Disaster Relief / Humanitarian Aid

WCC Executive Committee Comments on Situation in Zimbabwe

Disaster Relief / Humanitarian Aid11/22/2017 6:06:03 AM
Contact: Media Office, World Council of Churches, +41 79 507 6363  AMMAN, Jordan, Nov. 22, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- At its meeting in Amman, Jordan on November 17-23, the WCC Executive Committee issued a "Minute on the situation in Zimbabwe" as developments in Zimbabwe have led to the resignation of President Robert Mugabe after 37 years in power. The WCC Executive Committee, together with the ACT Alliance, welcomed and affirmed the joint statement of the Zimbabwe Counci Source: World Council of Churches

Chinese Pastors Call on China's Communist Party to Cease Human Rights Violations -- Seek Help from Global Community

Disaster Relief / Humanitarian Aid11/21/2017 3:25:03 PM
Contact: ChinaAid.org, 432-689-6985, 432-553-1080, media@chinaaid.org JAKARTA, Indonesia, Nov. 21, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- After learning that the Chinese government harassed and prevented a group of Christians from leaving the country to attend a Reformation-themed convention in Jakarta, Indonesia, three speakers from the event penned a letter calling on communist authorities to abandon their "evil deeds of oppression" and begging those living in other countries to take action. Source: China Aid Association, Inc.

Bethany Christian Services Announces New President & CEO

Disaster Relief / Humanitarian Aid11/16/2017 3:04:00 AM
Contact: Valerie Pesonen, Bethany Christian Services, 616-233-0500 GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Nov. 16, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Bethany Christian Services, a global nonprofit committed to bringing and keeping families together, announced the appointment of Chris Palusky as President and CEO. Palusky, scheduled to join Bethany on Tuesday, January 2, 2018, is assuming the role from Bill Blacquiere, who has held the position for 12 years and has played an instrumental role in Bethany's evolution, Source: Bethany Christian Services

Black Friday Becomes Bless Friday® -- Christians Celebrate Christmas with Service

Disaster Relief / Humanitarian Aid11/16/2017 3:00:00 AM
Contact: Chuck Fox, 713-502-6356 HOUSTON, Nov. 16, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Since 2010, Bless Friday® has provided an alternative to frenzied Christmas shopping on the day after Thanksgiving. Churches in Houston, The Woodlands and Trinity, Texas and Seattle, Washington are preparing service projects that honor Christ at Christmas on Friday, November 24 and this year also on Saturday the 25th. These churches encourage families and individuals to celebrate Bless Friday® as an alternative to Source: Bless Friday

World Orphans Day is Observed Monday, November 13

Disaster Relief / Humanitarian Aid11/13/2017 3:38:00 AM
Contact: Roger Piggott, The Stars Foundation, 704-437-6490 NASHVILLE, Nov. 13, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- On Monday, November 13 there will be events, vigils and fundraisers commemorating World Orphans Day in various countries around the world. Facilitated by a Nashville based organization, The Stars Foundation, the flagship platform for orphans is being expanded to include an internationally promoted World Orphans Day theme song in 2018. Source: NRBTV

World Orphans Day

Disaster Relief / Humanitarian Aid11/10/2017 7:56:03 AM
Contact: Ellen Campbell, 416-802-2873; www.abusehurts.ca AURORA, Ontario, Nov. 10, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- The second Monday of November is World Orphans Day. World Orphans Day is a global event to raise awareness and funding for the millions of children displaced by war, AIDS, and poverty. God's word instructs us to "visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction." Each year in our own country, Canada, several babies succumb to suffocation, drowning, exposure to the elemen Source: NRBTV

Love Côte d'Ivoire Festival with Andrew Palau Draws Tens of Thousands for Historic Event

Disaster Relief / Humanitarian Aid11/8/2017 1:27:05 PM
Massive gatherings in Yamoussoukro and San Pedro reach more than 110,000 people with a powerful message of hope Contact: Chelsea Miller, 239-994-3668 CÔTE D'IVOIRE, West Africa, Nov. 8, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- At the invitation of hundreds of church leaders throughout the nation of Côte d'Ivoire earlier this year, international evangelist Andrew Palau and his team launched a massive 2-year campaign focusing attention on the nation's two capital cities: Yamoussoukro (the political Source: Luis Palau Association

'Arm the Churches' says Rev. Robert Bakke

Disaster Relief / Humanitarian Aid11/8/2017 9:33:03 AM
Black Belt Preacher, Rev. Robert Bakke, says "Cowards seek soft targets."   Contact: Robert Bakke, 612-812-6174, robert@robertbakke.com; www.robertbakke.com   GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn., Nov. 8, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Black belt preacher, Rev. Robert Bakke, says churches can no longer remain soft targets and must arm themselves. "This is not about gun control, rental trucks or fertilizer bombs. It is about evil, and you will never stop evil because it is in the worl Source: Robert Bakke Performance Ministries

