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The white man’s gospel

At its heart, the Reweaving the Ecological Mat initiative, now coordinated by the Pacific Conference of Churches, is about reclaiming the Pacific identity, an identity intimately interwoven with the land, seas and skies, but stolen by a racist gospel.

‘A saint has gone home to heaven’

Trinity Presbytery recently announced that Rev. William Anderson passed away peacefully on March 22 at the Clinton Presbyterian Community in Clinton, South Carolina. He and wife Lois, who preceded him in death, served as mission co-workers in Africa for 49 years (1951-2000), 37 of those years in Sudan and South Sudan. The couple also served for brief stints in Kenya and Uganda.

‘There is so much need’

The small open pickup truck, laden with large boxes, made its way cautiously down Alexander Fleming Street, an offshoot alley of Mar Mikhael Road, and just a few minutes walking distance from the Port of Beirut. “Hello! Hello,” Norma Irani warmly greeted Elias Habib, a youth leader of the Joint Christian Committee (JCC). “And you brought my new gas stove!”

What is happening in Syria and why?

What is happening in Syria and what can be done to help is the focus of the first virtual gathering of the Syria Lebanon Partnership Network (SLPN), set for noon through 2 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, April 13.

Southern Africa faces a growing need for clergy training

Justo Mwale University in Zambia is generally thought of as an educational institution that prepares pastors.  It has trained pastors for seven African countries. But this unique place of learning also plays a key role in equipping scholars to go on to train pastors in other African theological schools.

Finding a way forward in Syria

Since conflict and violence began in Syria in 2011, at least two-thirds of Christians and two-thirds of health professionals have left the country, according to the Jinishian Memorial Program (JMP), a long-time partner of World Mission and Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA).

Take a (virtual) trip to Guatemala on March 24

Overlooked by most media around the world, the twin hurricanes of Eta and Iota last November devastated Guatemala, Nicaragua and Honduras, countries already struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic. The impacts of the overflowing rivers and resulting landslides brought about tremendous loss of housing and jobs and caused widespread food and clean water shortages.

COVID-19 surges in Southern Africa

After comparatively low rates of COVID-19 infection throughout most of 2020, Southern Africa experienced dramatically increased caseloads in the wake of the holiday season.

Celebrating the gifts of people of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities

To fulfill a mandate from the 223rd General Assembly (2018), Presbyterian World Mission is asking present and past employees of World Mission to participate in a survey about any experiences they may have had or witnessed with regards to sexual orientation, sexual identity, gender identity or gender expression.