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Churches Near Ukraine’s Border Shelter Refugees as 1 Million Flee Russian Invasion

Churches in countries neighboring Ukraine have opened their doors to shelter and aid refugees as the United Nations refugee agency estimated Thursday that 1 million people have fled the Eastern European nation since the beginning of Russia's invasion last week. 

Lawsuit settled, ending city’s strategy to ‘tax’ tax-exempt churches

Officials agree to drop discriminatory rate structure for faith groups

Cross Left Standing After Tornado Decimates Church Reminds People That ‘God Is With Us’

After deadly tornadoes leveled structures to the ground overnight last Friday, December 10, in Mayfield City, Kentucky, the First Baptist Church's cross was left standing as if to signify to residents that "God is with us," giving them hope to look beyond the tragedy.

Haiti Gang Threatens to Kill Kidnapped Missionaries over Million Dollar Ransoms

A US religious organization whose 17 members were kidnapped in Haiti asked supporters on Friday to pray and share stories with the victims’ families of how their faith helped them through difficult times as efforts to recover them entered a sixth day.

‘We Will Not Be Intimidated’: Tennessee Pastor Greg Locke Responds After Church Wall Vandalized

A minister in Tennessee, who banned his congregants from wearing masks, declared that they will stand their ground after the church was vandalized.

Pro-Life Billboard Removed After Just One Day Due to Death Threats

A group of pro-life Christians commissioned a billboard in rural Texas calling on locals to “ignore” the Supreme Court’s 1973 ruling on Roe v. Wade, which gave legal cover to abortion. After just one day, though, the banner was removed because the landowner received death threats.

150 People Expelled From FL Church After Trying to Vote Out Leadership

One hundred fifty official members have been expelled from a conflict-ridden congregation in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Leaders of First Baptist Church (FBC), led by Pastor James Welch, recently terminated the membership of a “discontented” and “disaffected minority” who had rebelled against leaders.

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