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NRB Seeks VP of Government Relations

National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) is seeking qualified candidates for its Vice President of Government Relations position.


NRB Condemns Attempted Takeover of U.S. Capitol and Urges Prayer for Our Nation

In the wake of the violent attempted takeover of the United States Capitol yesterday, NRB leaders are calling for prayer and spiritual renewal for our nation.


Explainer: What You Should Know About Section 230

Section 230 is an amendment of the Communications Decency Act of 1996. This amendment holds that an “interactive computer service” cannot be treated as the publisher of third-party content. This means that companies and websites are protected from lawsuits if a user comments or posts something illegal on their site. Essentially, Section 230 holds users responsible for what they write rather than the company that hosts their comment online. In addition to this, Section 230 affirms that private companies have the right to remove content from their site that violates their values.


Explainer: What’s happening with the FCC?

As Inauguration Day approaches in the United States, people across the country are watching to see what changes will come with a Biden administration. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is undergoing some key transitions with the coming administration change.


Preparing Your Nonprofit For Donor Giving In 2021

On December 17, 2020, BBS & Associates published a report titled “Donor Confidence: The continued impact of COVID-19 on donor giving and what to expect for 2021.” This national study of donors was commissioned by BBS & Associates and conducted by research partner Campbell Rinker.


NRB Responds to Gender Neutral Changes in 117th Congress Rules Package

On January 4, 2021, the House adopted a rules package for the 117th Congress presented by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Rules Committee Chairman James P. McGovern (D-MA). In a troubling development for NRB members, the rules package requires all pronouns and familial relationships to be changed in the House rules so that they are gender neutral.


Guidelines International Ministries Launches New 2-Minute Feature

Guidelines International Ministries launched a new 2-minute feature, Reset with Bonnie Sala, on January 4, 2021.


Faith and Freedom Coalition Chairman Ralph Reed Joins NRB Board of Directors and President’s Council for Exclusive Zoom Call

On Wednesday, December 16, Faith and Freedom Coalition Chairman Ralph Reed joined NRB CEO Troy Miller, the NRB Board of Directors, and the NRB President’s Council on a private call to break down the results of the 2020 elections.


Courts Strike Down COVID-19 Restrictions That Discriminate Against Churches

On Tuesday afternoon, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit unanimously ruled that Nevada COVID-19 restrictions holding churches to a different standard than casinos and other entertainment venues are unconstitutional.


ICEJ Mobilizes Christian Leaders against Anti-Semitism

Over recent weeks, the USA Branch of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem gathered over 400 pastors and Christian leaders for an informative series of webinars discussing the explosive growth of anti-Semitism in the United States. Organized in collaboration with eight other organizations under the banner of the American Christian Leaders for Israel (ACLI) network, the webinars were designed not just to educate but to begin a national conversation among Christian leaders about the problem and how to collaborate and mobilize against it.



NRB Press Releases

NRB Condemns Violence, Calls for Caution by Tech Companies on Censorship Issues

As a key part of our work to advocate for Christian communicators, NRB looks forward to working with members of Congress on this issue and will work to form a coalition of faith-based organizations, government leaders, and tech companies to find solutions to these complex issues.


NRB Welcomes Notion Digital as a Bronze Sponsor of NRB 2021

NRB is proud to welcome Notion Digital as a Bronze Sponsor of the NRB 2021 Christian Media Convention that will take place on June 21-24, 2021 in Grapevine, Texas.


NRB Supports Sen. Lee and PROMISE Act

On Tuesday, December 8, Sen. Lee (R-UT) introduced the Promoting Responsibility Over Moderation In the Social Media Environment (PROMISE) Act. This bill is designed to hold Big Tech companies accountable for their promises to not operate their social media platforms with political bias and is co-sponsored by Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS).


NRB Urges the U.S. Supreme Court to Uphold Religious Freedom in Fulton v. Philadelphia

The United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments today in a crucial religious liberty case, Fulton v. City of Philadelphia. This significant civil rights case will determine whether or not a Catholic foster care agency in Philadelphia, Penn., will be disqualified from working with the city to place foster children in families. NRB, the nation’s preeminent association of Christian broadcasters and communicators, urges the Court to recognize the right of faith-based organizations to operate according to their sincerely held religious beliefs.


Senator Leahy Makes False Claims Against Alliance Defending Freedom During Barrett Hearing

During the second day of hearings to examine the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) was critical of the judge for having spoken to Christian law students participating in a program of Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), making false claims against the non-profit legal organization.


