“When Mark [Hare] spoke to our congregation, I started thinking I could do something to help by using my skills as a dentist,” Mariana Haughey said. “So I started asking other dentists if they had items to donate or could help.”
Haughey is a young adult who attends Royal Oak Presbyterian Church in Royal Oak, Mich. Mission co-worker Mark Hare spoke at her church in 2011 about his work in Haiti. He serves Christ by working with farmers in rural areas. He’s helping them improve their crop yields so they can feed their families and sell what’s left ...
For the fourth consecutive year, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s Board of Pensions says it cannot afford an “experience apportionment” for Pension Plan members in 2012.
Celebrating an outdoor Mass on his first day in Cuba March 26, Pope Benedict XVI acknowledged the struggles of the country’s Catholics after half a century of communism and described human freedom as a necessity for both salvation and social justice.
Members of the faith community joined with leaders of the farm worker movement March 26 to kick off the week’s events leading up to the second annual national César Chávez Day on March 31.
They braved the foul stench of garbage and had to wear borrowed rubber boots to avoid stepping on muddy pathways in one of Manila’s dumps where poor slum dwellers live off recovered plastics and metals.
“No children deserve to live in this difficult situation, but somehow I see hope amid their suffering as they showed us they can cope and still smile despite all,” said the Rev. Charles Buck of the United Church of Christ in Hawaii.
Buck was among 226 participants in a March 22-27 meeting of the World Council of Churches Commission on World Mission and Evangelism (WCC-CWME), which examined mission and evangelism in a changing global landscape.
The task of giving the “authentic interpretation” of the Catholic faith ultimately belongs to bishops, not theologians, a Vatican panel said March 8.
When the Rev. Jonas Hayes came from a large church in Palo Alto, Calif., to be the solo pastor for a small church in the Mississippi River Delta, he realized he needed to spend time getting to know his new community.
The pre-assembly event of the World Council of Churches’ Commission on World Mission and Evangelism (CWME) saw churches’ renewed commitment and different approaches to mission and evangelism in a context of rapid change in society, politics and church.
Radio evangelist Harold Camping has called his erroneous prediction that the world would end last May 21 an “incorrect and sinful statement” and said his ministry is out of the prediction business.
Christians comprise half of the world’s 214 million migrants, those who have moved from their country of birth and are now living permanently in a different country, a new study has concluded.