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08:00 ET Intersections International Names Rev. Julie Johnson Staples Executive Director

– Intersections International today announced that the Collegiate Church of New York has called the Rev. Julie Johnson Staples to serve as the...


Sep 24, 2017, 21:00 ET CAIR Says Trump's New Muslim Ban Order is Part of 'Ugly White Supremacist Agenda'

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, said today that the latest...


Sep 23, 2017, 05:19 ET Mexico Earthquake: Los Topos HQ at the Church of Scientology

At the Los Topos Mexico City headquarters at the Church of Scientology Mexico, 39-year-old Víctor Ruiz Jiménez, like the rest of his colleagues, is...


Sep 22, 2017, 11:00 ET Seminar On Limiting Exposure To Cancer Will Take Place In Fall

As cancer diagnoses continue to rise in the U.S., so does the urgency for finding solutions. This fall, certified nutritionist and holistic...


Sep 22, 2017, 04:30 ET Mexico Update: Young Girl is Rescued From Her Collapsed School

In the early hours of the morning September 21, after working 36 hours nonstop to save her life, Los Topos rescued the tiny Paulina Gomez from the...


Sep 21, 2017, 14:52 ET Football Coach Seeks En Banc Rehearing Following Extreme, Far-Reaching Opinion by Three-Judge Appeals Panel

Attorneys for First Liberty Institute today filed a petition on behalf of their client, football coach Joe Kennedy, requesting an en banc rehearing...


Sep 21, 2017, 13:45 ET Shrine Grade School Holds Opening Ceremony for New Early Childhood Center

Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron, Auxiliary Bishop Robert Fisher, and Shrine Catholic Schools President and National Shrine of the Little Flower...


Sep 21, 2017, 12:18 ET Persecution Against Pakistani Christians Discussed in the United Nations

The European Organization for Pakistani Minorities organised an event entitled "Persecution without Prosecution: The Plights of Pakistani...


Sep 21, 2017, 11:45 ET UCS PRESS Announces New Book 'Into God's Country,' a True Story of a Believer's Passage to Heaven

Arizona-based UCS PRESS announced the forthcoming True Story, "Into God's Country," by Georgia business executive Eric Stogner with veteran author...


Sep 21, 2017, 09:55 ET Orthodox Jewish Community Safe Against Threat of Arrest for Practicing Their Faith for Now

On the eve of the Jewish High Holy Days, attorneys with First Liberty Institute obtained assurances from attorneys representing animal rights...


Sep 20, 2017, 14:45 ET Oak Lane Films Casts Amen Ra As Longinus In Film Adaption Of Dianne Marshall's "Spear of Destiny."

Oak Lane Films announced today that actor Amen Ra has been cast as the Roman Centurion, Longinus, for the film adaption of Dianne Marshall's book...


Sep 20, 2017, 13:01 ET Catholic Conference Responds to National Efforts Challenging Michigan's Adoption Legislation

On the heels of a statewide advertising project undertaken by the Catholic Church in Michigan titled "Freedom to Serve" that promotes religious...


Sep 20, 2017, 12:41 ET First Liberty Asks President Trump to End FEMA Relief Discrimination Against Houses of Worship

Today, First Liberty Institute sent a letter to the White House asking the Trump Administration to end a discriminatory FEMA directive that makes...


Sep 20, 2017, 11:04 ET AJC Applauds German Government's Adoption of Anti-Semitism "Working Definition"

AJC welcomes the German government decision to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Working Definition of Anti-Semitism...


Sep 20, 2017, 10:44 ET AARP launches Faith-Based Initiative Tool Kit for African-American Clergy and Lay Leaders

AARP announced today the release of their first African-American/Black Faith-Based Initiative Tool Kit. This self-service tool kit was created by...


Sep 20, 2017, 10:00 ET Kathie Lee Gifford Announces Book During Rosh Hashanah

As a lifetime student of Scripture, Kathie Lee Gifford has been traveling to Israel since she was 17 years old. In a continuation of that love for...


Sep 19, 2017, 20:45 ET Matthew West Named Christian Music Songwriter of the Year, Joel Smallbone Named Top Songwriter-Artist at 39th Annual ASCAP Christian Music Awards

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) honored the songwriters and publishers of Christian music's most performed songs...


Sep 19, 2017, 11:18 ET One-Half Million U.S. Public School Students Expected to Participate in #BringYourBible to School Oct. 5

About 500,000 public school students from all 50 states are expected to join Focus on the Family's Bring Your Bible to School movement on Thursday,...


Sep 19, 2017, 01:51 ET Orthodox Jews to Protest TODAY Against Netanyahu in Front of the United Nations

Thousands of members of New York's Orthodox Jewish community, organized by the Rabbinical Alliance of the USA, plan to protest against Israeli...


Sep 18, 2017, 16:03 ET CAIR Condemns Rep. Perry's Smear Targeting U.S. Muslim Peace Builder

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today decried Rep. Scott...


Sep 18, 2017, 10:00 ET New Book's Stories Span the Generations and Cross the World

What is the American-Jewish experience in the 21st century like? To have a better insight into life today, we must look backward to earlier times....


Sep 15, 2017, 07:55 ET Hurricane Harvey, Irma and Other Unnatural Disasters Can Be Avoided, Says Pastor at The House of Yahweh

Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer at The House of Yahweh in Abilene, Texas, has released a new publication this week that hits on the cause of...


Sep 14, 2017, 13:00 ET Announcing Re:collection, a New Digital Platform for Preserving and Sharing Family Stories that Illustrate Jewish Life in America

The National Museum of American Jewish History (NMAJH) announces the launch of Re:collection, an online and mobile experience that makes it...


Sep 14, 2017, 08:06 ET Author & Pastor Talbot Davis Releases a Book to Inspire Studies and Sermons on the Book of Judges

Bible study groups, pastors, and Christian speakers will have the opportunity to study the book of Judges through a new lens with the help of...