August 21, 2014
Bishop Malkhaz Songulashvil of the Evangelical Baptist Church of the Republic of Georgia’s recent visit to the Seminary Consortium for Urban Pastoral Education offices facilitated by SCUPE President and Parliament Trustee Shanta Premawardhana schooled Chicago Christians in lessons on radical solidarity with minority groups in need of compassion. By championing the rights of Chechan Muslims, LGBT citizens, masses of unemployed and female clergy hoping for ordainment, the Baptist...
Anchorage, AK: STOTS graduates hold fundraiserBishop David with STOTS alumni.
While visiting Alaska for the annual Saint Herman’s Pilgrimage in early August, members of the Saint Tikhon’s Seminary Alumni Association held a fundraiser at Saint Innocent Cathedral, Anchorage. Alumni, who were welcomed by His Grace, Bishop David—himself a STOTS graduate—included Fathers...
August 20, 2014
The Parliament of the World’s Religions condemns the brutality demonstrated by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and all other sides of the ongoing armed conflicts in Syria and Iraq. It is disturbing to see that once again civilians and minorities are the primary...
August 19, 2014
- More than 250 students and youth group leaders from the United States and Canada gathered on the campus of Trinity Christian College late last month to take part in the Youth Unlimited Chicago Project multi-site service effort.
- The congregation now known as Lombard Christian Reformed Church was founded in 1912 as the first CRC in Chicago to worship only in English, not Dutch. For many years, it thrived.
August 12, 2014
[Religion News Service] I’m not sure what year it was that I first saw Dead Poets Society. IMDB tells me it was released in 1989, so it must have been at least another six or seven years before I saw it, but the timeline doesn’t really matter. For a young and highly sentimental lover of language, that film gave me a place to belong. It had been preceded by Hook and Aladdin, and later I would see Good Morning Vietnam! and Good Will Hunting...
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Three Episcopal Church 2014 Campus Ministry awards have been presented for outstanding service and dedication.
The awards were presented by the Rev. Michael Angell, Episcopal Church Missioner for Young Adult and Campus Ministries during the recent Kindling conference.
The awards and recipients are:
Distinguished Leadership: The Rev. Jonathan Melton, Chaplain, St. Francis House,...
August 8, 2014
Presbyterian Multicultural Network funds Chicago, Detroit outreach
August 8, 2014
July 28, 2014
[Episcopal Diocese of Chicago press release] On Thursday, July 24, the Fourth District Appellate Court for the State of Illinois upheld a lower court’s ruling that certain property of the Episcopal Diocese of Quincy belongs to a breakaway group, now organized as the Anglican Diocese of Quincy.
The position of the Episcopal Church is that individual parishes and dioceses hold...