Charities Feeling The Pain Of Supply Chain Problems
The rising cost of items due to the supply chain delays are really putting a squeeze on how much good charities can do in the community. For so many nonprofits, the holidays are prime time for fundraising. But delays with the supply chain are impacting that effort, too. Hundreds of charities across the country are feeling the crunch of the global supply chain crisis. New research shows that nearly half of churches and faith organizations are involved in feeding the hungry, and this year they’re forced to shift processes based on longer wait times, product shortages, and unstable market expectations. Read more about the crisis here.
Texas Church Congregation Chants “Let’s Go Brandon”
A video posted Saturday on Twitter showing a crowd chanting “Let’s go Brandon” during an event at Cornerstone Church, has been viewed more than 2 million times. The phrase was chanted at the Reawaken America Tour rally at San Antonio’s Cornerstone Church, where popular author John Hagee serves as pastor. Christian leaders and pastors on social media joined others in criticizing the rally for chanting the phrase. Author Rod Dreher tweeted, “This is blasphemous. Shame, shame, shame! What kind of church is this?!? Repent and believe the Gospel!” Read more about the event here.
Pastor Killed for Refusing To Remove Church Building In Uganda
Saying a church pastor would “face the wrath from Allah” for refusing to remove his church building, Muslim extremists in eastern Uganda on Oct. 26 killed him on his animals’ grazing fields, sources said. Pastor Stephen Lugwire of Bunangwe estate in the predominantly Muslim area of Nangonde, Namutumba District, had gone to his fields when he was killed. He was 58. While untying his sheep from a tree trunk, three men dressed in Islamic attire shouted at them in a language unknown to her, said the pastors daughter, Brenda Lugwire. They were brandishing long knives and blunt objects, and one yelled that Pastor Lugwire was a “kafir,” or infidel, who had harmed the religion of Allah, she said. Read more about the murder here.
600 Year Old Bible Pendant Found
A 600-year-old Bible pendant that may have belonged to the family of an English king was uncovered in recent weeks by a metal detectorist who, at first, thought it was a gift shop trinket. The tiny pendant – roughly the size of a thumbnail – weighs about two-tenths of an ounce and was made of pure gold, according to the BBC. Experts say it may have belonged to relatives of King Richard III (1452 to 1485). He owned the land around the property and served as king from 1483 to 1485. The pendant depicts two patron saints of Catholicism: St. Leonard and St. Margaret. The pendant is currently in the possession of the Yorkshire Museum. It likely is worth more than $100,000. Read more about the discovery here.