October 30, 2014
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/30/14)—American Baptist Women’s Ministries hosted a virtual mission encounter for women entitled “A Time of Grace: Aging and Faith,” from September 29-October 3, 2014. Participants in the virtual mission encounter explored critical issues with impact upon seniors and their families under the daily themes “Spiritual and Emotional Life,” “Spiritual Life,” “Realities of Life,” “Congregational Life,” and “Seasons of Life.”
Guest speakers on the...
- A seminary of the United Church of Christ is one of just 10 higher-education institutions in the United States to receive a grant to integrate science as part of its core theological curricula.
October 28, 2014
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/28/14)—The ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa shows no signs of waning. Beyond the medical challenge, the need for food is growing every day. Since December 2013, Liberia, Guinea, Nigeria and Sierra Leone have reported 8,011 suspected and confirmed cases. New cases continue to be recorded, indicating that the outbreak, which has an overall fatality rate of 55%, has not been contained.
In its meeting on October 22, the American Baptist...
[Seamen's Church Institute press release] These days not many people can access the secure areas of maritime workplaces, but few places prove more difficult to get to than deepwater offshore oil and gas exploration and production facilities. After months of screening and training, SCI chaplains are now making their way to these remote regions in the middle of the ocean.
Until recently, chaplains for the Seamen’s Church Institute (SCI) have not strayed far from...
October 27, 2014
[Episcopal News Service – Linthicum Heights, Maryland] During its Oct. 24-27 meeting here, the Episcopal Church’s Executive Council adopted multiple resolutions, which are summarized below.
Advocacy and Networking for Mission
* Condemn use of rape and other forms of sexual violence in war as a crime against humanity, including so-called “honor” killings...
When His Beatitude, Patriarch John X (Yazigi), Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, visits the United States this fall, he will receive not only warm wishes but also a charitable gift from Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary here.
The gift, intended to aid suffering Orthodox Christians in Syria, will be presented to His Beatitude in December and will represent a tithe (one-tenth) of the seminary’s...
October 25, 2014
Taiwan Church News
October 20 - October 26, 2014
A Wonderful Reunion Of PCT And PC(USA) After A Decade, Reaching An MoU On Mission And Ministry
Reported by Simon Lin from Hsin-chu and Lin Yi-ying from Taipei
Due to a series of personnel change and organization adjustment, PC(USA) had not been able to keep an official contact...
October 24, 2014
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori delivered the following opening remarks to Executive Council on Oct. 24 at the Maritime Center, Linthicum Heights, Maryland.
Executive Council opening remarks
24 October 2014
Maritime Center, Linthicum Heights, MD
The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori
Presiding Bishop and Primate
The Episcopal Church
It is very good to see you all again. It...