October 31, 2014
- Just as the United Nations' Universal Periodic Review of Iran's human rights record is taking place in Geneva and representatives of that country protest that they safeguard and uphold the human rights of all their citizens, the authorities in one region of that country have launched a widespread, pre-planned, systematic attack against Baha'i business owners. This has brought further pain and...
- A new horror film is set to bring a controversial Christian message to secular film-goers. Produced by Affirm Films, a division of Sony Pictures, The Remaining is a faith-based horror.
October 30, 2014
Bishop William H. Stokes of New Jersey will lead a “Celebration of New Ministry” on Saturday, Nov. 8, for the Rev. Victoria Pretti, as she formally assumes her duties as rector of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Stone Harbor. The service will begin at 11 a.m. at the church, which is located at 95th Street and Third Avenue.
Pretti, or “Mother Victoria” as she prefers to be called, was selected by a Search Committee last March following a nationwide search process. She...
- Symposium on freedom of conscience highlights need for continued promotion
[Bishops United Against Gun Violence press release] Bishops United Against Gun Violence, an ad hoc group of almost 60 Episcopal bishops, Oct. 30 released a briefing paper that “seeks to shed light on new findings indicating that the vast majority of Americans today, including gun owners, support universal background checks prior to all gun sales.”
In the paper, Bishops Ian T...
When we encounter systemic racism, we know where our moral obligation lies. We speak out. But what happens when prejudice finds its way into the most intimate setting, the dinner table? “Well, you know how they are. They can’t be reasoned with. Could you please pass the salt?”
Cultivating hope against incredible odds in Palestinian territory
October 30, 2014
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/30/14)—American Baptist Women’s Ministries hosted a virtual mission encounter for women entitled “A Time of Grace: Aging and Faith,” from September 29-October 3, 2014. Participants in the virtual mission encounter explored critical issues with impact upon seniors and their families under the daily themes “Spiritual and Emotional Life,” “Spiritual Life,” “Realities of Life,” “Congregational Life,” and “Seasons of Life.”
Guest speakers on the...