The oft-heard statement, “America is a Protestant Christian Nation” is no longer correct according to finding released Oct. 9 by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life.
The right to communication is inherent to all other human rights and its exercise needs to have a liberating character, becoming the invisible link that keeps faith communities united, said Dennis Smith, president of the World Association for Christian Communication (WACC) in São Leopoldo, Brazil.
Mitt Romney angered evangelicals during his first White House run in 2008 by blurring the theological lines between their faith and his Mormonism. Lurching in the other direction, he irked them again by scarcely mentioning religion at all during this year’s GOP primaries.
If you knew your sight was slipping away, what would you want to see before it was gone for good?
For 17-year-old Sam McCalla ― the son of a Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) minister ― the answer is in faraway places and here at home: a Buddhist monastery in Thailand, the green hills of Scotland and, someday, his college commencement ceremony.
Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe and representatives from more than 50 non-governmental organizations, including actor-activist Sean Penn, met here Sept. 24 to present a new roadmap for humanitarian aid in the country.
That’s the average age UNICEF reports that girls enter the commercial sex trade in the U.S.
Then: I stepped cautiously, timidly, onto the step of the yellow school bus and quietly found a seat. Would we survive the day? Would my family, my teachers, my schoolmates, would I be incinerated that day in a white-hot blast of a nuclear explosion?
The board of trustees of Princeton Theological Seminary has unanimously elected the Rev. M. Craig Barnes as its seventh president and as professor of pastoral ministry.
The Special Committee on the Review of Biennial Assemblies – which was appointed by the 219th General Assembly (2010) and continued by the 220th General Assembly (2012) – has added four new members. The special committee is charged with reviewing the denomination’s practice of holding its national legislative assembly – the General Assembly – every two years.
The Reverend Neal D. Presa, Moderator of the 220th General Assembly (2012) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), made the selections on the authorization of the 220th General Assembly (2012)
Representatives of The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) member churches in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region have affirmed how strategic training for ordained and lay people is promoting church growth and encouraging more participation of members in the church’s prophetic mission.