July 21, 2014
- The bus pulled out of the Elizabethtown (Pa.) Church of the Brethren parking lot at 5 a.m. last Sunday, bound for National Youth Conference. There were 30 youth, 9 advisors, and 1 bus driver aboard, representing the Elizabethtown, Mt. Wilson, and Madison Avenue congregations. Together they took several days to drive across the country, making stops in Chicago, Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, and Colorado Springs, before reaching Fort Collins just in time for NYC.
- Chicago pastor Pedro Aviles says he wrote the booklet Latinos: The Next Wave to give churches in North America insight into Hispanic culture.
July 16, 2014
Learning about the religious holidays of neighboring faiths is a positive personal step, but displaying an interfaith calendar in a home, school, business or workplace communicates interfaith pride to those around you 365 days a year.
The Council of Religious...
July 15, 2014
As conflict continues to batter civilians in the Gaza strip after a short ceasefire broke down overnight, Interfaith leaders of Judaism and Islam are calling the masses to stand side by side in prayer today, a joint day of fasting that falls on both religious calendars July 15.
Interfaith activists, please share this...
July 9, 2014
[Union of Black Episcopalians press release] The Rev. Canon Edward W. Rodman, L.H.D., Nell Braxton Gibson, the Rev. Harold T. Lewis, Ph.D., and Dr. Anita Parrott George have been named the Union of Black Episcopalian’s 2014 recipients of the Rev. Dr. Pauline Murray Distinguished Humanitarian Service Award and the Verna Josephine Dozier, Anna Julia Haywood Cooper and Mattie Hopkins Honors Awards respectively.
“We are very pleased to honor these four...
June 23, 2014
[Presbyterian News Service] With audible gasps from those in the plenary hall, the 221st General Assembly (2014) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) on Friday narrowly approved divestment from three United States companies doing business in Israel-Palestine.
By a vote of 310-303, the Assembly approved an overture calling for divestment from Caterpillar Inc., Hewlett-Packard and Motorola Solutions, companies some allege are engaged in “non-...
June 17, 2014
A Parliament, in essence, is a big conversation.”
-Imam Abdul Malik Mujahid, Chair of the Board of Trustees, Parliament of the World’s Religions
The Parliament of the World’s Religions tells a 121-year story of ordinary people from around the world- belonging to literally hundreds of faith traditions- coming together to know each other and act in harmony. Where common bonds and prayers transcend spiritual paths and national origin, luminaries and...
June 17, 2014
Despite a general consensus that recent military actions by the present state...