April 18, 2017
- Appointment of Norwegian United Methodist pastor to Lutheran church highlights value of ecumenism.
[Anglican Communion News Service] Calling on his students and colleagues to “think differently,” W. Franklin Evans was inaugurated on April 7 as the ninth president of Voorhees College, exactly 120 years to the day when educator Elizabeth Evelyn Wright opened the school for children of former slaves that grew into the College.
“I will uphold the mission established by the founder,” Evans said at his inauguration, “as I work to make Voorhees a premier institution of...
[Anglican Communion News Service] Bishop Theophile Botomazava of the Diocese of Antsiranana in Madagascar has visited several parishes badly affected by cyclone Enawo. The cyclone made landfall in the northeast part of the island last month. About 10,000 people were forced to leave their homes because of the damage. Bishop Theophile has appealed for outside assistance.
The focus on creation care will be very evident in many UCC congregations over the next few weeks, with Earth Day, April 22 and the People's Climate March in Washington, D.C., on April 29 calling environmental advocates from across the country to put their faith in action.
April 17, 2017
- A conference organized by the United Nations in Beirut explored the fundamental contribution of religion to the promotion of human honor and societal harmony.
After the ugliness of hate crimes aimed at two faith communities in Annandale, Va., this week, there has been a show of solidarity and support in the face of those hurtful messages.