The Northern Ireland Bureau, the voice of Northern Ireland in Washington, D.C., will host a dinner today (April 30) to honor members of the Presbyterian Committee on Northern Ireland (PCNI) for their 20 years of work to aid the peace process in the once troubled British province.
Member churches of the Christian Ecumenical Council of Guatemala are expressing support for rural indigenous families protesting mining activity in their territories.
― Andrew Bowen sat yoga-style in his armchair, absent-mindedly fingering a set of Muslim prayer beads in his left hand as he talked about 2011 ― his year of conversion.
But he’s not Muslim. In fact, the 29-year-old Lumberton resident doesn’t call himself by any of the 12 faiths he practiced for a month at a time last year.
Teenager Lexi Ricard loves shoes. “They’re absolutely fabulous,” she says. So to celebrate her 16th birthday this week, she wanted shoes. Lots of them! “She came to me to last October, saying ‘I’ve got this great idea,’ ” says her mom, Jody Morgan. “I’m thinking, ‘Great! What am I in for if we have to plan this far ahead? I better sit down for this one.”
Turns out Lexi wanted to do… a shoe drive. After getting her mom’s permission, she approached her youth minister, Liz Cely, from Cherokee Presbyterian Church in Gilbert, S.C. “She told ...
The Rev. Randy Branson of Palo Duro Presbytery, candidate for moderator of the upcoming 220th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has selected the Rev. Shamaine Chambers King, a pastor in Des Moines Presbytery, as his running mate for vice-moderator of the Assembly.
The nation’s Catholic bishops are calling on the faithful to pray and mobilize in a “great national campaign” to confront what they see as a series of threats to religious freedom, and they are setting aside the two weeks before July 4 for their “Fortnight for Freedom” initiative.
A civilian president has been inaugurated in Mali, sending signs of hope for peace among citizens and faith communities in the West African nation where a coup occurred in March.
People with disabilities face unique challenges in any environment, but imagine dealing with those challenges in a post-earthquake Haiti.
Even now, two years after the 2010 quake, rubble blocks many of the roads and walkways; homes and businesses that were destroyed or damaged are not yet rebuilt or repaired; and, although the numbers have greatly decreased, many men, women, and children are still living in tent cities. With so many people in need, those with disabilities, who face some of the greatest challenges, are often overlooked.
“A number of people in society ignored them, but they can no longer—due ...
Australia’s Anglican Church has its third female bishop, Genieve Blackwell, but her March 31 consecration was boycotted by her archbishop, Sydney’s Peter Jensen, a strong opponent of women clergy.
Allan Doyle used to have big dreams and little faith.
He’d grown up Methodist but dropped out of church after high school. A bad marriage in his early 20s ended in divorce, leaving Doyle afraid that he’d spend most of his life alone.
His main goal was to save enough money from serving in the Army to go to college and become a corporate lawyer. “I wanted to make as much money as possible,” said Doyle, 39.
But the Iraq War changed all that.