The pro-union rallies in Wisconsin have a retro feel to them — particularly for people of faith.
Many ideas start with just one person, but it takes the work of many to make them a reality. In this case the one person is Catherine Gillette. Now a sophomore at the College of Wooster in Ohio, Gillette went on two mission trips to Honduras during her sophomore and junior years of high school that left a lasting impression on her.
At their Feb. 16-22 meeting, the WCC Central Committee issued a statement strongly welcoming the recognition of water and sanitation as a human right by the United Nations General Assembly and the UN Human Rights Council.
Christian clergy in Libya said they have no intention of leaving the country, where several days of protests and retaliation by government armed forces have left hundreds of people dead.
The way Rev. Jonathan Wilkins sees it, members of his Baptist church in Thomaston, Ga., should have the right to carry guns into worship services to protect the congregation.
Having successfully brokered an historic and peaceful referendum in southern Sudan — on July 9 the Republic of South Sudan will be born — ecumenical organizations in Africa and around the world must now turn their attention to the equally challenging task of helping to build the new nation.
In 1844, when Pastor Jean-Antoine (“John”) Bost was appointed minister to La Force, a small village in southwestern France, by the Reformed Church in France — a partner church of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) — he was deeply touched by the serious social problems of his time.
Representatives of the Episcopal Church and the two provinces of the Moravian Church in North America on Feb. 10 formally inaugurated a full-communion relationship with a service that blended elements of the liturgical and musical practices of both traditions.
Houses of worship and other charities often aren’t in competition for dollars but instead tend to reap donations from similar donors, a new study shows.
Slightly more than 50 percent of people who financially supported congregations also gave to at least one charitable organization in the last year, according to a study conducted by Phoenix-based Grey Matter Research Consulting.
With just one U.S. delegate dissenting, the World Council of Churches (WCC) Central Committee yesterday (Feb. 21) criticized the U.S. veto on Feb. 18 of a United Nations Security Council resolution condemning continued settlement construction by Israel in the Palestinian Territories.