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George Washington’s First Thanksgiving Proclamation

Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor, and Whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me “to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanks-giving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.”

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FOX News Anchor Kelly Wright to Speak at Proclaim 18

FOX News anchor Kelly Wright is scheduled to speak during Proclaim 18, the NRB International Christian Media Convention in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Save the Date: 2018 NRB Annual Business Meeting – February 27

All members of NRB have the duty and privilege of participating in the association’s Annual Business Meeting.

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Museum of the Bible Makes Grand Opening

Museum of the Bible opened its eight-story, 430,000-square-foot museum in Washington, D.C., to the public last week after years of anticipation.

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Legislation Introduced to Incentivize Giving at All Income Levels

Congressional efforts to reform the tax code are anticipated to come to a head in the weeks after Thanksgiving.

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Supreme Court to Consider Coerced Abortion Speech Case

Last autumn the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit sadly upheld a California law that compels pro-life pregnancy care centers to promote abortion.

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FCC Takes Action on Broadcast Ownership and NextGenTV

The FCC this week voted on partisan lines to update broadcast ownership rules and to authorize a new television transmission standard.

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Christian Filmmaker Alex Kendrick to Speak at Proclaim 18

Writer, director, actor, and author Alex Kendrick is scheduled to speak on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, at a Super Session during Proclaim 18, the NRB International Christian Media Convention in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Win a 3-Day Trip to Museum of the Bible in D.C.!

On November 17, Museum of the Bible will open its technologically advanced, 430,000-square-foot museum in Washington, D.C., just two blocks from the National Mall and three blocks from the U.S. Capitol.

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Film Based on Life of Luis Palau in Theaters October 2018; Sneak Peek at Proclaim 18

The Luis Palau Association, Ollawood Productions, and Rivka Entertainment Group have announced the forthcoming release of Palau, a legacy film based on the life of international evangelist Luis Palau.

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NRB Press Releases

Tax Reform Bill Should Honor Free Speech of Churches and Charities

As Congress considers the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act this week, National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) welcomed efforts to lift the free speech burden of the infamous “Johnson Amendment” off of all charitable organizations. NRB believes the Free Speech Fairness Act unshackles basic expression, a priceless bedrock principle of our nation, without allowing charities to become conduits for targeted political expenditures.

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NRB Praises Religious Liberty Action by Trump Administration

Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, President & CEO of National Religious Broadcasters, issued the following statement today in response to new religious liberty protections issued by the Trump Administration.

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Senator James Lankford Honored with NRB's 2017 Faith & Freedom Award

The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) presented its 2017 Faith & Freedom Award to U.S. Senator James Lankford (R-Okla.) on Wednesday, September 13.

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NRB Urges Respect for Christian TV in Spectrum Repack

In advance of a hearing entitled “The Broadcast Incentive Auction: Update on Repacking Opportunities and Challenges” in the House Energy & Commerce Committee on Thursday, National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) highlighted the value of Christian television programming for local communities.

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NRB President, Members Sign Historic ‘Nashville Statement’ on Sexuality

Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, President & CEO of National Religious Broadcasters, joined more than 100 evangelical leaders – including at least 15 NRB members – as original signatories to The Nashville Statement expressing evangelical convictions about human sexuality released today.

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NRB Praises Supreme Court Ruling Honoring Equality of Religious Citizens

National Religious Broadcasters welcomed the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling today honoring religious liberty and the equality of religious citizens in the case of Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia v. Comer.

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NRB President Says Jerusalem 'Should Not Be A Bargaining Chip'

In response to President Trump’s decision to delay relocating the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, President & CEO of National Religious Broadcasters, issued the following statement today:

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‘It Is Time to Move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem,’ Says NRB President

NRB President & CEO Dr. Jerry A. Johnson joined Jewish and Christian leaders from across the country, along with co-chairs and members of the bipartisan Congressional Israel Allies Caucus, for a Jerusalem Day event on Capitol Hill Tuesday commemorating the reunification of Jerusalem and establishing Israeli control over the Old City after the 1967 Six-Day War.

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NRB President Dr. Jerry A. Johnson Statement on President Trump’s Executive Order on Religious Liberty​

National Religious Broadcasters thanked President Donald Trump for prioritizing First Amendment freedoms and taking first steps to change our nation’s trajectory through executive action at the White House today. He also commented on a meeting with senior White House staff regarding persecution.

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NRB Praises FCC Action to Aid Charitable Giving

National Religious Broadcasters today praised the Federal Communications Commission for unanimously adopting an order offered by Chairman Ajit Pai that will enhance charitable giving opportunities for community needs, a long-term policy position supported by NRB.

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Operation Christmas Child Delivers Gifts to Children Affected by Hurricane Irma

Operation Christmas Child is a wonderful ministry started by Samaritan’s Purse which involves people around the country...

University Fights Discrimination Case at Canada's Top Court

A Christian university in Canada is being told not to go ahead with creating a law school because if...

FCC Retires Two Forms As It Moves To New Filing System

The Federal Communications Commission has announced a retirement that will impact every radio and television station.

Russ Busby, Longtime Billy Graham Photographer, Passes Away

Russ Busby, who spent six decades traveling the world as evangelist Billy Graham's photographer, passed away yesterday at his son's home...

Pai Rejects Calls To Skip Planned Votes On Media Rules

Thursday promises to be one of the more heated of monthly meetings at the Federal Communications Commission since Ajit Pai was named chairman.

YouTube broadens effort to remove extremist videos

YouTube is expanding its crackdown on extremist videos by now removing content that does not show violence...

Organizations team up to bring solar power to Caribbean

A charity founded by Christian broadcaster Pat Robertson is teaming up with the...

FCC Gives Thumbs Up to CBS, Entercom Deal

The anticipated merger between CBS Radio and Entercom is one step closer to reality after the Federal Communications Commission...

No Ad Tax Included In Current Senate Overhaul Proposal

The two sides of the Capitol may have different ideas about how the U.S. tax code should be overhauled.

SCOTUS Takes Technological Step Forward

Surely but slowly, the Supreme Court is entering the 21st century. The court is making new legal filings available online starting Monday...

Bott Radio Network Celebrates 55 Years of Service

Bott Radio Network (BRN) --a pioneer in the development of Christian talk radio – marks 55 years of service this month...

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Religious broadcasters' group honors Lankford with award

National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) recently presented its 2017 Faith & Freedom Award to U.S. Sen. James Lankford, R-Oklahoma City.

Johnson Amendment: Confusion and fightin’ words

There was nothing new about the Rev. Jerry Johnson talking about abortion, gay rights and other hot-button moral issues...

Charles Stanley to Be Keynote Speaker at NRB's 'First Amendment Lunch'

NRB announced Thursday that the founder and head of In Touch Ministries was going to be the keynote speaker for next week's event.

FCC To Tackle Two Noncom Priorities in April

The move was applauded by the National Religious Broadcasters organization.

Proclaim 17 Heads for Warmer Weather in Orlando

Proclaim 17, the National Religious Broadcasters’ annual convention and exhibition, will be held Feb. 27–March 2 at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Fla.

Wildmon and Criswell Selected for NRB Hall of Fame

The award, which the NRB describes as its most prestigious, recognizes an individual’s “for invaluable contribution...

NRB "Commends Voters" and Christian Turnout

Donald Trump called for healing in his first comments after claiming presidential victory.
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