Nearly 30,000 refugees live in or near Thessaloniki, a port city in Greece. Manolis Ntamparakis has made it his calling to help them. He is the director of social action for the Naomi Ecumenical Workshop for Refugees, a nonprofit organization founded two years ago.
A call to action was extended to members of First Presbyterian Church in Sarasota, Florida, in early 2017. Following the encouragement of the 221st General Assembly (2014) “to continue the long history of support in public education,” the church took steps to partner with a local elementary school.
Church Trends, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s new online statistical resource, has bolstered the denomination’s ability to provide Presbyterians accessible, useful and timely information about their church, according to the research tool’s developer.
A revised request for an increase in the per capita rate will be considered by Committee 3 of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) General Assembly, which meets June 16–23 in St. Louis. The new request, from General Assembly Stated Clerk J. Herbert Nelson II, cuts in half his original recommendation of a 39-percent increase in the per-member apportionment over the next two years.
The revised proposal recommends a 20 percent increase in the per capita rate, which now stands at $7.73. If approved, per capita would increase by 10 percent to $8.50 in 2019 and by another 10 percent to $ 9.35 in 2020 (The original ask topped out at $11.45.).
미국과 조선 민주주의 인민공화국(DPRK)의 정상 회담이 끝난 후, 세계교회협의회(WCC) 사무 총장 Olav Fykse Tveit은 하나님께 감사를 드리며 "중요한 첫 걸음에 대해 세계교회협의회는 이 지역의 평화롭고 안전한 미래를 향한 길에 서게 될 것"이라고 말했다.
After the United States (US) - Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) summit concluded, World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit gave thanks to God for what he called 'an important first step on the path to a more peaceful and secure future in the region.'
With 36,000 Americans dying from gun violence last year, the General Assembly gathering of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in St. Louis June 16-23 will reaffirm church policies for gun reform. Hopefully, Presbyterians will leave with new resources and a new resolve to take action at home to prevent gun violence. The 223rd General Assembly marks 50 years of Presbyterian statements on the need for legislative action to curb gun violence, beginning in 1968.
The Reverend Everdith (“Evie” with a long “e”) Landrau has joined the staff of Ecclesial and Ecumenical Relations in the Office of the General Assembly as manager for ecumenical networking, education, and resource development. She began her new work June 4.
Landrau was born in Puerto Rico and moved with her family to Harlem, New York, at the age of five. “Although the move was painful, in Harlem I encountered diversity like none other,” she says. Landrau received her B.A. from American International College in Springfield, Massachusetts, and her M.Div. from Duke University. She is a candidate for a D.Min. from Asbury Theological Seminary.
Él era un hombre de pocas palabras. Mis visitas a menudo consistían en un monólogo que yo elaboraba cuidadosamente en torno a preguntas veladas, con la esperanza de que él ofreciera detalles de su vida sin agitarse. Pero sus respuestas eran cortas; unas pocas palabras enunciadas con una voz grave que se volvía más fuerte si estaba molesto con el tema.
He was a man of few words. My visits often consisted of a monologue I carefully constructed around veiled questions, hoping he would offer up details about his life without getting agitated. But his responses were short — a few words uttered in a deep voice that got louder if he was irritated by the subject matter.