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Abundant Life among many churches open for worship Sunday while lawsuit proceeds

A Lee’s Summit church that took on what many consider unfair county reopening regulations held services Sunday. The faithful at Abundant Life Church, and hundreds of other churches across the metro, gathered ...

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County may reduce church restrictions as KC backtracks on businesses, restaurants

Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas and Jackson County Executive Frank White Jr. have faced strong push back against their policies for reopening churches and businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. As reported in ...

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City drops ban on drive-in church after legal action

The Mississippi city that banned drive-in church services earlier this month due to the COVID-19 pandemic has issued a new order lifting the ban. The Greenville City Council lifted the ban after ...

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Family Research Council documents erosion of religious freedom as pandemic continues

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Several Christian organizations are expressing concern about how government health policies are encroaching on religious freedom guaranteed in the Constitution. In a newly released issue brief, “Restrictions on Religious Freedom During the ...

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Nearly half of pastors hope to be back in churches by May

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Nearly half (47 percent) of pastors hope to be back in their churches by May, according to a new Barna survey. However, an increasing number are shifting their expectations to later this ...

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Trump Justice Department sides with churches after public outcry over tickets for people in their cars

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The Justice Department (DOJ) has weighed in on a dispute between the right to exercise one’s religious freedom with local and state official’s over-zealous efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus by ...

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Attorney General William Barr opposes Mayor de Blasio plan to shutter churches

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Easter weekend underscored the tensions between the authority of the government to quarantine citizens and constitutional rights of freedom of worship and assembly. U.S. Attorney General William Barr supports religious organizations and ...

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Good news for Sudan’s Christians and their churches

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Sudan’s transitional government has abolished committees formed under the Islamist regime of former President Omar al-Bashir that were used to take over hundreds of churches and other Christian property. Nasreldin Mofreh, Sudan’s Minister ...

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Students talk to President about religious discrimination

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While it was virtually ignored in the news this week, students, teachers, coaches and religious freedom activists with diverse faith backgrounds visited the White House to talk about religious discrimination and intimidation. ...

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President’s proclamation on Religious Freedom Day 2020

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President Trump has issued a proclamation in honor of Religious Freedom Day. The proclamation may be read below in its entirety.   January 15, 2020 Religious Freedom Day, 2020 – – – ...

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Missouri judge dismisses lawsuit over religious exemptions for vaccinations

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A federal judge in Missouri has ruled against a student at a Christian school who challenged the state’s religious exemption form for vaccinations. Senior U.S. District Judge Howard Sachs dismissed the lawsuit ...

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United States cites top religious freedom violators moving into 2020

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The State Department issued its latest designations of the world’s most serious violators of religious freedom, moving Sudan down to its next-tier watch list. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the decisions ...

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Former high school football coach continues fight for freedom to pray

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A former football coach in Bremerton, Wash., who was suspended in 2015 because of public prayer, is continuing to fight for his right to combine faith with football. “At the beginning. it ...

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President Trump to focus on religious freedom at UN

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President Donald Trump is set to make the protection of religious freedom a key focus at next week’s United Nations meetings in New York. “The President will highlight American values and underscore that America is a positive ...

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California Senate sexuality bill targets pastors

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Pastors who affirm traditional biblical views on sexuality are under attack in California. The state Senate recently passed a resolution telling Christian clergy to accept and support LGBTQ ideology, even if doing ...

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Australia considers legislation to protect religious speech

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Australia, one of the more secular countries in the Western world, is considering legislation designed to protect people who express their faith outside of the workplace. Including the religious speech of famous ...

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Trump judge rules in favor of Christian videographers

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A Christian couple who refused to video a same-sex wedding have won their court case, possibly setting another precedent for the nation. With the ruling the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals halted ...

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British police pay preacher over wrongful arrest

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A Christian preacher named Oluwole Ilesanmi has just been awarded £2,500 (about $3,100) by Scotland Yard for his wrongful arrest in the UK in February when he was falsely accused of ‘Islamophobia.’ ...

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Pompeo announces international alliance on religious freedom

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WASHINGTON—On the last day of the three-day Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom, Vice President Michael Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo each addressed hundreds of ministers, religious leaders, and others from 106 nations, to celebrate ...

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Cuba ramps up crackdown on evangelical pastors

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Authorities in Cuba on Sunday (July 14) refused to allow the national presidents of two Christian denominations to board their flight to Washington, D.C., for a religious freedom event, sources said, according ...

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America began in a covenant with God

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Covenants are viewed as the most sacred and binding of deals – an oath that’s never to be broken. America’s earliest settlers made a covenant with God to serve and proclaim Him ...

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Supreme Court rules cross on public land OK

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In another win for the participation of faith in the public domain, the United States Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a 40-foot tall cross erected on public property. Justices wrote ...

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Christian student takes school to Supreme Court for forced Islamic prayer

Can a public school force a Christian student to recite an Islamic prayer of conversion and say there is  “No God, but Allah?” A Maryland school is defending its actions at the ...

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Small town stands firm, will not remove crosses

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A small town near Houston, Texas, has decided to keep crosses on a county courthouse after a group demanded that they be taken down. The Freedom From Religion Foundation, based in Wisconsin, complained ...

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Religious freedom strengthened, Trump praised for protections

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Health care workers and organizations that object to procedures like abortion or assisted suicide on moral or religious grounds, will have their religious freedom empowered thanks to President Trump. “Just today we ...

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