January 18, 2017
[Episcopal News Service] What began as a small gathering with a big dream has transformed into a commitment by millions of Christians around the world to pray for one another.
First begun in 1908, the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity runs Jan.18-25 with hundreds of celebrations and gatherings: from Houston to Boston; Waterloo, Belgium, to the Vatican; in Episcopal and Roman Catholic cathedrals and churches; with United Methodists and Lutherans and scores of other...
January 17, 2017
January 13, 2017
VALLEY FORGE, PA (1/13/17)—The Rev. Dr. Roy L. Thompson, 94, who had served American Baptist Home Mission Societies in several capacities when it was known as National Ministries, died Jan. 8 in Cleveland, Ohio.
He had been National Ministries’ director of New Church Development in the Church and Community Development Unit. In addition, he had been interim manager of the Church and Community Development Unit and manager of the Division of Congregational Development....
January 11, 2017
- NEW YORK — The Baha'i International Community has learned about the killing of a Baha'i in Iran, under suspicious circumstances. A report received on 9 January indicated that Ahmad Fanaian was found dead, having sustained severe burns to his body. Mr. Fanaian was an elderly and respected man from Semnan Province. This killing comes at a time of ongoing, systematic oppression of Baha’is...
January 9, 2017
Chicago, IL: Bishop Paul to speak at Chicago’s March for Life January 15
His Grace, Bishop Paul of Chicago and the Midwest will be among the speakers at the annual March for Life Chicago. The March—this year’s theme is “Life Wins” — will be held at Federal Plaza, 50 West Adams Street, Chicago from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 15, 2017.
January 5, 2017
[Diocese of North Carolina press release] The Standing Committee of the Diocese of North Carolina is pleased to announce the addition of two petition candidates to the slate of nominees for the 12th bishop diocesan of the diocese.
The additional nominees are:
- The Rev. George Adamik – St. Paul’s, Cary, North Carolina
- The Rev. Canon Michael Buerkel Hunn – The Episcopal...
Taiwan Church News
January 2 - 8, 2017
Citizen Groups Of Taiwan Social Movement Celebrate New Year 2017 On Taipei Streets
Reported by Chiu Kuo-rong
To celebrate out 2016 and welcome in 2017, a social activists' party was held on the street beside the Legislative Yuan at 9:00 p.m. on 31 December 2016. Under an application by Alliance of Referendum for Taiwan, this ...
January 3, 2017
[Episcopal Diocese of California] During the month of December, the Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus, bishop of California, gathered support from all Episcopal bishops in the state of California on a group letter voicing concern over President-elect Trump’s intended appointment of Scott Pruitt as head of the Environmental Protection Agency. The bishops also state their continuing support for all people in the United States and call for him to be “a leader for all […] but especially [...