Pastor Valerii Eroshkin cannot imagine life without the partnership his congregation in Moscow has with McPherson Presbyterian Church here.
The president of the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC), Jerry Pillay has commended South Africa’s Reformed churches, saying, “We give thanks to God for the progress made by churches of the Reformed family in overcoming major hurdles on the path to unity in the last two years.”
Reviews of the new hit movie “Gravity” note that it’s an unusually fine science fiction film. What they don’t mention is that the main character represents an increasingly common theme in American religion: The spiritual “none of the above.”
Since her ordination in 1989, the Rev. Helivao Poget has ministered to the marginalized people of Madagascar’s capital, Antananarivo, through her street ministry. Poget works with church organizations to peacefully resolve the political crisis that began in Madagascar in March of 2009.
In addition to beginning joint global actions for peace, social justice, and the empowering of the ecumenical community, an agreement signed last week by the Cuban Council of Churches (CIC) and the U.S. Rainbow Coalition PUSH will seek to have Cuba removed from the list of “countries that support terrorism,” as categorized by the U.S. government.
Church World Service (CWS) has expressed deep concern about a recent decision of the Dominican Republic's Constitutional Court that substantially increases the number of Dominicans of Haitian descent at risk of statelessness and also increases their risk of deportation to Haiti, which has no record of their existence.
The Rev. Nicole Ashwood, based in Jamaica, serves as the education in mission secretary for the Caribbean and North America Council for Mission (CANACOM). She also serves with the World Council of Churches (WCC) as a mover for gender justice and works with the World Council of Reformed Churches (WCRC) and the Council for World Mission (CWM) on areas regarding gender-based violence.
ACT Alliance ― a global, faith-based relief and development agency that includes as partners the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) ― has called for a drastic change in international policy to ensure no country is left behind in the development stakes, as the United Nations General Assembly held its Special Event on achieving the Millennium Development Goals.
We gathered at Billy Graham’s alma mater over three days to explore his ministry’s place in American history and chronicle its meaning for the future. It was a fascinating conversation, and poignant, too, as Graham struggles with poor health at home in Montreat, N.C., far from the limelight he once commanded.
Clean Water U is a weeklong intensive training course hosted by Living Waters for the World (LWW). Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, LWW is a mission of the Synod of Living Waters that provides sustainable clean water to communities in need while fostering long-term partnerships between volunteers and those communities.