March 3, 2015
[Lambeth Palace press release] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has opened the application process for young Christians around the world to spend “a year in God’s time” at Lambeth Palace in London.
Christians aged 20-35 have the opportunity to spend a year living together as a community inspired by the ancient monastic traditions of St. Benedict, St. Francis and St. Ignatius. They will live according to a shared Rule of Life and follow a pattern of...
- Together we can see change happen. We believe that Jesus loves His church in Scotland and we know that the gospel works.<br />
[World Council of Churches press release] Christine Housel, general secretary of the World Student Christian Federation (WSCF), in an introductory speech, has expressed her hope that the 35th General Assembly of the WSCF may offer better understandings of justice and peace issues. The WSCF assembly is currently underway in Bogotá, Colombia, until March 5.
The WSCF was a forerunner and...
[Anglican Church of Southern Africa] The Anglican Church of Southern Africa’s e-reader project has gone live.
The project was launched last year to promote electronic learning and academic dialogues throughout the province.
It is the project’s intention eventually to give theological students across Africa easier access to online lectures and electronic libraries.
With physical libraries being rare, remote and increasingly...
- LOS ANGELES — Over 1100 people gathered at the Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles on Friday, 27 February to honor those Baha'is who have been denied the right to higher education in Iran. "Education is Not a Crime – Live 2015" was a major event for the campaign "Education is Not a Crime", which was launched in November 2014 by Maziar Bahari, an Iranian-Canadian journalist and filmmaker who...
- Tomorrow the House Judiciary Committee will begin consideration on multiple bills that would unduly inflict harm upon families.
March 2, 2015
- His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America, on behalf of the Holy Eparchial Synod and the plentitude of the clergy and laity of the Archdiocese, expressed the deep sorrow and mourning of the Church for the untimely and tragic death of Rev. Fr. Matthew Baker, as a result of a car accident last night
Donations to assist the family of Priest Matthew Baker, who died as a result of an automobile accident on the evening of Orthodox Sunday—March 1, 2015—may be made at http://www.gofundme.com/nizf2g?fb_action_ids=10153015372926708&fb_action_types=og.shares....
To show its international partners how faith communities are at the front lines of immigration issues in the United States, United Church of Christ leaders and immigration activists are hosting visitors from one of the UCC's global partners, the Waldensian Church of Italy, for a two-day immersion experience on March 1-2. It's an opportunity for the UCC and Waldensian Church to witness and share their shared justice work in "welcoming the stranger."
The Rev. J. Bennett Guess, a national officer of the UCC, will speak out against the city's actions in the death of 12-year-old African-American Tamir Rice, and the recent response to the Rice family's wrongful death lawsuit against Cleveland in which the city claims Rice’s death at the hands of police in November was his own fault.