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A weekly digest of stories for January 7 - 13, 2015
Bible teaching grant helps Presbyterian-related schools explore grace and gratitude
Since the 1920s, the Teaching of the Bible Grant program has been quietly yet consistently providing financial and denominational support for teaching the Bible at Presbyterian-related colleges, universities and secondary schools.
Police chief to black churches: ‘We can’t do this without you guys’
Bishop Talbert W. Swan II has worked with police departments in western Massachusetts for two decades, speaking to new cadets and riding in patrol cars with officers as their chaplain.
Special Offerings to revise promotional campaign
After much criticism, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s Special Offerings is revising its 2015 campaign for the One Great Hour of Sharing offering.
Statement from Special Offerings
We appreciate the passionate outpouring of concern about the new attention-getting campaign for One Great Hour of Sharing. You spoke. We are listening. We plan to revise the campaign.
OGA hires coordinator for advocacy in Office of Immigration Issues
Laura Polk, a professional experienced in immigration issues and committed to justice, has accepted the position of coordinator for advocacy in the Office of Immigration Issues within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
Top 10 spiritual films of 2014
The following films are not only entertaining and artistic — they explore the spiritual and ethical dimensions of life.
Young Adults gather online in South Dakota
1001 new worshiping community making, growing faith connections statewide
Contemporary gospel music pioneer Andrae Crouch dead at 72
Andrae Crouch, a Grammy-winning gospel composer and singer whose music remains a staple in many church hymnals, died Thursday (Jan. 8).
Blossom and flourish in our renewal
This morning when I awoke and peered outside the window, the rhododendron forest in which I reside looked dead.
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) applauds new Fair Food Program partnership
The Fresh Market Is 13th company to support Coalition of Immokalee Workers
Palestinian college opens new doors for young people
Nuha Khoury has a dream. She hopes to one day see all of her graduates own and operate their own jewelry stores, restaurants or film companies.
Congo Mission Network raises money to reopen nutrition center
Center focuses on education, children's health
Muslims on edge after Paris terrorist attack on satirical magazine
A horrific attack on a satirical magazine that mocked Islam left 12 people dead Jan. 7 and put the Muslim community on edge.
7 ways religious affiliation will (and won't) change in the new Congress
Republicans took full control of Capitol Hill when the 114th Congress was sworn in on Tuesday (Jan. 6), but even with a political shift, there will be little change in the overall religious makeup of Congress, according to a new analysis from the Pew Research Center.
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