The Rev. Gradye Parsons, stated clerk of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) General Assembly, has written a letter to members of the U.S. Congress urging them to pass the DREAM Act (S.729/H.R.1751).
With recent news reports full of controversy over the proposed Islamic community center near the former World Trade Center site in New York City and a rogue pastor in Florida threatening to burn copies of the Quran, a church in Ohio grabbed some headlines as well.
A dozen international peacemakers from 10 countries around the world will visit congregations and presbyteries of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) from Sept. 24-Oct. 18.
Women remain grossly underrepresented in newspaper, television and radio reporting, the Global Media Monitoring Project has found in recent research.
Mormons have been making headlines across the nation — from HBO’s “Big Love” to California’s Proposition 8, from American Idol wannabe David Archuleta to “Twilight” author Stephenie Meyer, from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to conservative icon Glenn Beck.
Church spokesman Michael Otterson writes essays for The Washington Post and Mormonism is included in an important new book, American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us. Two more universities are poised to launch “Mormon Studies” courses.
It’s all given the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints a glimpse of playing in religion’s big leagues.
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At long last, the Rev. James Thomas has come home.
As successive calls in ministry moved him ever farther from both his native Southeast and his roots in the parish, Thomas was able to reclaim his first love by returning here to serve a small, African-American congregation in a vulnerable urban neighborhood. Having retired in January 2007 from his position as associate director for Evangelism and Witness for the General Assembly Mission Council of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in Louisville, Ky., Thomas moved back to Charlotte, where he had previously served the Presbytery of Charlotte as associate general ...
The Reverend Gradye Parsons, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), announced this week the beginning of a weekly video clip for church leaders.
Parsons hopes the approximately 5-minute clips, under the banner “Tilling the Soil,” will provide information and inspiration for the wider PC(USA), especially elders and ministers of the Word and Sacrament.
Lisa Larges moved a step closer to ordination on Monday (Sept. 29) when the Synod of the Pacific Permanent Judicial Commission (SP-PJC) affirmed by a vote of 5-4 San Francisco Presbytery’s November 2010 decision approving her for ordination with a departure, or “scruple.”
Hours after a freeze on West Bank Israeli settlement construction expired, bulldozers moved into an area close to Revava, near the northern West Bank city of Nablus, with many residents mindful of an earlier reminder that settler activity can be volatile.
Who can best answer questions about religion in America?
Based on a new survey released Tuesday (Sept. 28) by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, it’s your atheist or agnostic neighbor, followed by the Jew or Mormon down the street.
A significant percentage — four in 10 — of Roman Catholics did know that their church teaches that the bread and wine used at Communion become the body and blood of Jesus during Mass.
The survey also found that graduates of private schools did better than students in public schools, but religious private school graduates didn’t fare any better ...