April 26, 2017
When delegates and visitors assemble for the 31st General Synod this summer in Baltimore, worship will take them into the United Church of Christ's biennial gathering, and it will conclude it. Drawing on the General Synod theme "Make Glad," every aspect of those life-affirming worship services will marry the work for justice and peace, emphasizing the role of the UCC in creating a just world for all.
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/26/17)—Milwaukee Christian Center (MCC), an American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) Neighborhood Action Program (NAP) Christian center in Wisconsin, was recently honored with the People’s Choice Award at the 2017 Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation (MANDI) gala.
“We are proud and supportive of the work of ministry partners like the Milwaukee Christian Center,” says the Rev. Dr. Marilyn P. Turner-Triplett, ABHMS...
How would an attempt to wipe out your language affect you? How would it affect your children, and future generations?
For Indigenous peoples of Canada, this question is no abstract thought experiment, but a living reality—one of the most harmful and far-reaching impacts of the Indian residential schools, many of which were run by the Anglican Church of Canada. In the aftermath of what the Truth and Reconciliation Commission has called...
[Anglican Communion News Service] Mothers’ Union has warned against a “weakening resolve” in the fight for women’s empowerment and called upon the UK to do more to promote gender equality, and end discrimination against women in the workplace. Following the 61st United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, which focused on “Women’s Economic Empowerment in the Changing World of Work,” Mothers’ Union spoke out about its concern over the scaling down of...
Alvin Plantinga, an American scholar whose rigorous writings over a half century have made theism—the belief in a divine reality or god—a serious option within academic philosophy, has become the 2017 Templeton Prize Laureate.
- United Methodist's research sheds light on Mary `Madam' Volino, whose conversion yielded a Texas ministry now in its 122nd year.
- Alliance member Fusion is encouraging students to #TryChurch this year.
April 25, 2017
- About 200 people prayed, sang and celebrated Holy Communion before and after a Judicial Council hearing on whether a gay bishop can be elected and consecrated in The United Methodist Church.