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January 28, 2015LOUISVILLE—
It is estimated that nearly a thousand congregations across the country will be waving 1 million ecofriendly palm fronds as Holy Week observances begin this year. As churches of all denominations remember Christ’s arrival in Jerusalem, palm fronds will play a key role. But have you ever wondered where the fronds come from and how important they are to the people who harvest them?Full Story
January 28, 2015Louisville, Kentucky—
Two new books are now available for the Lenten season from Westminster John Knox Press. Meeting God in Mark from Rowan Williams explores the essential meaning and purpose of Mark’s Gospel for beginners who may be curious about the Gospels and want to learn more, as well as for those who’ve read the Gospel many times before and want to see it in a fresh light.Also available is the Feasting on the Word Lenten Companion—edited by David L. Bartlett, Barbara Brown Taylor, and Kimberly Bracken Long—which provides both lectionary and non-lectionary pastors with an additional resource for Lenten sermon and worship preparation.Full Story
January 28, 2015
Recently, The Huffington Post published “An Open Letter to Presidents and Deans of Theological Schools in the United States.” More than thirty African American deans and presidents of Theological Schools signed the letter regarding racial justice issues including Dr. Deborah Flemister Mullen, our Dean of Faculty and Executive Vice President. You may read the letter here.
The Presidents of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) seminaries, including our Interim President Bill Scheu, wrote a response affirming this call “to arise from the embers of silence and speak up and speak out as the prophet of old, ‘let justice run down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream’ (Amos 5:24).”Full Story
January 27, 2015
New measures are underway after an audit revealed a financial loss for the 2013 Presbyterian Youth Triennium despite record-breaking attendance.
January 27, 2015
World Mission partnership brings primary school its first professionally trained teachers.
January 27, 2015
Along the U.S.–Mexico border, a Presbyterian congregation becomes home to women and children fleeing violence and poverty.
Published January 28, 2015
Observe World Interfaith Harmony Week We live in an interfaith world. This brings challenges and opportunities. Respectful Presence: An Understanding of Interfaith Prayer and Celebration from a Reformed Christian Perspective, a document commended to congregations and governing bodies of the...Full Story
Published January 27, 2015
The Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations joins colleagues today recognizing the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust.
In 2005 the UN General Assembly designated January 27—the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau—as the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust. Through this commemoration, the UN system and member states of the UN honor the victims of the Nazi era and provide and develop educational programs to help prevent future genocides.
The theme for this year's observance is: “Liberty, Life and the Legacy of the Holocaust ...Full Story
Published January 25, 2015
Some 34 Presbyterians will gather to attend the 59th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women will meet from March 9-20, 2015 in New York. The Presbyterian presence is made possible because the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is an accredited non-governmental organization with the United Nations' Economic and Social Council. The Presbyterian delegation is recruited and supported through a partnership between Presbyterian Women in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Racial Ethnic & Women's Ministries/Presbyterian Women, and the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations.
This session of the Commission will focus on the Beijing Declaration and ...Full Story