Americans are being more generous to religious charities, but why are they skimping on their giving to churches?
As tears flowed, peals of laughter rang out, and the cadences of different tongues, as at Pentecost, filled the Marywood Retreat Center here, the common idiom of faith and the power of the Holy Spirit forged a new and united community from a diverse group of aspiring Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) ministers.
House of Manna, a new church development in Homewood, in Pittsburgh's east end, is sponsoring a hip-hop concert on Friday, November 12, as an outreach to the unchurched in urban and suburban communities. Billed as Day of Discipleship featuring UNASHAMED TOUR 2010: The Movement, the concert, features some of the biggest names in Christian hip-hop.
Those who collect and preserve the historical archives of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) are looking to the future.
The Presbyterian Historical Society (PHS) is responding to several impending staff retirements and other current vacancies by restructuring its staffing rationale.
“The changes we are making are designed to increase efficiency,” says Fred Heuser, executive director of PHS, “but more importantly, they will help PHS respond more effectively to the changing information needs of the PC(USA), consistent with the resources available.”
What is the future in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) presbyteries and synods?
Oct. 19 marked the 100th anniversary of the Faith and Order movement, which for a century has sought Christian unity through theological dialogue among representatives of various churches.
The Covenant Network of Presbyterians has announced that its executive director, Pamela Byers, will retire in summer 2011. Byers has held the position since the founding of the Covenant Network in 1997.
Pope Benedict XVI won the No. 5 spot in a list of the world’s most powerful people, one of only two religious leaders in Forbes, the U.S. business magazine’s list of 68 influential men and women.
Openly gay Bishop V. Gene Robinson, whose 2003 election caused a major schism within the U.S. Episcopal Church and the worldwide Anglican Communion, has announced he will retire in early 2013.
Two panel discussions here highlighted the second morning (Nov. 2) of the “Transforming Communities” international consultation on Muslim-Christian relations. Panelists focused the attention of approximately 60 delegates on the topics “Beyond Minority and Majority” and “From Conflict to Compassionate Justice.”