While the smoke that hung over the Westgate Shopping Mall has dissipated, a quiet tension still lingers in the air throughout the capital. Last month’s attack by al-Shabab militants on a mall frequented by Westerners in the capital city, left at least 67 dead. But the burning of a Christian church in the majority-Muslim city Mombasa just two weeks later suggests the nation is on the precipice of more conflict between Christians and Muslims.
The 2014 edition of the much-loved Presbyterian Mission Yearbook for Prayer & Study is now available.
For almost a century, the bells of St. Giragos — a magnificent 14th-century church built of sturdy black basalt bricks — were silent.
Eight months before thousands of Presbyterians gather in Detroit for the 221st General Assembly June 14-21, 2014, the Committee on the Office of the General Assembly (COGA) met for a preview of what to expect.
The Presbyterian Hunger Program (PHP) encourages Presbyterians to put their faith into action during the Food Week of Action Oct. 13-20.
The owner of the Hobby Lobby craft store chain, under fire because his stores do not carry Hanukkah merchandise, has apologized for employee comments “that may have offended anyone, especially our Jewish customers and friends.”
Understanding childhood trauma ― its causes, effects and what kinds of interventions can ameliorate its damage ― is key to effective ministry in places like the orphanages for at-risk children in Russia, a renowned trauma researcher told the Russia Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) here Oct. 4.
News from the theological institutions related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
In March this year, Raba Fanoun, from the village of Nahhalin near Bethlehem, discovered that settlers had come to his land during the night with hatchets and destroyed 80 mature olive trees, which his father had planted thirty years ago. This was nearly half the total number of his mature olive trees. The livelihood for his extended family depended on them.
Later that day, volunteers from the Ecumenical Accompaniment Program for Israel and Palestine (EAPPI) Bethlehem team visited Fanoun, to report on this destruction.