Written by Jack Haberer, Outlook editor
Friday, 12 August 2011 14:55
The Minneapolis gathering of nearly 2,000 Presbyterians on August 25 and 26 looks to be a potentially historic event, perhaps the beginning of yet another denominational division to rock the Presbyterian world. Yet leaders of what formerly called itself “Fellowship PC(USA)” and now is using the name the “Fellowship of Presbyterians” are acknowledging that unity among its own supporters will be tested, given that the participants come to Minneapolis with a diverse set of expectations of what they hope will result.
They are coming to Minneapolis like stars flooding the night sky.
JOPLIN, Mo. (General Assembly Mission Council) The scores of spring
tornadoes that swept through Eastern and Midwestern states this year left
widespread devastation, nowhere worse than in Joplin, Mo.
Louisville, Ky. (Office of the General Assembly) I am now a little more than halfway through my term as Moderator of the 219th General Assembly (2010) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). What have I learned over this past year?
London (ENI) Many faith communities in England are working
together on the front line this week after days of rioting in which
hooded youths ransacked hundreds of businesses and shops in many parts of
London, Birmingham, Bristol, Liverpool, Leeds, Nottingham and smaller towns.
Nairobi, Kenya (ENI)- As Christians in South Sudan mark one
month after independence, churches in the Muslim North are facing pressure
from government officials and members of the public who are demanding their
STORM LAKE, Iowa (Office of the General Assembly) Life after disasters is full of stories of tragedy and miraculous survival.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (Special to PNS) “The extent of the damage is just stunning,” said General Assembly Mission Council Executive Director Linda Valentine after a recent visit to Tuscaloosa and Culllman, Ala., with a group of Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) leaders.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Christian missionaries should renounce all “deception and coercive means” of winning converts, according to an agreement released June 28 by a World Evangelical Alliance, the World Council of Churches and the Vatican, which together represent 90 percent of the world’s Christian population.
Landon Whitsitt, vice-moderator of the 219th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and a pastor from Missouri, has been elected as the new executive and stated clerk of the Synod of Mid-America.