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Will Graham to Speak at NRB 2021 Closing Gala

Will Graham is scheduled to speak on March 18, 2021, during the Closing Gala at the NRB 2021 Christian Media Convention that will be held March 15-18 at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas.

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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Says Commission Will Work to Clarify Section 230

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced Thursday that he intends to move forward with a rulemaking to clarify the meaning of Section 230 of the Communications Act.

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NRB Co-Presenting Digital Media Con, Oct. 27-29

This month, NRB is co-presenting Digital Media Con, a three-day online event focusing exclusively on digital communications and marketing for Christian media professionals.

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45th Annual ICVM Crown Award Finalists to Be Announced at Storytellers Virtual Event; Winners at NRB 2021

Finalists for the International Christian Visual Media’s (ICVM) 45th annual Crown Awards will be announced at the association’s Storytellers Virtual Event in November.

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SalemNOW.com Offers On-Demand Videos for Conservative, Faith-Based Audiences

When COVID-19 became a national emergency in March and forced theaters across the country to close, Salem Media Group rolled out its exclusive video on-demand platform, SalemNOW.com, enabling audiences interested in Christian, family-themed, and conservative values content to enjoy renowned films and events from the comfort of their home.

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'Freedom Sunday' Calls the Church to Be the Church Again

An increasing number of pastors across the nation are challenging the overreach of government authorities that are subjecting churches to unconstitutional and onerous COVID-19 regulations even as they've allowed the reopening of casinos, tattoo parlors, abortion centers, liquor stores, and most all other businesses with little or no restrictions.

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Luis Palau Association to Host Online Pastors Gathering on Oct. 29 with Groeschel, Evans, Goff, Strobel, Platt, and Others

The Luis Palau Association is hosting a free online pastor's gathering on October 29 in an effort to bring unique encouragement and support to pastors during this global crisis.

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John MacArthur to Pastors: ‘Open Your Church’

John MacArthur, Pastor-Teacher of Grace Community Church in California, is encouraging pastors across America to re-open their churches and Christ followers to remind their government leaders that churches are essential.

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New Podcast from Ligonier Ministries Allows Listeners to Experience Life of Martin Luther 500 Years to the Day

Ligonier Ministries has launched a new podcast, Luther: In Real Time, that brings to life the drama that unfolded at the dawn of the Protestant Reformation.

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NRB Members: Get Your New or Upcoming Books Featured in 'NRB Today' for Free

If you are a member of NRB and have a book that was recently released or will be released in the next several months, let us know and we may be able to feature that book in our award-winning, bi-weekly e-newsletter, NRB Today.

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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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SCOTUS Delivers Major Wins for Religious Liberty with Rulings on Our Lady of Guadalupe and Little Sisters of the Poor Cases

NRB hailed the U.S. Supreme Court’s 7-2 rulings honoring religious liberty in the cases of Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru and Little Sisters of the Poor Saints Peter and Paul Home v. Pennsylvania.

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China bans copying of hymns, punishes Christians who print religious materials

China has been tightening restrictions on the distribution of religious materials in recent months by threatening fines...

Justice Dept. to File Landmark Antitrust Case Against Google

The litigation marks the government’s most significant act to protect competition since its groundbreaking case against Microsoft...

Samaritan’s Purse Deploys Emergency Field Hospital to Bahamas Amid Coronavirus Crisis

After treating hundreds of COVID-19 patients in New York and Italy, Samaritan’s Purse is now building an emergency field hospital...

Pai: FCC Will Clarify Sec. 230

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has signaled he plans to follow President Trump's lead and "clarify"...

DOJ shoots down DirecTV and Dish merger again

Regulators with the DOJ’s antitrust division recently informed executives of AT&T that a marriage between DirecTV and Dish would likely...

U.S. Chamber Backs Comcast in Viamedia Suit

The chamber has filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court arguing that Comcast did not unlawfully refuse...

New York Regulator Urges Oversight for Social-Media Giants

New York’s top financial watchdog said a dedicated regulator should oversee large social-media platforms...

Justice Thomas Has Sec. 230 Expansion Issues

Said High Court should take up lower court expansion of immunity.

Facebook Has Removed the Page of Restored Hope Network

While no explanation was given as to why the page was taken down, the ministry believes the social media giant's...

'Open Your Church': John MacArthur Urges Pastors to Reopen Churches

MacArthur noted that a double standard has been evident among the Health Department who have kept churches...

Greg Laurie Is Set to Return to the Pulpit on Sunday

After testing positive for COVID-19, author and pastor Greg Laurie will return to the pulpit on Sunday...

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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...

'People Are Afraid': New Effort Aims to Stop Violent Attacks on US Churches and Houses of Worship

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