The process of moving from adolescence to young adulthood is full of questions and discoveries about who one will be and what one will do. But the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is often not a presence in the lives of college students making these decisions.
Communications ― “from Gutenberg to Google” ― will be an important factor in 2017 when churches celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, according to a committee that is guiding the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) in marking the event.
For centuries, scholars have wondered how a farming village in 1692 could have become so hysterically anxious that magistrates would order 20 executions for crimes of witchcraft.
Now a new documentary film about the infamous Salem Witch Trials is stirring fresh debate by heaping blame on the local minister, the Rev. Samuel Parris.
AUSTIN, Texas ― The Congregational Resource Guide (CRG) ― produced by the Alban Institute ― has named Good Mourning: Getting Through Your Grief (Westminster John Knox Press, 2008), written by Allan H. Cole Jr., academic dean and professor at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, and Losers, Loners, and Rebels: The Spiritual Struggles of Boys (Westminster John Knox Press, 2007), co-written by Cole, Robert C. Dykstra, and Donald Capps, as best resources for congregational leaders.
The CRG, a project of the Alban Institute and funded by Lilly Endowment Inc., sifts and mines available resources for congregations and their leaders, and identifies …
Despite being one of the largest food producers in the world, the Latin American and Caribbean region has 209 million people living in poverty — 35 percent of its 595 million inhabitants — of which 81 million suffer from hunger and undernourishment.
In a war between the Tea Party and the Occupy Wall Street movement to capture the hearts of Americans, who wins? According to a new poll, it’s a draw.
Banning humanitarian agencies from Southern Somalia will worsen the situation for 160,000 severely malnourished children and thousands of people recovering from famine, relief agency officials said.
They spoke after the Al-shabab radical Islamic group banned 16 aid agencies, including some with a Christian focus, on Nov. 28, from areas it controls. Drought and warfare this year have affected millions of Somalis, with hundreds of thousands seeking help at refugee camps.
The new social justice journal from the Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy is aiming to be more than just that.
Unbound: An Interactive Journal of Christian Social Justice launched last month as an online source of information for academics and advocates alike.
It’s hard enough to get young people out of bed and into the pews on a Sunday morning, but two leading black seminaries think they have found a way to grab the next generation, reports Religion News Service: hip-hop.
As legislators in Uganda prepare to re-open debate on a bill that would harshly punish homosexuals, a church leader who campaigns for gay rights has renewed his call for tolerance and compassion.