July 7, 2015
The Baptist Joint Committee on Religious Liberty has issued a new resource related to the recent Supreme Court decision, entitled “The Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling: What you need to know now,” and we encourage American Baptist churches to view this here.
It is the best guide available as to the ruling and churches, dispelling many...
[Episcopal News Service] The 78th General Convention, in a series of historic moments, elected the first African-American presiding bishop; approved marriage equality for all Episcopalians; adopted a budget that emphasizes racial reconciliation and evangelism; endorsed the study of fossil fuel divestment; opposed divestment in Israel, Palestine; and made some significant changes to the church’s governance.
North Carolina Bishop Michael Curry elected presiding...
- Last week Pope Francis turned his eyes to his home country and ecumenical church relations. For centuries now the relationship between the Catholic and Waldensian Churches has been defined by a violent history. The conflict stems from the... Read More
[Lambeth Palace] On the 10th anniversary of the 7/7 bombings in London, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said:
“Today, the survivors and families of the 7/7 London attacks continue the journey that those of Tunisia have just begun. Our hearts grieve with those who lost loved ones ten years ago, and with those so suddenly and cruelly bereaved less than a fortnight ago. We hold them all before God and our spirits call out to Christ to strengthen them.
- Metropolitan Tikhon presents Catholicos Thomas with print of Sitka, AK’s Archangel Michael Cathedral.
His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, met with His Holiness, Mar Thomas Paulose II, Catholicos of the Malankara Orthodox Church (also known as the Indian Orthodox Church) on Monday, July 6, 2015.
The meeting took place at the headquarters of the Malankara Church’s North...
[Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] La defensa de los cristianos que enfrentan persecución y viven el contexto de la guerra civil son el tema de varias resoluciones aprobadas por la 78ª. Convención General de la Iglesia Episcopal, que sesionó aquí del 25 de junio al 3 de julio.
La Convención conviene en que los cristianos en Pakistán, Siria, Liberia, Sudán del Sur y El Sudán se encuentran entre aquellos a favor de quienes la Iglesia debe incrementar su apoyo y...
Taiwan Church News
June 29 - July 5, 2015
Water Park Inferno: MacKay Memorial Hospital Pledges To Rescue With Full Strength And Urges Prayer For The Victims
Reported by Lin Yi-yin
In the evening on June 27, when a 'Color Play Asia' party was held in Formosa Fun Coast water park in New Taipei City's Bali District, after chunks of color...
July 6, 2015
- Smaller team has big plans for mission.
- Forest fires burning across northern Saskatchewan have resulted in the evacuation of thousands of people from their homes. With Anglicans making up a large percentage of evacuees, church members are providing strong support to local relief efforts while praying for those affected. More than 12,000 people have been evacuated to homes, hotels and makeshift shelters...