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Advice for churches to address cancel culture

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Churches need to be prepared to handle the onslaught of cancel culture, a leading Christian media expert said. “As the controversial idea of becoming `woke’ pervades our culture, I’ve been getting more ...

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Missouri Senate bill protects churches from frivolous Covid lawsuits

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A bill protecting churches from frivolous Covid lawsuits is working its way through the Missouri Legislature. Proponents say with recent amendments, it would provide the highest legal protection for houses of worship ...

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Kansas City looking for community partners to tackle homeless issues

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The city of Kansas City has announced several new initiatives to address the homeless crisis. They include repurposing vacant homes and connecting the homeless community with resources to help lift them out ...

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Black leaders urge Senators to protect religious rights in controversial Equality Act

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Black Christian leaders from across the nation are urging the U.S. Senate to reject the Equality Act recently passed by the House Democrats. The group is pushing the Senate to seek a ...

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Mandatory disclosure of donors to nonprofits ‘especially’ dangerous say lawyers

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Lawyers for Alliance Defending Freedom said that the mandatory disclosure of names and addresses of donors to nonprofits threaten religious freedom and privacy guaranteed under state laws. At worst, they say, it ...

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Ravi Zacharias Ministries releases report on sexual misconduct

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After a comprehensive investigation, Ravi Zacharias International Ministries has released its report on alleged sexual misconduct by its late founder. The lengthy report published by Miller & Martin LLC details accounts by multiple ...

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Local agencies seek solutions to help homeless

Local agencies that serve the homeless are bracing for a challenging start to the new year. The $900 billion congressional stimulus bill that President Donald Trump signed into law on Dec. 27 ...

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Smuggling Bibles into North Korea stopped by Covid, new law

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Since Covid caused the closure of the border between South and North Korea, Christian groups are finding it impossible to smuggle bibles to the north. Now that difficulty may be enshrined in ...

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Christmas ‘wish list’ for area adoption, foster and pro-life ministries

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Each year Metro Voice highlights area ministries and their Christmas “Wish List.” It’s an opportunity for the community to give back to specific needs or causes that these organizations need assistance with. ...

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Creative ways to make generous giving a family activity

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Despite the many challenges of 2020, Americans are pausing this week to give things. The period of Thanksgiving through the new year traditionally sees the highest giving levels among individuals of all ...

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Alliance for Life Missouri is ‘Family Strong’

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Family Strong is a support campaign hosted by Alliance for Life Missouri that directly benefits our affiliate Pregnancy Help Organizations across the state. Pregnancy Help Organizations include pregnancy centers, maternity homes and ...

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Pandemic closures and abuse take toll on children

Child abuse prevention advocates are concerned that the longer businesses, schools, and communities are shut down or limited, more children will become victims of violence and neglect. Hotlines are busy taking calls. ...

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Large majority of donors expect no impact from COVID-19 this year

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In good news for churches and faith-based organizations, the vast majority of donors don’t the expect the covid-19 pandemic to reduce their giving for the rest of 2020. However, experts warn nonprofit ...

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Payroll Protection saved 665,000 church jobs

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The federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) saved 665,000 jobs for churches and ministries, according to data. The PPP was part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed signed ...

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City Union Mission partners with Swope Health to test homeless for Covid-19

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All 94 individuals living in City Union Mission‘s long-term homeless facility have tested negative for Covid-19. That’s good news for them, and the homeless community which is considered the greatest at-risk health ...

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Trump administration offers CARES Act relief to faith-based groups

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Churches and faith-based organizations are eligible for loans under the recently passed CARES Act. Jovita Carranza, head of the Small Business Administration, announced that houses of worship and faith-based organizations are eligible to ...

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President repeals church ‘parking lot tax’

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President Trump has signed the repeal of a tax law Congress passed that penalized churches and non-profits that had parking lots. The “parking lot tax” was an unintended aspect of the 2017 ...

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2019 Christmas wish list for local groups serving women, babies and adoptive children

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This week saw Giving Tuesday as a way to assist non-profits in their missions to serve the community. The giving wasn’t just for Tuesday. All month long, individuals are donating to their ...

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Chiefs work to help area people who are food insecure

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The Kansas City Chiefs are once again stepping in to help area residents who are food insecure. Latest statistics find that even with the best economy in 70 years, a high number ...

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Engaging the Word Together will spotlight groups sharing the Bible

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A key part of fulfilling the Great Commission is translating the word of God into languages in which it has never been heard. Several of the groups and individuals who are doing ...

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Buttigieg pushes back against O’Rourke’s plan to punish churches

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Democrat presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, the openly gay mayor of South Bend, Ind., doesn’t think much of fellow candidate Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke’s plan to punish churches that oppose gay marriage by ...

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UPDATE: 2,500 missing in Bahamas

An estimated 2,500 people are listed as missing in the Bahamas in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian. That’s according to the government which also cautioned that the names hadn’t yet been checked ...

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Hillcrest needs clothing donations this weekend

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As you are cleaning out the basement or your bedroom closets this weekend, remember area ministries in need of clothing donations. Hillcrest Ministries is in particular need of items. When you donate ...

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Giving to churches up in booming economy

It seems the nation’s booming economy under the Trump administration is having a positive impact on America’s ministries and evangelical churches. Across the country, churches and non-profit organizations saw an increase in ...

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Moms flee socialist Venezuela with their babies

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Socialist Venezuela and the failed policies of their despotic leaders have led to economic ruin, forcing many of the locals to flee their homeland. For women with babies, it’s a top priority ...

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