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FCC Approves NRB-Inspired Charitable Giving Measure

This week the FCC unanimously approved an order finalizing an NRB-inspired idea to aid charitable activity.


Supreme Court Hears Major First Amendment Case

This week the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a major religious liberty case, and a number of observers are hopeful the justices will rule in a way honoring the equality of religious citizens.


FCC Loosens NCE Board Reporting Requirements

In a packed meeting this week, in addition to approving an NRB-inspired order to help noncommercial (NCE) stations support third-party charitable giving...


Key Committee Leaders Want Another Look at IRS Targeting

Top leaders of the House Ways and Means Committee are calling for the U.S. Department of Justice to take a “fresh look” at the IRS conservative targeting scandal that came to light in 2013.


NRB President Urges Supreme Court to 'Stop the Bullies on the Playground'

NRB President & CEO Dr. Jerry A. Johnson was among those who spoke at a rally Wednesday outside the Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C., as the high court heard oral arguments in a key religious freedom case, Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia v. Comer.


Joni and Friends to Mark 35 Years of Radio

In late 1981, top executives from Ambassador Advertising Agency went to the home of Joni Eareckson Tada to meet with the burgeoning advocate for people with disabilities.


AiG Films Win Awards at the 2017 Christian Worldview Film Festival

Answers in Genesis (AiG) was honored with the Film Ministry Excellence award, among others, at the Christian Worldview Film Festival last month.


Do You Want to Be Highlighted in 'NRB Today' to 14,000+ Subscribers … for Free?

NRB is soliciting descriptions about its members to be featured in the association’s award-winning weekly e-newsletter, NRB Today, and on the website.


An Easter Meditation (and Tweet)

This is the week to be thinking about the resurrection.


NRB Announces Newly Elected, Re-Elected Standing Committee Members for 2017

NRB has released this year’s list of members and chairs for NRB's Standing Committees – several of whom were nominated and elected for the first time during Proclaim 17.



NRB Press Releases

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.


NRB President Issues Statement on Judge Neil Gorsuch Ahead of Senate Vote

As the U.S. Senate proceeds this week to a vote to confirm Judge Neil M. Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court, Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, President & CEO of National Religious Broadcasters, issued the following statement.


NRB Applauds Pai Draft Order Advancing Charitable Giving

National Religious Broadcasters today applauded Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai for circulating the draft of a long-awaited order to aid charitable giving opportunities for community needs.


Five Evangelical Preachers Highlight ‘Solas’ of Reformation at Proclaim 17

Five evangelical preachers highlighted the five “solas” of the Protestant Reformation to mark the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s 95 Theses at Proclaim 17, the NRB International Christian Media Convention in Orlando.


Proclaim 17 Highlights Human Cost of Attack on Religious Freedom

Three clients of Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) described their battles for religious liberty Thursday, March 2, at Proclaim 17, the NRB International Christian Media Convention in Orlando.


Religious Liberty Needs Restoration, Heritage Experts Tell Christian Communicators

A recovery of religious freedom is needed after eight years of setbacks, participants were told at an event sponsored by the Heritage Foundation Wednesday (March 1) during Proclaim 17, the National Religious Broadcasters’ International Christian Media Convention in Orlando.


Hewitt: ‘Fragrance of Gospel’ Needed on Talk Shows

Christian radio show hosts have an obligation not only “to deliver great news talk” but to make certain the “fragrance of the Gospel is there,” Hugh Hewitt said Tuesday evening (Feb. 28) at Proclaim 17, the National Religious Broadcasters’ International Christian Media Convention.


Europe Losing Against Sharia, U.K.’s Lord Pearson Tells Pastors at Proclaim 17

Europe will have difficulty stemming the tide of Islam and sharia law, but the United States still has an opportunity, a member of the British Parliament said Tuesday, February 28, during Proclaim 17, the National Religious Broadcasters’ International Christian Media Convention in Orlando.


Johnson: Free Speech Mission ‘Indispensable’ for NRB

Protecting the freedom of speech is as vital to the National Religious Broadcasters’ mission today as it was when the association was founded in 1944, the association’s President & CEO, Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, said in the opening session Monday evening (Feb. 27) of Proclaim 17, NRB’s International Christian Media Convention.


NRB Releases 2017 Election Results

The National Religious Broadcasters has released the results of yesterday's elections for the 2017 Executive Committee and Class of 2020 Board of Directors.



Religious Persecution in China Has Intensified Since 2012, But Believers Have Responded with ‘Surprising Degree of Resistance,’ Says Report

The persecution of Christians in China has “intensified” since Pres. Xi Jinping took hold of the Chinese Communist Party’s leadership in 2012.

FCC clears way for big TV mergers, eases broadband price limits

The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday accelerated its deregulation push under Republican control...

Christian University Cuts Ties With Planned Parenthood After Pro-Life Students Protest

In a huge win for the Students for Life group at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington, the school has officially cut ties with the nation’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood.

Activists, Preschoolers Rally for Religious Freedom in Playground Case

Religious freedom is not something to toy with – even on the playground.

Why Almost 1,000 TV Stations Are About to Shift Channels

The Federal Communication Commission's latest airwave license auction wrapped up last week with wireless carriers and others bidding nearly $20 billion...

Focus on the Family to Bring Back Teen Magazine Brio

The Christian teen magazine Brio, a publication of Focus on the Family, will be relaunched this May.

Missionary takes Russian arrest to European court

In August of last year, Donald Ossewarde was arrested for conducting a Bible study at his home.

FCC Allows Noncoms to Fundraise for Third Parties

The FCC has voted to allow noncommercial stations not funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to use...

FCC Loosens Reporting Requirements for Noncommercial Stations

he FCC has voted to give noncommercial stations more flexibility in reporting ownership information to the FCC for diversity purposes.

FCC Regulators Vote to Ease a Limit on TV Station Ownership

The Federal Communications Commission, on a 2-1 Republican-led vote on Thursday, restored...

FCC Restores UHF Discount

The FCC has voted to reinstate the commission's UHF discount pending a more holistic look at media ownership regs...


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.

Terror attack in Nice spawns prayer, questions

Jerry Johnson, president of the National Religious Broadcasters, tweeted a call to screen "potential immigrants [to the U.S.] for a...

Putin Signs Measure Revoking Religious Freedom: ‘Most Restrictive in Post-Soviet History’

“The United States government and all other nations that profess a commitment to religious freedom should urge Russia to repeal this unjust law, NRB President Dr. Jerry A. Johnson said.

US evangelicals hail British vote to leave EU

Interviewed by Baptist Press, the president of National Religious Broadcasters, Jerry Johnson, said that "the British have reminded us...

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