The Rev. Pam Driesell, senior pastor of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, Ga., is the featured preacher Jan. 19 on “Day 1” with host Peter Wallace, the nationally syndicated ecumenical radio program also accessible online at Day1.org.
The number of femicides ― gender-related murders ― in Brazil has reached civil war-like proportions. In just 10 years 40,000 women were killed in this country merely for being women.
During 2014 the Ecumenical Institute at Bossey will be holding a number of seminars raising awareness on issues related to women’s concerns, justice and peace, ecology and Christian theology, interfaith relations and migrant churches.
We are often asked, “What is life like in the Congo?” Maybe the following story, which is played out over and over again throughout the Congo, will give you a bit of a glimpse into what life is like for many of our Congolese neighbors.
With his face splashed across the covers of Time, The New Yorker and even the gay glossy The Advocate, it would be easy to think the election of Pope Francis was the biggest religion story of 2013. And it was.
But even as the election of former Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio dominated headlines in 2013, he wasn’t the only big religion story. Shifts in gay marriage, church-state relations and the Boston Marathon bombings all received front-page treatment.
On a recent field visit to northwest Bangladesh, I spent a day and a night in the village of Astapukur, where the only structure not made of bamboo or dried mud is a small church — a one-room, tin-roofed, brick-and-plaster building with metal shutters. The church has no pews; the congregants sit on large, plain rugs covering the concrete floor. In front is an altar, to one side of which is a low table with a wooden cross.
Representatives of faith-based organizations at the International Conference on AIDS and STI’s in Africa (ICASA) have called for the recognition of a clear link between sexual and gender-based violence and the continued spread of HIV and AIDS. Together they affirmed their significant role in the post-2015 agenda to turn the tide of HIV and related inequities.
It’s an exciting time at the site of Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services’ Single Parent Residential Program in Houston.
The Presbyterian Writers Guild (PWG) is accepting nominations for its two major awards: the 2014 David Steele Distinguished Writer Award and the Best First Book Award, formerly the Jim Angell Award.