The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s study on Christian marriage will be available for electronic download on April 29.
A White House advisory council of religious leaders called for a global fund to address human trafficking and urged a new labeling system to help identify consumer goods that were not created with slave labor.
On Sunday, April 21, 2013, the Presbyterian Mission Agency hosted a forum on gun violence and free community-wide screening of Trigger: The Ripple Effect of Gun Violence at the Louisville Science Center’s IMAX Theater. The screening was followed by a discussion among an invited panel of community leaders engaged with the issue of gun violence. Please contact Sara Sotelo (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information on scheduling a similar screening in your church or community.
The following is an excerpt from a letter to the editor of the Courier-Journal by Linda Valentine, executive director of the Presbyterian Mission ...
For the second time in recent years, a special committee of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) General Assembly is recommending that the Belhar Confession ― written by South African Christians in 1986 as a response to apartheid in that country ― be included in the PC(USA)’s Book of Confessions.
American Muslim leaders said they stand against terrorism committed in the name of Islam, trying to distance themselves from the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings who were identified as Muslims with ties to Chechnya.
We join the voices in Syria, the Middle East, and around the world that deplore the abduction of Metropolitan Paul Yazigi of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Aleppo and Mar Gregorios Yohanna Ibrahim of the Syriac Orthodox Archdiocese of Aleppo. As their brothers and sisters in Christ, we call for the immediate release of these two bishops.
Since the beginning of the crisis in Syria, the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) has been very concerned about what the people of Syria have been going through. The loss of lives and the destruction have often brought us to tears. We continue to pray that God will lead the people of Syria to justice and peace with a government that will have the well being of the people at heart.
How do we hear and live into God’s call to be Christ’s gathered-and-sent community Sunday through Saturday? That will be the topic this week of a theological colloquium on ecclesiology (the nature of the church) organized by Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) General Assembly Moderator Neal Presa and hosted by Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is exploring opportunities for investing in “positive” endeavors in Israel-Palestine – a response to the action of the 2012 General Assembly, which opted for that approach rather than divesting in certain companies said to be involved in non-peaceful pursuits.