Evangelical leaders call for prayers after Florida school shooting

Several evangelical leaders have called for prayers after the mass shooting at a Florida high school that resulted in the deaths of more than a dozen people. On Wednesday afternoon, Nikolas Cruz, 19, gunned down students and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, killing at least 17 and injuring dozens of others. Evangelical leaders immediately called for prayers following the incident, with some expressing grief over the ...
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Florida school shooting: America must ‘call on the Lord’ after 17 killed in deadly attack

At least 17 people are dead in yet another horrific school shooting in the US after a teenage gunman opened fire on Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Parkland, Florida, with an AR-15 assault rifle. The suspect has been named as 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, a former pupil who was expelled from the school. It is the 18th school shooting incident in 2018 alone and the deadliest since 26 people were ...
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Western Massachusetts community donates $100,000 toward Puerto Rico hurricane relief

SPRINGFIELD -- After months of fundraisers and community events, 10 organizations in Puerto Rico will receive $100,000 in donations raised in Western Massachusetts. The Western Massachusetts United for Puerto Rico coalition, which came together after Hurricane Maria devastated the island in September, announced Monday night that the money will be sent out to organizations immediately. "When we all came together the first call to action was to do a collection of ...
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Max Lucado, Beth Moore, and Hundreds of Evangelicals Call for Immigration Reform … Again

This time last year, just weeks into Donald Trump’s presidency, evangelical leaders spoke out in an unprecedented way against his temporary refugee ban with hundreds signing on to an open letter published in the Washington Post. Rallied by World Relief, the humanitarian arm of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE), the group took out another full-page ad in the newspaper to bring up multiple concerns related to immigration policy in 2018. (The ad appears at ...
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Praying, Pleading, for Consensus That Protects Dreamers

"Hope deferred makes the heart sick," the Bible tells us. Regrettably, Dreamers throughout the country have lived that experience repeatedly in recent months. By Rev. Samuel Rodriguez And Abigail Molina "Hope deferred makes the heart sick," the Bible tells us. Regrettably, Dreamers throughout the country have lived that experience repeatedly in recent months and in new ways in recent days. The creation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program ...
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Puerto Rico: 3,000 Churches Damaged, Fewer Christians Left to Rebuild

The evangelical church in Puerto Rico won’t be the same after Hurricane Maria. Even congregations that have resumed their regular gatherings after repairing buildings and regaining power are still missing a major part of church life: some of their members. An estimated 400,000 of the island’s more than 3 million residents have left the US territory for the mainland since the record-setting September storm. Like every other aspect of Puerto ...
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Rev. Samuel Rodriguez Issues Statement Reacting to Leaked Comments from Closed-Door Immigration Meeting

“Every single person is created in the image of God. Without exception.”  —Rev. Samuel Rodriguez SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Rev. Dr. Samuel Rodriguez, President of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, issues the following statement: “Every single person is created in the image of God. Without exception. Therefore, as it pertains to immigration, we must provide a legal avenue, with rigorous vetting, that enables individuals from both Norway and Nigeria, from Holland ...
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Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, President of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, Commends Trump’s Decision to Recognize Jerusalem as the Eternal Capital of Israel

“The historical record, empirical fact and our faith all confirm that Jerusalem is in fact the capital of the Jewish people. I therefore enthusiastically applaud President Trump’s decision to formally recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital…” —Rev. Samuel Rodriguez SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Rev. Dr. Samuel Rodriguez, President of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, issues the following statement in response to President Trump’s decision to formally recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital: ...
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2017 National Hispanic Education Summit Focuses On Education Equity, Accountability, College Success

New York City, NY – Nyack College hosted the 8th annual National Hispanic Education Summit and the 9th annual Nyack Scholars Symposium on November 8-9, 2017. These events were presented by the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference’s Alliance for Hispanic Education, the Faith and Education Coalition-NHCLC, and Nyack College. The Summit and Symposium were attended by nearly 175 university leaders, faith leaders and students – representing 18 universities and 15 ...
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Rev. Samuel Rodriguez and the NHCLC Names Bianca Juarez-Olthoff as Newest Member of Executive Leadership Team

Juarez-Olthoff to Serve as Spokesperson, Advocate for Hispanic Evangelical Women’s Network for National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Rev. Samuel Rodriguez and the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC) are pleased to announce Bianca Juarez-Olthoff as the newest member of its executive leadership team. Based in Orange County, California, Juarez-Olthoff will serve as spokesperson for the NHCLC, as well as spearhead the development of a Hispanic evangelical women’s ...
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Churches Essential to Relief Efforts in Mexico, Puerto Rico, Says NHCLC, Convoy of Hope

Churches are an essential part of the recovery process for Puerto Rico and Mexico, say representatives from the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference and Convoy of Hope regarding reconstruction efforts in the two countries following this month's earthquakes and Hurricane Maria. On a teleconference held Wednesday afternoon, NHCLC President, the Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, spoke about the launch of a charity effort called "Puerto Rico and Mexico Rise Up," which seeks ...
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4,000 Churches Devastated in Puerto Rico and Mexico: How Your Church Can Help

Hurricane Maria damaged or destroyed approximately 3,000 churches in Puerto Rico and earthquakes did the same for another 1,000 in Mexico. That's the latest from the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC) which oversees 40,000 affiliate churches in the U.S. and connects with other Latino churches around the world. Rev. Tony Suarez, NHCLC executive vice president, says it's a huge loss for thousands of congregations, amidst all the struggles on the U.S ...
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