Most members of the clergy are taught to put the physical and spiritual needs of others first, but that self-denial may be harmful to their own health, according to a new Duke University study.
Gay rights campaigners expressed “disappointment” that the Scottish government has delayed passing legislation that would recognize gay weddings while leaving faith groups free to choose whether they wanted to conduct such ceremonies
On Thursday (July 19), three experts will testify before a House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Subcommittee regarding mining contamination by Renco Group, a U.S. company, operating in La Oroya, Peru.
A buzz of excitement filled the room. About 30 Living Waters for the World (LWW) water purification system operators were gathering together for the first time here. The LWW ― a ministry of the Synod of Living Waters ― “Operators’ Encounter” was organized by representatives of the Council of Protestant Churches of Nicaragua (CEPAD), Accion Medica Cristiana (AMC), Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) and the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
Stephen Mansfield, an evangelical author who has written widely about the faith of politicians, turns his attention to Mormons in his latest book, The Mormonizing of America.
Faith groups spearheaded by the International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) are scaling-up humanitarian aid to thousands of civilians severely affected, or forced to flee their homes, due to the civil war in Syria.
Six recent seminary graduates have received their first calls to ministry in the third year of For Such a Time as This, an innovative pastoral residency program designed to renew the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) by providing transformational leadership for small churches while surrounding new pastors with a network of support.
Launched by the Presbyterian Mission Agency (formerly General Assembly Mission Council) in fall 2009, For Such a Time as This is a timely program that matches new seminary graduates seeking their first call with small, underserved congregations in rural, urban, or small town settings in a two-year pastoral residency relationship, during which they are supported and guided by a cluster of pastor-mentors.
Despite the growing violent turmoil in Syria, Christians in that country oppose U.S. military intervention, a leading Syrian Presbyterian told the Presbyterian News Service in an exclusive interview here July 6 during the 220th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
Female candidates are poised to occupy an unprecedented one-third of the seats in Mexico’s bicameral parliament when preliminary results for the Jul.1 election are confirmed.
Dale McGowan is an author and executive director of Foundation Beyond Belief, a nontheistic charitable organization. He was recently enlisted to write Atheism for Dummies, the first book about nontheists from the “Dummies” series of books.