Transformation might seem like a broad topic for a conference, but that open-ended description is fitting, said one organizer.
Leaders of global faith and humanitarian groups have given mixed reactions to a New York summit evaluating the United Nations’ “Millennium Development Goals,” set out a decade ago to reduce global poverty.
A few bullet holes may be the difference between a burnt Quran left at a mosque in Knoxville, TN, and one left at a mosque in East Lansing, Mich.
On Tuesday (Sept. 21), Ingham County Prosecutor Stuart Dunnings said the man who allegedly left a burnt Quran outside the Islamic Center of Lansing on Sept. 11 would not face charges because the act doesn’t fall under Michigan’s criminal code.
In contrast, FBI agents in Knoxville are still determining whether whoever left a burnt and shot Quran at the entrance to the Annoor Mosque committed a hate crime, based ...
New York Times bestselling author Eric Metaxas will be giving a lecture open to the public at Brick Presbyterian Church at 62 East 92nd Street in Manhattan. The event is being sponsored by three venerable Presbyterian institutions: Brick Presbyterian Church and Auburn Theological Seminary in New York, and the Presbyterian Historical Society of Philadelphia, Penn.
If the mountains deliberately invoke a feminine aspect of the divine, as Biblical scholars have posited, it was only fitting that a select group of racial ethnic clergywomen in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) – nominated by their presbytery and synod executives – gathered here in the heart of the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains to be inspired, connected, equipped, and encouraged to pursue key leadership positions within the denomination.
Held here from September 19-22, the inaugural Racial Ethnic Clergywomen's Leadership Institute was presented by the Racial Ethnic and Women’s Ministries/Presbyterian Women ministry area, PC(USA), in partnership with the Center for Faith and Life at Montreat Conference Center.
Affirming the institute's spiritual dimension and its "serene setting" – including break times, networking opportunities and wisdom sharing – as equally important as its programmatic content, the Rev. Dr. Rhashell Hunter, director of Racial Ethnic and Women's Ministries/Presbyterian Women for the General Assembly Mission Council (GAMC), described partnering with Montreat as "a beautiful thing," essential toward achieving both the institute’s practical as well as its spiritual objectives.
The Rev. Alika Galloway always has the words “bequeath” and “legacy” on her mind.
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.
The head of the Sudan Council of Churches has urged U.S. President Barack Obama to help ensure that the January 2011 referendum on self determination for southern Sudan is fair.
Say a group of immigrants want to build a mosque in Mayberry, right next to All Saints Church.
WWAD: What Would Andy Do?
The question, of course, never surfaced in the beloved “Andy Griffith Show” that chronicled life in the bucolic town of Mayberry, untouched by the battles of civil rights and war that festered in the 1960s.
Tucked somewhere into the cool green hills of North Carolina, Sheriff Andy Taylor mediated minor feuds in the largely homogeneous hamlet, guided his son, reined in the excitable Deputy Barney Fife, and set an example for common sense leadership that still inspires ...
A massive explosion from a failed natural gas pipeline blasted a large crater into the Crestmoor Canyon neighborhood here Sept. 9, killing seven people, injuring dozens more, and destroying 37 homes, but it did not shake the foundation of faith at Bethany Presbyterian Church.