Religious leaders and members of Congress recently got a firsthand taste of what it’s like to eat on $4.50 a day as part of the “Food Stamp Challenge.”
The Rev. Graeme Knowles, dean of St. Paul’s Cathedral, resigned on Oct. 31 as the fallout continued over the handling of an “Occupy London Stock Exchange” anti-corporate protest camped outside the church’s doors.
Santa Fe, N.M., is gifted with a warm climate — which is at least one reason why the city also has a sizable homeless population.
First Presbyterian Church, located in downtown Santa Fe, is using a unique feature of its building to reach out to these sometimes forgotten people.
As the recent recession deepened, Episcopal and Anglican churches were among those who reached out to help struggling members of their communities.
The dramatic story will be told on local NBC stations beginning Nov. 13 as part of NBC’s “Horizons of the Spirit” series in a new documentary presented by the National Council of Churches with the Interfaith Broadcasting Commission (IBC), and produced by Trinity Wall Street.
Religious freedom advocates on Oct. 26 lamented America’s failure to protect the faithful abroad, saying things have gotten worse, not better, since the issue first gained traction more than a decade ago.
Catholics and leaders of the 16 Commonwealth countries where Queen Elizabeth II serves as head of state have welcomed an announcement by British Prime Minister David Cameron about changes to the royal succession that include allowing the monarch to marry a Roman Catholic.
Amy Erickson, a senior at the Presbyterian-related Whitworth University in Spokane, Wash., knew all about the Samuel Robinson Award before she even enrolled as a student at the “pervasively Presbyterian” university.
“My older sister went to Whitworth, and I knew that it was a good school with a solid theology department, relationally-focused community, Christ-centered values and beautiful campus,” Erickson says. Knowing that as a prospective Whitworth student she would have an opportunity to apply for the Samuel Robinson Award was an added benefit.
The Samuel Robinson Award, which is open to PC(USA) students who are completing their junior or ...
After more than 30 years of working for reconciliation in Northern Ireland, Presbyterian mission co-worker Doug Baker has seen tensions lessen and violence abate.
However, the tall, graffiti-covered metal walls that separate some unionists and nationalists neighborhoods remind him that much work is still to be done.
Baker helps Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) partner churches bring together unionists, who are mostly Protestant and who want to remain part of the United Kingdom, and nationalists, who are mostly Catholic and who want to unite with the Republic of Ireland.
Justin Souza has always had a passion for music. And growing up in First Presbyterian Church of Granada Hills in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley, his relationship with Jesus was vital.
There is a small dirt pathway between a cluster of big oak trees and a small ditch where a family of ducks are content to swim on the eastern border of the expanse of green where Edgcumbe Presbyterian Church is situated.
This little path has long beckoned members of Edgcumbe church to listen to the small voice inviting them to venture forth to meet their neighbors.
2010 turned out to be the year the congregation’s Outreach Committee heeded the call.