The Rev. Jane Hays, one of the earliest women to be ordained to the ministry in Denver Presbytery, has given $500,000 to Presbyterian World Mission to help empower poverty-stricken women and children around the world.
An Earth Day Meditation: April 22, 2012
This October, 250 mission leaders are expected to gather in the Dallas area for an important mission consultation that seeks to shape concrete, measurable strategies for addressing life-and-death issues of poverty, reconciliation among cultures of violence, and witnessing to the good news of God’s love through Jesus Christ.
When Cuban pastor Edelberto Valdes read the January/February issue of Presbyterians Today, about 1,001 new worshiping communities in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), he was thrilled. “I want to say how happy I was to read about these new points of view about the way to be church,” he wrote in an email. “In Cuba we had to do this many years ago, when it was difficult to be a Christian; we had to find new ways.” Valdes said he wanted to be in contact with these communities to “give them our experiences” and “maybe to help ...
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) communicators won 16 DeRose-Hinkhouse Memorial Awards from the Religion Communicators Council (RCC) at the RCC’s annual awards banquet April 12 in Philadelphia.
Dr. César Aliaga Díaz is the regional vice president of Cajamarca, Peru. His government has taken a central role in the fight to stop the proposed Conga Gold Mine, a $4.8 billion project owned by Denver-based Newmont Mining Corp.
The mine will be located in Cajamarca’s Andean highlands, where five major headwaters originate and supply the region’s drinking water. If passed, Conga is set to become the biggest investment in Peru’s history and second-largest gold mine in the world. The following interview was conducted March 19, 2012.
Nearly a year into her stint as the State Department’s point person on religious freedom, the Rev. Suzan Johnson Cook has traveled to eight countries and seems to have moved beyond questions about her lack of diplomatic experience.
The film “Verdades Verdaderas” or “True Truths,” about the Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo in Buenos Aires, Argentina who sought answers when their children and grandchildren disappeared under military rule, has been awarded the SIGNIS-WACC Human Rights Award in Toronto.
The Rev. Robert Austell, a candidate for moderator of this summer’s 220th General Assembly, has named his running mate.
The Rev. Hope Italiano Lee of Peace River Presbytery will stand for vice moderator alongside Austell.