President Obama and his likely GOP challenger Mitt Romney called for prayers and reflection Friday (July 20) after a deadly shooting at a Colorado movie theater, while liberal religious leaders called for stricter gun control laws.
Thousands of refugees, mainly Iraqis living in the war-ravaged Syrian capital of Damascus, have fled their homes due to the escalating violence and increased sectarian troubles, United Nations officials said on July 20.
We are deeply saddened and grieved by news today of the massacre at a movie theater premiere in Aurora, Colorado, a tragedy that has violently and senselessly taken the lives of many and injured countless other moviegoers. Our hearts go out to the families and friends of those whose lives were ended in this horrifying act.
There has been much buzz around the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s efforts to push for 1,001 new worshiping communities in the next 10 years, and the Presbyterian Foundation is eager to get involved.
At a historic meeting here, the World Council of Churches (WCC) Commission on Faith and Order approved a new theological agreement and proposed a major restructuring of its work in the future.
A large-scale Bible museum will open in Washington, D.C., within four years, say planners who have been touring the world with portions of their collection.
Reformed church representatives say there is concern for the safety of an 80-year old nun and a Protestant pastor working in a church-run nursing home for elderly people in the Syrian town of Homs.
Presbyterian leaders issued a statement today (July 19) in light of recent suicide bombings in several parts of the world that have killed and injured scores of people.
Notable news about notable Presbyterians -- Al Winn, Barbara Wheeler, William Pierson Barker, Debbie Dyslin, Daniel Williams, Blair Moorhead, Margaret Shafer, J. Barrie Shepherd, Edward Bicking Jones.
Just days after serving in the General Assembly Communications Center in Pittsburgh, frequent Presbyterian News Service contributor Mike Ferguson ― who writes for the Muscatine Journal ― was one of five small-town Iowa reporters chosen to sit down for an interview with President Barack Obama during the president’s recent trip to that state. While it endorses no candidate nor political point of view, PNS thought readers would enjoy Ferguson’s almost one-on-one encounter with the president.