August 28, 2014
[Anglican Communion News Service] Churches in India’s southern Kerala state have given a mixed response to government proposals for a total prohibition of alcohol within 10 years.
While Christian leaders have welcomed the ban, which will be gradually phased in over the next decade, some are concerned at calls for Communion wine to be included.
Bishop Dharmaraj Rasalam of the Church of South India’s South Kerala diocese, told the...
August 20, 2014
Paryushan is one of the two most important religious periods for Jains, the other festival is Diwali (the Celebration of Light)....
August 11, 2014
Un grupo de líderes religiosos fue arrestado recientemente frente a la Casa Blanca en Washington cuando pedían cese de deportaciones de extranjeros indocumentados y la aprobación de una amplia ley de reforma migratoria. Entre los arrestados estuvo Minerva Carcaño, obispa de la Iglesia Metodista Unida de la conferencia California-Pacífico. La obispa dijo que “estas protestas son importantes para alcanzar una voz moral, porque no se escucha ni al Congreso, ni a la Casa Blanca”. Carcaño de 60...
August 6, 2014
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/6/14)—A powerful earthquake magnitude 6.1 hit southwest China on August 3rd. Hundreds of people have been killed and some 1,300 injured according to state news agency Xinhua, reported by BBC News China. A major rescue and relief operation is under way. In response, $10,000 in emergency relief funds is being sent from One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) to the China...
July 22, 2014
- From The Washington Post
By Gordon Brown July 21, 2014
Gordon Brown, prime minister of Britain...
July 1, 2014
- After several years of searching for a well-qualified successor, Rev. Dr. A. K. Lama has been nominated to serve as the new ministry leader in India for Back to God Ministries International and its partner Words of Hope.
June 25, 2014
- A number of international guests are to be welcomed at this year’s Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren, which takes places July 2-6 in Columbus, Ohio. Guests are expected from Nigeria, Brazil, and India. Global Mission and Service workers also will be attending from Nigeria, South Sudan, Haiti, and Honduras.
June 24, 2014
By Arun Gandhi
The Parliament of World Religions condemns all forms of violence any where in the world. While the world claims to be progressing toward civilization, the actions of brutal ethnic violence in Sri Lanka and Myanmar, as well as in other parts of the world, must be strongly...
[Network for Inter Faith Concerns of the Anglican Communion] The Anglican Communion’s Network for Inter Faith Concerns of the Anglican Communion (NIFCON) is hosting a conference in Birmingham, UK, this October on the Christian relationship with Hindus in the Diaspora.
NIFCON was founded twenty years ago, and has had an influence on the Lambeth Conferences since then1, with a strong emphasis on Christian-Muslim Relations throughout the Communion.