The Presbytery of San Francisco did not commit any doctrinal errors when it voted to allow the ordination of Lisa Larges, and it does not need to conduct another examination of her, the Permanent Judicial Commission of the Synod of the Pacific has ruled.
Berlin (ENI) Pope Benedict XVI, on his first state visit to his native country, arrives in Berlin on Sept. 22 in what many see as a unique opportunity for increased understanding between Catholic and Protestant churches.
Nairobi, Kenya (ENI) As a new international initiative seeks to stop child marriages, church-based centers in southern Kenya are an example of faith organizations providing a haven for girls and educating communities about the issue.
LOUISVILLE – A special committee is poised to recommend restructuring General Assembly meetings in ways intended to allow the assembly to blend worship more fully into its work and to focus more energy on fewer items of business.
The old wisdom: The more educated you are, the less likely you will be religious. But a new study says that, rather than driving people away from God, education gives them a more liberal attitude about who’s going to heaven.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Office of the General Assembly) Picture it: A candidate for ordination as a teaching elder (minister of the Word and Sacrament) taking all of the standard ordination exams online on a flexible schedule and receiving the results in a matter of days.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (PNS) The Association of Presbyterians for Cross-Cultural Mission (APCCM) ― founded in 1984 to give Presbyterian mission workers a larger voice in post-reunion conversations about global mission in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) ― has ceased operations, effective Sept. 1.
LOUISVILLE (General Assembly Mission Council) In the decade since the September 11 attacks exposed fissures in America’s patchwork of religions, the number of Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) congregations involved in activities with other faiths has increased. One-quarter of congregations, up from 16 percent, are now involved.