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Washington to Host Global Leaders on Religious Freedom

Next week more than 40 foreign ministers, as well as religious and civil society leaders from around the world, will gather in Washington, D.C., to discuss religious liberty at the invitation of U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.


Online Censorship an 'Imaginary Narrative'?

In an April hearing focused on online viewpoint suppression, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) declared his intent to make sure Big Tech corporations answered for their content filtering practices.


House Approves Johnson Amendment Reporting Requirement

Included in a government funding bill this week was a new set of requirements for the IRS to fulfill before utilizing the sword of the infamous Johnson Amendment against a church.


‘Outrageous Violation’: Turkey Prolongs Imprisonment of Pastor Andrew Brunson

Religious freedom advocates this week strongly condemned a Turkish court’s decision to return to prison Pastor Andrew Brunson following his third hearing on Wednesday.


First Baptist Dallas to Celebrate 150th Anniversary

On July 30, 1868, three women and eight men gathered together to found First Baptist Church of Dallas, Texas, following two weeks of revival services in the then-2,000-person village.


NRB Declares ‘Generational Opportunity’ in Kavanaugh Nomination

Baseball fans are eager for the MLB All-Star game in Washington next week, but, during Monday’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court...


FCC Advances Items of Interest for Broadcasters

At FCC’s monthly meeting this week the agency advanced proceedings exploring ways to make additional use of “C-band” spectrum (3.7 to 4.2 GHz) and proposing revisions to children’s television programming rules.


High Level U.S. Visit to Persecuted Christians in Iraq

Just before Independence Day, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green and Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback led a U.S. delegation to visit persecuted communities in northern Iraq


NRB President Urges Members, Conservative Christians to Be Engaged in Confirmation of High Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

Shortly after President Donald J. Trump announced his intention to nominate Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court, NRB’s president & CEO called for “direct engagement at this pivotal time” from the association’s members.


Prayers for Imprisoned Pastor Andrew Brunson as July 18 Trial in Turkey Nears

NRB’s president & CEO, Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, is urging Christians in America to pray as the July 18 trial date for imprisoned American Pastor Andrew Brunson approaches.



NRB Press Releases

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.


Chuck Finney Receives 2018 NRB Individual Professional Membership Award

Chuck Finney, president of Finney Media, received the 2018 NRB Individual Professional Membership Award on Friday, March 2, during the Closing Gala at Proclaim 18, the NRB International Christian Media Convention in Nashville, Tennessee.



Lawsuit filed to end 'intrusive government interference'

Light of the World Gospel Ministries in Walthill, Nebraska has outgrown its current building on Main Street and purchased a property...

Inside The FCC’s Proposed Incubator Plan For Radio

Small businesses, struggling station owners, and new entrants would all benefit from what the Federal Communications Commission has...

Turkish Court Sends Pastor Brunson Back to Prison

A Turkish court has sent Pastor Andrew Brunson back to prison to await a new court hearing set for October 12.

Facebook Censors Famous George Washington Picture and the USA's National Motto

On Sunday, Pastor Steven Andrew posted to Facebook a popular picture of George Washington praying at Valley Forge...

Canada clamping down on religious freedom

Earlier this year, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau implemented a policy with summer job grants for youth that greatly impacted...

'Title VIII' Net Neutrality Bill Introduced

The FCC's 2015 Open Internet Order, which was essentially repealed by the current FCC last December...

Franklin Graham Event Bus Ads Pulled in UK

Bus ads promoting an upcoming evangelistic festival with Franklin Graham in England were pulled in response to outcry from...

FCC Application Fees Going Up

The FCC yesterday released an Order announcing its adjustments to its application fees for commercial broadcasters...

Pai Outlines Diversity Incubator Program

The FCC is proposing the framework for an incubator program to help diversify broadcast ownership and will seek comment on...

ETRS Form One Due Aug. 27 for All EAS Participants

The substance of Form One in ETRS is essentially the same as last year and requests identifying information on a participant’s location...

Free Airtime For Politicians Proposal Revived In Congress

Broadcasters may not be thrilled with the requirement that federal candidates pay lowest unit rate during election season...


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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