Malawi is quickly sliding into a dictatorship where it is a crime to hold dissenting views to government policy, leaders of the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian - Livingstonia Synod, have warned.
Three years ago, just before Easter, then-Archbishop Raymond Burke attended a Passover seder with about 25 people to commemorate God’s liberation of the Hebrew slaves from Egypt.
Guests wore yarmulkes — Burke brought his own fuchsia zucchetto worn by bishops — as a symbol of God’s presence, and enjoyed traditional seder fare: matzo, horseradish, apples and wine.
But this was not a traditional Passover seder.
“It was a seder celebrated in the light of Christ,” said David Moss, the seder’s host and president of the St. Louis-based Association of Hebrew Catholics.
Despite the risk of creating a rift with ...
Devotions and drywall, prayers and 10-penny nails, fellowship and framing hammers. Not your ordinary list of building tools, but then again WoodsWork is no ordinary construction team.
Climate change is creating an awareness that people everywhere are part of one humanity, and is bringing churches together to combat the threat, says the head of the World Council of Churches.
Catholic and other church-run health care systems in the U.S. are more efficient and provide higher quality care than their secular counterparts, according to a new Thomson Reuters study.
There is no such thing as an insignificant voice unless a person decides to make it so by remaining silent. This is a lesson St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church in Louisburg, N.C., recently learned and shared with others.
What does the future hold for the institutional church in the United States, particularly “mainline Protestant” churches that once dominated the country’s cultural landscape?
Paul “Chubby” Chubb cranks up the engine of his big Dodge pickup and sets off on his daily rounds, running errands for the Amish, taking them shopping, delivering goods and making friends along the way.
The Presbyterian Network to End Homelessness and the Presbyterian Office of Public Witness in Washington, D.C., have announced a partnership focused on the PC(USA)'s mission effort to end homelessness in America. The project will focus on a survey analysis of the depth and breadth of homeless ministry being engaged by Presbyterian congregations and presbyteries throughout the United States, with the intent of gathering recommendations on how to combat the growing tide of homelessness facing the country.
The Presbyterian Network and the Office of Public Witness hope to inspire a renewed sense of "urgent discipleship" for a Christian witness among congregations in providing both a compassionate response of aid and assistance for homeless neighbors and an advocacy for systemic change in the reality of homelessness. This project is part of the effort to implement the 2008 Presbyterian General Assembly policy, "From Homelessness to Hope: Constructing Just, Sustainable Communities for All God's People," on ending homelessness, and it will involve expanding the current homelessness network, holding regional strategic planning seminars to develop a denominational plan to combat homelessness, and engaging ecumenical partners and allies to join the Presbyterian effort.
The International Ecumenical Peace Convocation (IEPC) in the Jamaican capital, Kingston, in May 2011 will be a testimony of solidarity for the culture of peace that churches are trying to build on the island, says the Rev. Paul Gardner, the president of the Jamaica Council of Churches, one of the event’s hosts.
“It will give enthusiasm and momentum to the groups that are working assiduously for peace in the various communities, that’s what I think it will do for Jamaica,” says Gardner, who has been president of the Moravian Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands since 2005 ...