The National Council of Churches (NCC) expressed its “incredulity and sadness” today (April 5) over the resurgence of anti-Islam activities marked by the burning of the Qur’an by the Rev. Terry Jones, and the reactionary mob attacks on Christians in Afghanistan and elsewhere.
Responding to a recent prediction that gender prejudice and sex-selective abortion in India will result in 20 percent more men than women by 2030, a prominent church woman leader says the church should address these issues.
The Supreme Court agreed March 28 to consider whether a teacher who was fired from a religious school is subject to a “ministerial exception” that can bar suits against religious organizations.
One hundred and fifty years ago, Americans began to wage war against each other. Four years and well over 900,000 casualties later, the American Civil War, also known as the War Between the States was over.
Representatives of two financially troubled conference centers dependent on the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) spoke about their centers’ strengths, challenges and viability before members of the General Assembly Mission Council March 31.
On March 15, approximately 200 religious and secular leaders gathered in Moscow’s “President-Hotel” for the 11th Russian National Prayer Breakfast since its inception in 1995.
Ecumenical News International (ENInews) announces that Solange De Santis has been appointed editor of the ecumenical news service on a one-year contract from March 2011 to March 2012.
It was billed as the first-ever congressional hearing on the civil rights of American Muslims. But it played more like an Act II than a premiere.
Five new church developments have been named winners of the 2011 Sam and Helen R. Walton Awards. Each recipient church ministry will receive $40,000. The winning churches are in California, North Carolina, and Georgia.
Violence against women is a silent epidemic that can cross generations, leaving lasting marks on families and society. Ritu Sharma, president and co-founder of Women Thrive Worldwide, knows this firsthand.