January 28, 2014
- Immigration advocates are taking their advocacy campaign to the people of the United States, hitting the road with Fast for Families Across America, a 66-day bus tour across the country.
January 25, 2014
- When young American men turn 18, they are required to register with the Selective Service System (SSS) because of federal law (50 U.S.C. App. 451 et seq). That law requires almost every male citizen, as well as immigrant men living in the United States, to register in the event of a military draft. To make sure there is 100 percent compliance, a lot of states have created legislation that links SSS registration with the process of applying for a driver’s license or state identification card.
January 24, 2014
2014 Interfaith Young Adult Challenge
A contest to become a Youth Representative of the Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions at the United Nations
We asked our top-giving churches why they support United Mission:
“We believe God is pleased when His people send a message of unity to the world. United Mission engages us in ministry with people and purposes of which we would never know if we merely ‘shopped around’ on our own for good causes. We believe God has goals for us beyond our awareness. United Mission is a healthy way to support the work of the Kingdom.”
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/24/14)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is among members of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) to commend Wells Fargo for ending its Direct Deposit Advance program. Wells Fargo recently announced that it will discontinue the product, effective Feb. 1.
The Direct Deposit Advance program targeted cash-strapped customers in need of quick credit solutions; similar to pay-day loans, Wells Fargo’s Direct Deposit...
January 23, 2014
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/23/14)—Rev. Yvonne Carter has been unanimously called to serve as the new Executive Minister for the Cleveland Baptist Association (CBA) by the region’s board. Carter comes to the CBA from a role serving in the Missional Life and Leadership Division of the American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS). Most recently, Rev. Carter has served as a ministry partner with the ABHMS office of Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling Ministries with...
His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, offered the invocation at the annual Rose Dinner, held at the Regency Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, Washington, DC on Wednesday evening, January 22, 2014. The annual event was a culmination of 2014 March for Life programme.
The keynote speaker at the dinner was Ryan Bomberger, Founder of the Radiance Foundation and a tireless...
January 21, 2014
Diocese of Louisiana
Service of Racial Healing, Justice, and Reconciliation
18 January 2014
Christ Church Cathedral, New Orleans
The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori
Presiding Bishop and Primate
The Episcopal Church
The only international museum devoted to slavery is in Liverpool, England. Long before the Titanic, Liverpool was the site of ship manufacturing and trade in slaves and the...
- The once-tenuous political relationship between the United States and Iran has taken a slight turn for the better recently, as Iran begins complying with an international agreement to reduce nuclear production. But United Church of Christ advocates for peace in the Middle East are urging members of Congress to pull back on their proposed sanctions and allow for a diplomatic solution that would lead to improved relations and a chance for peace.
January 17, 2014
- B’nai B’rith International participated in a historic three-country mission to Israel, Cyprus and Greece, together with a 15-member delegation of community leaders from two American-Hellenic organizations, as well as representatives from the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations. B’nai B’rith International President Allan J. Jacobs, Executive Vice President Daniel S. Mariaschin, Board of Governors member William Bram and B...