In a scene in the movie “Selma,” the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. sits in a jail cell wondering where the civil rights movement is headed. His cellmate, the Rev. Ralph Abernathy Sr., responds with a lesson from the Gospel of Matthew about the futility of worrying.
Eight new missional ventures in churches and presbyteries have received DREAM Grants from the Presbyterian Mission Agency.
Churches here are planning a major campaign to reassert Britain’s Christian heritage on the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta.
The complexity of the American immigration debate couldn’t be more apparent than it is from Pan American Avenue in the border town of Douglas and from Internacional, the street directly across in Agua Prieta, Mexico.
A steady stream of cars, trucks, vans, and other vehicles line up to enter the United States Customs and Border Protection port of entry headed south into Mexico and north into the U.S. The people are diverse and they wait patiently to cross, generally for business or pleasure; commerce or recreation.
They filed into the gym Monday (Jan. 12) for an assembly about graduation and applying for colleges — an intentionally vague description that wouldn’t be out of the ordinary for a senior class.
Instead, the seniors at Normandy High School learned that full-tuition scholarships would be given to 11 of them in honor of Michael Brown, who graduated just days before he was fatally shot by a Ferguson police officer.
After two days of teaching on solitude and silence, conference goers heard these words, from the Sermon on the Mount, as they resonated throughout the room:
“Whenever you pray, go into your room, close the door, and pray to your Father in secret.” (Matt. 6:6 NET)
Vertigo. Anemia. Depression. Receding gums. Early menopause. A double mastectomy.
These are just a few of the many terrors that Margaret Feinberg hid from the public after receiving a breast cancer diagnosis in 2013 before age 40. While the popular Christian author’s books have sold nearly a million copies and she speaks to more than 80,000 people each year, she couldn’t find the words to share this part of herself.
Discover the many benefits found in the ancient art and practice of Christian pilgrimage during Holy Week, March 31 - April 5, 2015 at Ghost Ranch Education & Retreat Center in the painted desert of northern New Mexico.
Walk with undocumented persons surviving along the United States-Mexico border in this video documentary produced by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s Office of the General Assembly. Journeying in Hope, which includes a companion print series, spotlights the immigration issue and amplifies efforts by the PC(USA) and its faith partners to provide sanctuary and support.
There is activity everywhere – small-groups meeting around the campus, meals being prepared in the kitchen, day laborers waiting to be picked up for work, and even someone living on the grounds. Most of what happens at Southside centers on the congregation’s deep-rooted commitment to love of neighbor and care for the stranger.
Dubbed the birthplace of the sanctuary movement and situated 60 miles from the U.S.-Mexico border, Southside is the epicenter of the Christian Church’s response to the United States immigration struggle. And Southside is, some assert, one of the best models for what the Church needs to do as the nation wrestles with immigration reform.