August 26, 2016
- Brethren Disaster Ministries executive Roy Winter answers frequently asked questions about the role of the church’s disaster response in the wake of heart-wrenching recent disasters in Louisiana and in Italy.
With a society that is becoming more and more divided, with a contentious political race ahead, and with global conflict on the rise, the world is in need for a church that carries out its role as a maker of justice and peace. Are the American Churches, Protestant, Catholic, Evangelical, and Mainline, ready to do the hard work that lies ahead?
- In this issue: Nigerian lamps are still available, Action Alert to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, United Nations warning of a new multi-nation crisis of hunger related to Boko Haram, a Death Penalty Symposium in memory of Miami pastor Bill Bosler, Manchester University honors two inspirational faculty, and more.
Huntingdon, PA: Harrisburg faithful reach out to sister parishFr. Stephen and Harrisburg faithful “on a mission!”
Priest Stephen Vernak and faithful from Christ the Saviour Church, Harrisburg, PA spent two days in mid-July assisting the members of the Epiphany of Our Lord Church, Huntingdon, PA, with a variety of maintenance projects.
“We learned of their need...
[Anglican Communion News Service] The Council of Churches of East Asia (CCEA) Youth Forum was held in Hotel Transit, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 27 July until 1 August 2016 with the theme “Rise for God and Service to Neighbours through Christ”. A total of 93 young people from nine different countries participated in this event. They were from Malaysia, Myanmar, Japan, Korea, Australia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and the Philippines.
[Anglican Communion News Service] The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has said that he would love to see young people “being disciples of Jesus, being witnesses to Jesus and being servants of the Kingdom.” He made his comments in an editorial in the latest edition of the UK’s Premier Youthwork magazine, which is celebrating its 25 anniversary....
- As people have adopted the use of diapers as a convenient alternative to cloth, used diapers have become an eye sore and hazard to the environment, says Africa University professor.
Following the sudden death of conference minister the Rev. John Deckenback last month, the Central Atlantic Conference of the United Church of Christ is turning to the Rev. Sheldon Culver as acting minister as the conference prepares to ramp up a search process for an interim minister.
August 25, 2016
VALLEY FORGE, PA (8/25/16)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) stands in solidarity with Murrow Indian Children’s Home as this century-old ministry exercises its right to refrain from lifting up a religious view that is not aligned with its own.
The children’s home—devoted to caring for Native American children who have been victims of neglect or abuse—has been supported in its mission by ABHMS and its predecessor organizations since Murrow’s founding in the late 1880s....
Tribal leaders who traveled by bus from the Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation in North Dakota to a U.S District courthouse in Washington, D.C., were joined by advocates from the United Church of Christ in a public demonstration of solidarity against the Dakota Access Pipeline.