NRB Praying for Speedy Recovery for President Trump, First Lady

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have both tested positive for COVID-19 and are experiencing some symptoms, according to announcements from the White House.


NRB Applauds Nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court; Urges Swift Confirmation

President Donald Trump today announced Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court. In response, the following statement was issued by Daniel Darling, Senior Vice President of NRB, the nation’s preeminent association of Christian broadcasters and communicators.


NRB Prays for Family of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg; Supports Filling SCOTUS Vacancy Immediately

In response to the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the following statement was issued by Troy Miller, CEO of NRB.


Dr. Charles Stanley Steps Down as Senior Pastor of First Baptist Atlanta; Shifts Focus to In Touch

Dr. Charles Stanley announced that he is beginning a new season of life and stepping down as Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Atlanta, where he has served for the past 51 years. While continuing to serve the church as Pastor Emeritus, Stanley will focus on In Touch Ministries, which he founded in 1982, and will continue to spread the Gospel through In Touch programs.


LA Superior Court Temporarily Allows County Ban on Indoor Worship, Restrictions on Outdoor Services

In a heavy-handed move against Pastor John MacArthur and his congregation at Grace Community Church, the Los Angeles Superior Court issued a preliminary injunction Thursday prohibiting them from “conducting, participating in, or attending any indoor worship services” and also placing restrictions on outdoor worship.



Mexican President Compares Social Media Censorship to Spanish Inquisition

Mexico’s president vowed Thursday to lead an international effort to combat what he considers censorship by social media companies...

Jerusalem Gives Preliminary Approval to Build New US Embassy

Jerusalem municipal authorities on Wednesday gave preliminary approval for the construction of a new US embassy.

Free Speech Experiences Technical Difficulties

On Jan. 8, Google and Apple announced the removal of Twitter competitor Parler from their app stores.

Commerce Department Issues Interim Rule to Secure Communications Supply Chain

The Department of Commerce has issued an interim rule for securing the Information and Communications...

As He Nears Exit, Ajit Pai Reflects On FCC’s Radio Legacy During His Term

In less than a week one of the most radio-focused chairs of the Federal Communications Commission will depart...

Rep. Nunes Calls for Racketeering Investigation Into Big Tech Following Parler Ban

Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., says Amazon, Apple and Google's suspension of Parler is 'clearly a violation' of antitrust...

FL Gov. DeSantis Fights Back Against Big Tech Censorship of Free Speech

Florida's Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis is reportedly doing his part to fight back for conservative free speech...

FCC Advances 12 GHz Item

Various groups had called on the FCC to look at opening up that 500 MHz for shared use.

WARNING: H.R.1 is the Building Block for a 'Blue' Nation

Rob Chambers, vice president of AFA Action, explains that H.R.1 – if passed – would federalize and micromanage elections at the state level.

Sudan Officially Signs Peace Deal with Israel

Sudan has joined a list of other Middle Eastern countries to sign a peace deal with Israel.

Political Involvement is in the People's Best Interest

Rob Chambers, vice president of AFA Action, says these solid conservatives must step up to the plate and run for office.


Big Tech’s Big Bias: Religious Conservatives Face ‘Scary Pattern’ of Censorship

Troy Miller, president of National Religious Broadcasters, says the result is a “scary pattern” of public discourse...

NRB Urges Congressional Support for Local Radio Freedom Act

Currently 211 members in the House have signed -- just seven away from the 218 majority needed to block any bill from passing...

NRB Steps Up Efforts To Help Block Creation Of New Radio Royalty

Radio’s performance royalty battle never seems to fall from the Washington playlist, as evidenced by a recent Senate hearing...

Senate Committee To Discuss Music Rights

The Senate Judiciary IP subcommittee will hold a staff briefing on May 27th called “Scope of Music Rights within the DMCA.”

National Religious Broadcasters Music License Committee Formally Recognizes Pro Music Rights as Performance Rights Organization

NRBMLC Executive Director Scott R. Hunter formally recognized Pro Music Rights as a new PRO to NRBMLC Members...

Christian Media Convention held in Nashville

U.S. Attorney General William Barr spoke at the NRB 2020 Christian Media Convention in Nashville, Tennessee...

Supreme Court to Decide if Transgender Rights Prevail Over Christian-Based Businesses

The US Supreme Court announced on Tuesday it will take up the case involving a Michigan Christian funeral home's objection...

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