Month: November 2021

Indigenous video game streamers advocate for representation and education

Indigenous video game streamers advocate for representation and education

(RNS) — On video game streaming platforms, Indigenous gamers are sharing their unique cultures and spirituality with the intent to educate and empower other content creators. The post Indigenous video game streamers advocate for representation and education appeared first on Religion News Service.

4 women sue Orthodox Union and its youth group, alleging sex abuse by rabbi

4 women sue Orthodox Union and its youth group, alleging sex abuse by rabbi

(RNS) — They allege that Rabbi Baruch Lanner abused them on youth retreats beginning in the 1970s and that the Orthodox Union, which employed him, did nothing. The post 4 women sue Orthodox Union and its youth group, alleging sex abuse by rabbi appeared first on Religion News Service.

Native American pastor sees opportunity for spiritual awakening

Native American pastor sees opportunity for spiritual awakening

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (BP) – This November during Native American Heritage Month, pastor Mark Custalow has reflected not only on his own Native American heritage, but of his vision for spiritual awakening for all Native people. After serving in various ministry positions over the years, Custalow will begin a new chapter of ministry next month…

Kyrgyzstan is expected to ban Jehovah’s Witnesses publications for ‘extremism’

Kyrgyzstan is expected to ban Jehovah’s Witnesses publications for ‘extremism’

(RNS) — The ban would mark the first time that the country has taken an official stance against the religious group. The post Kyrgyzstan is expected to ban Jehovah’s Witnesses publications for ‘extremism’ appeared first on Religion News Service.

Holocaust survivors mark Hanukkah at Jerusalem Western Wall

Holocaust survivors mark Hanukkah at Jerusalem Western Wall

The candle-lighting was organized by the Jewish Claims Conference at the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City, the holiest place where Jews can pray. The post Holocaust survivors mark Hanukkah at Jerusalem Western Wall appeared first on Religion News Service.

Biggest lesson from preaching 100 straight days? God’s Word endures.

Biggest lesson from preaching 100 straight days? God’s Word endures.

VERNON, Texas (BP) – There are many lessons Toby Castleberry, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, received after closing out a series on the Gospel of John Nov. 14. One is to be aware of what you say, as in declaring that you will preach for 100 consecutive days. It sounds good, and more than that,…

Supreme Court to weigh opportunity to reverse Roe

Supreme Court to weigh opportunity to reverse Roe

WASHINGTON (BP) – The U.S. Supreme Court will consider Wednesday (Dec. 1) a case that pro-life Americans hope will finally bring an end to a permissive, nationwide abortion regime that has lasted nearly a half-century. The justices will hear oral arguments regarding Mississippi’s 2018 Gestational Age Act, which bans abortions of unborn children whose gestational…

FIRST-PERSON: What the Dobbs case means for pro-life Christians

FIRST-PERSON: What the Dobbs case means for pro-life Christians

The United States Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health on Wednesday (Dec. 1). The case centers around whether a 2018 Mississippi law that bans abortions in the state beyond 15 weeks is constitutional. Some legal analysts feel this case raises questions that may find a sympathetic…

Practicing Christians more generous givers, research shows

Practicing Christians more generous givers, research shows

PHILADELPHIA (BP) – As donations pour in on Giving Tuesday, a global outreach that drew an estimated $2.47 billion in 2020 in the U.S. alone, American Bible Society (ABS) research shows practicing Christians are more generous than others. “Givers give, whether that’s volunteering in the community, helping a stranger, or clicking an app for disaster…

Several House Church Christians Detained in Shanghai and Sichuan

Several House Church Christians Detained in Shanghai and Sichuan

11/30/2021 China (International Christian Concern) – China continues to target Christians who attend house churches by harassing, threatening, and detaining them. In the last few days, several house church Christians from Shanghai and Sichuan were taken to their local police stations. While most of them were released, a Christian woman was detained criminally. On November…