May 17, 2013
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/17/13)—What does it take to be a cross-cultural missionary? What are the misperceptions about global Christian service in today’s world? Are missionaries always college and seminary graduates?
These questions and more will be tackled at the weekend conference, Embrace the Cause, on August 9-12 at the Green Lake Conference Center in Green Lake, Wisconsin. Anyone who senses a call to cross-cultural Christian service is invited...
May 16, 2013
- Taiwan Church News
May 13-19, 2013
Editorial: Stop using “defense mechanism” as a cover-up
Translated by Lydia Ma
Last Thursday, a Taiwanese fisherman aboard the fishing vessel...
May 3, 2013
The reflection below was written by Rev. Elizabeth B. Congdon, Senior Pastor of The First Baptist Church of Trenton, NJ. This is part of a new featured series, “Proud to be an American Baptist.” Check the ABCUSA website and other publications in the near future to see more stories! View the archive and learn why others are proud to be American Baptist by...
- Amid serious deliberations, delegates also take time to celebrate in United States, Africa, Europe and the Philippines.
April 25, 2013
Being part of the worldwide Anglican Communion means sharing the joy and pain of other churches—even when they're halfway across the world.
Solidarity was the main motivation for Dr. Andrea Mann, General Synod's coordinator for Global Relations, when she attended the second Worldwide Anglican Peace Conference in Okinawa, Japan, April 16 to 22.
The conference was "worldwide" in that it was open to international participants. Yet the focus was on the domestic...
April 18, 2013
[Episcopal Church Office for Global Partnerships] Katie Young, Doug and Jenny Knight are three Young Adult Service Corps volunteers from the Episcopal Church working in Japan this year and I met them in Tokyo on my way to attend the second Anglican Peace Conference in Okinawa. I was also able to meet with Katie’s older brother Mike, and his wife Natalie. Mike had previously served as a YASC volunteer in Japan a few years earlier, so mission service runs in their family.
April 16, 2013
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] In her keynote presentation at the Second Worldwide Anglican Peace Conference in Okinawa, Japan, Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori addressed The question of US military bases in Okinawa – The role of Anglican-Episcopal Church.
“I want to challenge us all to consider similar situations around the world, and the roles that our respective churches, and the Anglican Communion, might play in...
April 10, 2013
By CPWR Staff, Adaptation of original Bahrain Interfaith report by Sheikh Maytham Al Salman
According to clergy spanning a world of spiritual beliefs, Bahrain is an island nation half populated by immigrants who live in peace. For Bahrain Interfaith, this captures the essence of diversity and harmony. Easter, a holiday that is most important in Christianity, was the backdrop there for an important snapshot of a Persian country where interfaith is the vehicle for social cohesion. ...
April 1, 2013
- Taiwan Church News
March 25-31. 2013
Church Ministry News
Atayal pastor gifted in indigenous instrument obtains government support to pass on rare cultural heritage
Reported by Chiu Kuo-rong