As a public television producer, Luke Heikkila recently had the chance to work as an embedded reporter with National Guard troops in Afghanistan.
Sam Kass, White House head chef and senior policy advisor for healthy food initiatives, addressed 19 national faith leaders this morning May 31 at an unprecedented meeting to bring greater attention to the nationwide childhood obesity epidemic.
Several faith groups were among the sponsors of a U.N. panel session on May 7 called “Churches Disavow the Doctrine of Discovery: Calling for Poverty Alleviation and Healing,” which sought to address various issues facing indigenous peoples, including education and land rights.
Pope Benedict XVI on May 5 called on Catholic colleges and universities in the United States to do more to affirm their “Catholic identity,” particularly by ensuring the doctrinal orthodoxy of their faculty and staff.
EVERETT, Wash. ― At Tierra Nueva ― a multi-service outreach ministry to farmworkers and other Latino/a immigrants supported by North Puget Sound Presbytery ― three social enterprises are combining resources to form a new partnership.
The Rev. Joel Ortega Dopico of the Presbyterian Reformed Church of Cuba was elected as the new president of the Council of Churches of Cuba (CIC), at the Council’s assembly held in Havana last weekend.
After almost a year as chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives, which The New York Times called “one of the most reviled congregations in the country,” the Rev. Patrick Conroy was back in Portland, Ore., for a few days to meet with his Jesuit counterparts.
The world of communication has changed so radically in the past 20 years that it is time for churches to rethink how they communicate concerns about injustice and conflict, said a group of Christian communicators gathered here last week.
The Rev. Janet Edwards has announced that she is stepping down as a candidate for moderator of the upcoming 220th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) because of a sudden serious illness that has struck her husband, Alvise.
Violence in South Sudan and along the border with Sudan are forcing hundreds of families back to the Kakuma refugee camp in northwestern Kenya where they lived several years ago.