(RNS) Leaders of Catholic and Reformed churches have signed an agreement to recognize each other’s sacraments of baptism in a public step toward unity among groups often divided by doctrine.
Articles tagged “Presbyterian Church (USA)”
(RNS) Grounded in more than a million interviews, Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport’s new book argues that religion is a vital force in America, and will remain so for many years. By Daniel Burke.
WASHINGTON (RNS) An established interfaith group is in danger of disintegrating as major American Jewish groups and prominent mainline Protestant churches differ over U.S. aid for Israel — a long-standing argument that the group was established, in part, to diffuse. By Lauren Markoe.
JERUSALEM (RNS) The Anti-Defamation League has withdrawn from an Oct. 22 national Jewish-Christian interfaith meeting to protest a letter from Protestant participants that urged Congress to rethink U.S. funding to Israel. By Michele Chabin.
(RNS) Christian Churches Together in the USA, a 10-year-old ecumenical network, has chosen a Presbyterian as their new executive director. By Adelle M. Banks.
(RNS) The Presbyterian Church (USA)'s biennial convention will revisit several thorny topics that have dominated church life for the past decade, including whether to allow same-sex blessings and whether to divest of companies that operate in Israel. By Gregg Brekke.
NEW YORK (RNS) Regardless of whether the Presbyterian Church (USA) decides to reopen the fight over divesting from Israel, the fact that so much time and energy are expended threatens interfaith comity, and not only between Jews and Presbyterians. By Noam E. Marans.
(RNS) In an unprecedented act of defiance, a California branch of the Presbyterian Church (USA) refused a ruling from a church court to rebuke a pastor who wed same-sex couples. By Daniel Burke. About 300.
(RNS) Why are some mainline Protestant activists so intent on singling out Israel for divestment and public condemnation while Syria, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and other countries have dismal records on human rights? I wish I knew. By A. James Rudin.