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NRB Lauds Stand for Religious Freedom in Louisiana

Legislation intended to be a preventative shield for religious freedom in advance of the coming Supreme Court decision on marriage was shelved by a committee in the Louisiana legislature this week.

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Commissioner Highlights Uncertainty on Collection of Fines

While the $1 million fine given to iHeartMedia for misusing Emergency Alert System (EAS) tones was the big news out of the FCC Enforcement Bureau this week, FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly had another interesting point to make about the agency’s penalties generally.

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Senate Adopts Religious Freedom Measure in Trade Bill

The U.S. Senate this week adopted an amendment by U.S. Senator James Lankford (R-OK) that would require the Executive Branch to take religious freedom into consideration when negotiating trade agreements.

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House Democrats Push for More On-Air Disclosure

A number of House Democrats have co-sponsored legislation that would require the FCC to increase the amount of information revealed on-air for political ads.

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InterVarsity President Alec Hill to Step Down Following Cancer Diagnosis

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship President Alec Hill has been diagnosed with myelodysplasia, a cancer of the bone marrow, and will start treatment on June 10, according to an announcement last Friday.

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NRB Milestone Award Honors 50+ Years of Christian Broadcasting: Is Your Organization Eligible?

NRB members who have achieved 50 years or more of continuous broadcast ministry are eligible to be considered for the NRB Milestone Award.

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Luis Palau Presents Good News Message to 30+ UN Ambassadors at United Nations HQ

International evangelist Luis Palau recently presented the “good news in the city” message to more than 30 ambassadors at the United Nations during the Ambassadors’ Spring Luncheon Forum. The gathering also included several members from the UN Security Council.

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Hearings Highlight Internet Governance Concerns

This week two hearings in the U.S. House of Representatives focused on the future operation and governance of the Internet.

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Senate Calls for Release of American Citizens in Iran

This week the U.S. Senate approved a resolution calling for the release of several Americans being held in Iran, among them Pastor Saeed Abedini, a resident of Idaho.

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Broadband Providers State FCC Could Become ‘Department of the Internet’

After being rebuffed last week by the FCC, a number of broadband providers and their trade groups this week appealed to the Judicial Branch for a stay on the latest net neutrality rules coming into effect.

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House Panel Highlights Persecution of Christians by ISIS

The House Foreign Affairs Committee this week held a hearing titled “Ancient Communities Under Attack: ISIS’s War on Religious Minorities.”

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Want to Participate in the Planning for NRB16? Join Us June 11-12, 2015!

Would you like to help shape NRB and the annual NRB International Christian Media Convention while interacting with like-minded professionals in your industry?

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Rick Warren's 'The Daniel Plan' Named Christian Book of the Year

The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) announced last week the winners of the 2015 Christian Book Awards® and the 2015 Christian Book of the Year™ – representing the best Christian book and Bible releases of the year in Non-Fiction, Fiction, Inspiration, Children’s, Bible Reference, Bibles, and New Author.

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Pure Flix to Release Old Fashioned on DVD June 16

Pure Flix plans to release Old Fashioned on DVD on June 16. The movie centers on former frat boy Clay Walsh and free-spirited Amber Hewson, who together attempt the impossible: an “old-fashioned” courtship in contemporary America.

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NRB Gathers Leaders to Honor First Amendment on National Day of Prayer

On Thursday, many Americans bowed to the Lord to intercede for their communities, their nation, and the world as they celebrated the National Day of Prayer (NDP). NRB President & CEO Dr. Jerry A. Johnson and NRB Chairman of the Board Bill Blount were pleased to visit with a number of NRB members in Washington in honor of the day, including at an NRB First Amendment event headlined by U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY).

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NRB Welcomes Louisiana Stand for Religious Freedom

Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, President & CEO of NRB, today thanked Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal for working to protect religious freedom by Executive Order following the defeat of the Marriage and Conscience Act (HB 707) in a Louisiana House Committee on Tuesday.

NRB Urges Iran Bill to Require Release of Americans

As the Senate continues consideration of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, NRB today urged that the final legislation require the release and safe return of Americans, including Pastor Saeed Abedini, who are unjustly incarcerated in Iran.

Religious Liberty: 'It Is Going to Be an Issue'

NRB today responded to the admission by U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli to the U.S. Supreme Court that if “gay marriage” is deemed to be a constitutional right, then the tax-exempt status of religious institutions could be at risk.

NRB President: Supreme Court May Change America, But Not Marriage

Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, President & CEO of the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB), released the following statement after today’s oral arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court in Obergefell v. Hodges:

NRB Opposes Performance Tax Legislation

The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB), America’s preeminent association of Christian broadcasters and communicators, expressed concern with performance tax legislation being introduced by Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) that would place a new and unwarranted burden on many Christian radio broadcasters.

NRB Welcomes 30 New Members in First Quarter of 2015

The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) Executive Committee has voted to approve 18 new full members and 12 associate members in the first quarter of 2015 – 30 new members in total.

NRB Reacts to Attack on Indiana RFRA

NRB today responded to the battle in the media over the State of Indiana’s recently approved Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA).

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