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Church World Service Criticizes Governors over Syrian Refugees

November 16, 2015

Officials from a Mainline Protestant church agency are criticizing U.S. governors for declining to resettle Syrian refugees in their states.

The audience takes part in an opening prayer at the 221st General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church at Cobo Hall, in Detroit, Thursday, June 19, 2014. The top legislative body of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) voted by large margins to recognize same-sex marriage as Christian in the church constitution, adding language that marriage can be the union of "two people," not just "a man and a woman."  (AP Photo/The Detroit News, David Guralnick)

Is Theology or Demography Killing the PCUSA?

September 25, 2015

Global Presbyterian denominations continue to distance themselves from the Presbyterian Church (USA) in response to actions of its General Assembly to permit the ordination of practicing homosexuals and to redefine Christian marriage to allow same-sex weddings.

Interfaith Worker Justice

PCUSA Affirming Higher Unemployment

September 8, 2015

Just as the great European cathedrals could never be built without a thorough understanding of the laws of geometry, an ardent desire for worker justice is impossible if it is unmoored from the economic realities of our world.

An Assemblies of God youth convention gathers in West Bend, Wisconsin in 2007. Over the past decade, the Pentecostal denomination has posted significant growth. (Photo credit: Paul M. Walsh/AP)

Study: Diversity in U.S. Churches Varies Greatly

July 28, 2015

Martin Luther King Jr. once said that 11 a.m. on a Sunday morning is “the most segregated hour in this nation,” but it appears some religious groups are experiencing more success than others in overcoming this historic separation.


Presbyterians and “Decently Ordered” Schism

May 28, 2015

A Michigan Presbyterian digs up some uncomfortable survey results while his congregation considers departing the PCUSA.

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Want to Attract Millennials? Assemblies of God Leader Offers What Not to Do

May 21, 2015

“All I can do is tell you our statistics in the USA,” says Wood.

PCUSA membership chart 2014

Presbyterians Collapsing, or “Settling Into The New Thing God is Creating”?

May 13, 2015

A slimmed-down Presbyterian Church (USA) is apparently getting ready for beach season after shedding unwanted excess members, according to a cheery report by the denomination’s top official.


Same-Sex Marriage and Missing Churches

March 20, 2015

In a report on same-sex marriage and churches, Religion News Service lists a tiny Baptist denomination that supports it, and omits dozens of larger churches that do not.


Liberal Church Groups React to Ferguson Grand Jury

November 25, 2014

Two liberal church groups responded immediately to the Ferguson grand jury verdict.


Mainline Churches Hold Israel-Bashing Peace Service

September 6, 2014

On Wednesday September 3rd, a group of mainline churches and Christian organizations organized a National Service of Mourning in remembrance of the lives lost in the recent Israel-Gaza conflict at Calvary Baptist Church. Located…


How to Shrink Your Church in One Easy Step

August 22, 2014

Every major American church that has taken steps towards liberalization on sexual issues has seen a steep decline in membership.

Attendees at the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A.'s 2014 General Assembly line up to debate the issues.  (Photo by Michael Whitman, PCUSA)

PCUSA Votes For Anti-Israel Divestment

June 20, 2014

After a decade of heated debate, backtracking, and suspenseful votes, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has once again voted for divestment from three companies that do business with Israel. The controversial vote is sure to inspire debate…