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2019 NRB Media Awards: Nominations Window Opens August 13, 2018

NRB will soon be accepting nominations for the 2019 NRB Media Awards.


Ads for Greg Laurie’s Harvest Outreach Removed from Mall Over Bible Image

Ads promoting evangelist Greg Laurie’s upcoming SoCal Harvest event were taken down from the Fashion Island mall in Southern California after the company that posted them claimed the ads generated multiple complaints, including a “serious threat.”


Focal Point Celebrates 20 Years of Radio Ministry

Focal Point Radio Ministries, the Bible teaching ministry of Dr. Mike Fabarez, began with a Sunday broadcast on two Southern California stations on July 24, 1998.


CityFest with Andrew Palau Draws 9,500 People in Oregon’s Lane County

A week of outreach activities in Oregon’s Lane County culminated late last month with a gathering of more than 9,500 people at PK Park in Eugene, Oregon – the largest audience PK Park has ever hosted.


State Department’s Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom Draws Praise from NRB Members

Members of the National Religious Broadcasters joined government officials, religious leaders, rights advocates, and civil society organizations from around the world last week as they gathered for the U.S. Department of State’s first-ever Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom.


Attorney General Announces New Religious Liberty Task Force

This week, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) established a new Religious Liberty Task Force to protect and promote America’s first freedom in the Bill of Rights.


U.S. Treasury Sanctions Turkish Officials Over Unjust Detention of Pastor Andrew Brunson

The U.S. Department of Treasury, at the direction of President Donald J. Trump, is sanctioning two Turkish officials for their leading roles in the organizations responsible for the arrest and detention of U.S. Pastor Andrew Brunson.


NRB Accepting Speaker Recommendations for 2019 Digital Media Summit in Anaheim

The NRB Digital Media Standing Committee is looking for potential speakers for the 2019 Digital Media Summit that will be held during Proclaim 19 in Anaheim, California.


Luis Palau Named to The Oregonian's '100 Greatest Oregonians Ever' List

Evangelist Luis Palau was named No. 31 on The Oregonian’s “100 greatest Oregonians ever” list, which recognizes “the most accomplished and influential Oregonians of all time ranked based on their impacts on their field of endeavor, our state and the world.”


WLMB-TV's Jamey Schmitz to Be Awarded Honorary Doctorate from Winebrenner Seminary

WLMB-TV’s Jamey Schmitz to Be Awarded Honorary Doctorate from Winebrenner Seminary Jamey SchmitzJamey Schmitz, founder and president/CEO of WLMB TV 40 Toledo and the YES-FM Radio Network, will be awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity Degree from Winebrenner Theological Seminary during commencement exercises on Saturday, August 4.



NRB Press Releases

NRB Thanks Pompeo for Religious Freedom Leadership

In a letter today to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, National Religious Broadcasters commended the “powerful message” the Trump administration is making by holding a historic Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom this week in Washington, D.C., pledging: “You will not be alone in this great cause.”


NRB 'Enthusiastically' Endorses Trump Nomination of Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court

The following statement was issued tonight by Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, president and CEO of National Religious Broadcasters, in support of President Donald J. Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court


NRB Calls for ‘Constitution-Honoring’ Supreme Court Nominee to Fill Kennedy’s Seat

In response to the retirement of U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy, Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, president and CEO of National Religious Broadcasters, released the following statement:


NRB Welcomes Supreme Court Ruling Against ‘Insidious’ Abortion Speech Mandate

National Religious Broadcasters today praised the Supreme Court’s ruling in National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra, a case in which pro-life pregnancy care centers challenged a California law requiring them to promote abortion.


NRB Sees ‘Positive Step’ in Supreme Court Action on Florist’s Religious Freedom Case

Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, president & CEO of National Religious Broadcasters, issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court ordering Washington's highest court to re-consider the case of floral artist Barronelle Stutzman.


NRB Praises Supreme Court's Affirmation of Religious Liberty in Masterpiece Cakeshop Case

National Religious Broadcasters praised today’s Supreme Court decision overturning Colorado’s discrimination against Jack Phillips for upholding his religious convictions in the practice of his business, Masterpiece Cakeshop.


MyPillow’s Mike Lindell Receives the 2018 NRB President’s Award

Mike Lindell, CEO of MyPillow, received the 2018 NRB President’s Award on Friday, March 2, during the Closing Gala at Proclaim 18, the NRB International Christian Media Convention in Nashville, Tennessee.


WCTL-FM Receives NRB Milestone Award

WCTL-FM received an NRB Milestone Award on Friday, March 2, during the Closing Gala at Proclaim 18, the NRB International Christian Media Convention in Nashville, Tennessee.


NRB Commends House Judiciary Committee for Scheduling Online Censorship Hearing

A week after National Religious Broadcasters renewed its call for congressional hearings focused solely on online censorship in the wake of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s congressional appearances, the House Judiciary Committee announced it will hold a hearing this week featuring two victims of online censorship – Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and social media commentators Diamond and Silk.


Wayne Pederson Receives 2018 NRB William Ward Ayer Award for Distinguished Service

Reach Beyond global ambassador Wayne Pederson received the 2018 NRB William Ward Ayer Award for Distinguished Service on Friday, March 2, during the Closing Gala at Proclaim 18, the NRB International Christian Media Convention in Nashville, Tennessee.



EAS and WEA National Tests Scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 20; ETRS Form 1 due Aug. 27

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the FCC have announced Thursday, Sept. 20 at 2:20 p.m. EDT as the...

Pennsylvania Couple Fined for Using Farm for Bible Study, Prayer Groups

A couple in Pennsylvania has been served a cease-and-desist order for using their 32-acre farm for private prayer groups.

Iran Sentences Man, Wife, Every Member of Church to Prison for Being Christian

Iran's Islamic regime has sentenced an Iranian couple to prison for practicing Christianity and also sentenced every member of their church to one year in prison.

Salem Turns On QGoLive App

QGoLive is a mobile app for broadcast-quality, live field reporting on an iPhone, iPad, Android, or laptop, featuring the ability to insert...

Net Neutrality Activist Action Gears Up Again

It may be August recess for House members, but net neutrality activists are keeping the heat on, organizing another in a series of “action days,” on Aug. 16...

Iran regime ramps up crackdown on persecuted Christians after US sanctions

U.S. sanctions on Iran have inadvertently led to a crackdown on its persecuted Christian community...

TWR Readies Broadcasts for Indonesian Quake Survivors

Amid continuing aftershocks, officials announced that the death toll from the largest quake, which hit the Lombok area...

Operation Christmas Child Celebrating 25 Years of Giving Shoebox Gifts to Children in Need

Since 1993, Samaritan’s Purse has partnered with local churches around the world to deliver 157 million Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts...

Billy Graham Exhibit Opens at the Museum of the Bible

August 1949. It’s a starry, moonlit night at Forest Home, a Christian retreat center in California.

Censored Silicon Valley Pastor Building the 'Pro-America Internet' to End Conservative Censorship

A popular pastor who reached 5 to 8 million people per month on Facebook is experiencing one of the biggest cases of censorship.

Did iTunes 'Shadow Ban' the 'Walk in the Word' Podcast

Following his statement of support for Trump on Facebook, and his request that Christians be praying for the president...


NRB Lobbying Helps Put Congress’ Focus On Internet Freedom

With the Fairness Doctrine now solidly part of the past, National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) has been focusing its free speech efforts on the internet.

NRB Calls for Internet Censorship Hearings

The National Religious Broadcasters had big issues with Facebook before CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s mea culpa tour of the House and Senate this week, and it still has them, in spades.

NRB Seeks Censorship Answers from Zuckerberg

As the Hill prepares to grill Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg at a pair of hearings this week, the National Religious Broadcasters want them...

Censoring Christians: Google and Facebook and Twitter, oh my

The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) launched the initiative via the website

Religious Broadcasters Gather in DC, Announce Response to Problem of Internet Censorship

The National Religious Broadcasters gathered in Washington, D.C., on Thursday to announce their new “Internet Freedom Initiative.”

In Tax Debate, Gift to Religious Right Could Be Bargaining Chip

Conservative Christian leaders say Mr. Trump seized on the issue at the January meeting in his office.

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.

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