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Registration for Proclaim 17 Opens Aug. 22, 2016

Registration for the world’s largest annual gathering of Christian media and ministry professionals will open on Monday, Aug. 22.


NRB President Joins FEBC Korea in Baptizing 5,000 Korean Soldiers

South Korea witnessed its largest-ever mass baptism earlier this month when 4,946 Korean soldiers gathered at the Korea Army Training Center (KATC) in Nonsan for a baptism service and ceremony organized by FEBC Korea in celebration of its 60th anniversary.


Ben-Hur Opens in Theaters August 19

The biggest faith film since The Passion of the Christ hits theaters on August 19.


NRB Seeks Director of Membership

The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB), the world’s preeminent association of Christian communicators, is recruiting a Director of Membership to provide strategic direction and leadership for the Membership Division to recruit, maintain, develop, and serve the association membership.


June Hunt’s Hope In The Night Marks 20 Years of Christ-Centered, On-Air Counseling

For the past 20 years, June Hunt, Founder of the worldwide biblical counseling ministry Hope For The Heart, has offered God’s hope and healing through her award winning program Hope In The Night.


In Memoriam: Rev. James M. Christensen, Longtime President of Heaven and Home Hour

The Rev. James M. Christensen passed away on the morning of Tuesday, August 16, at the age of 79.


Exhibit Space at Proclaim 17 Available Now! Reserve Yours Today!

Want to place your company or ministry in front of thousands of decision-makers in an ever-growing industry? Then consider exhibiting at Proclaim 17, the NRB International Christian Media Convention.


California Bill Targeting Religious Colleges Modified After Multi-Faith Letter

The President of NRB and several of the association’s members signed on to a multi-faith statement released on Aug. 9 calling on the California Assembly to abandon a bill that specifically targets religious schools that wish to uphold tenets of faith counter to the state’s position on sexual orientation and gender identity. A day after the letter was released, the bill’s sponsor announced he will remove the most egregious provisions while retaining others of continuing concern.


NRB Members Adapt to New Russian Anti-Evangelism Law; BGEA Moves Persecution Summit

The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association moved the location and dates for its World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians after Russian President Vladimir Putin signed into law new legislation that severely limits Christians’ freedoms. Meanwhile, other NRB members are grappling with implementation of the new law and its potential impact on their ministries.


Values Voter Summit to Draw Thousands to D.C., Sept. 9-11

FRC Action’s Values Voter Summit (VVS) in Washington, D.C., is bringing Bible-believing Americans from across the nation together next month to inform and mobilize citizens about religious freedom, military readiness, national security, the protection of our children, and more.



NRB Press Releases

Tech Corporations Push Agenda of Religious ‘Intolerance and Discrimination,’ NRB President Says

In response to reports today that TechNet, a coalition of major technology company senior executives, has urged Capitol Hill leaders to discriminate against religious organizations, National Religious Broadcasters President & CEO Dr. Jerry A. Johnson made the following statement


NRB Mourns the Death of Bill Armstrong

Former United States Senator Bill Armstrong (R-Colo.), president of Colorado Christian University, passed away July 5 after a long battle with cancer. The following statement was issued today by Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, President & CEO of National Religious Broadcasters, in response to the death of Armstrong:


Supreme Court Sends ‘Ominous’ Religious Freedom Signal, NRB Says

National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) is deeply disappointed by the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on Tuesday not to grant a hearing to Stormans v. Wiesman, a case challenging pharmacy rules tailored by the state of Washington to discriminate against those with religious objections to abortion. NRB agrees with dissenting Justice Samuel Alito that “this case is an ominous sign.”


NRB President, Members Respond to Orlando Massacre

The following statement can be attributed to Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, President & CEO of the National Religious Broadcasters.


NRB Supports ‘Protecting Internet Freedom Act’

The National Religious Broadcasters today announced support for the Protecting Internet Freedom Act, legislation introduced by U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) to defend vital liberty at the heart of the internet.


