December 6, 2016
This Advent season, five Regional Executives of American Baptist regions will provide reflections focusing on “What Christmas Means to Me.” Each reflection will be posted prior to the Sundays in Advent, along with Christmas Sunday. For the third Sunday of Advent, Dr. Charles Revis, executive minister of the American Baptist Churches of the Northwest, reflects on “What Christmas Means to Me.” Read...
- SANTIAGO — As growing numbers of people discover the newly inaugurated Baha'i House of Worship in Santiago, Chile, many are rediscovering a sense of the sacred as they are enfolded in the Temple's glass and marble wings. The Temple has had over 25,000 visitors since its inauguration in October. Whether from Santiago or further afield, they are drawn to the House of Worship for a variety of...
D.C. Chapter explores crisis communication tools
By Maya Boddie
Intern, Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty
Katherine Kerr at the October 2016 meeting of the D.C. Chapter
Every communications expert knows that, at some point, a crisis can and will occur. What every communications expert does not know, is how to properly...
December 5, 2016
Saint Mary’s Cathedral Choir is pleased to announce the release of its new recording featuring selections of hymns and carols celebrating the Great Feast of our Lord’s Nativity.
The nearly 60-minute disc includes settings of many popular favorites from the Nativity services celebrated in the Orthodox Church, along with some hymns never before recorded in English. According to Deacon...
- Meeting highlighted the challenges to religious freedom in different areas of the world.
General Synod promises to be an inspiring and engaging event. Our keynote speakers include Aaron Mair, environmentalist and the first African American president of the Sierra Club, and Glennon Doyle Melton, activist, philanthropist, and author of the best-selling Carry On, Warrior and Love Warrior.
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry has issued the following statement on the news concerning the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation:
This morning, the sun ascended over the Great Plains of our nation, and hope truly dawned anew.
After months of courageously and peacefully working to prevent the laying of the Dakota Access Pipeline, which posed...
- United Methodists who backed the Standing Rock Sioux’ protest of the Dakotas Access Pipeline say the ruling is a win for Native American sovereignty, water safety.
- B’nai B’rith International has issued the following statement:
B’nai B’rith International deplores comments by Ecuadorian Ambassador to the U.N. Horacio Sevilla Borja comparing Israel to the Nazi regime.
Sevilla delivered a statement on Nov. 30 at the United Nations General Assembly during the body's “International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People,” in which...