Author Archives: AfroChurch.

Ohio State House Passes Bill To Protect Pastors Who Refuse To Wed Same-Sex Couples.

Ohio State House this week passed the “Pastor Protection Act,” a bill some Churches say advances religious freedom, even though it came with some criticism. Known as House Bill 36, the “Ohio Pastor Protection Act,” protects ministers from penalty if they refuse to perform a marriage that goes against their religious beliefs. The bill also states that no “religious society”

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Study Shows Prayers and Church Attendance Helps You Sleep Better

A recent study has found that those who attend church services and pray regularly tend to sleep better than those who don’t. According to the study conducted by the University of Texas, San Antonio, and published in Sleep Health: Journal of the National Sleep Foundation, data from a large nationwide survey of U.S. adults shows that religious attendance and frequency

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Eritrea: Pastor Arrested for Faith Released After 11 Years.

Pastor Oqbamichel Haiminot, the senior pastor of Kale Hiwot (Word of Life) Church in Asmara, has finally been released, after being falsely imprisoned for 11 years in Eritrea. Haiminot, a married father of three, was arrested along with over 60 evangelical Christian in 2005 while participating in a wedding ceremony and taken to the Sawa military center for “military punishment.

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Gunmen Release Methodist Reverend After Plea and Prayers from Bishop.

Kidnappers have released a Methodist presbyter, Very Reverend Kayode Akande and two other church leaders in Osun State of Nigeria. The Punch Newspapers reported that the men were freed on Thursday, 14th June 15, 2018, quoting a cleric in the church. Others released were Mr. Bankole, who is an engineer and Mr. Omodunbi. The three church leaders were allegedly kidnapped

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New Innovative App for Rural African Church Leaders.

A new and promising app for African pastors, eVitabu, was recently launched at a Ugandan conference. Released by the UK-based African Pastors Fellowship, It came preloaded on tablet PCs given to church pastors from East African countries. The app is designed to bring Christian teachings and practical skills lessons to communities across East Africa. Installed on solar-powered Google Android tablet

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