March 26, 2015
- Bishop Rosemarie Wenner, who leads United Methodists in Germany, said the country is in mourning.
Recently, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz asked baristas at his 12,000 coffee houses to begin conversations about race with their customers. They were asked to inscribe the hashtag #RaceTogether on cups of coffee and engage in a conversation with customers as they awaited their beverage. While these actions may have been well intentioned, it elicited strong push back from people all across the nation, particularly in the world of social media. One week later, the campaign was ended.
- On Wednesday the Modern Slavery Bill was passed in parliament marking an historic moment for Britain in the fight against slavery. This reflects the hard work and dedication of MPs, Churches and organisations such as CARE and the Centre for Social Justice which produced a report called It Happens Here which was the catalyst for this bill.
[Anglican Taonga] Diocese of Christchurch Bishop Victoria Matthews has encouraged her diocese to consider a design by New Zealand architect Sir Miles Warren to rebuild the diocesan cathedral in the city’s Cathedral Square.
Matthews has drawn the attention of her diocese to the lead story in the March 18...
- Foundation for Evangelism to endow professorship at United Methodist-related Africa University.
[Episcopal News Service] The Venerable Rachel Treweek has been appointed as the...
- The Christian Reformed Church’s Office of Social Justice led a group of 20 pastors and others to the Arizona- Mexico border from March 9-12 to expose them to issues of immigration that people on both sides of border are facing.
- (Washington, D.C., April 9, 2015)—B’nai B’rith International has issued the following statement:
The B’nai B’rith World Center in Jerusalem and Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael (KKL-JNF) will hold for the 13th consecutive year a unique, joint Holocaust commemoration ceremony on Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day (Yom Hashoah) on April 9—the only event dedicated...