Category: Christian News

Maryland church ordered to evict homeless or pay $12,000 fine

When Rev. Katie Grover arrived on a recent morning at Patapsco United Methodist Church, one of two congregations she pastors in the Baltimore area, she was surprised to find a $12,000 citation attached to the door. According to the citation, the church, located on a busy street in Dundalk, Md., had violated a county regulation that prohibits “non-permitted rooming and boarding” houses by allowing homeless individuals to sleep on church grounds. Patapsco UMC failed “to cease exterior use of property as housing units,” read the inspector’s comments. “People still living in rear of property under tarped area.” Now the...

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Nigerian Christians Face Pressure To Abandon Faith

While violent attacks on Christians at the hands of Islamist militants Boko Haram and the Fulani herdsmen in the northeast and Middle Belt of Nigeria have captured media attention, the persistent social pressures Christians face elsewhere go mostly unnoticed. Despite common misperceptions that they are a minority across the north of Nigeria, Christians still form the majority in half of the 12 northern states now all under Islamic law (although they are in theory exempt from Sharia provision), while there are high concentrations (25-50%) in the other northern states. In a remote community in the north-western, Sharia-governed state of...

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Kim Clement dies at 60

Kim Clement had experienced health issues, including a brain bleed, for more than a year. Last December, he suffered a brain aneurysm doctors said was likely caused by an infection in his heart. The family issued a statement on the sad loss. “It is with deep sadness that we share the news that our beloved Kim has died and passed into glory, and is now in the presence of his Lord, his best friend, Jesus. Kim was recently hospitalized with pneumonia and complications due to his diseased lungs, and his body was just too weak to combat the illness. The...

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50,000 Christians Displaced By ISIS Are Praying For Peace Together

In an effort to combat ISIS, 50,000 Christians joined together to pray for their Church home and their homeland, during a six-hour time period this past Friday outside of Mosul. The Erbil, Kurdistan based gathering is estimated to have between 25,000-50,000 gathered for prayers. This statistic includes all denominations of the Christian faith that have been under attack and thwarted from their homeland by the ISIS militants. This call for prayer was put together by Life Agape and the Chaldean Catholic Church as well as others, in an effort to honor the past 50 days of prayer and fasting....

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Donald Trump: I Will Be the Greatest Representative for Christians They’ve Had in a Long Time

Before he was president-elect, Donald Trump sat down with CBN’s David Brody to talk about issues Christians face both in the United States and abroad. As Trump prepares to take office, we’re looking back at his religious liberty statements that eventually got him elected. In an exclusive interview with The Brody File, Donald Trump says that if he runs for president of the United States, he will be the “greatest representative of the Christians they’ve had in a long time.” He says he’s outraged over the fact that many Christians are stuck in Syria and Iraq even though they...

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