Only at Presbyterian Youth Triennium (PYT) can a music-lover go from Taize to hip-hop in the space of 15 minutes.
A growing chorus of voices ― from international human rights groups to grass-roots faith-based activists ― are pushing President Barack Obama to finally make good on his pledge to close the military-run prison at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba.
Republican lawmakers and conservative activists concerned that religious expression in the military is “under attack” are rallying behind a measure to provide greater protection for religious “actions and speech” in the armed forces.
The Rev. Teresa Cho, pastor of St. John’s Presbyterian Church in San Francisco, hated her middle name as a child. “Eungyong literally means ‘silver bells’ and I thought, ‘Oh great, another thing to be teased about at school ― Teresa Silver Bells Cho,’” she told 5,300 youth and their leaders at a July 18 outdoor worship service at the 2013 Presbyterian Youth Triennium on the campus of Purdue University here.
We join with World Mission to invite Presbyterians in the United States to accompany our Zimbabwean sisters and brothers in praying for peace in before, during and after the July 31 elections.
“Shout for Joy! … Enlarge the Place of Your Tent!”, based on Isaiah 54:2, is the mandate that is calling together Hispanic Latin Presbyterian Women (HLPW) for their triennial national conference this weekend in Kissimmee, Fla.
Held July 19-21, Encuentro VII is a leadership development event for Hispanic women — clergy and lay — of all ages.
Even as Detroit filed yesterday for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection, the Office of the General Assembly (OGA) is proceeding with confidence with preparations for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s biennial legislative gathering to be held June 14–21 in Detroit.
Christian groups in India’s northeastern state of Nagaland are working to quell the rapid growth of Satanism after reports that thousands of teenagers from churches had taken up devil worship in recent months.
Churches Uniting in Christ (CUIC), an ecumenical group of 10 denominations―plus the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America as a “partner in mission and dialogue”―has issued a statement calling for prayer and action following the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the murder of Trayvon Martin.
The CUIC previously issued a statement in March 2012 offering consolation to Martin’s family and calling for “an expedient and unbiased investigation” into the Florida teenager’s death.