Manuel Gajardo is the son and grandson of miners in Vallenar, a Chilean mining community nestled on the parched western slope of the Andes about 400 miles north of Santiago.
Stepping past the hooded hustlers slinging drugs in North Philadelphia, members of a small Bible-study group gathered one night in a faded Presbyterian church on Norris Square.
The head of the Sudan Council of Churches (SCC) has backed a statement by the president of southern Sudan that southerners should forgive northerners for the deaths and atrocities of the 21-year civil war.
A military chaplains serves as both a religious leader and a listener — ideally one who can assist military personnel of all faiths. A frequent refrain among chaplains is “chaplain to all, pastor to some.”
Three members of the National Response Team (NRT) of Presbyterian Disaster Assistance arrived in Tucson, Ariz., within 48 hours of the Jan. 8 shootings there that killed six and injured 13, including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
Presbyterians will again gather with other Christians in Washington at the end of March for Ecumenical Advocacy Days, an event that mobilizes Christians around pressing issues through worship, education and lobbying. This year’s focus is on women.
American evangelist Billy Graham — who has been called “the pastor for presidents” for having met and prayed with every U.S. president in the last six decades, from Harry Truman to Barack Obama — has publicly acknowledged regret at sometimes crossing the line between ministry and politics.
For nearly 40 years, Hollywood has been obsessed with the possessed.
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) leaders have given their backing to World Interfaith Harmony Week, an effort established by the United Nations General Assembly to promote greater interfaith understanding and cooperation throughout the world.
The U.N. set the interfaith harmony observance for the first week in February.
In a letter issued today to all PC(USA) congregations and members, General Assembly Stated Clerk Gradye Parsons and General Assembly Mission Council Executive Director Linda Valentine remind the church that as far back as 1997 the PC(USA) Assembly stated: “In a world of many bitter divisions to which, sadly, religious ...
In October, I was part of an ecumenical press tour to Jordan. Sponsored by the Jordan Tourism Board, the trip took more than a dozen journalists from several denominations and Christian news organizations to the eastern reaches of the Holy Land. For about a week, we traveled across Jordan, soaking up the sights, tastes, culture and — of course — the deep biblical history of the country.