Five years after Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast, the process of recovery is ongoing. Volunteers and organizations are still working to bring residents home and revitalize destroyed neighborhoods.
South Korea’s national church council has urged humanitarian assistance for people in the isolated north of the divided Asian country so they can try and cope with recent floods that have hit the peninsula.
As a boy, Philip Lotspeich never dreamed he'd be able to do what he did on the last Sunday in August, in hot, humid Louisville, Kentucky. Lotspeich, the Coordinator for Church Growth in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) swam 2.4 miles, biked 112, and then finished his first Ironman with a marathon 26.2 mile run. His official time as he crossed the finish line, 14 hours, 43 minutes and 14 seconds.
"The heat was brutal," says Lotspeich. "But the lead up to the event, the preparation, the not being able to sleep the night before, the ...
Letter by letter and word by word, Phillip Patterson is on a mission of understanding.
With hands that sometimes tremble from an assortment of medications, the 60-year-old Patterson set out three years ago to write by hand the entire King James Version of the Bible. Each day is a practice in patience, determination and desire as he meticulously swirls and curls through each word, dotting each i and crossing each t with the precision of a surgeon.
From the dramatic, image-filled passages of Genesis and the epic tale of the Israelites' transformation from slavery to powerful kingdom, to the personal ...
Politicians need to focus on the human face of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and not discard it in favor of their own political agendas, the head of the World Council of Churches has said in the Middle East.
The outcry over the proposed Islamic community center near Ground Zero should not be lumped together with protests against planned mosques in other parts of the country, a new poll suggests.
The Rev. Gradye Parsons, General Assembly stated clerk for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), has joined nearly 30 other U.S. Christian leaders in welcoming the direct peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians being held this week in Washington.
Elder Conrad M. Rocha has been named interim synod executive/stated clerk for the Synod of the Southwest, succeeding the Rev. Jan DeVries, who is now executive presbyter for Grace Presbytery.
Rocha, an attorney, is executive director of Law Access New Mexico, a not-for-profit organization that provides free legal services to New Mexico’s poor. He is a member of La Mesa Presbyterian Church in Albuquerque and has served in a variety of capacities at all levels of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), most recently as moderator of the Synod of the Southwest and as a member of the ...
The Scottish government was right to show compassion and to release the Libyan man convicted of the 1988 bombing of a U.S. plane over Scotland, an official of the (Presbyterian) Church of Scotland has said.
It’s a question being raised by counselors and educators across the country: When are religious views on homosexuality an issue of religious and academic freedom and when are they discrimination?