In the following interview, Cynthia White, coordinator for the Presbyterian Mission Agency's Self-Development of People ministry, speaks about the West Africa Initiative (WAI).
In a recent World Council of Churches (WCC) consultation, participants analyzed the impact of small arms and light weapons (SALW) in Africa’s sub-regions. They pointed out that more than 60 percent of deaths in battle-related conflicts are caused by small arms, and billions of dollars are spent every year on small arms.
In a surprise move that shocked both sides of a years-long debate, the Church of England on Nov. 20 rejected an expected move to allow women bishops, preserving the church’s status as one of the last bastions of male privilege in the United Kingdom.
The Synod of Lakes and Prairies has received a five-year grant from the Lilly Endowment to help launch a new program to nurture Christian vocation among college students.
“We want to invite the churches in Latin America to hold us in prayer so that the theme of the Latin American Council of Churches’ (CLAI) “CLAI VI Assembly: Affirming an Ecumenism of Concrete Gestures,” become a reality with the enthusiastic participation of the leaders of the continent, this coming February here in Havana,” says CLAI president, Bishop Julio Murray.
It’s a a little like stumbling across the beginnings of Google or Facebook in a spare bedroom.
A doctor and nurse in Milwaukee take up Jesus’ challenge to help the multitudes. Seeing the overwhelming need of the uninsured in their community, they decided to care for those patients—for free.
A feminist scholar at Harvard University has earned the 2013 Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Religion for explaining why a growing number of Muslim women in the United States are wearing veils.
A sense of eco-justice is arriving, step-by-step, in urban Lagos, Nigeria. The story of Njideka Onwunyi shows how one young woman can galvanize a growing response.
Reviving a long-dead language might sound like a tall order for a church that’s already weakened by widespread secularization and the fallout from decades of a painful child abuse scandal.