Sometimes where God leads us is a very long way from where we started, and often when that is the case, we need a little help along the way. Josiane Micomyiza is now a freshman at Abilene Christian University, but she came to the United States when she was twelve, along with her parents and four siblings, as a political refugee from Rwanda.
When the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s 220th General Assembly convenes in Pittsburgh this summer, commissioners will vote on a number of recommendations intended to make the church more responsive to the country’s growing Hispanic/Latino population.
Cuando la Asamblea General de la Iglesia Presbiteriana (EEUUA) se reúna en Pittsburgh este verano, los/as comisionados/as votarán sobre un número de recomendaciones que tienen la intención de hacer que la iglesia sea más receptiva a la creciente población hispana en el país.
In her 37 years as a missionary in Japan, Teddy Sawka has seen the effects of major natural disasters.
Less than a third of Catholic youth in Peru consider themselves to be religious, according to a study carried out in March by the market research firm GFK Company and the national newspaper The Republic.
Bruce Boling celebrated Easter Sunday last weekend among Southern Baptists, just as he did when he prayed at a tiny Kentucky church where his family filled half the pews.
Members of the Committee on Mission Responsibility Through Investment (MRTI) met last week with representatives of Caterpillar as part of the committee’s ongoing corporate engagement efforts. The engagement, directed by the 2004 General Assembly and reaffirmed in 2006, 2008 and 2010, sought to encourage the company “to confine their business activity solely to peaceful pursuits” in Israel/Palestine. Because the dialogues with Caterpillar and two other companies—Hewlett-Packard and Motorola Solutions—have not been successful, MRTI has recommended that the company be placed on the General Assembly Divestment List.
Hey Christian, are you a fox or a hedgehog?
In the second of his two T.V. Moore lectures at San Francisco Theological Seminary here, Philip Wickeri explained the difference between the two in a metaphor created by Isaiah Berlin in 1953: The fox knows many things but the hedgehog knows one big thing. Foxes are fascinated by many things and sees reality in the plural; hedgehogs frame everything through a single defining reality.
Cuban Presbyterian leader Reinerio Arce, president of the Evangelical Theological Seminary at Matanzas, briefed U.S. religious leaders here on the current reality of religious life and churches in Cuba. The briefing was at the end of March at the Washington offices of the National Council of Churches (NCC).
The Vatican has launched a crackdown on the umbrella group that represents most of America’s 55,000 Catholic nuns, saying that the group was not speaking out strongly enough against gay marriage, abortion and women’s ordination.
Representatives of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and the International Lutheran Council (ILC) said they will continue discussing joint commemorations of the 500th anniversary in 2017 of the Protestant Reformation.