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Parsons and Valentine join NCC in speaking against Islamophobia

Editor’s Note: Gradye Parsons, stated clerk of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), and Linda Bryant Valentine, executive director of the General Assembly Mission Council, both have signed this statement of the Interfaith Commission of the National Council of Churches regarding the decision of the Lowe's home improvement chain to pull its advertising from the television program "All-American Muslim."

Cuban, U.S. Councils of Churches issue joint statement

HAVANA (PNS) The National Council of Churches in the U.S. and the Council of Churches of Cuba have issued a joint statement calling for reconciliation between the two countries and committing themselves to “pray for the guidance of the Holy Spirit that our churches may bear witness to God’s will for justice in economic life.”

Overtime in U.S.-Cuba normalizaton effort

(Presbyterian News Service) Dagoberto Rodriguez, Cuba’s deputy minister of external affairsHAVANA – Cuba and the United States have so much in common that despite political differences it’s “overtime” to normalize relations between the two countries, a Cuban foreign ministry official told a group of 15 visiting U.S. religious leaders here Nov. 30.

Tom Gillespie dies at 83

Thomas W. Gillespie, retired president of Princeton Theological Seminary and for decades a key figure in Presbyterian theological education, died Nov. 5 of complications from surgery at the University Medical Center in Princeton. He was 83.