Presbyterian Mission Agency Board Hopes New Structure Will Bring Strategic Focus

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By Jana Blazek, The Presbyterian Outlook. Those are the new building blocks of the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board’s internal structure – and will be the format around which the board’s next meeting Sept. 13-16 in Louisville will be structured. The Presbyterian Mission Agency Board’s executive committee, which is meeting in Chicago July 27-29, spent time …

Crimes and No Punishment

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Violence is only one of the problems faced by Christians in Egypt Originally posted by The Economist. It began with an argument over money, says a resident of Karam village in Minya. A shop-owner called Ashraf, a Coptic Christian, could not pay his Muslim suppliers. So they started a rumour that Ashraf was having an affair …

Same-Sex Couples More Likely to Ask Presbyterian Pastors to Marry Them

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By Bob Smietana, Christianity Today. More than 120,000 same-sex couples have tied the knot since the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide last year. (The number of American weddings in 2014, by comparison, was more than 2.1 million.) For preachers, requests to officiate a same-sex wedding remain rare. Just 11 percent of the 1,000 Protestant senior …

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