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-Atheists Sue KC MO Over Baptist Convention?

Friday, August 19th, 2016

                     (Kansas City Mo: Wikipedia) It is routine for cities to spend ‘tourist’ tax dollars (usually raised through a special extra city tax charged for hotel rooms) in attracting and accommodating major conventions. The National Baptist Convention USA  has scheduled a major  conference in Kansas City MO for September which will bring at least 10,000 […]

-Latest: The Church and Same-Sex Marriage

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

In the last two weeks there has been several major news stories about Christian denominations and same-sex marriage. First story is about the Episcopal Church in America, The Anglican Convention voted to suspend the American denomination because of their support and acceptance of same-sex marriage. Here’s the story from the Christian Post: Leaders representing 88 […]

-Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Votes to Allow Same-Sex Marriage

Friday, June 20th, 2014

(Photo: Facebook/PCUSA) The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) voted on Thursday to redefine the denominational understanding of marriage and allow its clergy to perform same-sex marriages. Here is the story from the Christian Post: The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s highest governing body voted Thursday to allow ministers to perform same-sex marriages. Presbyterian clergy can now marry gay and […]

-San Antonio Ordinance May Restrict Christian Conventions?

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

             (Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas:  Wikipedia) Lawyers from the Southern Baptist Convention have explored the legal ramifications of the new San Antonio City ‘non-discrimination’ policy and have concluded that it could restrict and even prevent Christian organizations from using the city’s convention center. Here’s the story from the Baptist News: SAN ANTONIO (BP) — […]

-Egypt: 71,000 Christians Attend Prayer Event in Cairo

Saturday, November 19th, 2011

Most of the time ‘bad news’ is coming out of Egypt, for once here is a good story. The following report comes to us from long-time Christian blogger Andrew Jones (Tall Skinny Kiwi) who was visiting in Egypt at the time and attended the “Day of Prayer 11.11.11’: – 71,000 attended the all-night prayer meeting […]

-Catholic Bishops: Religious Liberty is Eroding in America

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

          (Image via Wikipedia) From BALTIMORE (AP) — U.S. Roman Catholic bishops vowed Monday to defend their religious liberty in the face of growing acceptance of gay marriage and what they called attempts by secularists to marginalize faith. Bishop William Lori, leader of a new national religious liberty committee, condemned federal and state policies that […]

-India: Christian Churches Fight Against Caste Discrimination

Saturday, October 30th, 2010

(Image via Wikipedia) Last week at a conference sponsored by the World Council of Churches and the National Council of Churches in India, 31 Indian churches condemned the continuing practice of caste discrimination in India particularly against those who are considered  “untouchables” (Dalits). The churches in a joint ‘affirmation of faith’ condemned casteism as a: […]

-Conference: Christian and Muslim Leaders Meeting in Geneva to Discuss Mutual Concerns

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

  On Tuesday, The World Council of Churches announced an upcoming conference in Geneva between key Christian and Muslim leaders to discuss mutual concerns about the future: High-ranking Muslim and Christian leaders as well as renowned scholars and interfaith practitioners, representing various Islamic and Christians organizations, will gather 1-4 November at the Ecumenical Centre in […]

-China: Government Blocks Christian Leaders from Attending International Conference

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

(Chinese Flag via Wikipedia) More than 230 Chinese Christian leaders were invited to the Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization. Nearly all of them were blocked by Chinese authorities from leaving China. The Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization started on Sunday in Cape Town, South Africa without the Chinese delegation. According to reports the […]

-Visa Problems for Church Conferences Held in USA

Friday, August 13th, 2010

(Image by Steven Conte via Flickr) Church conferences recently held in the USA are complaining to the State Department that many of their delegates from poorer countries and regions around the world are having difficulty in obtaining visas. The Baptist World Alliance held its global conference in Hawaii earlier this month, and nearly 1,000 attendees […]