Miracles in Primetime: Christ for all Nations' Much Anticipated Reinhard Bonnke Farewell Gospel Crusade Starts Today, November 8, 2017, in Lagos, Nigeria

Disaster Relief / Humanitarian Aid11/8/2017 7:45:04 AM
CFAN will be broadcasting Live Reinhard Bonnke's Farewell Gospel Crusade, which starts today in Lagos.   Contact: Sam Rodriguez, Christ for all Nations, CfaN, 407-854-4400, srodriguez@cfan.org   LAGOS, Nigeria, Nov. 8, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- The much-anticipated Reinhard Bonnke Farewell Gospel Crusade starts today in the city of Lagos, Nigeria. This historic crusade could easily be one of the biggest Christian meetings in the history of Christendom and also one of the grea Source: Christ for all Nations

Merger Brings Leadership Development Organizations Together to Further Serve Global Church

Disaster Relief / Humanitarian Aid11/8/2017 7:18:01 AM
United World Mission to assume leadership of Overseas Council International, uniting formal and non-formal training efforts that help equip thousands   Contact: Palmer Holt, 704-662-2569, pholt@inchristcommunications.com     CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 8, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Two organizations with a long history of helping grow and strengthen the global church through training and leadership development are joining forces to maximize their impact.   Photo: FUSBC (Bi Source: InChrist Communicatinos

Missionary Project Chile 2017 Impacts Thousands of Lives

Disaster Relief / Humanitarian Aid11/8/2017 4:14:03 AM
Contact: Rachel Hamel, Child Evangelism Fellowship®, 636-456-4321 ext. 1177 WARRENTON, Mo., Nov. 8, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Child Evangelism Fellowship® of The Latin America Region (where CEF® is known as APEN) selected Chile as its country of focus to pray for, give to and go to, resulting in Missionary Project Chile 2017. More than 80 missionaries from Bolivia, Argentina, Uruguay and many more countries organized into teams that trained and disseminated to cities throughout Chile cove Source: Child Evangelism Fellowship

Powerful New Guide to Overcoming Addiction and Trauma Through Prayer

Disaster Relief / Humanitarian Aid11/7/2017 7:38:03 AM
Contact: Kristian Lynch, LCSW, 973-747-9093, thesurrenderprayer@gmail.com; www.TheSurrenderPrayer.com SOUTH ORANGE, N.J., Nov. 7, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Many Christians doubt the legitimacy of their salvation because they still struggle with many of the same hurts and destructive behaviors that they suffered from before they were saved. Now, Christian psychotherapist, Kristian Lynch, addresses and offers a solution in The Surrender Prayer: Where We End and God Begins (Surrendered Publ Source: Surrendered Publishing

Cardinal Terence Cook Award Presented to the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers

Disaster Relief / Humanitarian Aid11/7/2017 5:14:05 AM
Extraordinary Commitment, Support, Leadership in Handing on the Faith with Excellence Contact: Mike Virgintino, 914-941-7636 ext. 2219 MARYKNOLL, N.Y., Nov. 7, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers has received the 2017 Terence Cardinal Cook Award from the Catechetical Office of the Archdiocese of New York in recognition of Maryknoll's leadership in Catholic education. Photo: From left -- Ms. Ela Milewska, executive director, Youth Faith Formation, Archdioc Source: Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers

Billy Graham Rapid Response Team Chaplains in Small Texas Town Following Church Massacre

Disaster Relief / Humanitarian Aid11/6/2017 7:50:05 AM
Contact: Erik Ogren, 704-401-2117, eogren@bgea.org        CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 6, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Billy Graham Rapid Response Team chaplains are in the town of Sutherland Springs, Texas, following yesterday's horrifying and deadly shooting rampage during a Sunday morning service at First Baptist Church. The massacre claimed the lives of at least 26 people, with several more wounded.   "The evil at work in this tragedy is incomprehensible,&qu Source: Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

Every Six Minutes a Christian Dies for Their Faith Making Christianity the Most Persecuted Religion in the World

Disaster Relief / Humanitarian Aid11/4/2017 8:00:00 AM
Contact: Rev. Patrick Mahoney, 540-538-4741WASHINGTON, Nov. 4, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Christians to gather in prayer and public witness in front of the White House for the persecuted church.Group to gather Sunday, November 5 at 3:00 P.M. on Pennsylvania Ave. NW in front of the White House.November 5 is the "International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church." Below is a link to our Facebook Event page: www.facebook.com/events/137699060312410/The group will pray for the pe Source: Christian Defense Coalition