Hindu, Buddhist, Christian and Muslim leaders are denouncing child marriage in a new audio-video broadcast for radio, TV and Internet in Hindu-majority Nepal.
The Presbyterian Mission Agency Board (PMAB) today (Sept. 26) narrowly referred a proposal to separately incorporate the Stony Point Center of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to a to-be-named evaluation team. The vote was 17-14.
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s movement to start 1001 new worshiping communities in 10 years is “transformation strategy for the entire church,” said Philip Lotspeich at a Presbyterian Mission Agency (PMA) board meeting here Sept. 26.
As the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board (PMAB) opened its meeting Sept. 25, one of its first orders of business was to welcome Earline B. Williams, deputy executive director for Shared Services and chief financial officer for the Presbyterian Mission Agency.
At its opening session, the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board heard from the Rev. Cynthia Campbell, pastor of Highland Presbyterian Church here. She expounded on the ways the faithful have lived out their faith, from the early church to the present day.
Even as we grieve for the many people who were killed in the sectarian attack on the All Saints Church in Peshawar, Pakistan, we express our outrage at the brutal attack at the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya. We extend our deepest sympathies to all who have lost loved ones and pray for the speedy recovery of the many who have been wounded. We pray for the Kenyan authorities who are responsible for identifying and bringing to justice those who were involved in the attack, and for their efforts to ensure greater security in the future. We are also holding our partners, the Presbyterian Church of East Africa, in our prayers as they respond to the crisis: ministering to the families of the victims and continuing their crucial ministry of peacemaking.
Effective Jan. 1, 2014, Catamaran, the nation's fourth largest pharmacy benefit manager, will replace Express Scripts as the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Board of Pensions' Prescription Drug Program service provider.
In the name of the God who made us all, we cry out against the senseless violence perpetrated in Peshawar, Pakistan by the bombing of the All Saints Church. We mourn the deaths, estimated at almost 90, and the injuries to more than 120 others. We call upon Pakistani authorities to identify the perpetrators of this horror and bring them to justice.
The church itself, completed in 1883, was built to resemble a mosque as a statement of the commitment of the Christian community to unity among people of faith. This violent attack is an affront to people of all faiths, especially to those within the Islamic community who pray and work for peace among the diverse communities within Pakistan.
The new Presbyterian Giving Catalog will provide Presbyterians with examples of how their generosity can help make an impact around the world.