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“We can’t just sit here.” How Russian Americans are helping Ukrainians

In Alaska, A Russian-Speaking Church Becomes A Hub For Helping Ukrainians. An elevated cross reaches toward the blue sky at a nondescript corner of Alaska’s largest city. Viewed from the right vantage ...

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IRS backlog affects churches, ministries, leaving donors in the dark

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As the filing deadline nears, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service continues to experience delays in processing last year’s tax returns. Millions of tax returns and filings are still backlogged, including those in ...

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Staffing shortage harming ability  of Children’s Division to help foster kids

Churches and ministries may want to pay extra close attention to children in their communities. Darrell Missey, the new director of the Missouri Children’s Division, says a severe staffing shortage is hurting ...

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7th Annual EasterFest returns to North Kansas Avenue and Garfield Park

Topeka EasterFest – The Topeka Easter Parade and Fun Fair – is back for 2022! The annual event began in Gage Park in 2014, then moved to Garfield Park in North Topeka ...

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How some food donation hurts people

A major problem with how food donation currently works in the United States is that a lot of the calories in those boxes and bags come from items that aren’t particularly healthy, such ...

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Churches in Jefferson City and elsewhere giving away free gas to help those in need

Churches across the nation are helping those less fortunate by providing free gas as prices soar. The Missouri Western Second Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Evangelism Department of the Church of God in Christ raised ...

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Christian young adults give more than non-Christian peers, study finds

Christian adults aged 40 or younger donate three times as much money as non-Christians over the course of a year, a new study finds. “The study showed Christian young adults share more ...

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VIDEO: Russia destroying the great cathedrals and churches of Ukraine

Kyiv, a classic and beautiful history-filled European city is also the spiritual heart of Ukraine. Russia knows that and is wiping out the country’s great cathedrals that, until now, have stood as ...

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Public faith in credibility of pastors eroding, survey finds

U.S. pastors have some work to do to improve their credibility with the public. The news comes with increasing hostility towards pastors, churches, and people of faith in the media, Hollywood and ...

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Sen. Josh Hawley calls for Canada to be listed as religious liberty violator for imprisonment of pastor

Canada should be added to a special watch list of religious liberty violators as a Canadian pastor continues to be jailed after addressing the Freedom Convoy on the U.S.-Canada border last month, Missouri ...

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The church community in Ukraine is praying in face of Invasion

As Russian troops launch a mass invasion of Europe’s largest Democracy, the Ukrainian Church is praying even as bombs are heard in the distance. Andrew Kelly watched as a boy, no older ...

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Trust issues. Responding to our cultural authority crisis

In his book The Last Word, atheist philosopher Thomas Nagel, talked about an authority crisis – a “the fear of religion”: “… I don’t mean to refer to the entirely reasonable hostility toward certain ...

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Ukrainian Christians call for peace, prayer, but prepare for Russian invasion

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A Church of Christ in the eastern Ukrainian city of Dnipro is readying itself to house refugees if neighboring Russian forces invade. “We’ve already told some congregations that we can be a ...

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Church that defied in-person ban helped lead drug user to Christ

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Trinity Bible Chapel in Ontario, Canada, was fined $100,000 last year for refusing to shut its doors in defiance of the Reopening Ontario Act, as well as the Emergency Management and Civil ...

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Donations to churches at all-time low, Gallup finds

Donations to religious organizations continued at an all-time low last year, a new Gallup survey found. Forty-four percent of Americans, the same percentage as in 2020, said they donated to a faith-based ...

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Jackson County Legislature considers ordinance giving health director unlimited power

On Tuesday, Jan 18, the Jackson County Legislature will consider an ordinance that would give the county health director nearly unlimited powers. Ordinance 5588 would add another section to the county’s present ...

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John MacArthur urges pastors to preach on sexuality in response to new Canadian law

A new Canadian law effectively bans pastors from teaching that homosexuality and transgenderism are sins according to the Bible. C-4 unanimously passed both the House of Commons and the Senate before receiving ...

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Supreme Court tells White House to respond to mandate lawsuits

In a rare move, the U.S. Supreme Court is telling the Biden administration to respond to dozens of lawsuits challenging its controversial vaccine mandate for private employers. Justice Brett Kavanaugh told administration ...

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Leading pastors say churches need to teach Bible prophecy

Many Christians are turning to Bible prophecy to make sense of a fast-changing world. Pastors who choose not to preach on Bible prophecy are failing to teach 20 to 40 percent of ...

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Operation Christmas Child accepting shoeboxes through Nov. 23

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Shoebox packers across the Kansas City Metro are blessing children around the world through Operation Christmas Child. More than 4,000 locations, including more than 40 locations in the greater Kansas City area, ...

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“Let’s Go Brandon” chant at Texas church draws criticism

Several Christian leaders are criticizing the use of the “Let’s Go Brandon” chant at John Hagee’s Cornerstone Church in San Antonio last weekend. Attendees, many of whom were not members of the ...

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Methodist churches want to split from denomination sooner than planned

Congregations should be able to leave the United Methodist Church now instead of waiting for next year’s General Conference, a group of members told bishops in a letter. The denomination has been ...

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