America’s Sorrow is America’s Hope

The death of Billy Graham, the mass shooting in Florida, and the deadly influenza outbreak has left many Americans facing the number one item on the stress index: the death of a loved one. At any time in the United States, 75 percent of Americans are suffering from some form of personal tragedy. Author, Jan Teel-Nealis, addresses this national problem.

Congress Continues to Fund Planned Parenthood

This week Congress passed a massive pork barrel budget that includes over half a billion dollars directed to Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider.

Christian Medical Association Highlights Implementation of New U.S. Policy

The 19,000-member Christian Medical Association (CMA), today lauded the administration’s implementation of the new Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance policy.

Survey Shows New Movement for Pastors is Multiplication

The next generation of church pastors is aiming to grow via outreach by multiplying sites and congregations. This is just one of the findings of a new report from Leadership Network, the premiere think tank and networking organization for North America’s most innovative churches. While some church commentators seem to be obsessed with a narrative of decline among churches, this report highlights the renewal coming among younger generations of leaders.

State Supreme Court Sides with Firefighter Fired for His Faith

OLYMPIA, Wash. — The Washington State Supreme Court today ruled in favor of a former Spokane fire captain who was fired for refusing to self-censor his religious expression.

Confirmation Comes at Crucial Time for Religious Freedom

The Senate confirmed noted human-rights champion Sam Brownback as the new Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom. Ambassador Brownback will head the State Department’s Office of International Religious Freedom that monitors religious freedom abuses throughout the world. He is the first ambassador under the revised Frank R. Wolf International Religious Freedom Act, the passage of which affirms continued congressional commitment to international religious freedom as a foreign relations priority.

Christian Medical Association Physicians Laud New Federal Rule

Last week the Christian Medical Association, the nation’s largest faith-based association of physicians and other health professionals, said a new proposed rule announced today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights (HHS OCR) will help protect patient access to healthcare.

HHS Establishes Conscience and Religious Freedom Division

Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced today it will establish a Conscience and Religious Freedom Division within the Office for Civil Rights to specialize in enforcement of and compliance with laws that protect conscience and free exercise of religion, and that prohibit coercion and discrimination. Liberty Counsel Founder and Chairman Mat Staver and Director of Public Policy Jonathan Alexandre participated in today’s event in which HHS emphasized its commitment to faith-based organizations.

NRB Shines Light on Online Censorship of Christian, Conservative Speech

National Religious Broadcasters is drawing attention to the censorship of Christian and conservative speech online by tech companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Google and Apple by launching a new initiative, Internet Freedom Watch, the association of Christian communicators announced Thursday.

San Jose’s Christmas Trees Under Fire

Every year since the 1950s, San Jose has had a proud record of honoring Christmas with a grand display of Christmas trees. This year, however, a controversy has arisen over some trees.

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