The memorial service for longtime Presbyterian missionary Carol Weir will January 2 at 3:00 p.m. Pacific Time at First Presbyterian Church of Oakland, CA.
Carol Weir, who with her husband, Benjamin, devoted her life to Presbyterian mission in the Middle East, died Dec. 14 in Oakland, the day before her 86th birthday.
While Presbyterians continued to struggle in 2010 with perennially troublesome issues such as membership decline, Middle East peace and human sexuality, they also reached out in unprecedented ways to their communities, other faith groups and the world. This summary of the year’s top 10 Presbyterian news stories was compiled with thanks to Presbyterians Today magazine, which has published a summary of top stories since 1986.
Unity among Chinese Protestants is an important factor in the rapid growth of the church in China, the general secretary of the China Christian Council, the Rev. Kan Baoping, said during a recent visit to the Ecumenical Center here.
In a culture that places a high premium on the consumer marketplace, U.S. churches have become too willing to embrace a “market mentality” in trying to attract followers, says a new book by a journalist who is an ordained minister.
What do nurses, soldiers, pharmacists, elementary school teachers, doctors, and police officers have in common?
When I get to be in charge, I’m going to abolish Christmas. Gone, forbidden, scrubbed, erased from the calendar and the TV schedule.
The officers of the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) have agreed to a draft statement of key programmatic objectives for the coming seven-year period based on input from member churches, partner organizations, regional councils of churches, and the WCRC Executive Committee.
Around 40 Latin American and Caribbean representatives from Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant, Evangelical and Pentecostal churches, groups and councils in 21 nations, met here Nov. 23-25 under the theme “United in Jesus Christ so that Latin America May Believe.”
More and more poor people in Asia are being deprived of what was once seen as a free “God-given resource,” as water has become a paid-for asset controlled by private companies in recent years, say Asian church leaders.
Like so many Jewish women, Anne Suissa pursued her education and career with gusto, earning degrees from Cornell and MIT and going on to manage 27 people at the U.S. Department of Transportation.