It only seems natural that Christians called to bring the light of Jesus to the world would also be committed to bringing actual light to dark places unable to receive ongoing power. That’s the mission of Solar Under the Sun, a ministry of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s Synod of the Sun. Its solar powered systems are custom designed to power the electrical needs of communities that need it the most.
The Executive Committee of the National Council of Churches has announced that the Rev. Dr. Michael Kinnamon completed his service as NCC General Secretary on Dec. 31, 2011, at the close of his four-year term.
Christian leaders in Egypt are meeting to discuss opening a dialogue with Islamic groups as a way of addressing sectarian violence.
American Episcopalians upset with their denomination’s acceptance of gay and female clergy can now convert to the Roman Catholic Church while keeping many cherished traditions in a special new U.S. diocese that was established on Jan. 1 by Pope Benedict XVI.
Although Tim Carriker has spent his entire mission career in Brazil, this Presbyterian mission worker’s influence is felt around the world.
The deeply rutted road from this north coastal city up to the top of the nearby ridge makes for a teeth-rattling ride. Upon reaching the crest of the steep hill, however, one is greeted by a vast expanse of gently rolling farmland with a spectacular view of the city and the sparkling blue Caribbean beyond.
This is not just a place of spectacular beauty but of intense hope. It is called Centro Ecologico Diaconal, or “Demari,” by the peasant farmers who come here to learn and practice “spiritual ecology.”
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) synods of Living Waters and Alaska-Northwest believe communication is at the heart of the gospel, and a technology partnership between the two is ensuring their member churches are able to connect and interact as easily as possibly.
When Fordson High School football coach Fouad Zaban was asked to be on a reality show about Muslim family life, his impulse was to decline.
“It doesn’t seem like it now, but we kind of like our privacy,” Zaban said. “We are simple people. We don’t do crazy things. ... Quite honestly, what I told the show (producers) is I’m kind of boring.”
Now that he and his family have appeared on TLC’s reality series “All-American Muslim,” Zaban struggles to understand how his life and the ordinary lives of four other Muslim families in Dearborn could be viewed as controversial.
Though Western companies, from American automakers to European luxury firms, have recently gained a foothold in China, Western religion has played a role there for much longer than General Motors or Hermes.
The new physical plant at Jerusalem church is just the fourth new church building constructed in the last 20 years by the Presbyterian Reformed Church in Cuba (IPRC), says the Rev. Francisco Marrero, stated clerk of the IRPC and a frequent worshiper here.