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Archbishop, Mandela’s Widow Differ on the Statue Debate

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby says monuments on Church of England property will be reviewed and “some will have to come down." But Graça Machel, widow of Nelson Mandela, has a different perspective.
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Joy FM Raises $140k in Support of Struggling Christian Bands

If bands aren't touring, their crews aren't making money. So Christian radio station 99.1 Joy FM decided to ask listeners to give back to the artists who have done so much to encourage others.
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Dream City Church That Hosted Trump Rally Backtracks on Safety Claim

After receiving widespread criticism, Arizona megachurch Dream City Church and the maker of an air-filtration system the church is using both walked back claims about preventing the spread of Covid-19.
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Pittsburgh Steelers QB Wants to Be a Better Christian Than Athlete

During a virtual conference for men, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger opened up about his struggles with alcohol and pornography addiction.
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Mississippi Baptists: Confederate Flag is ‘relic of racism’, Call for Change

“While some may see the [Mississippi state flag] as a celebration of heritage, a significant portion of our state sees it as a relic of racism and a symbol of hatred,” a statement from the Mississippi Baptist Convention reads.
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This Is Why #Christianity Was Trending on Twitter Today

Shots have been fired on Twitter over “white Jesus” or the depiction of Jesus as a white man, and the debate has sparked the #CancelChristianity trend.
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New Satanic Church in South Africa: We Are Not Anti-Christian

The South African Satanic Church has no interest in converting people to Satanism, says one of its co-founders, Riaan Swiegelaar. In fact, he does not believe it is even possible to do so.
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Tony Evans Father’s Day Sermon: Men Need to Make a Choice

Dr. Tony Evans delivered a challenging Father’s Day sermon this year. The pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship asked men to evaluate who they were going serve this year.
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Federal Commissioner Works for Freedom of Imprisoned Ministers

Dr. James W. Carr, who is with the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), has become an advocate for two church leaders who were arrested and imprisoned for their faith.
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From Riots to Revival: George Floyd Ave Turns Into Outdoor Church

Not only has the atmosphere of the area around the George Floyd Memorial in Minneapolis shifted, it’s also gotten a new name. Chicago Ave has been renamed George Floyd Ave.
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Rural Church Accounts for 200+ Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Last weekend, two-thirds of the 356 people screened tested positive. Five patients with ties to the congregation are now hospitalized due to the virus. Contact tracing, quarantine, and follow-up will be key in stemming the outbreak, according to Dr. Thomas Jeanne, deputy state epidemiologist.
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Chip and Joanna Ask Emmanuel Acho If It’s Good to Be ‘Color Blind’

In his third installment of “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man,” former NFL player Emmanuel Acho talked to Chip and Joanna Gaines—and all five of their kids.
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Dreamers Have Reason to Smile, But Still in Need of Permanent Solution

Today's Supreme Court DACA decision "gives a much-needed reprieve to the many DACA recipients in our churches and communities who have been stuck in legal limbo waiting for our nation to recognize that America is their rightful home,” Rev. Samuel Rodriguez said.
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Church to Remove Lee Memorial As a ‘work of repentance’

Cathedral of the Rockies has decided to remove a stained glass window portraying Confederate general Robert E. Lee, which has been in its sanctuary for the past 60 years.
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Black Pastor, Veteran Arrested After Being Assaulted on His Own Property

Leon McCray of Woodstock Virginia was recently assaulted by five white people who were trespassing on a property he owns. Calling the police, McCray hoped authorities would come to his aid. Instead, the officers arrested him.
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Lecrae on Giglio’s ‘white blessing’ Faux Pas: White Evangelicals Should ‘listen and learn’

“Maybe a great thing for me is to call it ‘white blessing’—that I’m living in the blessing of the curse that happened generationally that allowed me to grow up in Atlanta,” Louie Giglio said. He has since apologized.
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This Is How Churches Are Observing Juneteenth 2020

Churches across the country are using Juneteenth 2020 as a chance not only to remember the end of slavery but also to foster understanding in their communities.
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Phil Vischer’s 17-Minute History Lesson Is Worth Every Second of Your Time

If you want to know why people are protesting, start here. In this 17-minute walk through U.S. history, Phil Vischer describes the policies that perpetuated the unjust treatment of black people.
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This Is Why Faith Leaders Are Worried About SCOTUS Ruling on LGBT+ Rights

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that, based on the Civil Rights Act of 1964, employers may not discriminate against employees because of sexual orientation or gender identity.
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WV Gov Says ‘Please Wear Masks’ After 5th Church Outbreak

A church in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, will be closed for 14 days after a reported 28 people tested positive for COVID-19. The Greenbrier church outbreak is the fifth church outbreak in the state.
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