The Presbyterian Health, Education and Welfare Association (PHEWA) is seeking nominations for seven ministry awards that will be celebrated during the 220th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in Pittsburgh next July.
The Dalai Lama cancelled a planned trip to South Africa to celebrate Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu’s 80th birthday after Tutu’s home country declined to issue a visa to the exiled Tibetan Buddhist leader.
Critics said the government of President Jacob Zuma and his African National Congress party were bowing to pressure from China, a close trading partner that has clashed with the Dalai Lama over greater freedoms for Tibet, which has been ruled by China since 1950.
An estimated 275 Christian leaders are meeting in Indonesia from Oct. 4-7 to plot an ecumenical future in what one veteran of the ecumenical movement called a watershed gathering.
Leaders of the fledgling Global Christian Fellowship will gather evangelical, Pentecostal, mainline Protestant, Roman Catholic and Orthodox Christians here to assess recent changes in global Christianity.
The Rev. Alan G. Gripe, who served the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) as a pastor, missionary, chaplain and church executive for more than 60 years, died Sept. 28 in Rochester, NY. He was 91.
A consultation on the complex issues surrounding criminal justice in the United States has been scheduled for Feb. 16 – 18, 2012 at Stony Point Conference Center in New York.
This consultation ― authorized by the 2010 General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) ― is the result of collaborative efforts on the part of the Presbyterian Health Education and Welfare Association (PHEWA), the Presbytery of Hudson River and the Presbytery of New York City.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday (Oct. 5.) will hear one of most important religion cases in decades, centered on the degree to which religious institutions should be exempt from anti-discrimination laws.
Lutherans are exploring strengthening ties among member churches of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) as the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation approaches in 2017, theologians and leaders said.
In September, Roger Dermody, Deputy Executive Director for Mission for the General Assembly Mission Council, traveled with three GAMC colleagues to Lebanon and Egypt. He and Charles Wiley, Associate Director for Theology, Worship and Education, agreed to share some personal reflections from a trip that left them deeply humbled and grateful for the relational history and partnerships that are at the heart of Presbyterian mission.
Imagine a new mission center in a farmhouse, housing a new congregation in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A). As project co-pastor Shane Whisler puts it, “We asked ourselves: what if you started a church by putting the mission committee in charge?”
Whisler and his wife Pat Felter are leading a new ministry called East Broad Outreach Center in Mansfield, Texas. Their vision for this new church development, supported by Grace Presbytery, Synod of the Sun and the General Assembly Mission Council, is to create a mission center that houses a Presbyterian congregation.
A new series of daily devotionals based on the award-winning Feasting on the Word lectionary commentary series will soon be available from Westminster John Knox Press. Daily Feast: Meditations from Feasting on the Word, Year B, the first of the three devotionals, will be released early next month.