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The Rev. Dr. Katie Geneva Cannon dies

The Rev. Dr. Katie Geneva Cannon, a pioneer and legend in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), died Wednesday, Aug. 8. She was the Annie Scales Rogers Professor of Christian Social Ethics at Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, Virginia, and the first African-American woman ordained as a minister of Word and sacrament in the former United Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). She was also a minister member of the Presbytery of Philadelphia.

Lakes and Prairies Synod School draws more than 600

Marking its 65th year, this year’s iteration of Synod School, the midsummer ministry of the Synod of Lakes and Prairies, drew more than 600 for a week of worship, classes, fun and fellowship on the campus of Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa.

PC(USA) Board of Pensions wins 2018 Best Places to Work honor

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Board of Pensions has earned a spot on the Philadelphia Business Journal’s list of 2018 Best Places to Work. Employers throughout the Philadelphia region compete annually for this honor.

Pioneering missionary and pastor Elizabeth (Libby) McAliley passes at age 90

Libby McAliley served for 23 years as a Presbyterian Church in the U.S. (PCUS) missionary in the Belgian Congo. She completed a Masters of Christian Education in 1959 and received a Master of Divinity degree from Columbia Theological Seminary in 1973. That same year, McAliley became the first woman in South Carolina to be ordained as a minister of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.

Faith leaders work toward an AIDS-free generation

Faith-based organizations have been at the forefront of calls to accelerate HIV testing and treatment for children and adolescents. As gaps in infection and treatment between adults and children have become more apparent, there are now more concerted efforts to “super fast-track” services for children. But will they be enough?