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Southern Baptist Convention Meets in Nashville, Elects New President

Thousands of Southern Baptists gathered in Nashville for the denomination's annual gathering, the biggest convention yet in 24 years.

Saddleback Church Pastor Rick Warren to Retire

Saddleback Church pastor Rick Warren announced on June 6 that he will be retiring from leading his church in California.

Bible Reading Soared in 2020—Survey

A new survey found that Bible reading increased dramatically in 2020, with some 181 million Americans opening a Bible in the past year.

Most Pastors Oppose Legalization of Marijuana In the US

Despite acceptance of many Americans of marijuana, a recent study showed that most pastors oppose its legalization and use.

Facebook Tests New ‘Prayer Post’ Feature

Facebook is currently testing a new feature that will allow users to ask for and respond to prayer requests.

Faith-based Approaches Can Sway Many Americans to Accept COVID-19 Vaccine

A recent study by the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) and Interfaith Youth Core (IYC) found that faith-based approaches can help sway many hesitant Americans to accept the COVID-19 vaccine.

Pew: 4 in 10 US Christians Plan to Attend In-Person Easter Services

Americans are slowly returning to in-person worship services, but attendance on Easter is expected to be lower than pre-pandemic levels.

World Vision Sends Aid to 59M in Its Largest Global Response Ever

Christian humanitarian organization World Vision managed to reach 59 million people worldwide in its response to the Covid-19 crisis.

Big and Small Nashville Churches Feed the Hungry in Tennessee

A new study revealed that churches in Nashville tend to feed hungry families in several zip codes across the state.

68% US Christians Open to Digital Worship

According to a survey by Barna Group on the willingness of American adults to engage in online worship, 68% of Christians said they are somewhat open to actively participate in prayer during a virtual church service.

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Nick Vujicic Co-Founds a Pro-life Bank

Evangelist Nick Vujicic announced that he co-founded a bank that would give its profits to Christian non-profit organizations.

First Christian Day Celebrated in India

Christians in India launched a national day to promote unity among believers amid heightened persecution in the country.

Swiss Free Churches Supported 180,000 People

A recent study showed that free churches in Switzerland have supported thousands of people in the country and, as a result, helped the government save money during the pandemic.