Citizen groups packed a District of Columbia appeals court last Friday (March 22) to support a pillar transparency law in financial reporting opposed by oil industry lobbies and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Last week, 20 leaders from Portuguese churches and ministries gathered here to reflect on the past, analyze the present and discern the future of Portuguese-language ministry in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
For Alcoholics Anonymous to continue helping addicts find freedom in sobriety, the 75-year-old organization has to reclaim its spiritual roots.
PITTSBURGH ― Pittsburgh Theological Seminary has named the Rev. Johannes G.J. Swart as associate professor of world mission and evangelism. He will begin his service June 1, 2013.
“Jannie Swart provides a remarkable combination of international mission experience, new church development, pastoral leadership in both large and small churches, a Ph.D. at Luther Theological Seminary, and a unique ability to help students and congregations think theologically about ministry in the 21st century,” said the Rev. William J. Carl III, president and professor of homiletics at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.
Swart currently serves as pastor of Second Presbyterian Church in Oil …
Over the past year, representatives from the six Presbyterian Border Ministry sites, the six border presbyteries in the United States, and PC(USA) World Mission have met numerous times in person and by conference call to discern God’s future for ministry on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Pope Francis extended a hand to those who don’t belong to any religion, urging them March 20 to work with believers to build peace and protect the environment.
On April 10 religious and secular groups are coordinating efforts to call for immigration reform. Local events are being planned across the country to uplift and support those in Washington, D.C., who on that same day who will be visiting with congressional representatives. YOU can join this movement by attending an event or planning an event in your community.
I am home from Russia after a three-week journey that culminated with an extraordinary gathering outside this city at the Christian Retreat Center — Rodnik (“Spring of Water” or “The Source”). In partnership with the Baptist church in that region, we held a second conference on post-orphanage ministry.
The upcoming 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches (WCC) in Busan, Republic of Korea, will present an opportunity for sustained ecumenical formation and theological education.