The theme for the 36th annual Lessons & Carols service Dec. 3-4 at San Francisco Theological Seminary is “Rest, and Hear the Angels.”
Furious demonstrations continued across Haiti on Wednesday (Dec. 1) following the highly contested Nov. 28 election in which thousands found themselves unable to vote. Rock-throwing and road-barricading protests were reported in Les Cayes, Hinche, Petit Goave and Archaie. On Tuesday, demonstrators clashed with United Nations peacekeeping troops in St. Marc and Gonaives. The U.N. mission issued several alerts to its personnel restricting movement.
The head of the Council for World Mission, a global grouping of mainly Reformed churches, has condemned the shelling by North Korea’s military of a South Korean island and has urged prayers that the tension does not escalate.
Whether they rally behind Fox News’ Glenn Beck to “Restore Honor” or Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart to “Restore Sanity,” Americans agree on one thing: our political system has a civility problem.
Because of its sheer size and the rapid growth of its Christian community, China demands that Christians from other countries engage in full partnership with Chinese Christians, noted missiologist Miriam Adeney told the Association of Presbyterian Mission Promoters here Dec. 1.
An international team of church representatives will pay a solidarity visit to churches, ecumenical organizations and civil society movements in the Philippines Dec. 1-5.
The general secretary of the World Council of Churches, the Rev. Olav Fykse Tveit, says he hopes his upcoming audience in Rome with Pope Benedict XVI will advance Christian unity.
A resolution combating the “vilification of religions” was adopted Nov. 23 by a United Nations committee, but religious freedom advocates who oppose the measure say support for it continues to diminish.
Effective mission partnerships must include nurturing the spiritual maturity of believers, serving the needy in a variety of ways and witnessing to the saving power of Jesus Christ, a leading missiologist told the Association of Presbyterian Mission Promoters (APMP) here Dec. 1.
The National Council of Korean Presbyterian Churches has written a letter expressing support for the adoption of the Belhar Confession into the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)'s Book of Confessions.