The year 2012 marks 175 years of Presbyterian World Mission; but the denomination’s commitment to mission is considerably older than this, and much of this history is rooted in Western Pennsylvania.
How do a couple of old boilers start an environmental movement and so much more?
In the case of Huguenot Memorial Church in Pelham Manor, N.Y., they break down. Again.
Access to justice for women who suffer sexual violence in Central America and southern Mexico remains limited despite the high incidence of rape and other crimes, of which underage girls are the main victims, experts say.
Christian evangelical activists are pressing the U.S. Congress to pass a comprehensive immigration reform plan ― a tricky election-year issue that conservatives’ Republican Party allies have been reluctant to take up.
An Indonesian church leader is calling on the international community to mediate human rights violations after a recent string of violent clashes with authorities in the Papua region.
In Transition: To spend even a bit of time in conversation with Union Theological Seminary graduate, recent Stony Point Fellow, and artist Emily Otto is to be invited into an unfolding calling that is as rich as the colors of the paint she makes from the ground’s clay. “What the church is doing with 1001 is so exciting to me,” shared Otto, in an interview by phone.
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)-related Tusculum College’s “Help Me Help You” program has been selected as one of the top programs in the nation by the Clinton Global Initiative University, a national foundation that recognizes innovative programs and projects that have a large impact with global reach.
More than thirty years ago the AIDS pandemic first entered the consciousness of the American people. In spite of overwhelming scientific advances in prevention and ways in which to help those living with HIV and AIDS, there is still a stigma borne by those with the disease. There is a growing movement from within the interfaith community on behalf of those afflicted to assist them in living productive and healthy lives. “HIV & AIDS: AWARENESS & COMPASSION,” a CBS Interfaith Special documented the religious groups’ efforts, will be broadcast Sunday, June 17 on the CBS Television Network.
A delegation from the Geneva-based World Council of Churches (WCC) will take part in the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) from June 20-22 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
When the nation’s Catholic bishops gather in Atlanta this week (June 13-15) for their annual spring meeting, a top agenda item will be assessing the reforms they adopted 10 years ago as revelations of widespread sexual abuse of children by priests consumed the church.