A growing megachurch in Virginia will be moving its congregation to a new $10 million facility that when completed will be about 50,000 square feet.
Believers Church of Chesapeake is planning to move from the city's Western Branch community to Suffolk, with a groundbreaking on the new property scheduled for Monday, Aug. 22.
ACCRA, Ghana — Singers with the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir were featured performers at the seventh annual Airtel Adom Praiz concert last Friday where 20 vocalists and five musicians represented the world-renowned 200-member choir.
The day before the concert at the Perez Dome, the New York City-based performers met with employees of the event's major sponsor, smartphone network Airtel Ghana, and sang some of the Brooklyn Tabernacle's hit songs; after which staff took selfies with the singers before they headed to sound check.
Come Friday night, the enthusiastic group of singers, ranging in age from 20 to 60, were prayed up and ready to worship with the people of Accra who roared in praise as they watched the Brooklyn Tabernacle performers take the stage. more >>
One of America's largest secular legal organizations is pressuring a Florida police department to stop holding award ceremonies at a nearby theological seminary.
The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation, which advocates for a strict enforcement of separation of church and state, is once again getting involved in the local affairs of a municipality outside of its own community.
As the organization has sued school districts, police departments and other government entities throughout the nation that have embraced prayer and other religious acts, the 24,000-member organization is now calling out the Oviedo Police Department for holding its awards ceremony and career track recognition in March at the Reformed Theological Seminary. more >>
Indianapolis Colts coaching great and devout Christian Tony Dungy recalled the Bible verse his mother taught him so many years ago during his acceptance speech at Saturday's Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
Dungy – who won over 139 regular season games as an NFL head coach, led the 2006 Colts to a Super Bowl victory and won a Super Bowl ring as a player with the 1978 Pittsburgh Steelers – received football's greatest honor this past weekend in Canton, Ohio, as he, along with Green Bay Packers quarterback great Brett Favre, highlighted the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2016.
Many are familiar with "The Vicar of Baghdad," Canon Andrew White, the head of one of the most prominent relief charities helping thousands of Christians displaced by ISIS, but many don't know that much of the work White gets credit for is actually carried out by a Muslim woman.
Meet Dr. Sarah Ahmed, an Iraqi dentist who for the past few years has devoted her time to traveling all over Iraq to bring clothes, medicine, food, hygiene supplies and just about any other need imaginable to the Christians, Yazidis, Muslims, Shebeks and others who have been thrown from their homes, tortured and raped at the hands of the Islamic State.
"She is there protecting all of the Iraqi Christians. You never hear anything about it in the news but you hear about the work I am doing. The work that I am doing is being done by a Muslim caring for the Christians," White, the former chaplain of St. George's Church in Baghdad, asserted last December during a lunch visit in Washington. "We think and hear about Islamic terrorism all the time. What about Islamic people working for the protection of Christians?" more >>
The first Egyptian Christian convert to seek a change of religion on his ID card declared last week that he has returned to Islam after having been imprisoned for over two-and-a-half years.
In 2007, Mohamed Hegazy, also known by his Christian name Bishoy, became the first Egyptian man to sue the government to officially change his religion of record from Islam to Christianity so that his child could be raised as a Christian and get married in a church.
In response, many radical Muslim leaders called for Hegazy to be killed as an apostate. In December 2013, Hegazy, who worked for a Coptic Christian television station, was arrested and accused of spreading a "false image" of persecution against Christians in Egypt. In June of 2014, Hegazy was sentenced to five years in prison. more >>