Ethnic and religious minorities have been the targets of killings, torture and ill-treatment in the past 12 months, according to Amnesty International, which released its annual report on human rights violations May 24.
Tasha Hicks assumed when she finished seminary in 2011 that she’d go on to be part of a large, multistaff church, which many graduates aspire to do. She found herself instead as the part-time solo pastor of Mount View Presbyterian Church, a 50-member church in White Center, an unincorporated area of Seattle.
The World Council of Churches (WCC) will, for the first time since its founding in 1948, be holding its first meeting in Shanghai and Nanjing in the People’s Republic of China, focusing on the unique situation of Chinese churches and ecumenical relations in the region.
For the past 24 years, Richard Land has used his folksy charm and fiery rhetoric to become one of the leading voices of the religious right and the public face of the Southern Baptist Convention, the nation’s largest Protestant group.
Many victims of the March 11, 2011 northeast Japan earthquake, tsunami and nuclear plant disaster are still “feeling isolated and uncertain about their future,” a Japanese interdenominational relief network reports.
Social conservatives on Thursday (May 31) reacted sharply to a federal appeals court ruling that declared the law barring federal recognition of same-sex marriage unconstitutional.
New religious movements in Cameroon are promising quick fixes to the many problems facing the country, but established churches are concerned that the newcomers are offering people false hope. In addition, the government is having trouble controlling the spread of the illegal churches.
Twelve students representing four colleges and universities related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) have received the 2012 Samuel Robinson Award.