The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and the Russian Orthodox Church will be hosting a summit on religious persecution in Moscow, the Rev. Franklin Graham announced today.
"I was in Russia this past October and met with Patriarch Kirill, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, and evangelical leaders, and we discussed at length the persecution of the Church worldwide," Graham wrote in a Facebook message Wednesday, explaining the roots of the summit, which will be held in October.
"The World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians will shed a global spotlight on this crisis. We will bring delegates from around the world and will be able to join hands with people of other churches and denominations of the Christian faith to pray for our brothers and sisters in Christ and to hear firsthand reports of the suffering that is taking place." more >>
Three theologically conservative church bodies released a report championing progress in their latest round of ecumenical dialogue.
Representatives from the Anglican Church in North America, the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, and the Lutheran Church-Canada have been engaging in an ongoing dialogue for the past six years.
Titled "On Closer Acquaintance", the interim report on ecumenical dialogue charts the progress made thus far on conversations between ACNA, LCMS, and LCC. more >>
The Rev. Buckner Fanning, a beloved Baptist preacher from San Antonio, Texas, known for his ecumenism and 30-second television commercials shown across the world, died Sunday night after suffering a stroke last August. He was 89.
"God has taken home His best Valentine's Day present ever. Dad is finally face to face with Jesus Christ, our God and the Man dad fervently proclaimed to our needy world. You can sum up dad's message into one word — Love. We love you dad!" wrote his son, Steve Fanning, in a Facebook post shortly after his father's death, along with a video of MercyMe's "I Can Only Imagine."
Another of Rev. Fanning's sons, Mike Fanning, told KSAT that although many will remember his father for his television commercials seen by about a million people weekly worldwide, there was nothing contrived about his message. There were no scripts or special effects, he noted. more >>
Now here is an invention that should be sent to Flint, Michigan, as soon as possible! A bottle that keeps giving you water through the power of nature.
Known as the Fontus, the water bottle creates its own water with technology that grabs the humidity within the air and turns it into drinkable water.
A video posted to YouTube boasts that the Fontus can create as much as 0.5 quarts of fresh water within one hour. more >>
An ecumenical gathering of churches in Tennessee will collaborate on a day devoted to community improvement projects, dubbed "Mission Blitz."
The annual event has been taking place in northwest Tennessee since 2007, and "Mission Blitz 2016" will take place in May, with the first planning meeting scheduled for next week.
Kevin Griffith, co-chair of Mission Blitz, told The Christian Post in an interview that there has been an emphasis on bringing different Christian denominations together. more >>
An ecumenical group of ministry organizations are coming together to coordinate the annual "International Day of the Bible" observance.
Slated for next Monday, Nov. 23, the observance is sponsored by the American Bible Society, Bible Gateway, Scripture Union, YouVersion, Bibles for the World, and the National Bible Association.