More than four million visitors are expected to arrive in London during this summer’s Olympic Games. More Than Gold, an ecumenical charity originally launched during the 1996 Atlanta Games, is recruiting and training 1,000 volunteer “Games Pastors,” who will be deployed at airports, bus and railway stations.
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) mission co-worker Marie “Breezy” Lusted began the translation of the Anuak Bible in Ethiopia in the 1970s, and in 1979 the project became a team effort led by PC(USA) mission co-worker Niles Reimer. Nearly four decades later and now poised for completion, the Anuak Bible is a tribute to the perseverance and faithfulness of the missionaries and their Anuak colleagues.
The congregation of First Presbyterian Church United (FPCU) in Syracuse, N.Y., is living in a conundrum of sadness and grief, anticipation and wonder.
Theological seminaries exist to serve the gospel of Jesus Christ, not themselves or the institutional church, the Rev. James L. (Jim) McDonald told the packed First Presbyterian Church here Feb. 11 as he was inaugurated as the 11th president of San Francisco Theological Seminary.
The key role played by young people during the transformations in the Arab world throughout the past year was a recurrent theme for the recent World Council of Churches (WCC) Christian-Muslim consultation on “Christian Presence and Witness in the Arab World.”
Millie Campbell, 76 years old, is one of the people praying for New Orleans, a city still recovering from the 2005 Hurricane Katrina disaster and experiencing a murderous crime wave.
Roman Catholic bishops in Zambia are protesting a government attempt to repatriate nearly 5,000 refugees who fled different episodes of inter-ethnic violence in Rwanda between 1959 and 1994.
The Rev. SanDawna Gaulman Ashley has been called as the new associate for leadership development for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). The announcement was made by the Rev Marcia Clark Myers, director of the Office of Vocation, in which the position is lodged.
In her work with the Office of Vocation, Ashley will provide training, consultation, coaching, and resources for presbyteries in support of congregations, immigrant fellowships, and other new worshiping communities. She will also work with call system support and participate as a member of the For Such a Time as This pastoral residency staff team.
By 2040 there will be no majority racial ethnic group in the United States, so theologians and seminaries must lead the way in “helping us see our futures in the plural lest we die in our lack of understanding of each other,” said the Rev. Frank Yamada in his inaugural address Feb. 8 as the 10th president of McCormick Theological Seminary here.
When Pope Benedict XVI arrives in the Caribbean in March on a historic trip to Cuba, he will encounter a region in a state of religious flux and economic uncertainty. The Catholic Church’s standing is being challenged by a rise in evangelicalism and a lack of indigenous clergy, as evidenced by the Trinidad seminary's closing.