Christian religious freedom activist Faith McDonnell is pushing back against the notion that it is unchristian to voice concerns with how the State Department is resettling refugees from Syria and other terrorist hot spots in the Middle East.
McDonnell, the the director of Religious Liberty Programs and the Church Alliance for a New Sudan at the Washington-based think tank Institute on Religion and Democracy, told The Christian Post on Monday that it's reasonable for Christians to voice concern about how the State Department is resettling only a minuscule percentage of Christian refugees from Syria and voice concern that the havoc being wrecked by Muslim refugees in Europe could also occur in America.
McDonnell took issue with recent remarks issued by Matthew Soerens, the U.S. director of church mobilization for the evangelical refugee resettlement organization World Relief. more >>
Evangelist Franklin Graham is calling President Barack Obama's decision for the United States to relinquish government control of a key component of the Internet to a private organization "dangerous" and "a shame."
Writing on his Facebook page Thursday, Graham said of the Obama administration's move to turn over government control of the Domain Naming System (DNS) to a private international organization based in California: "This isn't smart. It's another dangerous decision in a long line of bad policy moves by our government. This could potentially weaken our country and allow others access that could bring us harm."
The transfer is set to occur on October 1 and some conservative groups, although not oppposed in principle like Graham, still argue that it is a subversion of congressional authority. more >>
Financial offerings to one's church have always been a freewill effort, but more than likely church leaders wouldn't mind receiving extra generous gifts.
A new report from the Leadership Network, a Christian nonprofit ministry headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is giving churches advice on how to increase the contributions they recieve.
In partnership with MortarStone, a donor analytics platform that analyzed over $1.5 billion in personal church giving, Leadership Network's Warren Bird has generated a report that condenses those analytics into the following 13 benchmarks that might help church leaders increase the generosity of their congregants. more >>
As thousands of homes have been impacted by the torrential rainfall this weekend in Louisiana and Mississippi, leading social conservative activist Tony Perkins has shared his own story of how he and his family were forced to evacuate their home with over 10 feet of water sitting in their way.
As the Red Cross is calling the flooding in Louisiana the "worst natural disaster to strike the United States since Superstorm Sandy," Perkins, the president of the Washington, D.C.-based Family Research Council and a resident of the Bayou State, spoke as a guest on his own Washington Watch radio program Tuesday and explained how much devastation has been caused by the flooding.
Considering that over 40,000 homes have been impacted and over 20,000 people have been evacuated, Perkins, who was on vacation for a couple weeks and was planning to soon return to work in Washington, explained that the disaster of "near biblical proportions" has kept him from returning. more >>
Accusations that a World Vision employee in Gaza funneled millions of dollars to the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas makes no sense, according to a non-governmental organization staffer who spoke to The Christian Post on condition of anonymity.
"I don't want to say that everything went right, that [Halabi] is clean, I can't possibly claim that," the source, who is based in Israel and familiar with the inner workings of humanitarian aid groups in East Jerusalem and the West Bank, said. He added that it's hard to believe the World Vision employee in Gaza steered 60 percent of World Vision's budgetary resources to Hamas given the extensive accounting practices NGOs must abide by to operate in the region.
On any given day, nonprofit organizations as large as World Vision are closely monitoring their financials and could easily see if that much money was being misappropriated, the source claims. more >>
A San Jose pastor is calling on Christians living in one of the wealthiest counties in the United States to wake up to the reality that thousands of people in their midst have no place to call home.
"Open your eyes, San Jose," says Pastor Scott Wagers, who leads CHAM deliverance ministry, in a YouTube video detailing his work among the homeless in California's Santa Clara County.