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Vacation Bible Schools align with Common Core
Jefferson County Public Schools has begun offering Common Core training to interested Vacation Bible School providers, enlisting the religious groups to help combat the "summer slide." (The Courier-Journal, Louisville, Ky.)
Thousands of evangelicals prayed together for Spain
The national event “Spain, we pray for you” took place in Madrid on Saturday, June 13th, with the attendance of thousands of evangelical Christians, who gathered to pray for the necessities of country, and to give a Christian testimony, so that many would know Jesus.
WhatsApp's Growth Exceeds Christianity's First 19 Centuries - Forbes
Have we entered a new age of techno-evangelism, in which digital properties like WhatsApp can gain followers at a rate that puts the world’s major religions to shame? Or have we quietly changed from a society in which carefully developed, lifelong commitments have given way to a flurry of casual associations that can be started — or abandoned — with almost no effort at all?
BBC News - The mysterious disappearance of a celebrity preacher
Today, her followers say the scandalous accounts of her life overlook all the good work she did on the streets of Los Angeles, especially during the Depression. When government agencies failed to clothe and feed the poor, Angelus Temple stepped in helping 1.5 million people get back on their feet. But according to Jane Shaw, professor of religious studies at Stanford University, McPherson's biggest legacy is the way she combined "a conservative form of religion with the media of modernity". In many ways her radio station laid the way for America's modern televangelists.
After Bae release, Christian groups tread carefully in North Korea | Reuters
North Korea and neighboring China have clamped down on the groups' activities recently, and the organizations say that has forced them to become more secretive. Bae's unexpected release has not changed that.
Pilgrims: Immigrant religion in Pittsburgh
Some American churches are actively evangelizing among the newcomers — seeing a historic moment in which the populations of the once-distant mission fields are now in their own backyards. Some immigrants themselves are proselytizing among their own ethnic and language groups and their U.S.-born neighbors. Many faith-based social-service organizations forbid proselytizing in their work with immigrants and refugees, but some congregations do evangelize while also offering practical aid such as food, clothing and English lessons.
Michigian Senate Candidate's Family Gives Millions To Evangelical Group Targeting 'Unreached People'
World Mission plays a role in Land's Senate campaign. According to donor records, employees of World Mission Clothing have donated $10,400 to Land's campaign. The money likely comes from Land's sister and brother-in-law, who campaign records show have donated $5,200 each to Land's Senate bid.
Nursing home evangelism: Preaching at the "bus stop of eternity"
Of the millions of souls the ministry claims to have won, Gonyon says more than 500,000 came from commitments and recommitments at retirement and nursing homes since 2007.
How Christianity Shapes Louisville's Coffee Culture
Neither shop is a front, but Louisville's coffee scene has an undeniable undercurrent of Christianity that isn’t the case nationally. (WFPL)
65 years ago, Altoona was Billy Graham's crucible
If I ever conducted a campaign that was a flop, humanly speaking, Altoona was it!" Rev. Graham wrote in his 1997 memoir, "Just As I Am." (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
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How to Protect Endangered Religious Groups You Admire
How to Protect Endangered Religious Groups You Admire
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