Churches Uniting in Christ (CUIC) concluded its Jan. 18-20 plenary here with a liturgy of recommitment, vowing to continue the ecumenical and racial justice work begun by the group on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in 2002.
At least seven of the leaders representing 38 Anglican provinces worldwide will not attend a key meeting in Dublin from Jan. 25-30. Their absence comes at a time when the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, is under mounting pressure from two wings of the 77 million-member Anglican Communion on the subject of human sexuality.
The former president of the United Church of Christ has been suspended for one year and ordered to undergo a “program of growth” after he admitted last year to an affair with a former co-worker.
“Raising Up Leaders,” the seventh and latest entry in a popular video series showing how congregations are responding to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s call to “Grow Christ’s Church Deep and Wide” is now available for download through the General Assembly Mission Council’s website.
Departure may be many things but one thing it’s not is business as usual. Ministry business, that is.
As global food prices again begin to rise, Church World Service (CWS) is urging President Barack Obama to restore funding for a program to address hunger and food security in developing nations by improving the productivity of small farmers.
As Pakistan’s main churches held special prayers in memory of Salman Taseer, the Punjab governor assassinated for his opposition to a law that punishes insult to Islam by death, Christians in Pakistan spoke of their feelings that they are in a precarious position in their own country.
Just steps from the Lincoln Memorial, the new building — topped by a translucent white roof that resembles the wings of a giant dove — is puzzling tourists and commuters alike.
Every week, worship services at Pasadena Presbyterian Church in Pasadena, Calif., are held in English, Korean and Spanish. It’s certainly not unusual for congregations to share space; many churches have other groups “nested” with them. But Pasadena Presbyterian Church is different in that these aren’t separate congregations.
Some 40 theologians, most of them indigenous and representing different regions of the world, will meet here this weekend to share their various experiences and theological reflections.