Local government officials in Hungary are handing state-owned schools over to churches, unable to afford their upkeep during the economic recession, according to church sources.
“Biking 200 miles seemed a small price to pay for such a just cause as this,” said Bob Forbes, an elder at First Presbyterian Church of Sarasota, FL.
Seven bicyclists took such a pilgrimage to the headquarters of Publix in Lakeland, FL, to urge the grocery store chain to adopt fair food principles and pay tomato pickers one cent more per pound of tomatoes.
Next to lists of emergency phone numbers tacked to the inside door of her kitchen cabinets, Jennifer Grant has posted prayers to remind her that parenthood is both a labor of love and a sacred calling.
In a test case of religious intolerance in the world’s largest Muslim-majority country, an Indonesian mayor is defying court rulings by pushing for a decree to block Christians from opening churches on streets with Islamic names.
It is often said that the more we know, the more we know we don’t know. That phrase couldn’t be truer in one particular corner of the Presbyterian world, where new knowledge is being dug up — literally — on a regular basis.
Ghost Ranch, one of three national Presbyterian conference centers, is known by many for its stunning vistas and remarkable high desert landscapes made famous by Georgia O’Keefe. But it also attracts some of the nation’s finest paleontologists who are there not to study the living, but the dead.
A Church World Service project that addresses the energy demands of rural households in the nation of Georgia has been honored with the 2011 ACT Climate Award, which recognizes humanitarian work focused on climate change adaptation.
Truth be told, when asked to name a spiritual role model, few people would likely pick a sitting U.S. senator.
In fact, with congressional approval ratings at record lows, few lawmakers ― Democrats or Republicans ― would seem to qualify as a profile in righteousness.
But two new books this summer, Sen. Jim DeMint’s The Great American Awakening and Sen. Joe Lieberman’s The Gift of Rest, are trying to push back against the image of a godless Senate.
Increasing violence and lawlessness in Honduras could soon spiral out of control, according to the Lutheran World Federation (LWF), and the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights should establish a presence in the Central American country “without delay.”
Six years after Hurricane Katrina, rebuilding New Orleans after the country’s costliest storm continues.
But for survivors of the nation’s second-costliest storm, 2008’s Hurricane Ike, finding hands to do that work has been more challenging.
For as long as there have been Christians, believers have used a variety of media ― art, literature, music, architecture ― to articulate and communicate the spiritual rumblings of their inner lives.
But the Christian world has never seen someone quite like Greg Fromholz.