Christianity

Increase in Sanctuary Churches Popping Up Under Trump - World Religion News

August 9, 2017
A fewer number of undocumented immigrants have taken refuge in churches even as an increasing number have been declaring themselves sanctuaries. Since the time Donald J. Trump has been elected as President of the United States in November 2016, about 400 Christian places of worship have turned into sanctuaries, pushing the number of such churches to over 800. This uptick happened after the newly elected president promised to deport undocumented people numbering in millions from United States soil. Source: ... Read more about Increase in Sanctuary Churches Popping Up Under Trump - World Religion News

For the First Time in 100 Years White House Will Hold Bible Study - World Religion News

August 9, 2017
The Christian Broadcasting Network has reported that Christian leaders now enjoy access to the White House thanks to President Donald J. Trump. The Republican political cabinet now engages in a weekly Bible study which is attended by top administration leaders like Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Vice President Mike Pence. Even Betsy DeVos, the Education Secretary, joins in when she is in Washington. Source: For the First Time in 100 Years White House Will Hold Bible Study... Read more about For the First Time in 100 Years White House Will Hold Bible Study - World Religion News

First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, United Church of Christ

This data was last updated on 7 August 2017.

Address: 11 Garden St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Phone: (617) 547-2724
Email: parishadmin@firstchurchcambridge.org
Website: http://www.firstchurchcambridge.org

History: For over 380 years, First Church in Cambridge has dutifully served the people of Cambridge and beyond. After its initial gathering in 1633 under Rev. Thomas Hooker, it was officially recognized in February 1...

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‘Father Stan’s Our Man’: Okla. farm town honors hometown hero on path to sainthood | Religion News Service

August 2, 2017
OKARCHE, Okla. (RNS) — Past the grain elevator and the bar famous for its fried chicken, Oklahoma Highway 3 leads to a century-old church where the Rev. Stanley Francis Rother served as an altar boy. Yellowish-green grass and brown fields awaiting the planting of the next wheat crop in a few months adorn the prairie as men in western shirts, women carrying babies and children in shorts and dresses fill the pews. They’ve come — a standing-room-only crowd of nearly 400 — to pay tribute to a hometown hero who could become a saint. Source: ... Read more about ‘Father Stan’s Our Man’: Okla. farm town honors hometown hero on path to sainthood | Religion News Service

Houses of worship do some soul-searching as their neighborhoods change | Religion News Service

July 26, 2017

NASHVILLE (USA Today) — A nearly 90-year-old church now stands across the street from a new luxury apartment complex, illustrating how redevelopment has altered its neighborhood.

It also shows that places of worship, like First Baptist Church East Nashville, are not immune to the changes in their communities.

The church’s predominantly black congregation once mirrored the neighborhood’s demographics. But today hip and eclectic East...

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Clergy arrested outside McConnell’s office while protesting health care bill | Religion News Service

July 20, 2017
Eleven interfaith protesters, including the Rev. William Barber II, were arrested outside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office while protesting Medicaid cuts in the GOP’s revised health care bill. About 50 protesters gathered Thursday (July 13) for the Capitol Hill rally, before marching to a Senate office building steps from the Capitol. Source: Clergy arrested outside McConnell’s office while protesting health care bill | Religion News Service

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