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Chinese American Churches on the Frontlines of Coronavirus Vigilance
Attendance has dropped as much as 50 percent this year.
500 of Korea’s 1,000 Coronavirus Cases Tied to Shincheonji Church
(UPDATED) COVID-19 outbreak prompts 750,000 to petition South Korean president to outlaw apocalyptic movement deemed a cult by Christian leaders.
Report: L’Arche Founder Jean Vanier Abused Multiple Women
Independent investigation found at least six victims were coerced into sex by the celebrated Catholic leader, who died last year.
15 Killed in Fire at Haiti Orphanage Run by US Church
The controversial Church of Bible Understanding lost accreditation several years ago for unsanitary conditions at the facility.
27 Countries Join International Religious Freedom Alliance
Poland will host the next IRF ministerial in Warsaw this summer.
John Ortberg Investigated After Church Volunteer Confessed Attraction to Minors
Menlo Church said the senior pastor showed “poor judgment” in allowing the member to work with children and failing to notify other staff.
Pakistan Frees 40 Christians After 5 Years in Prison for ‘Terrorism’
But two of their fellow detainees died while awaiting trial for the riots after Easter suicide attack on Youhanabad church.
After Bill Hybels, Willow Creek Still Searching for a Successor
After months of delays in the process, the church’s interim pastor announces plans to resign.
FBI Accuses Filipino Church of Human Trafficking, Sham Marriages for Fake Charity
Prosecutors say Kingdom of Jesus Christ’s “miracle workers” were trafficking victims. Philippines-based church says fundraising efforts for Children’s Joy Foundation were legitimate.
Willow Creek Confirms Abuse Allegations Against Gilbert Bilezikian
“Dr. B,” an egalitarian leader and mentor to Bill Hybels, continued teaching at church for years after elders learned of his misconduct.
Half of US Churches Now Enlist Armed Security
Survey: Evangelical, Pentecostal, and Baptist churches are most likely to have church volunteers carry guns.
More Multiracial Churches Led by Black, Hispanic Pastors
But the task of stewarding diverse congregations remains a challenge, emotionally and spiritually.
Trump Pledges to Protect ‘Right to Pray’ in Public Schools
Updated guidance reaffirms First Amendment protections and provides new pathways for complaints.
Most Pastors Say Middle East Politics Won’t Speed Up the Second Coming
A new LifeWay Research survey shows that only 1 in 8 pastors link geo-political events with Christ’s return.
Christian Influencer Dale Partridge Shares Inspirational Quotes—But They Weren’t All His
After believing “all ideas are God’s ideas,” the 34-year-old blames earlier plagiarism on immaturity.
At Reinhard Bonnke’s Memorial Service, Thousands Celebrate His Massive Harvest in Africa
African and Pentecostal leaders honor German evangelist during three-hour Orlando funeral.
Todd Bentley Investigation Finds ‘Steady Pattern’ of Immoral Conduct
The edgy Canadian preacher was declared unfit for ministry due to credible allegations of adultery, sexting, and substance abuse spanning the past 15 years.
Texas Church Grieves Two Leaders Shot by Visitor in Disguise
Armed security guards protected the Fort Worth-area flock against “evil” in the pews.
Outspoken Chinese Pastor Wang Yi Sentenced to 9 Years in Prison
The Early Rain leader decried the evil of the Communist regime and was arrested with dozens of fellow Christians last December.
Texas Churchgoers Shot Down Gunman Who Opened Fire During Communion
Police commend “heroic parishioners” who halted an attack that left at least two dead at a Church of Christ congregation outside Fort Worth.

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Democratic Christians Weigh Their Primary Concerns
Democratic Christians Weigh Their Primary Concerns
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