Council of Eighteen Elected at Church of God General Assembly

Orlando, Fla.–Following General Overseer Hill’s opening address, the first order of official business for the International General Council was to elect the members of the Council of Eighteen, which will serve for the next two years.

First Four Agenda Items Addressed on Tuesday

Orlando, Fla.—After opening instructions to the International General Council from Moderator Tim Hill, the tone of the room quickly changed at the opening of the 77th Church of God International General Assembly.

87 Organizations Honored as ‘Certified Best Christian Workplaces’

Today the Best Christian Workplaces Institute (BCWI) honors 87 faith-based organizations as Certified Best Christian Workplaces for 2018.

General Overseer Outlines General Assembly Theme

The following is an article that introduced the theme of the 77th General Assembly of the Church of God, which officially begins Tuesday morning, July 312, 2018:

Faith Groups Challenged to Overcome World’s HIV Complacency

Every two years, the International AIDS Conference provides scientists with a venue to announce new discoveries in how HIV is diagnosed and treated. This year, the 23-27 July conference, held in Amsterdam, was no exception.

DOJ Religious Liberty Announcement

The Trump administration has created a Religious Liberty Task Force, led by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, in order to further the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) work to protect and promote religious liberty as established in the Religious Liberty Memorandum and the Implementation Memorandum.

Operation Compassion Assists with Meals to South Sudan

In 2011, South Sudan gained independence from Sudan after a 25 year civil war. Shortly after the celebration of liberation, the ruling political party divided and began infighting. By 2013, the political fighting devolved into street violence in the capital city and in many major cities across South Sudan and another civil war broke out leaving thousands fleeing for their lives. In 2017, government and world officials declared a famine throughout South Sudan as millions of people, mostly children, were starving to death.

Ninth Circuit Forbids School Board Invocations

The Ninth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals ruled this week that the Chino Valley Unified School District board policy that allows invocations before the start of school board meetings is a violation of the Establishment Clause. The Fifth Circuit federal Court of Appeals came to a different conclusion in 2017 in American Humanist Association v. McCarty.

America’s Favorite Neighbor: the Touching Film ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’

Celebrate the power of kindness and joy in the uplifting documentary, Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, arriving on Digital and the all-new digital movie app MOVIES ANYWHERE on August 21, 2018 and on Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on September 4, 2018 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

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