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A weekly digest of stories for February 1117, 2015
The Hidden Flame
Hunger Program’s Joining Hands empowers women, small-scale farmers in El Salvador.
Our New Day Begun (#3 in a series)
Stories of young African-American leaders from across the PC(USA)
Columbia Seminary Offers New Certificate in Spiritual Direction
The Spirituality Program at the Center for Lifelong Learning is pleased to announce the new Certificate in Spiritual Direction program.
Behind closed doors?
With the film Fifty Shades of Grey hitting theaters this weekend, it’s time to speak up: sexual violence is not entertainment.
Prayer in response to the murder of three Chapel Hill students
The Reverend Gradye Parsons, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A), offers a prayer in response to the murder of Yusor Mohammed Abu-Salha, Deah Shaddy Barakat and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha on Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Amid criticism, Nigeria postpones presidential election, citing ongoing violence by Boko Haram
Nigeria’s election commission has postponed national elections for six weeks saying it would not be able to provide security for voters in the northeast region of the country most affected by the Islamist group Boko Haram.
Regarding ruling elders: ministry without installed pastoral leadership
A few years ago, the session and members of the church I attend in Louisville, Kentucky, found itself without installed pastoral leadership. And the dissolution of the terms of call occurred under difficult circumstances.
Upcoming advocacy training to focus on mass incarceration and systems of exploitation
Registration now open for April event in Washington
Parking spat as motive for triple murder? N.C. Muslims don’t buy it
Preliminary police reports describe a long-simmering dispute over parking as the motive for the killings of three Muslim students at a Chapel Hill condominium Tuesday (Feb. 10).
Presbyterian Historical Society offers new digitization services
“Microfilm is dead,” joked David Staniunas, records archivist at the Presbyterian Historical Society (PHS). Then, “Long live microfilm.”
Stated Clerk Writes Letter Opposing H.R. 399, Secure Our Borders First Act of 2015
The Reverend Gradye Parsons, Stated Clerk of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), has written a letter in opposition of H.R. 399, Secure Our Borders First Act of 2015.
Kathy Dawson Honored; Unveils New Initiative
Kathy Dawson, associate professor of Christian Education was honored February 5, 2015 as the 2015 recipient of the Association of Presbyterian Church Educators (APCE) Educator of the year award.
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