Due to an editing error in a story about the Synod of the Pacific’s hearing on the Lisa Larges ordination case, the Rev. Mary Naegeli was incorrectly identified as an honorably retired minister.
World Council of Churches general secretary, the Rev. Olav Fykse Tveit, has welcomed the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to imprisoned Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo as a support to those struggling for freedom and dignity worldwide.
The issues and uncertainties of aging are the focus of a National Council of Churches documentary produced by Third Way Media and slated for broadcast on the ABC television network beginning October 17.
Chad Gibbs has been on a pigskin pilgrimage throughout the South, searching for spiritual truth in Tuscaloosa, Baton Rouge, Gainesville and Fayetteville.
David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World and one of the leading advocates for ending hunger in this country and abroad, received the 2010 World Food Prize in Des Moines, Iowa, on October 14, 2010. The announcement was first made by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in June. The award comes with the release of a new book on ending hunger from Westminster John Knox Press: Exodus from Hunger: We Are Called to Change the Politics of Hunger.
Sometimes, when circumstances make it necessary to think about a different way to do things, what is found is a better way of doing things.
Manhattan Presbyterian Church in Manhattan, Mont., needed to approach Vacation Bible School (VBS) in a different way in order to best maximize space and volunteer availability. What they came up with proved to be a winning answer all around.
The Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People (SDOP) has approved grants totaling $240,000 to 13 self-help projects in the United States.
The head of the United Bible Societies has praised the newly released Revised Chinese Union Version Bible, which took 27 years to complete, as a uniting point for Chinese Christians around the world.
Speaking at the dedication service for the revised Chinese Bible on Sept. 27 at St John’s Anglican Cathedral in Hong Kong, the global chairperson of the United Bible Societies, Nora Lucero, praised the original version, first published in 1919.
She said it was a tool in “uniting and harmonizing the diversified language usage of Chinese people from various regions” and noted that the revised version would ...
South Dakota pastor Julius Badigo has long known that Christian discipleship is costly. For him, that cost is increasingly measured in dollars — to the tune of thousands per month.
Badigo lost his $2,200 monthly salary earlier this year when his church cut ties with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), in protest of new denominational policies to allow non-celibate gay clergy and the blessing of same-sex unions.
Badigo’s seminary coursework ended abruptly, too, when the ELCA stopped funding his tuition. Married with two children, he still leads Falls Community Church in Sioux Falls, but his only income ...
Amgad Beblawi, who has led the denomination’s middle eastern congregational support office for the last five years, begins duties this month as coordinator of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s mission work in the Middle East, Europe, and Central Asia.