A small but growing number of religious communities across the country are removing their money from Wall Street banks to protest what they see as unfair mortgage foreclosures and unwillingness to lend to small businesses.
Like most buildings in this city, Escuela Solidaridad con Panama (the “Solidarity with Panama School”) looks a little run-down on the outside.
Inside is a whole different story. The school bustles with activity with brightly painted rooms barely containing the joy and laughter of the 132 kids for whom this is home. Here they are lovingly cared for and taught by a dedicated staff of special needs education teachers for whom this is clearly a calling, not a job.
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“It’s a messy ministry,” said one host church leader of his experience working with refugees and immigrant churches. “But God is glorified in our willingness to work out our problems together,” said Abraham Samuel (Arabic Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Monrovia, CA, San Gabriel Presbytery).
The young man in the video pulls in close to his computer camera with the trappings of a typical college dorm room ― a loft bed and the clutter of cast-off clothes ― piled behind him.
Alex Fiorentini isn’t talking about girls, beer or football. Instead, it’s a coming-out moment of sorts.
“Is it acceptable to the majority of the population to be an atheist?” he asks the camera. “Nope. Are all of your friends going to accept you as an atheist? Probably not all of them. And yeah, those things are gonna suck. But the real question is, ‘Is it OK to be me?’ That is the real question if you are an atheist.”
Religious leaders and disarmament campaigners hailed the decision by 50 countries to derail a proposal backed by the United States, Russia, China, India and Israel to create a new global accord on cluster bombs because it did not meet humanitarian concerns.
Although the major greeting card manufacturers have yet to design a card for the occasion, first-call pastors everywhere will soon be celebrating with their congregations “our first Christmas together” along with other firsts that are unique to their respective communities.
“When I preached my first sermon written in English and Spanish on the same topic, I experienced the delivery in very different ways,” said the Rev. Noe Juarez, who serves the Sunset Presbyterian Church in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., through the For Such a Time as This program. “I find it fascinating that each Sunday the Holy Spirit seems to speak one language better than the other!”
First Presbyterian Church of San Bernardino (Calif.) has been named one of four recipients of an “Energy Oscar” for its “green building” by the California Interfaith Power & Light (CIPL.)
The number of religious advocacy groups in the nation’s capital has more than tripled since the 1970s, with conservative groups seeing the biggest growth, according to a new report.
As new HIV/AIDS infections and related deaths decline, Christian and Muslim leaders in Kenya discussed how to improve their strategies at a conference in Nairobi Nov. 23-25 entitled “Doing More, Doing Better: Towards Zero New Infections.”