Americans experience record-low 'very satisfied' levels since 2011 while church attendees remain the happiest demographic
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A recently released Gallup poll paints a concerning picture of American happiness, with less than half (47%) of adults reporting high satisfaction with their personal lives. This marks a significant drop from the peak of 90% in 2020 and the third time in decades such a low has been recorded ..read more
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Pastor Jack Hibbs declares 2024 a year of spiritual warfare in sermon series; outlines 5 key battlegrounds
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In a recent sermon series at Calvary Chapel Chino Hills, California, Pastor Jack Hibbs declared 2024 to be a year of "war" for Christians. While not advocating for physical violence, he described a spiritual and ideological battleground where truth, facts, faith, the Church and marriage will be under attack ..read more
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American College of Pediatricians says gender surgery adversely affects adolescent mental health outcomes
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The report also presents significant findings from a survey of 1,665 parents of gender dysphoric children, indicating that 57% of trans-identified adolescents displayed mental health concerns nearly four years before experiencing discomfort with their biological sex ..read more
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More than half of Evangelical Pastors oppose sports betting, considering it as ‘morally wrong’
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As football fans feverishly anticipate the Super Bowl, a different kind of game unfolds off the field: a clash of titans between the advocates of sports betting and the resolute opposition of many pastors ..read more
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Abortion takes top spot as leading cause of death for fifth year
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For the fifth year in a row, abortion has surpassed all other major causes of death globally, despite restrictions implemented in some regions following the overturn of Roe v. Wade in the US. Statistics from Worldometer, a real-time data tracker, reveal that over 44.6 million abortions were performed worldwide in 2023 ..read more
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Over half of US clergy contemplate leaving ministry, study finds
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A wave of discontentment is surging through the American pastorate, with a new study revealing that more than half of all postoral leaders have seriously considered leaving ministry since the pandemic began in 2020 ..read more
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UCC loses 551 churches and a whopping 286,000 members
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The United Church of Christ (UCC), a mainline Protestant denomination known for its progressive stance on social issues, faces a significant decline in membership according to a recent report by the UCC Center for Analytics ..read more
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Pakistan's promises of religious freedom ring hollow amid continuing mob attacks on Christians
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Despite Pakistan's claims of promoting religious freedom and protecting minorities, ongoing violence and discrimination paint a far grimmer picture. The recent U.S. designation of Pakistan as a "Country of Particular Concern" for religious freedom violations only underscores the disconnect between official pronouncements and the lived realities of minority communities ..read more
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‘Majority-Black congregations’ adapt and thrive despite Pandemic's brunt, study finds
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While COVID-19's impact reverberated across all church communities, a new study reveals a striking disparity: the majority of the black congregations bore the brunt of the pandemic's hardships but exhibited remarkable resilience and adaptation in the face of adversity ..read more
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Abortion Ballot Initiative gets approval from Arkansas AG after rejections
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Arkansas is on the precipice of a historic vote on abortion rights, with a proposed amendment promising limited access but facing a steep climb to the ballot box. Attorney General Tim Griffin, a Republican, finally greenlit the Arkansas Abortion Amendment of 2024, allowing supporters to begin gathering signatures ..read more
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