I sat on the creaky couch with one arm wrapped around little Yazmina, bouncing contently on my lap, and the other sifting through the pile of documentation fanned out on an outdated floral cushion cover.
Human trafficking in the Caribbean is the focus of an international consultation getting underway today here. Church-based justice advocates are concerned about the sale of human beings across borders for the sex trade or hard labor in agriculture and industry. The Caribbean situation will serve as a case study for the global phenomenon.
Martha Rodriguez always thought Catholic school was expensive and out of reach ― not a place for her kids. But when the time came to send her daughter to the same public middle school she'd struggled at decades earlier, Rodriguez decided to check out what the church had to offer.
While much of the work of the second Mid-Council Commission (MCC-2) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is focused on streamlining the structures of the denomination ― particularly the role of synods ― one sub-group of the commission is turning its attention to the web of relationships that mark the PC(USA) as “connectional.”
In the church, we live with stories: the Old Testament is a tribute to oral storytelling, and faith stories shared by fellow members influence our own ministry. Each congregation has its own stories of struggles and successes, said the Rev. Rick Young, president and CEO of Texas Presbyterian Foundation.
Reflecting on the theme of the World Council of Churches’ (WCC) upcoming assembly in Busan, “God of life, lead us to justice and peace,” an ecumenical conference in Johannesburg addressed violence against women and children with disabilities.
On his first day on the job, a new pope’s every act is parsed by millions who try to divine what kind of leader the head of the world’s largest religious community will be.
On Sunday, March 3, members of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) and faith allies from Florida and across the nation gathered at Jesus the Worker Roman Catholic Church in Ft. Myers, Fla. and embarked on a 200 mile March for Rights, Respect and Fair Food that will culminate at the Lakeland, Fla.- based headquarters of Publix Supermarkets on Sunday, March 17.
The Executive Committee of the World Council of Churches (WCC) meeting near Geneva at the Ecumenical Institute at Bossey voted to approve the full membership of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land (ELCJHL) in the WCC.
A new exhibit at New York’s Museum of Biblical Art makes one point clear and inescapable: Biblical narratives and imagery have been an underlining constant in the life of African-American Christians.