The international Christian organization Open Doors released its annual World Watch List this week, naming the 50 countries where it says Christians face the worst persecution. For the first time in the 20 years that the list has been compiled, the situation for Christians did not improve in any country, Open Doors said.
“The Future is Now,” a webinar on how new technologies are affecting how writers get published, will be offered March 6 at 2:00 p.m. EST by the Presbyterian Writers Guild (PWG) in cooperation with The Presbyterian Outlook.
CHICAGO ― The Rev. Frank Yamada will be installed as the 10th president of McCormick Theological Seminary during two days of events Feb. 8 and 9.
A coalition of nearly 40 religious leaders has published an open letter that seeks to recast the battle against same-sex marriage as a fight on behalf of religious freedom.
In an effort to clean up his corruption-riddled national police force, the president of Honduras is seeking help from a higher power by enlisting the help of a Roman Catholic bishop to evangelize police officers.
Two years after the earthquake in Haiti, many people who gave to charities are asking why they are not seeing more progress. The answer is often that charitable groups were focused on the immediate needs with little emphasis on long-term recovery.
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The application process for prospective pastoral residents is now open for For Such a Time as This: A Small Church Residency — Growing Leaders, Growing Churches.
Launched by the General Assembly Mission Council in fall 2009, For Such a Time as This is a timely and innovative program that pairs recent seminary graduates with small, underserved congregations for a two-year pastoral residency. During these two years, pastoral residents are supported and guided by a network of pastor-mentors and presbytery, seminary and national church leaders.
One week before a group of dissident churches meets to create a new denomination, eight Presbyterians, including Ruling Elder Cynthia Bolbach and Teaching Elder Landon Whitsitt, the moderator and vice-moderator of the 219th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), have issued a letter and video expressing their hope in the future of the denomination.
The Cuban Biblical Network of the Council of Churches of Cuba’s Center for Studies is celebrating its 10th anniversary. The network serves a space for analysis of the Holy Scriptures from the perspective of a popular and contextualized re-reading of the Bible, according to the Cuban setting and with a broad ecumenical vision.
Pilgrims to the Holy Land who are searching for the roots of Christianity can also gain a surprisingly rich understanding of other religions, according to a prominent Franciscan clergyman.