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Christianity, Environment, & Economic Development

February 17, 2016

Researcher Vijay Jayaraj explains why it’s so important that the Church gets it right on the environment and economic development.

Marrakesh, Morocco, hosted a conference that made an Islamic declaration on religious liberty

Islamic Declaration Offers Slim Religious Freedom Hope

February 17, 2016

Observers maintained great expectations for the Marrakesh Declaration. Unfortunately, this Islamic declaration raises more questions than answers.

Saint Josephine Bakhita

Bakhita: Daughter of Darfur, Daughter of Christ

February 10, 2016

The life of St. Bakhita is a reminder of how God can use for good the most evil and despicable actions of men. And it is a demonstration of Jesus’ love for the daughters of Darfur.

Wealthier countries tend to be less religious

Pew: Wealthier Countries Less Religious

February 9, 2016

Data from the Pew Research Center shows that wealthier societies are less religious, with the United States in the “middle of the pack.”

C. S. Lewis, Author of Mere Christianity

Mere Christianity Birthed 75 Years Ago

February 7, 2016

Mere Christianity, the seminal work in Christian literature by C.S. Lewis, can trace its history back to February 7, 1941.

FDR

10 Quotes from FDR on Religion

January 30, 2016

Here are ten quotes from FDR that demonstrate his high regard for the role of religion, especially Christianity, in American democracy and global freedom.

Church Renewal Through Prayer

Unlocking the Power for Church Renewal

January 28, 2016

Here in the West, we must emulate our fellow believers in the developing world and commit to faithful prayer if we’re serious about Church renewal.

Saint Hilary of Poitiers

Saint Hilary, Arianism & Materialistic Humanism

January 13, 2016

Liturgical traditions commemorate Saint Hilary of Poitiers today. Hilary’s struggle against the Arian heresy during the fourth century AD serves as an example to modern Christians.

Church During Christmas Season

Millennials Say Christmas “Cultural” Holiday, Not Religious One

December 22, 2015

More American millennials now identify Christmas as a “cultural” rather than a “religious” holiday. Younger Americans are increasingly likely to embrace secular Christmas traditions while abandoning its faith-based ones.

Canon Andrew White in Baghdad

Canon Andrew White Speaks at IRD

December 4, 2015

Canon Andrew White, the “Vicar of Baghdad,” has ministered powerfully across the Middle East, from Jerusalem to Baghdad. He shared some of his incredible experiences during a lunchtime discussion at IRD.

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UCC Advisory Panel Debates Israeli Boycott and Apartheid

June 22, 2015

A United Church of Christ panel recently examined the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement ahead of the denomination’s General Synod later this week.