Final preparations are underway for the opening of the 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches (WCC), to be held in Busan, Republic of Korea.
The Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) sends a letter to the Obama Administration urging it to end programs that create partnerships with federal immigration agencies and local law enforcement agencies. The 220th General Assembly (2012) sided with immigrant communities and advocates that report an increase in racial profiling as well as an increase in distrust of local police by immigrant communities. Read the letter here. Learn more about Secure Communities here by National Immigration Law Center.
The 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches (WCC) begins at the end of October and promises to be one of the most diverse gatherings of Christians in the world. The assembly will be an opportunity for renewing the worldwide ecumenical movement ― infusing it with honesty, humility and hope, according to the WCC general secretary.
While Pennsylvania might not seem very “east” to most people, it is when you live in the middle of the Navajo Nation, so it felt that way when Presbyterian churches from both sides of the country came together for a mission project in Chinle, AZ recently.
In the Bible, few dine alone.
Small wonder that Christians and Jews see sharing a meal with family, guests and strangers as a form of spiritual nourishment and hospitality — as valuable as the bread passed around the table.
Although the holiday season’s family feasts are fast approaching, many say it’s the weekly family meal that matters most across time.
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:
The Committee on the Office of the General Assembly writes to share our enthusiasm for the upcoming 221st General Assembly (2014) meeting next June in Detroit, to report on a recent visit to the city, and to ask all who plan to attend the assembly to do three things to promote racial reconciliation, Christian fellowship, and economic justice.
We heard the concerns about the suitability of Detroit as the location for the assembly expressed by some Presbyterians immediately after the City of Detroit filed for municipal bankruptcy in July. To show our commitment to ...
The Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) was awarded the Freedom from Want medal from the Roosevelt Institute here Oct. 16.
A tapestry of faces and personalities gathered here Thursday, October 24, to fellowship, eat, and study the Bible as part of the opening gathering of the General Assembly Committee on Representation (GACOR) 2013 Synod Training Event.
Brought together under the theme “There’s Power in the Patchwork: Unity in Diversity,” about sixty people opened the event designed to empower and instruct those serving on committees on representation at the synod level of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
“Real religion has never ever imagined that it was possible to split up the twin sisters of beauty and truth,” preached the Rev. M. Craig Barnes in his inaugural address as the 7th President of Princeton Theological Seminary.
As online worship becomes more common in some churches, leaders within the United Methodist Church are debating whether the denomination should condone online Communion.