A Christian homeless shelter in Pennsylvania is no longer accepting food donations from the federal government because of new regulations that prohibits them from praying before meals.
The Bethesda Mission in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, which is a missionary arm of the local church that has served the homeless community for 102 years, is objecting to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's revised rules on food distributions, which state that the mission cannot conduct religious activities while distributing the USDA-donated food.
"Well, we pray before meals, so if there's a meal being served — and we serve 3,000 meals a week — if there's a meal being served with USDA food somewhere in it, then we would be prohibited from praying," the mission's Executive Director Chuck Wingate told CNS News. "We just said 'nope' that's too onerous for us and we're not going to continue to accept the food if that's a condition of receiving it." more >>
NEW YORK — Pastor A.R. Bernard, founder of New York City's largest evangelical congregation, the Christian Cultural Center, says teaching the poor about God's prosperity and abundance "makes a lot of sense."
"I believe, from 38 years of ministry, that ministry is contextual. It depends on the context you're in. So if I'm ministering in a context of those who are poor and struggling in life, I'm going to teach them of God's abundance, I'm going to teach them of God's prosperity in their life, and I'm going to teach them how to discipline their lives and believe God for a better quality of life. This was a part of the promise," Bernard said last Thursday at the Movement Day Global Cities conference held at the Jacob Javits Center.
Over the past couple of years, there has been increased public outrage over police violence against African-Americans.
Entities like the "Black Lives Matter" movement and many liberals argue that such violence is pervasive and requires major reforms within police departments across the country.
Others, including police unions and many conservatives, argue that these concerns are based on misinterpreting statistics and are fomenting anti-police sentiment in many cities. more >>
Next month voters in the United States of America will likely elect either Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton or Republican nominee Donald Trump.
Via their campaign sites and debate arguments, Clinton and Trump have released specific plans on how they will handle matters like taxation, poverty, and the economy.
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Famed preacher and sociology professor at Eastern University Tony Campolo told The Christian Post in an interview that on theological matters he still considers himself an evangelical Christian.
Earlier this month, Campolo garnered headlines after the U.K. publication Premiere published remarks he made in which he said he no longer considered himself an evangelical.
Inspirational Christian speaker and author Joyce Meyer has been calling on Christians to pray and offer support to Christian ministries in Haiti as they recover from the impact of Hurricane Matthew, the most dangerous storm to strike the region in years.
"Yesterday, our partners in Haiti were preparing for Hurricane Matthew and today it has hit this country with full force. Please pray for Haiti, it's people and their protection today," Meyer wrote on Tuesday on her Facebook page, linking to Love A Child, a Christian ministry in Haiti.
"We've reached out to our partners on the ground in Haiti, Love A Child, Inc., and we've sent funds to help provide for the immediate needs of those affected by Hurricane Matthew: food, supplies and medicine, etc. We are also monitoring how it might affect the USA too," Meyer added in a follow up post. more >>