‘One-Sided Neutrality’: Facebook Suppression of Conservative News is Part of Censorship Pattern, NRB Says

Revelations that Facebook regularly suppresses conservative news websites from its trending section is just the latest example of a pattern of censorship by the social media behemoth, according Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, President & CEO of National Religious Broadcasters.


Are Christians ‘Ashamed of the Gospel?’ Professor Robert George Asks NRB Leaders

In a time of moral and cultural upheaval, American Christians must be challenged whether they are “ashamed of the Gospel,” Professor Robert P. George told about 90 leaders and friends of National Religious Broadcasters gathered in Washington, D.C., for its third annual First Amendment Lunch, May 5.


NRB Urges Kasich to Study — Not ‘Chill Out’ — About Religious Liberty

Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s “naïve or poorly informed” religious liberty comments in response to a question about North Carolina’s new law protecting women and girls in public restrooms is a matter of concern to Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, president & CEO of National Religious Broadcasters.


Israel is a Friend to U.S. and Christians, NRB Says

In advance of the upcoming American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference, National Religious Broadcasters today re-affirms its support for and solidarity with Israel. Likewise, NRB opposes the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Movement that seeks to gain inroads into Christian communities.


NRB Applauds Secretary Kerry’s Recognition of ISIS Genocide of Christians

National Religious Broadcasters thanks U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry for concluding that the barbarism being perpetrated against Christians in the Middle East by ISIS is, in fact, “genocide.”



Asia Bibi's last appeal against death sentence for blasphemy to be heard in October

Asia Bibi, the Christian on death row for blasphemy in Pakistan, will have her final appeal heard by the Supreme Court in the second week of October.

Christian Preschool Charging Discrimination Against Missouri Over Grant Program Gets Support From ADF

A preschool in Missouri that was denied state funds to improve its playground because it's owned by a Lutheran church says...

A Splintered Boko Haram Becomes an Even Greater Threat to Christians

A fracturing Boko Haram isn’t good news for the 218 mostly Christian schoolgirls who have been held captive since 2014.

Indian Supreme Court: State Response to Anti-Christian Mob Violence ‘Inadequate’

In 2008, the death of a Hindu leader led to the worst case of anti-Christian violence in India’s history.

The Promised Law: Christians Wait for Egypt to Authorize New Churches

Egypt is scheduled to vote as early as next month on a law that would ease the country’s historic restrictions on church construction.

Family Research Council Statement on Judge's Rebuke of Obama's Overreach on Bathrooms

WASHINGTON, Aug. 22, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ -- Yesterday, Judge Reed O'Connor of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas granted a preliminary injunction blocking...

FCC Webinars Aim to Get to the Heart of ETRS Process

Most U.S. radio stations must register by Friday in the new EAS Test Reporting System.

FCC Speeds Up Spectrum Auction

As of Tuesday (Aug. 23), the FCC will increase the number of rounds in the forward portion of the spectrum incentive auction to three and shorten the bidding time by an hour.

Proposal to monitor social media comes under criticism

A coalition of 28 organizations including the ACLU and the Center for Democracy and Technology signed a letter on Monday expressing opposition...

Princeton University: 'Don’t Use The Word Man'

Princeton University recently released new guidelines that forces staff to use "gender-inclusive language" when addressing students.

Texas AG Reaffirms Prayer, Scripture Reading In Court

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has issued a six-page legal opinion defending the practice of praying and reading scripture in court.


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...

How can Trump win the many undecided evangelicals? We asked them.

Donald Trump will meet behind closed doors on Tuesday with hundreds of the nation’s most prominent Christian conservatives.

Christian Broadcasters Deplore Orlando Killings

“All people, regardless of sexual orientation, have the absolute right to be secure and live safely in the United States of America.”

National Religious Broadcasters 2016 conference was proclaimed a success

The National Religious Broadcasters Convention had their annual meeting in Nashville this year in a four day event, plus...

Exhibitor Growth Pushes February Exhibit Space Up 2.3%

NRB International Christian Media Convention & Exposition likely clinched a return to the Fastest 50 rankings by boosting its...

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