It is time for global networks of advocates for social change to find new ways of working together, says the head of justice programs for the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC).
Five key Catholic bishops are opposing the newly authorized Violence Against Women Act for fear it will subvert traditional views of marriage and gender, and compromise the religious freedom of groups that aid victims of human trafficking.
The Rev. Tom Hay, director of operations for the Office of the General Assembly, sounded believable if not giddy when he told the Committee on the Office of the General Assembly that “the 221st GA is only 421 days away!”
Upholding moral values is the rallying cry of Russia’s National Prayer Breakfast movement. That was again the case at this year’s gathering of nearly 300 leaders in Moscow March 12. This was the 13th breakfast in the course of its 18-year history.
― Despite a century-long decline, religious affiliation has shown a marked resurgence globally since 1970. Both Christianity and Islam make up growing segments of the world’s population. Africa and China have witnessed the most marked religious change.
Jesuits are bound by oath not to seek higher office in the Roman Catholic Church, and now one of them has been elected to its highest office: Bishop of Rome, Vicar of Christ, Pontifex Maximus.
For as long as most Presbyterians can remember, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has discussed and debated the value and necessity of synods in the church’s governance system.
Prominent national faith activists will join together March 20 at 11a.m. in Upper Senate Park here as part of a coordinated, multi-state “Loaves and Fishes” Day of Action to highlight the need for moral and political courage in federal budget negotiations.
Fighting in the Muslim country of Mali in western Africa has delayed the American tour of a unique exhibit featuring centuries-old texts and artifacts from Timbuktu, an ancient center of Islamic learning.
“It offers another mode of teaching and encouragement to reach people who might not get it through the traditional worship services. It’s one more avenue to bring us closer to God.”
Sharde’ Chapman uses liturgical dance and other creative art forms to more fully live out her faith and help others to learn more about their own.