The United Methodist Church (UMC) faces a significant schism as over 7,000 congregations have parted ways since 2019, marking a pivotal moment in the ongoing debate over the denomination's stance on LGBTQ+ issues. Recent data compiled by UM News revealed a staggering count of 7,286 churches that have disaffiliated, with more than 5,200 departing so far in 2023. Franklin Graham, prominent in American Evangelical circles and leading the international humanitarian organization Samaritan's Purse and Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, visited kibbutzim including three villages that were severely affected by a recent Hamas attack before having a meeting with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
American-Israeli evangelical leader Joel C. Rosenberg makes an urgent plea for immediate evacuation of Palestinian Christians from Gaza
American-Israeli evangelical leader Joel C. Rosenberg makes an urgent plea for immediate evacuation of Palestinian Christians from Gaza At a special prayer event hosted by the Family Research Council (FRC) and Faith Wins, Christians gathered in South Carolina to pray for the safety and well-being of Israel in the wake of recent attacks by the extremist group Hamas. A recent joint survey conducted by Gallup and Meta has unveiled a concerning reality: “Nearly one in four people worldwide -- which translates into more than a billion people -- feel very or fairly lonely.” Researchers posit that this loneliness rate may, in fact, be even higher. In a recently released article from the Christian Post (CP), Shadi Khalloul, an Israeli Christian leader, said that Hamas and Hezbollah, viewed as terrorist groups, are influenced by what he considers to be evil forces, specifically attributing it to Satan.
Netanyahu, Israeli Prime Minister, Invokes Amalek: ‘To defeat the murderous enemy, ensure our existence in our land.’
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's recent address announcing a ground invasion into Gaza in a press conference in Tel Aviv has ignited a heated debate, primarily due to his use of strong biblical references.
Navigating the generational shift: study says 51% of pastors express significant concern about younger Christians in church contribution
A recent study from “Investing in the Future | The State of Generosity Series” highlighted a concern among pastors regarding the financial support from younger Christians towards their local churches. The study conducted by Barna in collaboration with Gloo and Kingdom Advisors, gathered data that involved surveying 2,016 U.S. adults and an additional survey of 516 U.S. Protestant senior pastors. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) recently released a call conversation Israeli Military Intelligence intercepted, involving a Hamas commander from the Western Jabaliya Battalion, a Gazan resident and the director of the Indonesian Hospital.
ICC’s “2023 Report of the World’s Worst Persecutors” lists Azerbaijan in the top 10 nations due to its ongoing persecution of NK
The International Christian Concern (ICC), an organization tracking global Christian persecution, recently released its “2023 Report of the World’s Worst Persecutors.” Among the nations listed for their hostility towards Christianity, Azerbaijan stands out, primarily due to its policies regarding neighboring Armenia.