The 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches (WCC) will take place in Busan, Republic of Korea, from Oct. 30-Nov. 8, 2013 under the theme “God of life, lead us to justice and peace.”
Mormon leaders are surveying church members about their readership of key websites and Mormon writers, a move that reflects the faith’s growing interest in managing its public image as two Mormon candidates compete for the White House.
The Pakistani judge who imposed a death sentence on the assassin of Punjab governor Salman Taseer has gone underground due to threats from Islamic fundamentalists, Pakistani church officials have confirmed.
The staff of Creative Services won four awards in the 29th Annual Landmarks of Excellence Awards competition. Creative Services is part of the Communications and Funds Development ministry of the General Assembly Mission Council of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
The group won two awards of excellence and two awards of merit.
In order to achieve domestic harmony and avoid family squabbles, the Rev. CC Armstrong’s mother and father — who were raised in the African Methodist Episcopal and Baptist traditions, respectively — decided in the late 1950s that they would walk to and then join the very first church that welcomed them.
Nearby Calvary Presbyterian Church in Detroit, Mich., where they lived, was the first to receive them with open arms.
Armstrong recalls her parents’ experience as African-American visitors in a largely European-American congregation.
“When my parents heard the choir singing an African-American spiritual the first time they visited, they said, ‘The choir sure could use help with that spiritual,’ ” Armstrong says. “My parents were first and foremost seeking a church where they could use their gifts to serve God, but they were also hoping to broaden the church by inviting it to receive diversity.”
The question isn’t whether God is calling you — it’s what God is calling you to do or be, said the Rev. Magdalena Garcia at the Women of Color Consultation here Oct. 20.
Racism is a church-dividing issue in the United States. Churches Uniting in Christ (CUIC), a historic partnership among ten communions seeking to give expression to our unity in Christ, strives to reconcile these divisions and name the sin of racism both within our churches and within our nation.
YATESBORO, Pa. ― At its November meeting, Kiskiminetas Presbytery will hear a report from its Rwanda Partnership Team, which recently returned from its 2011 visit to the central African country.
Two pastors and five women made this year’s trip. They led Bible studies, introduced their Rwandan brothers and sisters to water filtration/purification systems and spent most of their time in worship and fellowship with Rwandan Presbyterian congregations.
“One of the most surprising discoveries was that each parish, consisting of a central congregation and several smaller congregations in the countryside, were involved in building income-producing projects,” says the Rev. Wayne ...
Religion may not only save your soul, according to a new book, but could also have a real impact on your financial well-being.
Intolerance and violent repression of religious and ethnic minorities, often the most vulnerable groups in many societies, is on the increase, said a prominent human rights advocacy group.