The radical changes occurring throughout the Middle East will affect Christians living there, sparking both fear and hopeful analysis, an ecumenical church council there has concluded.
Jerry Pattengale’s cell phone won’t stop ringing as he leads a secretive group of four wide-eyed college administrators around a majestic campus built in 1879 by legendary evangelist D.L. Moody.
Calls and visitors are pouring in for one reason: the billionaire Oklahoma family that owns the 217-acre site and its 43 buildings aims to give it away to a Christian institution. Free. No charge. Just take it.
Gender equality is central to meeting the needs of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people, says a report released March 8 by the Geneva-based ACT Alliance, a global network of more than 125 organizations working in long-term development, humanitarian assistance and advocacy. The alliance includes the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
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Ask the Reverend Tom Hay, director of operations for the Office of the General Assembly, how long it is until the 220th General Assembly (2012), and he will answer to the minute.
For others, it is enough to know that fewer than 120 days remain until June 30th, when Cindy Bolbach, Moderator of the 219th General Assembly (2010), will convene the opening session at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in downtown Pittsburgh, Pa.
What started as a conversation between four students at San Francisco Theological Seminary has turned into a production aiming to bring down barriers and give a voice to from all walks of life.
Is it a movement, an organization or just a conference? The 600 participants in the second NEXT Church Conference held Feb. 27-28 at First Church, Dallas, shared the common curiosity. Leaders mapped out a few of the steps ahead but left many details to be determined. One thing for certain: they intend for it to have a future.
The campaign of violence in Nigeria carried out by the Islamist sect Boko Haram has raised fears of religious extremism gaining a foothold in Cameroon, its neighbor to the east.
Americans are split on a federal mandate requiring nearly all employers ― even institutions with strong religious affiliations ― to provide insurance covering contraception.
Gathered at Stony Point Feb. 16-18 was a clutch of Presbyterians committed to prison reform, gathered to discuss, among other issues, the growing trend toward the privatization of U.S. prisons.