With the Statue of Liberty as a backdrop, the “Nuns on the Bus” on May 29 kicked off a national tour for immigration reform aimed at giving a faith-based push to legislation that’s now hanging in the balance in Congress.
Hans de Wit’s incredible journey into intercultural contextual reading of the Bible ― understanding the original cultural context of Scripture and the current cultural contexts through which people around the world read and understand the Bible today ― began in 1969.
Following five ballots, the Rev. Felipe Adolf was elected May 24 as president of the board of the Latin American Council of Churches (CLAI), during the sixth assembly of this regional council in Havana, Cuba, meeting from May 20-26.
In a generational changing of the guard, Southern Baptists are gaining a new advocate for their values in Washington and around the country as Russell Moore, a media-savvy theologian, takes the helm of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission.
On May 31, 2013, the Stated Clerk of the General Assembly, the Reverend Gradye Parsons, sent a letter to the Reverend Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook, United States Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, expressing concern over the recent violations of the rights and the physical abuse of Orthodox and other Christian worshippers in Jerusalem.
Asserting that “We are in danger of losing what the ecumenical spirit is all about,” historical theologian and longtime ecumenical activist Keith Clements argued May 28 at a presentation in the Ecumenical Center in Geneva that people and churches need to rediscover the essential “ecumenical dynamic” at the heart of the movement.
Churches are called to a “Samaritan spirituality” of service to neighbors, the Rev. Ofelia Ortega told the sixth Latin American Council of Churches (CLAI) General Assembly at its closing worship service here May 25.
Oklahoma is probably one of the tougher places to be a Muslim in America, but Muslims have stepped in to help with the cleanup of a massive tornado that killed 24 people.