July 25, 2014
Above photo from International Ministries : A gathering of IM staff, missionaries, development workers, volunteers and special assistants.
This reflection was written by General Secretary A. Roy Medley, about his experience at the 2014 World Mission Conference and 200th Anniversary event for International Ministries in Green Lake, Wisconsin.
Dear American Baptists:
I am just returning from the 200th anniversary celebration of the founding of the...
July 25, 2014
The Internal Revenue Service said it will monitor churches and other houses of worship for...
- One People Commission leaders have joined other evangelical church leaders in calling for an end to female genital mutilation (FGM) in about 29 countries in Africa and Middle East where FGM is prevalent.
- The United Church of Christ Office of Communications, Inc. is going all out to mark 50 years of media accountability, celebrating the Rev. Everett Parker's historic and groundbreaking petition to the Federal Communications Commission that lead to greater responsibility in public broadcasting.
July 24, 2014
The Fellowship of Orthodox Christians in America’s 88th National Convention opened at the Wyndham Hotel here on Thursday, July 24, 2014. The weekend affords Orthodox Christians from all over the country an opportunity to share in fellowship.
The FOCA would like to invite those in attendance, those who cannot make...
The Parliament of the World’s Religions grieves whenever violence and conflict flares, as is now occurring in Palestine and Israel. Grief, however, must not paralyze faith communities and the interfaith movement into silence and inaction. Instead, we are called to serve as moderating agents in the cause of sustainable justice, unconditional compassion, and enduring peace by raising our voices against those who seek the annihilation of their enemies.
The Parliament, therefore, asks...
[National Council of Churches press release] A wide coalition of Protestant, Catholic, Evangelical, Jewish, and human rights and development groups called on Congress yesterday to address the humanitarian crisis of tens of thousands of children from Central America who have been apprehended and detained at the U.S. border.
The letter appeared in a full page ad in the Wednesday edition of THE HILL.
- Icon and civil rights activist Edith Lee-Payne, a United Methodist, says the struggle to achieve the Civil Rights Act of 1964 should never be forgotten.
[Diocese of Virginia] My husband, Tom, and I arrived in Guatemala for a week of vacation, language immersion and visits with our “adopted grandchildren” the day after newspapers told of the discovery of the body of Gilberto Francisco Ramos Juarez in the Texas desert. Gilberto was a 15-year-old boy from Huehuetenango, Guatemala, who was determined to join his brother in Chicago. There, he planned to go to school and work at night so that he could send money home to...