China Implements Law Compelling Churches to Hand Over Tithes and Donations to Authorities, According to China Aid Report
Chinese state government in Zhejiang province has implemented a new law for some of the churches to hand over all their income and donations to the authorities, the China Aid reported.
Majority of Unchurched Friends Are Willing to Listen About Faith, According to LifeWay Research Study
LifeWay Research conducted a survey to find out how often "unchurched Americans" think about faith, the meaning of life, and what are their general attitudes concerning religion.
Through the approval of two separate overtures during last week’s 222nd General Assembly, the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A. (PCUSA) expressed “regret” and “sorrow” for the discrimination that LGBT individuals may have felt in the denomination over the years, and also directed agencies in the denomination to “refrain from” supporting or carrying out conversion therapy on LGBT individuals.
The Presbyterian Church, U.S.A. (PCUSA) has approved a recommendation during the recent General Assembly that encourages synods in the Western region to consider creating a non-geographic presbytery for Korean-speaking congregations, and to create a staff position that would work as a connection point between the denomination as a whole to the Korean congregations and presbyteries.
The Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) approved overtures on June 23 that recognized and confessed of historical and continued racism in the denomination, called on churches to work toward racial reconciliation.
Council of Korean Southern Baptist Churches Holds 35th Annual Meeting, Elects Gi Yeol Bahn as President
The Council of Korean Southern Baptist Churches held its 35th annual meeting from June 20 to 23 at Tacoma First Baptist Church, during which Gi Yeol Bahn, the senior pastor of Indianapolis Korean Baptist Church, was elected as president.
A portion of the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A (PCUSA)'s opening plenary session for its 222nd General Assembly has garnered criticism, as a Muslim offered up prayers to 'Allah' during a time of vigilance for the victims of the Orlando shooting.
The Korea Evangelical Church of America recently hosted a Next Generation Leadership Conference for the second generation Korean American pastors of the denomination from June 13 to 16 at Johns Creek Korean Church. About 30 Korean American pastors attended the conference, which featured times of worship, lecture sessions, fellowship, and discussions.
The Church of England will be starting a new congregation for LGBT community this summer, which is named as True North, according to Christian Today.
Korean Community Presbyterian Church of Atlanta held a ceremony on Sunday for the ordination of one of its youth pastors, John Park. Park moved to the U.S. from South Korea in high school, and studied Christian education in college. Thereafter, he ministered in Florida and Virginia, and received an M.Div. from Columbia Theological Seminary.
PCUSA's General Assembly to Consider Recommendations on Changing Definition of Marriage, Honoring Korean Victims of 'No Gun Ri' Incident, Among Others
The Presbyterian Church, U.S.A. (PCUSA)’s 222nd General Assembly is set to kick off this weekend on June 18, and will run until June 25 in Portland Oregon, where commissioners from over 170 presbyteries will consider various recommendations and reports. This year, the General Assembly will review over 70 overtures — recommendations for changes — submitted by various presbyteries, and over 20 other items of business.
The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) announced Tennessee pastor Steve Gaines as its newly elected president following candidate J.D. Greear’s announcement of his decision to withdraw his candidacy in an effort to preserve denominational unity.
First Presbyterian Church of Orange County (FPCOC) in Westminster, California, has finished constructing their new education building in their parking lot, and has been able to garner support from the surrounding community.
Southern Baptists Convention found some good news and some bad news in its latest Annual Church Profile (ACP) report. SBC planted more churches last year and registered an increase in total giving, but has lost members and baptized fewer people over the course of nine years.
Christian converts coming to Britain for asylum are being asked strange questions about faith to assess their authenticity rather than questions that can truly act as a litmus test for faith.