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Monday, August 24th, 2020

 

Standing firmly against abortion is a an important factor in getting their vote...

Abortion over immigration: Trump’s pro-life policies remain paramount for many Latino Catholics

by: Alejandra Molina LOS ANGELES, Aug 24, 2020 (RNS) — For some Latino Catholics, choosing whether they support Joe Biden or Donald Trump for the United States presidency boils down to where they stand on abortion. It doesn’t matter how much they may agree with the candidates’ positions on national policy, immigration or the economy. Standing firmly against abortion is a an important factor in getting their vote, said Jesse Romero, who wrote the book “A Catholic Vote for Trump.” Romero describes himself as a primary-issue voter, and abortion isRead More


Here are several conservative Christians expected to speak during the convention...

Republican National Convention to include several conservative Christian speakers

by: Emily McFarlan Miller Aug. 24, 2020 (RNS) — The son of the late evangelist Billy Graham, the head of an anti-abortion ministry, and the cofounder of Liberty University’s Falkirk Center are among the conservative Christian leaders scheduled to speak this week at the Republican National Convention. Several of the political figures scheduled to speak are also known for their faith, including Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson, who has spoken often about his Seventh-day Adventist faith. In a break with precedent, the sitting secretary of state, MikeRead More


His resignation came within hours of the publication of a news story that alleged he and his wife Becki had a years-long sexual relationship with a business associate.

Jerry Falwell resigns from Liberty University following allegations of sexual tryst

Jerry Falwell Jr.

by: Yonat Shimron Aug. 24, 2020 (RNS) — Jerry Falwell Jr., the embattled president of Liberty University and one of the biggest champions of President Donald Trump, has resigned, Religion News Service has learned. His resignation came within hours of the publication of a news story that alleged he and his wife Becki had a years-long sexual relationship with a business associate. There was no official notice of the resignation on the Liberty University website but several board members speaking off the record said he was negotiating the terms. FalwellRead More


Click link for the interview with Rev. Hesham Shehab on racism

Hesham Shehab: Flattening The Curve Of Racism

Rev. Hesham Shehab

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Flowing Forth UMC is the only Chicago-area Methodist church holding drive-in services.

Aurora Methodists extend drive-in worship services

Outdoor worship - Flowing Forth UMC

AURORA, Ill., Aug. 24, 2020–Flowing Forth United Methodist Church in Aurora will hold the fifth of five August drive-in worship services on Sunday, Aug. 30. Flowing Forth UMC is the only Chicago-area Methodist church holding drive-in services. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Flowing Forth UMC recently extended drive-in worship services through Oct. 31. Worshipers may sit outside their vehicles with socially distancing. The public is invited. Weather permitting, outdoor worship services are held at 10 a.m. Sundays in the west parking lot at Aurora Christian School, 2255 Sullivan Rd. in Aurora.Read More


Food will be placed in vehicle trunks or backseats by pantry staff

Aurora food pantry drive-thru giveaway Friday

AURORA, Ill., Aug. 24, 2020 — Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry, 1110 Jericho Rd. in Aurora, will hold a drive-thru food giveaway Friday, Aug. 28, from 4 to 7 p.m., The public is invited. Food is free. Items include meat, produce, dairy and sliced bread, French bread, rolls or buns, pasta and potatoes. Food will be placed in vehicle trunks or backseats by pantry staff. Parking attendants will give instructions. Read more news at XPian News… https://xpian.news