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General Synod

An Open Letter to the United Church of Christ

Philip Farah | Posted 06.17.2016 | Religion
Philip Farah

Many in your church are aware of the terrible conditions of the Palestinians. My message, as a Palestinian Christian, is a simple one: Please stand for justice and do not profit from those who cause severe harm to my people.

Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions: A Movement The United Church Of Christ Should Reject

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | Posted 06.03.2016 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

The General Synod of the United Church of Christ (UCC), meeting later this month, will consider two resolutions calling for divestment from Israel and another labeling the Israeli treatment of Palestinians as akin to "Apartheid."

Bishops Debate Where Doctrine Ends, Pastoral Practice Begins

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 10.10.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Senior Catholic leaders meeting at the Vatican are deep into passionate debates about how the church can respond to the realities of modern fami...

Answering God's Call to Serve as an Elder

Zachary K. Pearce | Posted 09.24.2014 | Religion
Zachary K. Pearce

Basically serve as an Elder. It was then that I felt God's call to serve in this capacity. It was not something I could say no to, because the Elder who called me, was simply giving voice to God's request.

Church Of England Gives OK To Anglican Covenant

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Al Webb Religion News Service LONDON (RNS) The Church of England, defying opposition from its traditionalist wing, has given its support to a g...

U.S. Bishop Says Jews Have No 'Exclusive Right' To Israel

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Francis X. Rocca Religion News Service VATICAN CITY (RNS) A special Vatican meeting on the Middle East ended Saturday (Oct. 23) with a flare-up in...