If past conferences such as Women of Faith drew thousands of evangelical women to indoor stadiums for devotional Bible study, a new generation of evangelical women is looking outward and concerned with issues such as social justice.
United Presbyterians prepared for their 1964 General Assembly in an environment rife with uncertainty and change.
The Bishops’ Conference of Colombia has released a voter’s guide focused on life, family and poverty as the country prepares for the upcoming November congressional and presidential elections. Cardinal Rubén Salazar Gómez, president of the conference, presented the statement during a press conference at the conclusion of the bishops’ recent 96th Plenary Assembly.
Seated at a table with other chaplains who have comforted grieving military families, retired Army Chaplain John Schumacher held the red rose in his hands before he passed it along, pausing to remember those who had died on the battlefield.
Virtually all critics who have written about the nine films nominated for the Best Picture Oscar base their opinions on aesthetic considerations (blended with their personal tastes).
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s partnership with the church in Colombia is important and mustn’t be taken for granted, the PC(USA)’s vice moderator learned on a recent trip to the country.
What started out as a cookbook fundraiser for one congregation has evolved into a call for a national Presbyterian scrapbook of sorts, with the hope that the final product will celebrate the denomination’s history of connectionalism.
The rise in natural disasters in the Caribbean due to climate change has led to increased suffering for both men and women, much of it as a consequence of socially constructed roles based on gender, experts say.
By any standard, David Tibi is a French success story.
The 44-year-old dentist and father of five has a thriving practice and a house in the affluent Paris suburb of Vincennes. His wife is a doctor and he is a leading member of the Jewish community and holds a senior post in its Central Consistory of Paris.
But in early July, the Tibi family will pack their bags and join the thousands of Jews now leaving France. The house has been sold. A colleague will be handling the dental practice. The family is leaving on a one-way ticket to Israel.
To say that faith runs in the Rev. Frances Taylor Gench’s family is a massive understatement. She’s a fifth-generation Presbyterian minister and has been married for more than 31 years to the Rev. Roger J. Gench, senior pastor of the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C. Her “experience of Christian grace” began before she could even consciously form thoughts about her infant baptism.