For Janis Galvin, fasting for Lent has long meant saying no to candy for the 40 days before Easter. But when the season begins this year on March 9, it’s apt to mean something more: walking when she’d rather drive, for instance, or turning the thermostat way down.
Even though the income of three in five congregations has declined in the wake of the economic crisis that began in late 2007, leaders of more Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) congregations describe their congregation’s current financial situation as “excellent” or “good” (30 percent) than as “in serious difficulty” or “in some difficulty” (24 percent).
The “Roadmap,” like all previous approaches to a settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that depend upon a serial progression of benchmarks and negotiated agreements, has led to a dead-end.
An agreement between the Philippine government and the communist-led National Democratic Front to resume peace talks offers opportunities to end a 42-year armed conflict in this Southeast Asian nation, said a Protestant council.
Late last week, the provost of Belmont University in Nashville announced that the school officially had recognized its first gay student organization.
A Presbyterian ministry in northern Malawi is helping children make the right kind of friends.
Three Westminster John Knox Press (WJK) titles have recently been awarded as 2011 Books of the Year by Christianity Today and the Academy of Parish Clergy.
Are they three in one or one in three? That’s the question when it comes to Elmwood Presbyterian Church in East Orange, West Orange and Newark, N.J.
“It’s very important to honor our historic relationship,” said Archbishop Fred Hiltz of the Anglican Church in Canada at the close of the recent Cuban trip. “It’s also very important at this time of transition in leadership that we try to walk with them. It’s very much a ministry of accompaniment and my sense from this trip is that the Cuban church is looking for this.”
Israel has declined to renew a residency permit for Anglican Bishop Suheil Dawani of Jerusalem, according to the leader of the Jerusalem Inter-Church Center (ICC).