If you’re looking for a Mennonite church in any given city, turn to “F” in the phone book—more Mennonite churches start with “First” than any other name, according to the Mennonite Weekly Review. Its analysis found that 46 congregations of the 1,130 churches in the Mennonite Church USA and the U.S.
Church aid agencies working in Iraq are pulling out international staff, reviewing their programs in the face of continuing violence, and in at least one instance considering suspending operations altogether, the Geneva-based Action by Churches Together (ACT) International alliance announced last month.
Withdrew last year from appointment as Anglican bishop
May 18, 2004
The issue of homosexuality has come back to haunt the Church of England with the appointment of avowedly gay Canon Jeffrey John as dean of the diocese of St. Albans—the same priest who was forced to withdraw last year from an appointment as a bishop.
Standing at a worship service shortly before the official start of the March for Women’s Lives held in Washington, D.C., pastry cook Theresa Helfrey held two signs stapled together, one declaring the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s call for justice and another supporting NARAL, a prominent abortion rights organization.