The Interfaith Immigration Coalition, which the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is a steering committee member, is reacting to proposed changes to the public charge rule as a qualifier for certain immigration statuses.
The Rev. Dr. James Reese, now approaching the 70th anniversary of his ordination in the Presbyterian Church, believes learning about stewardship is a cross-cultural exercise. He asserts approaches to charitable giving, especially in the context of the church, are formed by a community ethos — and he has the data to back it up.
For most of last week, leaders from Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) and the Co-Moderators of the 223rd General Assembly (2018), made their way across Puerto Rico to listen, learn, and share with congregations impacted by Hurricane Maria.
It was the first official joint trip as Co-Moderators for Elder Vilmarie Cintrón-Olivieri and the Reverend Cindy Kohlmann. From morning till night, the group, accompanied by PDA Director, the Reverend Dr. Laurie Kraus, the Reverend Dr. Jim Kirk, and the Reverend Edwin González-Castillo, traveled from church to church, meeting with presbytery leaders, pastors, and congregations.
The 63rd Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is scheduled for March 11–22, 2019, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The event is expected to draw representatives from member states, U.N. entities and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from around the world. Applications are now being accepted and can be accessed on the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations (PMUN) web page.
Gratitude is a deep and profound part of the story of Jesus. It is complex and beautiful — and also the subject of author Diana Butler Bass’ recent book "Grateful: The Transformative Power of Giving Thanks."
Mike Miller has been named the Acting Senior Director of Shared Services and CFO for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), A Corporation, sometimes called “A Corp.” or “the Church Corporation.”
As the eyewall of Hurricane Florence passed over the Rev. Dr. Doug Cushing’s home in Leland, North Carolina, on the morning of Friday, Sept. 14, it was as if someone “had opened a firehose.”
In the fall of 2016, the Rev. Dwayne Black, pastor of The Sanctuary Church, found himself behind bars more than once for feeding the homeless on Florida’s Fort Lauderdale Beach. His arrest gleaned international attention. In his defense, Black says he “follows the red letters in Scripture.”
Seven years ago, as pastor of a Presbyterian church in Costa Mesa, California, I found myself praying for peace to overshadow our broken world. About that time, I became friends with a Presbyterian family who had moved into our community from Homs, Syria. As my friendship with the Jarjours grew, I learned about the crisis in their homeland and how it was impacting their church in Homs. I asked if they would put me in touch with their pastor, at which point he and I began exchanging emails, sharing mutual concerns about our congregations and praying for one another.
El 20 de septiembre del 2017, la vida cambió para millones de personas que viven en Puerto Rico. Fue entonces cuando el huracán María, con vientos de más de 174 millas por hora, impactó la isla. La tormenta de Categoría 4 dejó a millones de personas sin hogar, destruyó la red eléctrica de la isla y mató a miles más. Un año después, la isla aún se encuentra en recuperación.