A compilation of news from mid-councils around the country.
A consultation on “Ecumenical Faith Declarations” demonstrated a desire for continuing dialogue and action on issues that pertain to the role, purpose, and function of statements of faith, including creeds and confessions, in the context of the church’s life and witness.
Research Services, an office of the Presbyterian Mission Agency, has recently released the 2012 edition of its annual publication, Comparative Statistics. The booklet ― compiled using data reported on session annual statistical reports and other sources ― reports statistics about PC(USA) membership, ministers, and finances.
In Northern California, the image of Mormon missionaries in dark suits and white shirts, knocking on doors at inconvenient times, is being replaced by the sight of these name-tag-wearing twosomes in blue jeans and T-shirts, hoeing gardens, scrubbing off graffiti, dishing out food in homeless shelters and reading with refugees.
On Jan. 29 the residents of the Cremisan Valley in the West Bank near here had their day in court. On Monday (Feb. 3) they received a favorable decision.
The Israeli Supreme Court ordered the state of Israel to show justification for the proposed route of the separation wall through the valley by April 10 and to halt all construction until then.
Subscribers to the Presbyterian News Service’s daily email distribution of stories will now receive a single email each day with a digest of the day’s stories and links to them rather than several separate emails.
Young Christians from around the world are invited to apply to the World Council of Churches (WCC) Stewards Program for the WCC Central Committee meeting, which will be held here June 26-July 10, 2014.
After church leaders Ivan Chehunov, Richard Page and Vladimir Samoilov, the primary organizers of the Christian Hospitality Center in Sochi, solemnly cut the ribbon at the entrance to the tent Feb. 7, the center was open for business.
El secretario permanente de la Iglesia Presbiteriana (E.E.U.U.) se reunió con el Caucus del Senado Demócrata y otros líderes religiosos que fueron invitados a compartir sus preocupaciones al comienzo de una nueva sesión legislativa.
La mayoría de la conversación, que duró 75 minutos, se entorno en las preocupaciones sobre la pobreza, la recuperación de la economía, desigualdad económica, derechos de los inmigrantes y encarcelación masiva.
Thirteen people completed mission orientation last month in preparation for new international mission assignments with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Mission co-workers completing orientation included: