Preaching at the Covenant Network of Presbyterians conference here Nov. 4-6, the Rev. Katie Morrison encouraged the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to let the "scales fall from your eyes" in the area of its ordination standards.
Church and rights groups in Zimbabwe have warned against new elections, saying the situation in the country is “highly volatile, uncertain and tense” after a bloody presidential run-off election two years ago.
For “just a simple monk,” as he likes to describe himself, the Dalai Lama has a lot on his plate.
Many Presbyterians are working hard to fight hunger and — even with poverty spreading — are optimistic about ending hunger in this country. They are not so optimistic, however, about ending hunger in other countries.
The Rev. Lois Wilson, who served as a member of Canada’s parliament as well as a longstanding church leader, brought delegates to the Centennial Gathering to their feet here Nov. 10 as she accepted the Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Award for Christian Unity.
Emblematic of the church unity movement because of her leadership in the United Church of Canada, the Canadian Council of Churches and the World Council of Churches, Wilson challenged her audience not to hang back in fear when strong action was necessary.
“Never apologize, never explain, never regret,” she said. “Just do it — and let them howl.”
A recent survey on the religious climate of the U.S. Air Force Academy showed that 41 percent of non-Christian cadets face unwanted proselytizing at least once during a year-long period.
Chechnya’s leader Ramzan Kadyrov has launched a campaign to end the practice of kidnapping brides in the restive southern Russian region, while also saying he favors headscarves and modest clothing for women.
The vision statement of College Park Presbyterian Church in Orlando, Fla., is "Where neighbors become family." It's a statement the members take seriously on both a local and a global scale.
The Centennial Gathering of the National Council of Churches (NCC) and Church World Service (CWS) expressed strong support Wednesday (Nov. 11) for beleaguered Christian minorities around the world, and urged immediate and comprehensive reform of immigration laws in the U.S.
The head of the World Council of Churches (WCC) has affirmed its ties with the U.S. National Council of Churches (NCC), praising churches in the United States for “bringing change and reformation in this sinful world.”