In the last 12 months, the United Church of Christ celebrated a monumental moment for marriage equality, continued speaking out against racism and xenophobia, and entered into a full communion agreement with the United Church of Canada in fulfillment of Christ’s final prayer “that they may all be one.”
This is the time of year when many people are more likely to extend love, peace, and grace to others. In this “season of giving,” we stand with and not against our brothers and sisters.
By Bob Allen
By Bob Allen
Race, sexuality and politics emerged as recurring themes in daily news coverage by Baptist News Global in 2015.
Raphael Warnock, senior pastor of Atlanta’s historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, challenged black and white Baptists to move beyond comfort zones of race and theology toward a “covenant community” characterized by “creative and redemptive agitation” at the Jan. 14-15 New Baptist Covenant Summit in Atlanta. In July someone left four Confederate flags on Ebenezer Baptist Church’s church property.
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The Vatican has announced the prayer intentions of Pope Francis for January 2016.
His universal intention is: “That sincere dialogue among men and women of different faiths … …read more
Washington D.C., Dec 31, 2015 / 05:54 am (CNA).- Chances are you’ve heard of the phrase “15 minutes of fame.” And you’ve probably seen the neon-colored canvases of Campbell soup cans or Marilyn Monroe’s face – even if you don’t know the artist behind them.
For those who’ve never studied Andy Warhol and his prolific body of work, they’ve still most likely encountered it in many of the pop icons of the late 20th Century.
But while Warhol may be known best for the his visionary depiction of fame and popular culture, his art can also be understood as iconic …read more
By Ken Ham
AiG is launching a branding campaign on the Fox News Channel and its coverage of New Year’s Eve and the ball drop at Times Square in New York City. …read more
By Jeff Brumley
By Jeff Brumley
Churches, ministries and clergy faced plenty of challenges in 2015.
The “nones” and the “dones” were on the rise and church attendance continued to drop. Meanwhile, the number of Christians declined sharply in the overall population while other faiths seemed to surge, researchers found.
In spite of all of that and more — and even because of it all — some say the year was one of the best on record for churches, ministries and clergy.
Those reporting silver linings range from …read more
On January 1, the Church commemorates the 49th World Day of Peace.
Pope Francis’s message for the day is entitled “Overcome Indifference and Win Peace.”
In his … …read more
Appealing to “common sense,” Cardinal Daniel Sturla of Montevideo called for flexibility for priests as the nation implements a new law against drunk driving.
Under the new … …read more
The head of the Syriac Catholic Church, an Eastern Catholic church in full communion with the Holy See, told The National Catholic Register that “the Obama administration has done … …read more