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Ecumenical & Interfaith
Faith Counts, a multi-faith nonprofit group, on Monday launched a first-of-its-kind database that distills the latest research on how religion positively impacts the most important issues facing America.
A “collegial general secretariat” will lead the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) during a year-long interim period, beginning Sept. 1.
The Most. Rev. Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church, told about 1,700 people who tuned in for opening worship Monday at the Festival of Homiletics something of what he learned during a sabbatical spent learning to play the violin and studying both supporters and opponents of enslaving African Americans during the 19th century — especially from Frederick Douglass, who was himself formerly enslaved.
The Presbyterian Office of Public Witness is among nearly 200 faith-based organizations, faith leaders, and advocates that have signed a letter urging Congressional leaders to support legislation to study reparations for African Americans.
An ecumenical collaborative that works with homeless families and other vulnerable people is making an impact in Missoula, Montana, with support from the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
The Most Rev. Michael Curry was at a meeting of Anglican bishops from around the world at Canterbury Cathedral in England, and one of the daily themes of the meeting was “the environment.”
As churches in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) celebrate the gifts of women on Sunday, followed by International Women’s Day on Monday, So Jung Kim, host of Everyday God-Talk, visits with four global church leaders from the World Council of Churches.
Member communions of the National Council of Churches contributed to “Words of Comfort, Prayers for the People,” a 21-minute video released on YouTube and Facebook on Wednesday.
“How would you like an uplifting story?”
The question came in an email from the Rev. Catherine McMillan, a minister of the Reformed Church of Zürich in Switzerland.
In the early 13th century, St. Francis of Assisi traveled to Egypt to meet with the Sultan so Francis could show the people there the way of salvation. What happened instead was a conversation about peace, interfaith dialogue and the necessity to join in service together regardless of religious differences.