Whitworth University has been awarded a $1 million grant from the Lilly Endowment to fund a new comprehensive church engagement initiative called The Ekklesia Project.
With the idea of membership meaning less and less in American culture and its churches, the Rev. John Burgess today suggested rethinking the theology of baptism as the key to recasting what membership means in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
God’s Word sounds in the midst of a cacophony of other voices ― cultural, political and religious ― making it difficult for the church to “always be called back to its true self, to its Lord,” the Rev. Joe Small told the second Moderator’s Colloquium on Ecclesiology (the doctrine of the church) today (Dec. 9).
The Oxford Centre for Mission Studies (OCMS), where Tom serves as academic dean, is known for its engaged, relevant and practical research that brings Word and life together through research to transform individuals, communities and nations.
First released in 2011, the document “Politically Related Murders in Honduras under President “Pepe” Lobo” attempted to shine a light on the violence that was occurring almost daily. It is a chronology of politically motivated or politically related murders in post-coup Honduras.
Facing a $26 million earthquake repair bill and years of financial woes, the iconic Washington National Cathedral will start charging visitors in 2014, an abrupt change that cathedral officials had long resisted.
The following piece originally appeared in the September 2013 issue of Presbyterians Today magazine (pcusa.org/today).
For at least 60 years, the light of Nelson Mandela, the man known to his people as Madiba, has shined over the struggle by black South Africans to achieve justice and freedom from the virtual slavery of apartheid.
Born in the Eastern Cape to a devout Methodist mother, Mandela received Christian baptism as a child and was tutored throughout his early life in Methodist schools. As Mandela got older, he increasingly had difficulty reconciling what he had been taught about Jesus as an …
The Rev. C. Edward Bowen knows his intestinal cancer gives him only a year or two to live, but his ministry will live on through children in Crafton.
The first-round presidential election with 31 candidates took place as scheduled on October 25th in relative calm. There were irregularities, but very little violence. Thank you for your prayers.
On November 22nd, Dr. Jean Louis Robinson and Mr Hery Rajaonarimampianina were officially declared the two candidates with the most votes who will face off in a run-off election on December 20th. Dr. Robinson is supported by former president Marc Ravalomanana and Mr. Rajaonarimampianina is supported by the current transitional president Andry Rajoelina who came to power via coup d’état in March 2009.
Parliamentary elections will …
Oikocredit USA, an ecumenical micro-finance investment company allied with the Presbyterian Hunger Program’s “Investing in Hope” initiative, has been honored for the second year in a row for its positive social and environmental impact.