U.S. President Barack Obama’s visit earlier this week to the tomb of the late Oscar Romero, the martyred archbishop who was assassinated 31 years ago on March 24, is getting mixed reviews by U.S. commentators.
It’s been proclaimed from pulpits and blogs for years ― Christians divorce as much as everyone else in America.
The members of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church from Pacifica, Calif., opened their arms and hearts wide to the people of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina — managing to sweep up many other people in the embrace.
Martha Roy, a Presbyterian mission worker in Egypt her entire adult life, died March 8 in Cairo, two weeks short of her 98th birthday. Services were held March 10 at Kasr Dobara Church in Cairo.
Anti-Christian violence in Pakistan continued to take a toll as two Christians were shot and killed and two were wounded after Muslim youths allegedly attacked them outside a church building in Hyderabad on March 22, according to reports in Christian media.
Matt Stone, one half the “South Park” writing duo, is not now, nor has he ever been, a Mormon. Neither is his creative partner, Trey Parker. They don’t have Mormons in their family trees, despite rumors to the contrary circulating madly online and in Mormon circles.
More than five years after Hurricane Katrina, a number of rebuilding organizations have shuttered operations and moved on, despite the fact that this city still has nearly 50,000 blighted homes and numerous near-empty neighborhoods.
For one Presbyterian ministry, there’s still more work to do.
Project Homecoming has helped struggling homeowners rebuild more than 125 homes since its creation in 2007 as a ministry of the Presbytery of South Louisiana and Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA). As efforts to rebuild New Orleans continue and needs shift, Project Homecoming is going through a sort of rebirth, as it transitions to its own 501(c) (3) nonprofit by the end of this year.
In a special collaboration with the Associated Church Press (ACP), the New Media Project at Union Theological Seminary in New York will conduct an unprecedented survey of ACP members in 2011 about the changing practice of religion journalism today.
With the arrival of spring and the marking of Passover, Lent and Easter come two new and very different books that chronicle the pleasures and challenges of an interfaith world.
A Ugandan villager in the new Broadway musical from the creators of “South Park” offers a plaintive love song about paradise ― and the object of her yearning is none other than Utah’s capital.