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Global Week of Action against Gun Violence/Season of Peace
Nelson and Gwen Capitan, members of Laguna United
Morning Psalm 54
1 Save me, O God, by your name,
and vindicate me by your might. 2 Hear my prayer, O God;
give ear to the words of my mouth.
3 For the insolent have risen against me,
the ruthless seek my life;
they do not set God before them. Selah
4 But surely, God is my helper;
the Lord is the upholder of
September 22, 2014
Religion News Service
Cathy Lynn Grossman
U.S. religious congregations are marching to their own drums now more than ever.
The National Congregations Study’s latest look at the country’s churches, synagogues and mosques — the third wave of studies that began in 1998 — finds more congregations:
Special to World Council of Churches News
Displaced by the armed offensive of the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and their brutal purge of Yazidis and Christians, along with Sufi, Shiite and Sunni Muslims, from northern Iraq, members of these communities have begun to speak out about their experiences, their longing for security, and their hopes for the future.
Racial ethnic advocacy panel calls action ‘light onto nations’
Presbyterian News Service
Jerry L. Van Marter
The Advocacy Committee for Racial Ethnic Concerns (ACREC) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has issued an open letter to General Assembly Moderator Heath Rada, Stated Clerk Gradye Parsons and Presbyterian Mission Agency Executive Director Linda Valentine “applauding” the recent General Assembly’s decision to divest from three U.S. companies it determined “is profiting from the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory.
Special to Presbyterian News Service
Editor’s note: Dr. St. Paul Epps, former director of Self-Development of People, died on Sept. 16. The following obituary was composed for the funeral program by his daughter Frances, his son Sheldon, and his goddaughter Jennifer Logan.— Emily Enders Odom
Personal relationships, partnership, are keys to life in Christ, says Russia International Peacemaker
Viktor Ignatenkov. —Photo by Joseph Williams
Twelve international peacemakers from around the world are visiting congregations, presbyteries and colleges of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Sept. 19-Oct. 12.
Stony Point, Ghost Ranch positioned to grow, consultants say
September 19, 2014
Despite chronic financial struggles, Stony Point Center and Ghost Ranch ― the two national conference centers of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) are well-positioned to grow into self-sustainability, the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board’s (PMAB) Finance Committee was told her Sept. 17.
A PC(USA) mission letter from Ethiopia (2014 Mission Yearbook for Prayer & Study, p. 133)
Pillars of concrete mark the foundation of the EGST building in the fall of 2010. —Courtesy of Marilyn and Rich Hansen
Marilyn and Rich Hansen
PC(USA) mission co-workers, World Mission
A mission letter from Rich and Marilyn Hansen in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The Palestine Israel Ecumenical Forum (PIEF) of the World Council of Churches invites member churches to participate in World Week for Peace in Palestine Israel (WWPPI) during 21-27 September 2014. This yearly event encourages and equips congregations, community groups and people of faith to worship, educate and advocate for an end to the illegal Israeli occupation of Palestine.
This year, the theme of WWPPI is “Let my people go” (Exodus 9:1). In response to the request of
Adelle M. Banks
Large churches in the South tend to pay their head pastors the highest salaries, a new survey finds.
Churchwide season of study to conclude July 1, 2015
September 18, 2014
Emily Enders Odom
When the 221st General Assembly (2014) voted to forward to the church the draft of the proposed Directory for Worship — the middle section of the Book of Order, Part II of the Constitution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) — it set into motion a yearlong, churchwide period of study and comment, which began on July 1, 2014.