In a surprise announcement at the conclusion of their Feb. 8 meeting here, San Francisco Theological Seminary’s Board of Trustees said it is closing the seminary’s Southern California campus by June 30, 2011.
Ms. Eliza Minasyan of Yerevan, Armenia, has been named executive director/coordinator of the Jinishian Memorial Program (JMP), effective Feb. 1. She succeeds the Rev. Victor Makari, who retired late last year.
Minasyan was previously executive director of the Jinishian Memorial Foundation in the Republic of Armenia. In this position she directed 15 staff members and managed community-based projects and programs in civil society, community health development, education, and economic development throughout Armenia. She helped helped JMP’s Louisville management team carry out the strategic planning process for all JMP sites, specifically Lebanon and Syria.
Minasyan, a graduate of State ...
Galloway explained that one aim of the conference, to be held at the Church of Scotland’s head office, would be to develop a report with recommendations to the church’s General Assembly 2012.
The architect of the Obama administration's new consumer protection bureau met with faith-based groups Feb. 8 in a bid to shape the agency’s work as a moral crusade.
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s highest court has reinstated a ‘not guilty’ verdict on charges that Presbyterian minister Jean Southard violated the PC(USA) constitution and her ordination vows by conducting a same-gender marriage ceremony in Massachusetts after that state legalized gay marriage in 2008.
The Russian Orthodox Church has ruled that hierarchs (church leaders) and clergy can run for office in exceptional cases when their presence is needed to fight “forces striving to use electoral power to fight the Orthodox Church.”
The proposed Park51 Islamic community center and mosque project near Ground Zero is again looking for a top imam after Sheik Abdallah Adhami resigned the post less than one month into the job.
Declaring the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) “deathly ill,” a group of 45 Presbyterian ministers — including the pastors of nine of the denominations 15 largest congregations — said in an open letter to the church Feb. 2 that they will “…change course, forming a new way for our congregations to relate.”
Japan’s ecumenical grouping of Anglican and Protestant churches and interdenominational organizations has laid out a proposal for its organizational restructuring by reducing the number of its officials and clarifying its decision-making functions.