The Black Lives Matter, BLM movement is calling on
societies to repent of the way black, asian and
minority ethnic people have been whitewashed out of
national histories. According to a spokesperson for
the movement, Christians believe all people are made
in God’s image and must be the first to stop any form
of discrimination in a peaceful, lawful fashion.
According to a recent Pew survey, the number of young
adults (ages 23-38) and African-Americans identifying
as Christian fell by 16 and 11 percentage points
respectively, between 2009 and 2019. The survey also
noted that African-Americans are still likely to be
connected to traditional Black churches through
family, friends and online religious content.
Several U.S. bishops, clergy and religious brothers
and sisters from around the country, have signed a
statement calling on President Trump and Attorney
General Barr to stop the execution of scheduled
federal death sentences. The executions are to take
place in Terre Haute, Indiana, this month.
Religious Freedom watchdog, Bitter Winter has
reported that the Chinese government is allowing some
churches to reopen in the wake of COVID-19, but with
conditions attached. They include a requirement for
congregations to raise the Chinese flag, sing the
national anthem and tell moving stories praising Xi
Jinping’s ‘victory in fighting the pandemic.
A number of Iranian Christians are asking for prayer
following a series of arrests. Iran’s Revolutionary
Guard conducted the arrests, which began with a raid
on the house of a Christian convert in Tehran. Under
Iranian Sharia law, Christians who have converted
from Islam are considered to be apostates and may be
subject to arrest, imprisonment and even death.
For the past 14 weeks Kanye Wests’, album Jesus Is
King has dominated the top 10 Billboard Hot Gospel
Songs chart, with Follow God at No.1.