Ten seconds after a visitor registers online with the Diversity Leadership Network at the Big Tent, Monica Cabell’s smart phone beeps.
It’s an email letting her know he PC(USA) leadership team may be one step closer to diversity.
“How cool is this!” she says, eyeballing the skills and interests of a prospective candidate. It takes about 15 minutes to register.
African-American Presbyterians must help create a “mass movement” to overcome what Marian Wright Edelman calls the “cradle to prison pipeline” that has decimated black communities in America, a leading educator told the National Black Presbyterian Caucus (NBPC) today (June 30) at its 41st annual convention here.
Faced with feeding a large crowd with just a few loaves and fishes, the disciples hear these words from Jesus: “You give them something to eat.”
“All they could think to do was to send them away. Either we believe Jesus didn't know what he was talking about, or we believe that God, knowing what we have, gives us a command,” the Rev. Sunny Kang, a pastor from Southern California, told the National Asian Presbyterian Council Wednesday (June 29) at the Big Tent conference here.
News of progress in efforts to reduce violent confrontation between opposing forces in Sudan has been welcomed by the General Secretary of the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC).
“We are heartened by news of positive developments,” Setri Nyomi says in a statement issued today (June 30) from WCRC’s office in Geneva. “It is urgent that terms for sustainable peace be found.”
Nyomi was referring to media reports from the African Union (AU) on an agreement to create a demilitarized buffer zone between north and south Sudan. The AU is seeking to defuse tension in the period leading up to …
Two months ago, the Rev. Bruce Reyes-Chow, moderator of the 218th General Assembly (2008), invited Presbyterians to record a short video expressing their hopes and dreams for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
The Synod of Lakes and Prairies is gearing up for its annual Synod School, July 24-29 at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa.
The government must allow humanitarian access to civilians who have been displaced by the fighting in Sudan’s South Kordofan state, Sudanese clergy said, amid reports of continued bombardment in the Nuba Mountains.
A group of clergy and lawmakers is trying to overturn a nearly decade-old policy that allows faith-based organizations that receive federal funds to hire and fire employees on the basis of religion.
When people in this remote southeast Alaska town (pop. 1,100) ask Aaron Isaacs how long he’s been a Democrat, he invariably replies, “As long as I’ve been a Presbyterian,” meaning as long as he can remember.
The theme for this week’s second biennial Big Tent event here is “Grow Christ’s Church Deep and Wide.” But for the more than 1,000 Presbyterians who will gather here, the challenge from Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) leaders will be a decade-long push to grow the shrinking denomination deeper and wider than most of them have probably ever imagined.
The goal: 1,001 new Presbyterian worshiping communities in the next 10 years.
The dramatic proposal ― for a denomination that has been gradually declining in membership since the mid-1960s ― was first floated publicly at the spring meeting of the General Assembly Mission Council (GAMC) by Deputy Executive Director for Mission Roger Dermody.