The crowd hushed, the lights dimmed and the National Cathedral’s bourdon bell chimed for three minutes — each minute to commemorate 10,000 of the 30,000 lives lost to gun violence in the U.S. last year.
The Young Adult Volunteer (YAV) program of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has announced that it is adding six new service sites in the 2014/2015 year.
Because the meaning of biblical metaphors for the church are not always commonly shared, conversations about ecclesiology ― the doctrine of the nature and purpose of the church ― might be better served by relying on “foundational” statements, the Rev. Jerry Andrews told the second Moderator’s Colloquium on Ecclesiology here Dec. 9.
In 2008, 25-year-old seminarian Kathy Wolf Reed was the youngest person to become an elected member of the Committee on Theological Education (COTE).
Why is the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) so ineffective in meeting its goals to become a more multicultural church, one that reflects the growing diversity of the U.S. population?
As dignitaries from around the world gathered in South Africa yesterday for a memorial service for Nelson Mandela, several Presbyterian leaders reflected on the life and legacy of this humble man who became a towering figure in the struggle for racial justice. They also commented on the significance of the Presbyterian church’s efforts to end apartheid.
In recent weeks, the video Wealth Inequality in America, which calls attention to perceptions, ideals and realities of wealth distribution in the United States, has been circulating through social media.
First, three U.S. regional groups of the Seventh-day Adventist Church voted in 2012 for women to be ordained.
When Naomi Daka was a child, there were no female pastors in her denomination. But the church was where she found joy, experienced God and sang songs of praise to her Creator.
As the year winds to a close, the Presbyterian Mission Agency has received its second $1 million anonymous gift in 2013.
In keeping with the donor’s request, this gift will be directed toward the agency’s ministries within the United States. The earlier gift had been designated for international mission.