Hillsong NYC pastor Carl Lentz was recently interviewed by television star Oprah Winfrey on her SuperSoul Sunday talk show program and described what he believes is the "root of racism" in America today.
Lentz, who proclaimed on Facebook in September that he and his megachurch won't be chanting "All Lives Matter" because "black lives apparently are worth less on our streets," talked with Winfrey for over 40 minutes about faith, religion and Christ.
But one of the last questions that the 62-year-old African-American megastar asked the 31-year-old pastor was what he thinks "the root of racism is." more >>
The latest book written by pastor and best-selling author David Jeremiah, head of Shadow Mountain Community Church in El Cajon, California, is being featured this month at the world famous Times Square in New York City.
The book, titled Is This The End? Signs of God's Providence in a Disturbing New World, is divided into two parts centered on two questions. The first asks if the end of America is near and the second asks if the end of the world is near.
In a statement released on Tuesday, Jeremiah said it's "easy to look at today's headlines, both in America and around the world, and get discouraged." more >>
A Muslim cleric in Maryland, who has openly endorsed the Islamic State terror group and funded at least one Muslim convert who was arrested for buying illegal explosives, has not been charged or arrested because, according to authorities, he hasn't broken any laws.
Suleiman Anwar Bengharsa, an imam at mosques in Annapolis and outside Baltimore who also serves as a prison chaplain, has posted gruesome videos showing Islamic State fighters, also known as ISIS, ISIL or Daesh, beheading and burning alive their enemies and praised terrorist attacks overseas, The New York Times reports.
The FBI filed an affidavit in federal court saying that the 59-year-old imam gave $1,300 to a 29-year-old Muslim covert, identified as Sebastian Gregerson, in Detroit in June 2015, and the man used it to buy firearms and grenades. more >>
Citing what it sees as the underserving of the religious community by the legal fraternity, Nelson Madden Black LLP, announced itself Tuesday as the first private New York-based law firm dedicated specifically to the legal representation of religious institutions and individuals.
"There are over 7,000 places of worship in New York City, and they need lawyers who understand their issues," co-founder Jonathan Nelson said in a statement shared with The Christian Post. "Religious organizations have been underserved by our profession. Meeting their needs is the calling of our firm."
The firm, led by partners Nelson, John Madden and Barry Black, who all come from different religious backgrounds, said the partners came together "with a common purpose to serve the legal needs of all faiths and faithful." more >>
Eighty-seven year-old Edie Windsor, one of the leading LGBT activists who pushed for the legalization of same-sex marriage in the United States, has reportedly said she's contemplating a move to Barcelona with her new 51-year-old wife if Donald Trump is elected to be the next president.
The New York Times reported that the marriage ceremony between Windsor and Judith Kasen, a vice president at Wells Fargo Advisors, took place this past week at New York's City Hall.
Windsor's previous marriage in 2007 to Thea Spyer, who died two years later, became the basis of a major lawsuit that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and paved the way for the legalization of gay marriage. more >>
NEW YORK – The Task Force for Global Health, a Georgia-based international nonprofit focused on improving the health of vulnerable populations around the world, was recognized for their work Friday with the world's largest humanitarian award, the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize, which comes with a $2 million purse.
The annual award which is administered by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, was established in 1996 to recognize and advance the efforts of recipient organizations and raise awareness about the worldwide need for humanitarian aid and encourage others to expand their support. Recipient organizations can come from anywhere in the world but must be judged to have made extraordinary contributions toward alleviating human suffering.
In accepting the prize at an awards ceremony held at the iconic Waldorf Astoria New York, Task Force President and CEO David Ross, impressed on an audience of international dignitaries and leaders from the humanitarian and human rights fields, the need for what he called "consequential compassion." more >>