September 22, 2016
- We have today heard reports coming from India of Christians who were attacked by a mob for handing out Christian literature
September 20, 2016
September 9, 2016
September 2, 2016
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/2/16)–Charles Z. Smith, former president of American Baptist Churches USA, who rose from simple beginnings in the deep south to become a pioneering African American jurist in his home state of Washington, died Sunday in Seattle. He was 89. A lifelong Baptist, he served as president of the denomination during 1976-77 and was known for his concern for religious freedom globally. Smith served on the American Baptist General Board (now known as the Board...
August 30, 2016
August 15, 2016
[Anglican Communion News Service] Churches in India held a “black day” of protest last week against the continuing discrimination faced by Christians and Muslims in the country’s caste system. Indian society has, for centuries, operated the caste system of social stratification, with the population assigned to four specific groups. At the top are the Brahmins, or poet-priests; these are followed by the Kshatriya, or warrior-chiefs; the Vaishya, or traders; and then the Shudras,...
August 11, 2016
Two of the overlooked anniversaries in the United States are those of the atomic bomb attacks made by our country against the Empire of Japan on August 6 and 9, 1945. At the time of this writing, these anniversaries have come and gone. As in prior years, I lament that very little reflection on the role and place of nuclear weapons has occurred.
Recently, President Obama became the first sitting American president to visit...