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More Than 25 Percent of Churchgoers Do Not Plan to Return to In-Person Services Yet 

According to a recent  AP-NORC poll, over 25 percent of people who attended religious services at least once a month prior to the COVID-19 pandemic have no immediate plans to return to their church, synagogue, or mosque

 

The nationwide poll, which was conducted June 10–14 with 1,125 adults and a margin of error of +/- 4.2 percentage points, found that a majority (73 percent) of people who attended religious services at least monthly before lockdowns plan to attend such services in-person in the next few weeks.

Meanwhile, 34 percent of respondents in general plan to return to attending religious services in person in the coming weeks, but 27 percent do not plan to go back just yet.

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Posted by Ashley Wiltshire Monday, July 5, 2021 6:56:00 AM

Christian Families Driven into Jungles of Odisha State, India 

​Tribal animists forced more than 50 Christians from three villages to flee their homes and take shelter in the jungles of eastern India last month.

The Christians belong to 13 tribal families of Rayagada District, Odisha state who have been stranded in the jungle without proper shelter, food, water and electricity.

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Posted by Ashley Wiltshire Monday, June 28, 2021 9:42:00 AM

'God Loves You': Good Samaritan Helps Save Man in Mental, Emotional Distress by Reminding Him of God's Love 

After spending nearly seven hours hanging from a sign above an Oklahoma highway, an unidentified man seeking to end his own life changed his mind after a good Samaritan told him, "God loves you."

Rick Jewell, the good Samaritan, told News Channel 8 that his son noticed that the man in distress was coincidentally in the exact location as a giant cross that is illuminated during the holidays.

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Posted by Ashley Wiltshire Tuesday, June 22, 2021 8:55:00 AM

Florida Gov. Signs Bill Requiring Moment of Silence in Schools: You Can't 'Be Successful' without God 

​On Monday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill into law requiring public school classrooms to hold a one-minute moment of silence at the beginning of each day to give students an opportunity for "quiet reflection."

The bill, HB 529, requires teachers in first-period classes in all grades to reserve at least one minute (but not more than two minutes) "during which students may not interfere with other students' participation." The new law says teachers may not make suggestions for the moment of silence. It also encourages parents or guardians to discuss, with their children, the "best use of this time." The word "prayer" is not in the new law, although the text of the law allows prayer.

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Posted by Ashley Wiltshire Thursday, June 17, 2021 9:51:00 AM

Georgia Church Donates over 8,100 Pounds of Food, $10,000 to Food Ministry 

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, a Georgia-based church donated over $10,000 and food exceeding 8,100 pounds to another church's food distribution ministry to serve the local community.

 

On Sunday, Wesley United Methodist Church of Evans delivered the donations to Macedonia Church of Grovetown after the food and funds were collected during Lent.

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Posted by Ashley Wiltshire Thursday, June 10, 2021 8:46:00 AM

7-Year-Old Swims for an Hour to Save His Father and Sister Who Were Swept Away by a Current 

A 7-year-old boy is being hailed as a hero after he swam for an hour to get help after a current swept his dad and 4-year-old sister away.

on Friday, Steven Poust brought his two kids, Chase and Abigail, to St. Johns River near Mandarin Point to do a bit of fishing and swimming.

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Posted by Ashley Wiltshire Monday, June 7, 2021 9:23:00 AM

American Missionary Shares How God Is Moving in Mozambique amid ISIS Attacks 

Heidi Baker is a resident in one of the world's poorest and most dangerous countries. Since 2017, ISIS-linked militants have killed over 2,600 people and displaced 700,000 more in their invasion to establish an Islamic caliphate in Mozambique's Cabo Delgado Province. Al Shabab, a militant terror group, is responsible for the dozens of terror attacks on churches in the region.

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Posted by Ashley Wiltshire Monday, May 31, 2021 8:19:00 AM

Non-Profit Organization Works to Serve Persecuted Christians around the World 

Amid reports saying that there are over 340 million Christians facing persecution for their faith, the Christian non-profit organization For The Martyrs has planned a second march for the oppressed in Washington, D.C. The march will be held this summer.

Gia Chacón, who founded For The Martyrs in order to give persecuted Christians a voice, told The Christian Post,

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Posted by Ashley Wiltshire Tuesday, May 25, 2021 8:33:00 AM

Pastors Call for Prayers amid Continued Violence between Israel, Palestine 

Pastors and Christian leaders are calling for prayer and reconciliation between Israel and Hamas as the Middle East begins to see the worst bloodshed in years between Israelis and Palestinians. The intensity of the fighting prompted the United Nations to warn that the rocketing could escalate into a "full-scale war." The conflict began as the Islamist terror group Hamas fired hundreds of missiles at Jerusalem on Monday after hundreds of rioters were injured in clashes with Israeli police and Jewish religious observers on the Temple Mount.

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Posted by Ashley Wiltshire Wednesday, May 19, 2021 8:26:00 AM

Bible Reading Soared in 2020, with 181 Million Americans Opening It 

Millions of Americans who typically don't read a Bible opened one in 2020 as the world was facing a historic pandemic, according to a new survey.

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Posted by Ashley Wiltshire Thursday, May 13, 2021 8:42:00 AM

Media personality and gospel pioneer Jamie Thomas has died 

Jamie Thomas, media personalityand programme manager of gospel station W107.1, has died.
Thomas,46, is said to have passed.
The cause of death has not been confirmed.
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Thursday, May 6, 2021 8:39:00 AM

Volcanic eruption in Caribbean prompts Baptist church meals, relief agency supplies 

(RNS) — The Rev. Cecil Richards is working with members of his Kingstown Baptist Church to help feed people in St. Vincent who have been evacuated due to the volcanic eruption on the island nation.

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Posted by Ashley Wiltshire Friday, April 16, 2021 8:23:00 AM
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