“My thing has always been reaching out to the community — that’s where my heart is,” said Elder Betty Thompson, whose service to the Presbyterian Church has born decades of fruit from Mississippi to Lesotho.
Japan’s churches and Christian councils should establish a consortium to respond to the devastating March 11 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear power plant accident, an ecumenical meeting said.
Halfway through a Mass in Caldwell College’s campus chapel, Chase Keith rose to his feet for one of the most challenging parts of a challenging day.
At open hearings on both coasts this month, the Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) heard from presbyteries and synods about a proposal that would extend benefits to same-gender spouses and domestic partners.
The 219th General Assembly (2010) approved the resolution, along with an increase in dues of up to 1 percent if needed to fund the cost of additional benefits. The Board formed a committee to study the effects of such a change and will report back to the 220th GA in 2012.
Although both hearings — in Philadelphia and Los Angeles — were attended by dozens, neither took the full three hours designated for the open hearings, which were meant for comments, not questions.
The Russian and Greek Orthodox churches are objecting to plans in both countries to introduce electronic national identity cards intended to streamline bureaucracy and, in the case of Greece, facilitate integration into the European Union.
More than 20 percent of atheist scientists consider themselves to be “spiritual,” according to a Rice University study.
What if that hideous tie from Aunt Griselda could provide a job for a low-income woman, help support programs for the homeless, and be a green resource? Who would have thought it possible that a bad gift could become such a great one?
On May 6, the University of Dubuque /University of Dubuque Theological Seminary officially broke ground for a Performing Arts and Campus Center.
Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe’s latest attack on Catholic bishops, in which he accused them of lying about the nation’s dire social and economic situation, was a sign that the relationship between the two will continue to be difficult, observers said.
Working in a cluster of offices above a LifeWay Christian Bookstore, Bible scholars are buried in a 20-year project to codify the thousands of changes, verse by verse, word by word ― even letter by letter ― that crept into the early New Testament during hundreds of years of laborious hand-copying.