Two-Year-Old California Boy Struck and Killed by Truck After Wandering Into the Street

A toddler was struck and killed after wandering away from his home and into a roadway. On Friday, 2-year-old Samuel Rodriguez was gravely injured at about 8:30 p.m. in Nuevo, California, and died about two hours later, the Riverside County Coroner's Office confirmed. According to The Mercury News, the boy opened the front door of his house … Continue reading Two-Year-Old California Boy Struck and Killed by Truck After Wandering Into the Street

Rev. Samuel Rodriguez Says California Governor’s Ban on Singing in Church is ‘Morally Reprehensible’

Three evangelical churches in California have sued Gov. Gavin Newsom for banning singing and chanting in places of worship but permitting such activities elsewhere. The state’s July 13 order about COVID-19 permits worship services as well as fitness centers, hotels, shopping malls and protests to remain open or active in Mendocino and Butte counties, where the suing … Continue reading Rev. Samuel Rodriguez Says California Governor’s Ban on Singing in Church is ‘Morally Reprehensible’

10 Congregants of Iglesia Jesus Rey De Gloria in Connecticut Test Positive for Coronavirus

A New Haven church has temporarily closed its doors and transitioned back to virtual services after at least 10 congregants tested positive for the Covid-19 virus, amid a feared citywide uptick. The outbreak occurred among members of Iglesia Jesus Rey De Gloria on Grand Avenue. Congregants told the Independent that at least 11 fellow members … Continue reading 10 Congregants of Iglesia Jesus Rey De Gloria in Connecticut Test Positive for Coronavirus

Lilly Endowment Names Rev. Tito Madrazo as New Program Director in Religion

The Rev. Tito Madrazo is joining the staff at Lilly Endowment as program director in the religion division. He begins work at the Endowment on July 6, 2020. An ordained Baptist pastor, Madrazo has served congregations for 18 years in Texas and North Carolina and comes to the Endowment most recently from teaching and research … Continue reading Lilly Endowment Names Rev. Tito Madrazo as New Program Director in Religion

California City Council Votes to ‘Remove and Relocate’ Statues of Catholic Missionary Junipero Serra

Father Junipero Serra is the latest victim of our unhinged cancel culture, a movement attaching 21st-century progressive ideals to bygone eras. After receiving “thousands” of email complaints, the city council of Ventura, California, voted unanimously “to remove and relocate” two statues of the Roman Catholic saint, according to City Manager Alex McIntyre. The bronze statue … Continue reading California City Council Votes to ‘Remove and Relocate’ Statues of Catholic Missionary Junipero Serra

New My Faith Votes Initiative Seeks to Increase Voting Among Christians in 2020 Elections

President Trump may have carried White evangelical voters handily in 2016, but a new initiative aims to urge as many Christians to vote as possible, especially amid worries about voting during the coronavirus pandemic. Our Church Votes, an outgrowth of My Faith Votes, is a bipartisan nationwide campaign that seeks "to encourage church attendees to register to vote in upcoming national … Continue reading New My Faith Votes Initiative Seeks to Increase Voting Among Christians in 2020 Elections

Hispanic Baptist Convention of Texas Holds Annual Meeting Virtually, Celebrates 110th Anniversary Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

The Hispanic Baptist Convention of Texas celebrated its 110th anniversary and held its annual meeting virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. When it became clear the traditional in-person gathering could not be held as originally planned, Convención officials worked rapidly to put together the virtual annual meeting on short notice, Convención Executive Director Jesse Rincones … Continue reading Hispanic Baptist Convention of Texas Holds Annual Meeting Virtually, Celebrates 110th Anniversary Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Robert Chao Romero Highlights the Often Overlooked Brown Church in New Book

“As the Brown Church,” Robert Chao Romero claims, “we take solace in knowing that Jesus, our Lord, was also Brown.” What “Brown” means we will clarify below but first this: without one moment of de-emphasis, the Black Church gets more attention because of the history of the White Church in the USA (and elsewhere). My … Continue reading Robert Chao Romero Highlights the Often Overlooked Brown Church in New Book

Answers in Genesis Hopes to Reach Hispanic Community With Día Latino Event This Fall

As part of its mission to bring the gospel to all nations and cultures, Answers in Genesis plans to host Día Latino (Hispanic Day) this fall. Answers in Genesis (AiG) is an apologetics ministry dedicated to helping Christians defend their faith and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ effectively. It focuses on providing answers to questions about the Bible … Continue reading Answers in Genesis Hopes to Reach Hispanic Community With Día Latino Event This Fall

Mexico City Begins Reopening Despite Surge in Coronavirus Cases

Mexico City began allowing more businesses to reopen Monday, after almost three months of various types of lockdowns. Some city subway stations that had been closed to reduce ridership reopened. The city’s metro system plans to distribute 1 million plastic face shields to passengers to lower the risk of infection on mass transportation. Mexico City … Continue reading Mexico City Begins Reopening Despite Surge in Coronavirus Cases

14 Bodies Found in Zacatecas State as Violence Continues to Worsen

Fourteen people were found dead in the Mexican state of Zacatecas on Friday, the state government said, as violence in the country continues to worsen. State officials said in a statement that they were investigating to determine the cause of death. The corpses were found in Fresnillo, one of the largest cities in the central … Continue reading 14 Bodies Found in Zacatecas State as Violence Continues to Worsen

Mexico City Police Chief Blames Jalisco New Generation Cartel for Assassination Attempt That Killed Three Other People

Mexico City's chief of police was shot and injured and two of his bodyguards killed in a dramatic assassination attempt early on Friday that he quickly blamed on one of Mexico's most powerful drug gangs, the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG). The city's public security chief Omar Garcia Harfuch suffered three bullet wounds as he and … Continue reading Mexico City Police Chief Blames Jalisco New Generation Cartel for Assassination Attempt That Killed Three Other People

How One Teaspoon of Soil from the Amazon Contains Thousands of Microscopic Life Forms

A teaspoon of soil from the Amazon contains as many as 1,800 microscopic life forms, of which 400 are fungi. Largely invisible and hidden underground, the "dark matter" of life on Earth has "amazing properties", which we're just starting to explore, say scientists. The vast majority of the estimated 3.8 million fungi in the world … Continue reading How One Teaspoon of Soil from the Amazon Contains Thousands of Microscopic Life Forms

Cuba’s Government Calls on Citizens to Grow Their Own Food as Crisis Looms

In the courtyard of a temple belonging to the Abakua Afro-Cuban religious brotherhood in Havana, Nelson Piloto is pulling up the lawn to plant bell peppers and cassava in the face of Cuba’s looming food crisis. Piloto, 40, says he is responding to the Communist government’s call for citizens to produce more of their own … Continue reading Cuba’s Government Calls on Citizens to Grow Their Own Food as Crisis Looms

U.S. Supreme Court Rules Louisiana Law Restricting Abortions is Unconstitutional

The US Supreme Court has ruled that a law restricting abortions in Louisiana is unconstitutional. In a landmark decision, the justices said a law requiring that doctors who provide abortions have the right to admit patients at a local hospital placed an undue burden on women. Chief Justice John Roberts joined liberal justices in the … Continue reading U.S. Supreme Court Rules Louisiana Law Restricting Abortions is Unconstitutional