During the final month of the Middle East Initiative, Palestinian theologian and pastor the Rev. Mitri Raheb, a General Synod 2015 preacher, will participate in a webinar that reveals the ongoing challenges of the Palestinian Christian community, which today lives under Israeli occupation, and the prospects for peace in Israel-Palestine.
A Native American speaker I heard recently suggested the day should be called Thanks-taking, for Native American land and identity continues to be stolen.
Pennsylvania church members renovating a vacant parsonage to welcome refugee families find themselves renewed in the process.
As a part of our nation's civil religion, Thanksgiving comes with its own set of feel-good mythologies and symbols. Heartwarming, romantic images of Native Americans and Europeans sharing a meal together, however, not only negate a violent history, they also negate a current reality that is far from appetizing. For many of us, that unappetizing reality confronted us Sunday night and Monday morning.
The son of a United Church of Christ minster in Oregon, along with a group of young climate activists, is preparing for a trial against the U.S. government in hopes of protecting future generations from the effects of greenhouse gasses and climate change.
A convoy of church folk from the west suburbs of Chicago is heading up to North Dakota with a cargo van loaded with supplies to help the water protectors at the Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation brave the upcoming winter.
The water protectors at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation who want to stop the completion of the Dakota Access Pipeline value ally support—but they also hope allies will listen for guidance when they show up.
Glennon Doyle Melton, a New York Times best-selling writer and speaker, and Aaron Mair, president of the Sierra Club, and will address the biennial gathering scheduled in Baltimore in 2017.
God is on the side of Righteousness, of Justice. Always. It is we who must decide daily to reject our captains, the gods of our own elevation, and fight on the side of God.
In the aftermath of the 2016 Presidential Election, faith communities are carrying the mantle this week in a continuing effort to create the "Beloved Community" through a series of rallies calling for healing throughout a divided nation.