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Group holds preemptive prayer walk in response to uptick in violence

June 28, 2019

[KETV Channel 7 – Omaha, NE] by Sarah Fill

Usually, a prayer walk follows tragedy in Omaha. But one group wants to stop the violence before it gets to that… Members of Omaha 360 and Trinity Lutheran Church went door-to-door Thursday talking with people near the park and praying for peace. “We’re doing a preemptive prayer walk. It is a way that we can get out, reach out to our neighbors, do some outreach in the neighborhoods and then just cover the city and our first responders in prayer, something positive,” Ricky Smith, with Omaha 360, said….The groups offer resources to keep kids busy and out of trouble. They also offer academic and job assistance programs….

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Supreme Court: Peace Cross Gets to Stay, But Not Because It’s ‘Secular’

June 25, 2019

[Christianity Today] by Kate Shellnut

Supreme Court: Peace Cross Gets to Stay, But Not Because It’s ‘Secular’

On Thursday, the Supreme Court ruled 7-2 in favor of allowing a memorial cross to remain on a state-owned median in Bladensburg, Maryland, and declared that government efforts to maintain the landmark do not violate the religion clause of the Constitution.  Click here to read complete story»

Three further perspectives on Christian Science and vaccination

June 25, 2019

[Christian Science Committee on Publication·Tuesday, June 25, 2019]

Christian Scientists’ views on the topic of vaccination and public health often don’t fit society’s preconceptions, and can’t always be fully conveyed in a 200 or 300 word letter-to-the-editor. Here we’ve compiled three recent responses provided by Committees on Publication in the United States where further perspective was needed in regard to various published comments about our church’s views. While each answer is unique, they share the same ethics and underlying spirit—the desire to be responsible citizens and good neighbors even while remaining deeply committed to a spiritual practice of Christian healing. Click here to read story»

 

[Kern Co., CA] Sheriff’s Office to allow ‘In God We Trust’ decals on deputies’ vehicles

June 19, 2019

[bakersfield.com] by Sam Morgen

Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood will allow deputies and civilian staff to place “In God We Trust” decals on their vehicles in another victory for advocates of the national motto.

Recently the city councils of Bakersfield and Delano chose to place the decals on police vehicles, while Bakersfield also chose to place the decals on fire vehicles. Click here for complete story»

Supreme Court rejects atheists’ attempt to scrub ‘In God We Trust’ off US currency

June 14, 2019

[Foxnews.com]

The Supreme Court rejected an atheist case Monday to remove “In God We Trust,” the national motto, from all coins and currency from the Department of Treasury….

The phrase was first put on an American coin in 1864, due to “increased religious sentiment.” It was added to both coins and paper bills in 1955. Click here for complete story»

[Australia CS Branch] Church loses battle in Christian Science trust case

June 14, 2019

[Washington Post] CONCORD, N.H. — A Christian Science church in Australia cannot sue trusts created following the 1910 death of Christian Science movement founder Mary Baker Eddy, New Hampshire’s highest court ruled Friday. Click here for complete story»

Faith guided an Army colonel through 30 years of service

June 9, 2019

[St. Louis Post Dispatch] by Lori Rose

Following his Christian Science beliefs while serving in the U.S. Army for 30 years was a personal balancing act for now-retired Col. Paul G. Dixon.

As a company commander, he was well-known among his soldiers for abstaining from alcohol — the “forever designated driver,” he joked. But less obvious was his daily reliance on his faith to serve others and to survive the horrors of war in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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California city approves adding ‘In God We Trust’ to police, fire vehicles

June 7, 2019

[Foxnews.com] Bakersfield, CA

After much controversy, the Bakersfield, Calif., City Council on Wednesday approved a proposal to add “In God We Trust” decals to both police and fire vehicles. Click here for complete story»

Explosions in Sri Lanka target churches, at least 185 dead on Easter Sunday

April 21, 2019

[ChristianPost.com]

Please include this item in your prayer work…

Three churches were attacked in Sri Lanka, with explosions killing dozens of Christians as they celebrated Easter Sunday morning.

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Principia Announces receipt of $15 Million Gift

March 29, 2019

[Principia News – news.principia.edu] March 27 2019

Principia School [in St. Louis, Missouri] has received an unprecedented $15 million gift from an anonymous donor, the single largest gift from an individual donor family in the institution’s history. This extraordinary investment will provide the lead funding for a new field house on the School campus…. Click here to read complete story»

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