The Committee on Mission Responsibility Through Investment (MRTI) has found three corporations—Caterpillar, Hewlett Packard and Motorola Solutions—not in compliance with General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) policy on socially responsible investing and will recommend to the 221st General Assembly this summer in Detroit that these corporations be added to the denomination’s divestment list until such a time as their corporate activities are found in accordance with policy.
As the Geneva 2 talks for peace in Syria began here yesterday (Jan. 22), churches from around the world continue to call for visible actions to be taken to put an end to the conflict in Syria, leading the way towards justice, peace and stability.
The Rev. G. Thompson (Tommy) Brown — a “missionary kid” born in China who grew to become on the Presbyterian Church’s foremost experts on world Christianity — died Jan. 21 in his home at Park Springs Communities in Stone Mountain, Ga. He was 92.
The World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) has found a new home. On Sunday, Jan. 12, a service of welcome took place in the Reformed Church of Hanover, followed by a reception and the dedication of the new WCRC offices.
Church leaders in Libya remain hopeful that Christians in the mostly Muslim country will be allowed to practice their faith, even as the country appears to be moving towards Shariah law.
Every year Visual Parables issues its Top 10 Films of the year, a list that always includes some films not found on the lists issued by secular critics. The 10 films below all deal with matters of the spirit. Some include God-talk, some do not, but all of them can be seen as visual parables — stories like those used by Jesus that point to a better way of living, an impending kingdom in which there is no slavery or racism; no class distinctions; in which a female has as much freedom as a male; and in which loneliness, hurt and pain and suspicion are swallowed up by divinely inspired love and compassion.
Several recordings of public appearances by Martin Luther King, Jr. have recently been uncovered at PHS. In honor of Martin Luther King Day, we’d like to share parts of them with you.
On September 21, 1966, three thousand people packed the Hartley-Woods Gymnasium of Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina to hear Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Our recording, a seven inch open-reel tape running 69 minutes, was contained in the official records of Board of National Missions General Secretary Kenneth Neigh. Until August 2010, a group of 92 boxes including personal papers of Neigh’s and ...
Representatives from the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) this week visited partner churches and leaders of the National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon to provide encouragement to sisters and brothers in that region. They are participating in an international church consultation organized by the Synod to update partners on the on-going crisis.