The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) deeply grieves the devastation and loss in the Republic of the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan (also known as Typhoon Yolanda). The denomination is actively responding through Presbyterian Disaster Assistance and its partners, and also is calling for prayer.
Your steadfast love, O Lord, extends to the heavens,
your faithfulness to the clouds.
Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains,
your judgments are like the great deep;
you save humans and animals alike, O Lord.
How precious is your steadfast love, O God!
All people may take refuge in the shadow of ...
Theological education has increasingly left brick-and-mortar schools and headed back to congregations and family homes as more seminarians study online.
Eleven international peacemakers from around the world visited congregations, presbyteries and colleges of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) from Sept. 27-Oct. 21. The Rev. Boutros Zaour has been serving in Syria as pastor of the Evangelical Church of Damascus since 1997.
On Nov. 5 the World Council of Churches (WCC) 10th Assembly hosted a plenary session on unity. The plenary invited participants to reflect on unity and the spiritual journey of fellowship grounded in prayerful reflection.
When he died on Nov. 22, 1963 hardly a soul blinked in Northern Ireland where he was born or in England where he spent most of his working life as one of the world’s greatest Christian apologists. Clive Staples Lewis was a week short of 65 when he suffered a heart attack at his home in Oxford. The obituary writers barely noticed his demise, in part because he died on the same day that President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas.
It’s surprising what two brothers can do when they are determined. That is what those gathered here for the Living Waters for the World International Networks Conference discovered when they traveled on Oct. 30 to visit the sites of several clean water system installations.
Eleven international peacemakers from around the world visited congregations, presbyteries and colleges of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) from Sept. 27-Oct. 21. In 2012, The Rev. Wilfred Orr was presented with an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen’s honors list for “Service to Community Relations.”
On Nov. 4 the World Council of Churches (WCC) 10th Assembly featured a mission plenary. The plenary session presented an action-oriented reflection based on the new WCC mission statement: Together Towards Life: Mission and Evangelism in Changing Landscapes.
An anonymous donor has given $1 million to the Presbyterian Mission Agency to advance its international mission work.
“I am overjoyed by this donor’s generosity and by the impact the gift will make around the world,” said Linda Valentine, executive director of the Presbyterian Mission Agency. “We will be able to call more committed and talented mission co-workers who will work with our global partners toward addressing the root causes of poverty, sharing the good news of Christ’s love, and working for reconciliation among cultures of violence.
Eleven international Peacemakers from around the world visited congregations, presbyteries and colleges of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) from Sept. 27-Oct. 21. The Rev. Mansour Khajehpour, an Irani, is pastor of Middle East missions at First Presbyterian Church in Seattle. He has also served a pastorate in Kansas. His travels frequently take him to the Middle East as he works assisting refugee families through the process of asylum and resettlement.