May 23, 2013
Morris quoted week’s memory verse during swearing-in ceremony
May 23, 2013 Kingston, Jamaica
Floyd Morris made history in Jamaica’s Parliament last week when he became the first visually impaired person appointed president of the Jamaican Senate, Parliament’s upper house.
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 23, 2013
[Forward Movement -- Press Release] Forward Movement is pleased to announce the creation of RenewalWorks, a major initiative to revitalize Episcopal congregations and individual spiritual lives. Based on work that has taken place over the last ten years, RenewalWorks measures spiritual vitality in congregations and then helps local churches map a path to increase spiritual depth.The Rev. Scott Gunn, executive director of Forward Movement, said, “Our historic mission is...
May 23, 2013
Ghana’s Presbyterian churches today are expressing their spirituality in ways...
Looking Ahead: Celebrating ‘An Experimental People’
The following text is taken from the video above. Watch (or read) to see American Baptist Churches USA General Secretary Roy Medley’s reflections on the upcoming Mission Summit/Biennial in Overland Park/Kansas, June 21-23, 2013. Visit www.americanbaptists2013.com for more information!
I hope that congregations...
- Yesterday the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights issued a series of pointed recommendations to the Iranian government – recommendations that included a plea for Iran to ensure that all citizens, regardless of religious belief, enjoy full rights without any discrimination. The Committee specifically referred to the Baha'i community, expressing its concern that Iranian Baha'is...
- United Methodists who serve churches in rural settings have a great opportunity to transform their corner of the world.
- Taiwan Church News
May 20-26, 2013
Anti-nuclear groups stage anti-nuclear and anti-"birdcage" referendum rally in Taipei
Reported by Chiou Kuo-rong
Written by Lydia Ma...