As Gov. Gavin Newsom prepares to release plans for how religious institutions can reopen in California during the coronavirus pandemic, health officials announced that two church services that were held without authorization have been sources of outbreaks.
For the first time in two months, there was clapping, singing, and fellowship inside Stithton Baptist Church in Radcliff, Kentucky, as members of the congregation returned to the sanctuary for Sunday morning services on May 24. There also were masks, hand sanitizer, and social distancing.
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz on Saturday scrapped his 10-person limit on group gatherings and agreed to allow churches to open at 25% occupancy if certain safety guidelines are met. Walz announced the decision on the day when the state reported a record number of COVID-19 cases.
As the coronavirus pandemic grows in the eastern European nation of Belarus, Baptists there are experiencing an outbreak in their eldercare home. Belarusian Baptist churches and the Baptist seminary have also struggled to keep ministering in these uncertain times.
President Donald Trump said Friday (May 22) that he has deemed churches and other houses of worship “essential" and called on governors across the country to allow them to reopen this weekend, even as some parts of the nation remain under coronavirus lockdown.
A friend sent me a card in the mail. Tucked inside her note was a folded coloring sheet. She had already colored half of it and asked me to color the other half, then return to her. I was instantly smitten with the idea.
Will your church say anything about Ahmaud Arbery this Sunday? Did your church say anything about Breonna Taylor last Sunday?
Since February, President Trump has said the virus will "go away" at least 15 times, most recently on May 15. While his response to the pandemic seems contrary to reality, his biographers say Trump learned how to craft his own version of reality in an
A six-part series exploring the life and ministry of theologian Molly T. Marshall is now available from Good Faith Media in their first narrative podcast.
The growing concern that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo got his inspector general fired to remove the threat of an inquiry into a Saudi arms deal should worry advocates of international religious freedom.