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Covenant Pastors Among Protestors Arrested in NYC

9 comments Written on January 6th, 2012     
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NEW YORK, NY (January 6, 2011) – Despite being one of six people arrested Wednesday during a “prayer protest” over the city’s decision to evict all churches holding worship services in public schools, Evangelical Covenant Church pastor

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Renting Schools to Churches – Controversy Continues

2 comments Written on August 17th, 2011     
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By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (August 17, 2011) – A recent decision by the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in New York has re-ignited discussion on the constitutionality of public schools renting their facilities to churches.

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Deportation Rips Apart Family Engaged in Ministry

18 comments Written on July 27th, 2011     
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By Stan Friedman

TURLOCK, CA (July 27, 2011) – Members of Turlock Covenant Church, almost entirely an Anglo congregation, had gathered for worship last November 7 when the photograph of Maria Isobel Chaparro was illuminated on the screen at

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Minister Housing Allowance Challenge Dismissed

Post a Comment » Written on July 14th, 2011     
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CHICAGO, IL (July 14, 2011) – A lawsuit that could have ended housing allowances for ministers was dismissed last month in the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of California in Sacramento.

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Churches Helping Families Threatened with Deportation

Post a Comment » Written on June 14th, 2011     
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CHICAGO, IL (June 14, 2011) – Four Evangelical Covenant churches have formed the North Side Family Support Network to help families threatened with deportation.

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May 15 Deadline for Churches Seeking Tax Credit

Post a Comment » Written on May 3rd, 2011     
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CHICAGO, IL (May 3, 2011) – Local Evangelical Covenant churches and regional conferences have until May 15 to apply for a special tax credit on health insurance premiums paid during calendar year 2010.

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Health Care Tax Credit Could Help Some Churches

Post a Comment » Written on April 28th, 2011     
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CHICAGO, IL (April 28, 2011) – Some local Evangelical Covenant churches may benefit from a new small employer health care tax credit designed to provide financial relief to qualifying churches that provide health benefits from their denominational benefit program.

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Petitions Support Pastor in Fight Against Deportation

Post a Comment » Written on December 6th, 2010     
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TORRANCE, CA (December 6, 2010) – Evangelical Covenant Church leaders from several conferences and Covenant Offices have signed a petition of support on behalf of a pastor facing deportation to Colombia.

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Five Churches Support Pastor Facing Deportation

Post a Comment » Written on September 23rd, 2010     
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TORRANCE, CA (September 23, 2010) – Five Evangelical Covenant Churches as well as Pacific Southwest Conference (PSWC) leaders are advocating on behalf of a Torrance pastor who is fighting her “order of deportation.”

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Visitors Impressed with Anti-Violence Ministries

Post a Comment » Written on July 2nd, 2010     
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