The Rev. Gradye Parsons, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), is urging people to personally engage Congress about Syria and to pray.
When Masako was a child growing up in close connection with her parents and grandparents, her grandmother used to say, “Women must obey their husbands.” This continued to be thought natural in Japan until after post-war changes began to occur, long after there was more equality in America.
On Aug. 23, leaders of more than 30 diverse evangelical denominations and organizations attended the launch in Peru of EXPOSED, a global campaign against corruption. The campaign seeks to bring awareness to Christians of corruption and to commit Christians to the fight against it with strengthened pastoral efforts and faith-based advocacy.
As the Obama administration readies for a probable military strike against Syria, Religion News Service asked a panel of theologians and policy experts whether the U.S. should intervene in Syria in light of the regime’s use of chemical weapons against civilians. Would the “Just War” doctrine justify U.S. military action, and what is America’s moral responsibility? Here are their responses, which have been edited for clarity.
For the second year in a row, A Season of Peace will offer Presbyterians an opportunity to deepen their pursuit of peace in congregations, small groups, families and themselves.
The General Secretary of the National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon, a longtime church partner of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), sent a letter to the PC(USA) yesterday, expressing appreciation for PC(USA)’s “prophetic stand against all kinds of violence in Syria and your condemnation of the use of chemical attacks no matter who was the user.”
Newly available from the best-selling Being Reformed: Faith Seeking Understanding is the series’ first Advent study, Illuminating Advent.
CHICAGO ― McCormick Theological Seminary has announced that the Luis R. Rivera has accepted a call as the vice-president of academic affairs and dean of the faculty at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary.
A book launched here this month by Argentine theologians and backed by the World Council of Churches (WCC) reinforces debate on the theme of eco-theology in Latin America.