Obituaries of notable Presbyterians.
“Faith and Order has a long and significant history in the life of the ecumenical movement. Its two convergence texts, Baptism, Eucharist and Ministry and now The Church: Towards a Common Vision, provide our member churches with the necessary theological tools towards the full communion of our common fellowship,” said Metropolitan Gennadios of Sassima. Metropolitan Gennadios, representing the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, serves as vice-moderator of the World Council of Churches (WCC) Central Committee.
By naming devout, conservative Catholic U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan to be his running mate, former Gov. Mitt Romney, once a Mormon bishop, did more than ensure the U.S. will have a Catholic vice president in 2013. He established the first Republican ticket without a Protestant since 1860.
Asia-based members of the World Association for Christian Communication (WACC) marked Communication Sunday on Sept. 2, making liturgical resources, stories and ideas available to all churches.
Renowned Presbyterian hymn writer Carolyn Winfrey Gillette has written a new hymn for use during the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s “Season of Peace,” Sept. 9-Oct. 7.
Calling for an immediate end to all forms of violence in Syria, the World Council of Churches (WCC) Central Committee issued a public statement on Sept. 4 requesting “all parties to engage in dialogue ... as the only solution ... in order to safeguard the unity and pluralistic nature of historic Syria.”
Churches in Washington state are being reminded that collecting money for a political cause is not OK ― including a high-stakes ballot battle over gay marriage.
Citing cases where even children have been victims of a misused blasphemy law, the World Council of Churches (WCC) said it will hold an international public hearing on the plight of religious minorities in Pakistan. The hearing is scheduled for Sept. 17-19 at the WCC’s headquarters.
In Romans 7:19, the apostle Paul admits, “I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I do.” This could be the theme Bible verse for New Earth Recovery ― a ministry of Tierra Nueva here for recovering women addicts ― says Amy Muia, New Earth Recovery’s co-director.
The first ecumenical affirmation of mission since 1982, invoking a new understanding of mission and evangelism amidst a changing world and ecclesial landscape, has been presented to the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches (WCC).