The Church Is Essential: Supreme Court Lifts COVID Restrictions on California Churches

After a tumultuous legal battle, the house of God and the body of Christ in California can return to some semblance of normal meeting. The Supreme Court struck down California’s coronavirus public health mandates Monday that prohibit indoor worship services.

Long-Term Declines in Church Giving and Membership Can Be Addressed

Recent survey data from Gallup points to a decline in church membership in the U.S. For the first time in over eight decades of surveys, Gallup found church members were less than half of the U.S. population.

Christian Athletics Group Says USA Should Not Boycott the Olympics in China

Some countries and companies are being pressured to boycott the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. The Games are due to take place between February 4 and 20.

Music Group Releases Soundtrack for New Film

Starring former Disney Channel and current Hallmark Channel stars Bailee Madison and Kevin Quinn, “A Week Away” is Netflix’s newest faith-based film, directed by Roman White; produced by Gabriel Vasquez, Steve Barnet, Alan Powell, Vicky Patel, Corby Pons, Bailee Madison and Roman White; and written by Kali Bailey and Alan Powell. The Netflix Original film will release March 26, boasting the voices of Quinn and Madison (in her singing debut) along with cast members Jahbril Cook, Kat Conner Sterling, Iain Tucker and Sherri Shepherd (formerly of The View), as well as a cover of an original song from the film sung by the ever-popular Folk-Rock duo Johnnyswim.

The Gospel Initiative Explores Social Issues

Explore Racial Injustice “Under the Law”: Confronting the underpinnings of racial profiling and high incarceration rates among people of color, on Thur., Mar. 25, 1 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. EST, during an Issues Forum, hosted by The Gospel Initiative, a work of Denver Seminary. Learn more and register at DenverSeminary.edu/TGI.

Animal Rights Activists Among ‘Friends’ in Pro-Lifers’ Appeal

In a rare show of solidarity, six groups with differing political and ethical views have filed amicus or “friend of the court” briefs asking the Ninth Circuit to overturn a jury verdict and multi-million dollar judgment against the pro-lifers who exposed Planned Parenthood’s trafficking in baby parts.

New Report Reveals Rise in Trafficking, Forced Marriage of Christian Women

There is a growing, hidden, “shadow pandemic” of violence, abduction and trafficking directed towards Christian women and girls around the world, according to a new report from Open Doors USA. “Same Faith, Different Persecution,” published ahead of International Women’s Day, explores targeted Gender-Specific Religious Persecution (GSRP) over 12 months between October 2019 – September 2020.

California Pastor Supports ‘Religion is Essential Act’

Pastor Jack Hibbs Supports Senator Brian W. Jones’ (R-Santee) Bill 397, “Religion is Essential Act.”

‘Cancel Culture’ Strikes D. James Kennedy Ministries

Lifetime TV demanded in February that D. James Kennedy Ministries (DJKM) eliminate all “controversial” content from Truths That Transform, its weekly half-hour Christian broadcast.

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