The Confession of Belhar has particular relevance to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), which continues to struggle with its history of race and racism, and should be included in the denomination’s Book of Confessions.
That’s one of the key messages coming forth from the General Assembly Special Committee on the Confession of Belhar, which this week is releasing its report and recommendations going to the 221st General Assembly (2014).
Twice each week, a small group of women—most retired—convert the pavilion outside the dining hall at Seminario Evangelico Teologia (Evangelical Theological Seminary, or SET) into a stunning art gallery/boutique.
They are the “Weavers of Hope,” who through the production and sale of a variety of woven handicrafts have forged a community that produces for them financial independence and spiritual growth.
The Presbyterian Health, Education and Welfare Association (PHEWA) is seeking nominations for five ministry awards that will be celebrated during the 221st General Assembly in Detroit in June of this year.
Beloved author Walter Brueggemann returns with a new book that considers the true meaning of the Sabbath. In Sabbath as Resistance: Saying No to the Culture of Now (Westminster John Knox Press), Brueggemann argues that Christians have distorted the meaning of the Sabbath with moralistic laws and arguments over whether or not a person should be able to play cards or purchase liquor on Sundays. These views sap the life-energy out of the Sabbath, which is not about keeping rules but breathing new life and community into our anxious and competitive world.
미국 장로교 사무 총회 서기인 그래디 파슨스와, 미국 장로교 선교부 총무인 린다 발렌타인, 그리고 제 220차 미국 장로교 총회장인 닐 프레사는 2월 16일을 남부 수단을 위해 기도하는 날로 정하고, 미국 장로교인들에게 함께 기도하자고 요청했다.
In recent years, as Christian denominations voted to allow openly gay and lesbian clergy, hundreds of congregations have broken away to affiliate with more theologically conservative bodies. It is a painful process, fraught often with acrimony, recriminations and lawsuits over property.
In addition to the communications skills she is developing as a fourth-year student at Seminario Evangelico Teologia (Evangelical Theological Seminary, or SET) here, Marielys Cabrera Leal is getting lots of first-hand experience. The Presbyterian pastor-to-be is current president of the SET student body.
Gradye Parsons, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.); Linda Bryant Valentine, Executive Director of the Presbyterian Mission Agency; and Neal D. Presa, Moderator of the 220th General Assembly (2012); call Presbyterians to join in a Day of Prayer for South Sudan for February 16th.
For Christians living in predominantly Muslim Sudan, travel restrictions are making life more difficult each day, a Roman Catholic cardinal said.