The head of the World Council of Churches is blasting U.S. policy on Cuba for preventing a scheduled meeting of the Latin American Council of Churches on the communist island nation.
As a first step toward reducing and realigning its operating budget for 2013-2014, the OGA has presented its eligible staff—including those serving the Presbyterian Historical Society—with details of a voluntary separation package. Employees over the age of 60 and with 10 years of service will have a 45-day window to accept the package, beginning today.
Domestic violence tends to increase on hot, sultry days, and it was on such a day that Pat Bloebaum’s daughter and two grandsons had to seek help at a local shelter. When they arrived, the shelter was full and had no clean sheets or towels.
Because Bloebaum, a member of Lakewood Presbyterian Church in Jacksonville, Fla., was close by, she was able to move her daughter to a hotel. But she kept thinking about those who didn’t have such familial or financial resources. She was particularly concerned about the children, many of whom have only the clothes on their backs.
Russell Moore, dean of the School of Theology at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, recently talked with Religion News Service about why adoption has become his personal cause and why more evangelicals should be joining him. On the eve of the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion, Moore said adoption fits evangelicals’ anti-abortion values, even as he maintains adoption isn’t right for every family.
Presbyterians across the country have joined in with other people of faith in praying and working for immigration reform, and now is our chance to make it a reality. On Tuesday, January 22nd, let's welcome the new Congress by making sure they know that people of faith demand humane immigration reform in 2013.
Living Waters for the World, a leading international clean water ministry, has hired Kendall Cox as its first director of education. The Greenville, Miss., resident, who has served the past five years as program director of LWW’s Clean Water U training program, has been tapped to oversee all educational efforts in this expanded role.
Pope Paul VI, who guided the Catholic Church through a tumultuous period of change in the 1960s and 70s, took a crucial first step toward possible sainthood when Pope Benedict XVI recognized his predecessor’s “heroic virtues” Dec. 20.
Four months ago, Pastor Brent Johnston walked into the office of his recently hired youth and young adult ministry director with a Presbyterians Today magazine. “It was open to an article talking about a movement in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to create 1,001 new worshiping communities in 10 years,” says Chris Hansen. “He asked me to read the article and check out the 1001 website and watch the videos on the YouTube page. I went there and saw a story about a church that wanted to reach young adults where people actually were on Sunday morning by creating a coffee shop [Bare Bulb Coffee].”
Moscow Theological Seminary, the educational flagship of the Russian Union of Evangelical Christians-Baptists (RUECB), has returned to its original format — distance learning.
As bells tolled across the country Dec. 21 in memory of lives lost in Newtown, Conn., religious leaders gathered outside the Washington National Cathedral to push congregants and Congress to prevent further gun violence.