The World Council of Churches (WCC) and the Armenian Apostolic Church are hosting a one-month exhibition on the Armenian genocide, displaying information on the history of genocidal events in the Ottoman Empire which killed more than a million Christian Armenians between 1915 and 1923.
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Special Committee on the Belhar Confession is encouraging churches to study the confession and embrace its major themes.
Professed by a faithful people in a historic situation—the apartheid era in South Africa— the Belhar Confession centers on the themes of unity, reconciliation, and justice.
When Evangelism & Church Growth director Eric Hoey heard Brazilian pastor and world mission leader Jonas Nascimento say, “God brought you here,” it took his breath away.
“Those words made the whole trip worthwhile,” Hoey said. “(It was) like seeing the hand of God orchestrate our travels for something far greater than we imagined.”
COLUMBIA, S.C. — “Moving Back Into the Neighborhood” is a one-and-a-half-day workshop sponsored by four presbyteries in South Carolina: Foothills, New Harmony, Providence and Trinity. The Sept. 20-21 event is open to all people across the four presbyteries. It will be led by Alan Roxburgh of the Missional Network. Click here to learn more about the event. It will be held at Forest Lake Presbyterian Church in Columbia starting at 6 p.m. Sept. 20 and continuing 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 21.
Young people of the Christian, Muslim and Jewish faiths have recently created a unique community at the Ecumenical Institute here. Together they seek to break religious stereotypes, promote mutual respect and enhance their understanding of religions beyond the conflict paradigm.
CHARLOTTE, NC—The Charlotte campus of Union Presbyterian Seminary (UPS) is celebrating its first anniversary since its building inauguration September 11, 2012. The building serves the entire community as “a gathering place of faith and learning,” said Susan Hickok, associate vice president for advancement at the Charlotte campus. She also explained that, when planning for the building construction, the planning team thought the building itself would preach.” The service to the community, as well as the outreach that students and faculty do, preaches throughout Charlotte, just as they thought it would.
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As the Obama administration considers a strike in response to recent chemical attacks, the head of a global evangelical group said Wednesday (Sept. 4) that Christians in the Middle East oppose military intervention in Syria.
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s Mid-Council Commission voted tonight (Sept. 10) to recommend to next summer’s 221st General Assembly that the number of regional synods be reduced from 16 to “no more than eight” and that the existing synods and 173 presbyteries be assigned to determine “the most prudent boundary changes” to accomplish the reduction.
The church in Syria — and churches around the world — has a calling to be a prophetic voice and a witness for peace, Syrian partners said in a webinar with Presbyterian World Mission today (Sept. 10).
The World Council of Churches (WCC) is calling its member churches to observe the International Day of Prayer for Peace on Sept. 21.