Church & Missions

  • Black churches suffered more but adapted better during pandemic: study

    In "Understanding The Pandemic Impact on Black and Multiracial Congregations," published by the Hartford Institute for Religion Research this month, researchers found that while white, multiracial and majority-black churches were negatively impacted by the pandemic and lockdowns in the last three years, drops in attendance, finances and clergy well-being were particularly pronounced for predominantly black congregations because they were compounded by structural racism.

  • US Catholic bishops warn 'lives of people of faith' at risk in 2024

    The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Religious Liberty warns that attacks on churches constitute the “largest threat to religious liberty in 2024” and could threaten “the very lives of people of faith.” The USCCB’s Committee on Religious Liberty released its annual report, titled “The State of Religious Liberty in the United States” on Tuesday. The document acts as a year in review highlighting developments on issues related to religious liberty such as abortion, human sexuality

  • Manipur Evangelical prayer movement leader dies: 'A void that will be deeply felt'

    The Rev. H. Chungthang Thiek, a prominent evangelist and former secretary of the Evangelical Fellowship of India's northeast region, has died, leaving a profound legacy in northeast India's spiritual and social spheres. He was 75. His 27-year tenure at EFI, from 1988 to 2015, was marked by significant contributions to the organization and the broader Church community, said the EFI, a national alliance of Evangelical Christians, in a Jan. 4 statement. He is credited with launching the "Prayer Mou


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