August 17, 2016
By Rev. Steven D. Martin and Keith Swartzendruber, National Council of Churches
Over a year ago, Baltimore erupted into violence after the funeral of Freddie Gray, a young man who died in police custody. At the time, Gray’s death was considered to be the fault of “a few bad apples” in the Baltimore Police Department (BPD). The egregious facts surrounding the situation revealed a more far-reaching problem, so much so that Baltimore’s mayor, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake,...
August 16, 2016
[Episcopal Relief & Development] Episcopal Relief & Development is in contact with diocesan leaders along the Gulf Coast who are coordinating flood response efforts after several days of heavy rainfall across the region.
David P. Gushee helps “Anxious” American Christians Make Sense of Political Changes
August 16, 2016
Bulletin inserts for Aug. 21, the fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost, highlight the Episcopal Church’s Young Adult and Campus Ministries.
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August 15, 2016
August 11, 2016
Two of the overlooked anniversaries in the United States are those of the atomic bomb attacks made by our country against the Empire of Japan on August 6 and 9, 1945. At the time of this writing, these anniversaries have come and gone. As in prior years, I lament that very little reflection on the role and place of nuclear weapons has occurred.
Recently, President Obama became the first sitting American president to visit...
August 10, 2016
One of the gifts of the full communion relationship between the Anglican Church of Canada (ACoC) and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) is the opportunity to share in each other’s liturgies. The relationship between worship and ministry was a major focus of the 2016 National Worship Conference (NWC), which took place from July 24-27 at Wilfrid Laurier University in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ont. In pooling their resources for worship together, Anglicans and Lutherans expanded their...
August 9, 2016
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/9/16)—A search is now underway for a new General Secretary to serve the American Baptist family. The General Secretary Search Committee met for the first time on August 8 in Chicago, Ill.
This meeting held a two-fold purpose. First, members began to establish a sense of cohesion as a community bonded together through Christ to do the holy task set before them. Committee Chaplain, Rev. Kelly Legg, facilitated an interactive devotion that created a climate of...
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS—8/9/16)Rev. Dr. Paul Rollet of Chatham, Ill., has been appointed as an associate missionary by American Baptist International Ministries (IM). In association with Mission Ministries, Inc., Rollet is serving in the Philippines with Companion with the Poor (CWTP), a church planting organization and community working to launch holistic churches that meet the spiritual needs of the poorest of the poor living in metro Manila.
August 7, 2016
In early August 2016, the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America released a new publication, “Twelve Facts About the Generosity of Our Church Members: Giving in US Orthodox Christian Parishes,” by Alexei Krindatch. “Twelve Facts” is available on-line...