November 19, 2013
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Now available for group watching and personal viewing is the on-demand video of the groundbreaking public forum sponsored by The Episcopal Church and the Diocese of Mississippi: Fifty Years Later: The State of Racism in America. The on-demand is available here.
Thousands of viewers watched as a distinguished panel of national...
November 18, 2013
Over 3,000 participants representing 345 member churches, as well as observers from non-member churches from more than 100 different countries gathered in Busan, South Korea for the 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches, meeting from October 30-November 8, 2013. The assembly theme, “God of Life: Lead us to Justice and Peace,” framed the common work of prayer, worship and deliberation at the assembly.
Included on the agenda, among other items, was consideration of...
November 15, 2013
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/15/13)—The Board of General Ministries for American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) began its meetings on Thursday, November 14, 2013, at the Crowne Plaza Valley Forge.
One of the highlights of the opening plenary sessions was a reflection given by General Secretary A. Roy Medley on the his service as General Secretary over the past four year term and a forecast of the years to come.
“When I think back over these 12 years, I have seen...
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/15/13)—IM missionaries serving in the Philippines, Debbie Mulneix and Jonathan and Thelma Nambu, report that relief efforts are beginning to take effect in the typhoon-stricken areas in this Southeast Asian country. Located in and near Manila, the missionaries are safe as this part of the Philippines was mildly affected.
The storm hit on November 8, 2013 and it is estimated that more than 3,600 people lost their lives, according to the BBC....
November 13, 2013
A story from the 2014 ‘Presbyterian Mission Yearbook for Prayer & Study’ (p. 195)
November 13, 2013
November 12, 2013
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/12/13)—The American Baptist calendar designates November 17 as “Asian American Baptist Sunday.” In light of Typhoon Haiyan—which hit the Philippines on Friday and took thousands of lives in Tacloban alone—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) encourages American Baptists to lift our American Baptist Filipino brothers and sisters in prayer.
American Baptist Filipino churches are within several American Baptist Churches (ABC) USA...
- In an effort to make the issue of climate change a top priority on public and political agendas around the globe, the 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches made a statement on climate justice at its meeting last week in Busan, South Korea, which calls on the United States to reject construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.
- Representatives of the United Church of Christ returning to the United States from the World Council of Churches 10th Assembly have new and renewed aspirations for their ministry after they spent two weeks walking alongside their Christian brothers and sister in hopes of finding a path toward justice and peace.