May 23, 2013
Christian presence and witness in the Middle East
Notre-Dame du Mont Monastery, near Beirut, Lebanon
21-25 May 2013
The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori
Presiding Bishop and Primate
The Episcopal Church
The ongoing tragedy of conflict throughout the Middle East challenges people of faith throughout the world. As Christians, we share a vision of a healed world where no one lives in fear of death or...
[World Council of Churches -- Press Release] In an international conference on the situation of Christians in the Middle East, Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC), highlighted the significance of the cross as a symbol of hope for the global church in solidarity with Christians in the Arab world.
“We are called to carry our cross as disciples, but we must also carry one another’s cross, showing how we share this cross as a...
May 3, 2013
The reflection below was written by Rev. Elizabeth B. Congdon, Senior Pastor of The First Baptist Church of Trenton, NJ. This is part of a new featured series, “Proud to be an American Baptist.” Check the ABCUSA website and other publications in the near future to see more stories! View the archive and learn why others are proud to be American Baptist by...
March 25, 2013
Adventist Church committed to strengthening sense of community in region
Mar 25, 2013 Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
For Seventh-day Adventist Church President Ted N. C. Wilson, last week’s pastoral visit to the Middle East was an opportunity to affirm members and see the increasing opportunities they have to serve and help support their communities.
The leader of...
March 18, 2013
Beirut outreach follows campus spiff-up after civil war; view of the sea
Mar 18, 2013 Beirut, Lebanon
Jason Lemon and Ansel Oliver/ANN
The Seventh-day Adventist Church’s Middle East University unveiled an off-campus community center last month, a move that underscores how school administrators are now offering services to their neighbors when for so long they struggled to maintain their own...