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Senate Judiciary Committee Holds Hearing on Section 230 Reform

The Senate Judiciary Committee questioned Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Tuesday on censorship of conservative content on their platforms.

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ECFA Vice President Warren Bird Shares Insights and Research to Equip Leaders During COVID-19

On Tuesday, Nov. 17, NRB hosted a NRB Live webinar event with Warren Bird, Vice President of Research and Equipping at the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).

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MEDIAlliance International Hosts Online Event with Dr. Jack Graham and Governor Mike Huckabee to Share About Media Training and Encouragement

MEDIAlliance International went global in its recent online event to share the scope of the media training and encouragement ministry. “The Light Shines” was presented as a live online television special, hosted by ministry president Dr. Ron Harris. Harris was live in Dallas, Texas, and his co-host, Cristina Olariu of Radio Voice of the Gospel (RVE) was live in Romania. During the hour-long program, fifteen MEDIAlliance ministry partners from all over the world checked in to share about their ministry and the help they receive from MEDIAlliance.

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Life Changing Radio Donates 6,000 Bibles to Persecuted Believers

Life Changing Radio, a New England based Christian Teaching-Talk network operating on 12 AM/FM frequencies, recently concluded a radio campaign with Voice of the Martyrs to raise money to provide Bibles for persecuted believers.

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Why Summit Church Chose Radio Ministry

On Monday, November 9, NRB hosted a NRB Live webinar event with pastor and author J.D. Greear and Moody Radio Manager of Programming Dan Craig.

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Digital communication continues to thrive during COVID-19

New data in a recent report from Dr. Joel W. Harder, founder and president of Oklahoma Capitol Culture, and Scott Klososky, founder and principal at Future Point of View, provide insights into the impacts of digital communication on interpersonal relationships, connectedness, and cooperation moving forward through COVID-19.

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Memorioum: Faith Leader Bishop Harry Jackson Jr.

Bishop Harry Jackson Jr., senior pastor at Hope Christian Church in Beltsville, Maryland and evangelical advisor to President Donald Trump, died on Monday, Nov. 9 at the age of 66.

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NRB to Host NRB Live Programs and Member-Exclusive Webinars on Radio Ministry, Digital Fundraising, Financial Leadership, and Update on Travel to Israel

NRB will host a wide range of NRB Live programs and several member-exclusive webinars in the month of November. With topics including radio ministry, digital fundraising, financial accountability, and Israel tourism opportunities, these events will be excellent opportunities for professional development and organizational growth.

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Paula Faris Confirmed to Speak at NRB 2021 Opening Session

Paula Faris, Emmy-Award winning journalist, author, and podcaster, is scheduled to speak on March 15, 2021, during the opening session of the NRB 2021 Christian Media Convention taking place March 15-18 at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas.

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Faithlife Launches Latest Version of Logos Bible Software with New Features

On October 26, 2020, Faithlife, makers of integrated church technology products, released its highly anticipated new version of Logos Bible Software, Logos 9.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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MobileCause Pulls Plug on Family Research Council One Hour Before Election Broadcast Event Over 'Hate Group' Label

Family Research Council (FRC) had its agreement with fundraising software company MobileCause terminated just one hour before one of its “Pray Vote Stand” broadcasts because of the “hate group” label that the discredited Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) had given the conservative religious organization.

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Support for Local Radio Freedom Act Surpasses Majority in the House

Following another push by NRB in early June, the Local Radio Freedom Act (H.Con.Res.20; S.Con.Res.5) now has the bipartisan support of 223 Members of Congress – five more than the 218 votes needed to guarantee a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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NRB Thanks Senators for Urging POTUS to Ensure First Amendment Fairness for Churches

NRB, the world’s pre-eminent association of Christian broadcasters and communicators representing millions of listeners, viewers, and readers worldwide, thanks the 10 U.S. senators who recently sent a letter to President Trump, asking him to do everything in his power to prevent state and local governments from discriminating against Americans seeking to exercise their First Amendment right to practice their religion.

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Radio’s Fight With GMR Will End Year Where It Began

In a joint motion with the court, the RMLC and GMR said despite their best efforts to complete the pre-trial...

FCC Streamlines Carriage, Access Complaint Process

The FCC has voted on a Report and Order (R&O) that would speed up the program access...

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Democratic Federal Communications Commissioner Geoffrey Starks is pressing his colleagues to do more to expand...

House Passes Three Communications Bills

The House has passed three bipartisan bills to strengthen communications networks, including...

FCC to Supremes: Restore Broadcast Dereg

The FCC, joined by broadcasters, petitioned the High Court to reinstate the FCC's 2017 local ownership deregulation...

Samaritan's Purse and Others Deploy Relief Teams to Central America after Hurricanes Make Landfall

Samaritan's Purse and World Vision, two well-known Christian humanitarian organizations, have sent relief teams...

FCC Votes to Drive WiFi Expansion

In a victory for cable broadband operators and computer companies, the FCC has voted to free up the lower...

SBE Announce ATSC3 Specialist Certification

Registration for the first 3.0 certification test must be done by Dec. 31.

FCC Improves Rules for Resolution of Program Carriage Complaints

The Federal Communications Commission today adopted a Report and Order revising its rules governing the resolution...

House Approves Bill Bringing EAS to Streaming

The Reliable Emergency Alert Distribution Improvement (READI) Act of 2020 (H.R. 6096) directs the FCC to...

Sony’s Pure Flix Acquisition Could Raise the Bar for Christian Movies

Pure Flix, one of a half-dozen streaming platforms targeting Christian viewers, will be fully owned...

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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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