May 21, 2015
The executive committee of the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) concluded its meeting in Lebanon by issuing a call to its churches for greater solidarity and action to help bring peace to the Middle East.
Solidarity and Action in Middle East
“We were here firstly for solidarity,” said Jerry Pillay, WCRC president. “Part of that solidarity was to...
May 20, 2015
May 18, 2015
In an effort to embrace its growing immigrant community, Akron has joined more than 50 cities and counties throughout the United States to become a "Welcoming City," committed to providing an immigrant-friendly environment as the city works to maximize opportunities for cultural vitality and economic growth.
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/18/15)—The statistics of pastoral stress, depression, and burnout have long been a topic of discussion. According to the New York Times (August 2010), “Members of the clergy now suffer from obesity, hypertension and depression at rates higher than most Americans.” How can ministers practice spiritual self-care for sustainable and transformative ministry? In Spiritual Practices for Effective Leadership: 7Rs of Sanctuary for Pastors...
May 15, 2015
Nonviolence, peace, and justice are not utopian dreams but real and practical ways in which humans can affect the world around them.
Earlier this year, I walked into the university classroom where I teach a course in Peace Studies. Seated in a circle around the room were...
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May 14, 2015
May 13, 2015
- Mount Morris (Ill.) Church of the Brethren on a recent Sunday held a service and celebration for member Isabelle Krol, on the 50th anniversary of her becoming an official citizen of the United States. She came to the United States from Belgium, following World War II. Following is part of her life story, taken from an interview by Dianne Swingel: