August 8, 2014
[Lambeth Palace] The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, issued the following statement Aug. 8 on the situation in Iraq, shortly before he travelled from the Philippines to Papua New Guinea. He has just begun a 10-day visit to the Anglican Provinces in the Philippines and Oceania.
“The horrific events in Iraq rightly call our attention and sorrow yet again. Christians and other religious minorities are being killed and face terrible suffering.
August 7, 2014
- It is with great sadness and deep concern that we have learned of the tragic situation where tens of thousands of Christians and others have been subjected to persecution, coercion, killings, intimidation and lack of religious liberty in certain areas of Iraq and Syria. I ...
August 5, 2014
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/5/14)—Melanie Baggao, from Placentia, California, has been endorsed for service as a development worker by American Baptist International Ministries (IM). She will serve in Lebanon with IM partner, The Lebanese Society for Educational and Social Development. Baggao is a member of Epic Church in Fullerton, California.
Baggao will work as an IM development worker serving with refugees from Syria while studying at The Arab Baptist Theological...
August 1, 2014
- I’ve been working in daily news for just a few short months and I’m not sure I can cope. It’s the inescapable horror of so much of what we report. First it was Syria. Then Gaza. Then Iraq. Then back to Gaza. Then Central African Republic. Then the plane crashed in Ukraine. Then back to Gaza again.
July 23, 2014
July 23, 2014
In an official...
July 18, 2014
- What happens when you seek refuge in a place that is itself overwhelmed and in need of help?
July 10, 2014
The below blow, “But Now,” includes the complete message given by General Secretary A. Roy Medley to the Assembly on the morning of July 9, on Ephesians 2.
We are created for community. From the beginning of time, God created us to live in relationship with God and with each other. Even the most introverted among us is created for community. God has set us in networks of relationships: family, kinfolk, neighbors, and language groups to name a...
General Secretary A. Roy Medley and other American Baptist representatives are currently overseas, participating in the Baptist World Alliance Annual Gathering in Izmir, Turkey, from July 5-12, 2014.
The Baptist World Alliance (BWA) is a fellowship of 228 conventions and unions in 121 countries and territories comprising 42 million...
[Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe] The Rt. Rev. Pierre Whalon, bishop-in-charge of the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe, has released the following statement:
“Reports from the Middle East have never been so discouraging or disheartening as they have been in the last few week. I ask the faithful in Europe and all people of good will to join in fervent regular prayer for the worsening situation in Israel/Palestine. First, we need to pray for the...
July 3, 2014
His Eminence, Archbishop Joseph, has been elected Archbishop of New York and Metropolitan of All North America by the Holy Synod of Antioch, meeting in Balamand, Lebanon on Thursday, July 3, 2014. Axios!
Metropolitan Joseph was consecrated to the Holy Episcopacy on June 30, 1991 at Saint Mary Cathedral in Damascus, after many years of serving as a deacon and a priest. His Eminence was born...