Nine young women, sponsored by Racial Ethnic & Women’s Ministries, are inspired and empowered to share what they learned after participating in a Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) delegation to the 58th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) at the United Nations.
Known as the “weeping prophet,” Jeremiah’s passages are often full of gloom. But in Jeremiah 29: 5-14, we can hear a message of hope when Jeremiah tells the exiled people to put down roots where they are and “seek the welfare of the city.”
The World Council of Churches (WCC) will hold an international consultation April 4-7 exploring links between migration, human trafficking and modern slavery. The focus of the gathering concerns thousands of migrants faced with violence, abuse and exploitation during their perilous journeys as well as in the countries to which they migrate.
Going to church these days can be a bit like eating at a fast food joint. It might be quick and tasty. But it won’t satisfy your soul. You can’t franchise the kingdom of God, say the authors of Slow Church, a new book from InterVarsity Press that applies the lessons of the slow food movement to congregational life.
Korean | Español. Moderators and vice moderators have been selected to lead the fourteen committees that will handle the business of the 221st General Assembly (2014) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). The committee leaders were chosen by the Reverend Neal Presa, Moderator of the 220th General Assembly (2012).
“I am delighted and grateful that these colleagues in ministry have accepted my appointment to serve the 221st General Assembly as committee leaders,” Presa says. “They offer gifts and skills to lead their fellow commissioners and advisory delegates in worship, prayer, discussion, and debate to collectively discern the heart and mind of Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit for our life together.”
When the Rev. Dan Vigilante came to Grace-Trinity Community Church here, it was on the verge of closing. After years of declining membership and resources, the church compared itself to a grand old ocean liner coming home to port.
Kansas might seem a world away from Colombia, but the distance got a bit shorter last month when two members of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) spent several weeks with the Presbyterian Church of Colombia. Ted and Nancy Collins of the Presbytery of Northern Kansas volunteered with the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship’s accompaniment program, spending most of February in Barranquilla, located in northern Colombia.
[Spanish] [Korean] The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and its predecessor denominations have long recognized the need to honor the deep connections within our human family and to awaken a new spirit of international community and cooperation. They have seen the United Nations playing a key role in that regard. The 155th General Assembly (1943) of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America adopted a Statement of Principles on a Just Peace, which spoke of the need for the international community to organize itself to “preserve peace, maintain international law, [and] provide adaptations to changing conditions.” The 156th General Assembly (1944) of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America affirmed that an international organization be “given responsibility broad enough to exercise a constructive influence upon the life of the nations ... and endowed with curative and creative responsibilities commensurate with at least the most pressing issues that arise in the relations between nations.” While acknowledging that the United Nations, like any institution, is not perfect, subsequent General Assemblies have reaffirmed support for the United Nations, and called for a strong United States commitment to and participation in the organization.
The Rev. Billy Honor, pastor of New Life Presbyterian Church in College Park, Ga., is the featured preacher on the second Sunday of Easter ― April 27 ― on “Day 1,” the nationally syndicated ecumenical radio program also accessible online at Day1.org.
In When Your Life Is on Fire, Rev. Kolbell uses examples of 13 remarkable people in extraordinary circumstances, including Jane Pauley and Alan Alda, to illustrate how by identifying our core values, we can all be more prepared for tragedy, life changing events, or trauma of any kind, and better equipped to navigate the long road back to recapturing our lives.