The Egyptian bishop was influential locally and globally.
Anna Shammas and Rami Ziadeh are founders and pastors of an Arabic-speaking United Methodist congregation that reaches out to other migrants—and to the German-speakers in the church.
O’Day was known for her integrity in biblical interpretation.
Fresno Pacific University announced it was taking Brensinger and Boyd out of their respective roles. The cause—and any connection between the two actions—is unclear.
Samuel was also the first Pakistani bishop in the Methodist Church.
Both women are seasoned organizers who emphasized economic justice among their priorities.
The faculty voted unanimously to make him dean.
“Making meaning out of suffering and loss,” Silver wrote, is “one of poetry’s most fundamental aims.”
Franklin, who died at 76, embodied “the connection between the African-American spiritual, the blues, R & B, rock and roll.”
Pope Tawadros II of the Coptic Orthodox Church said Epiphanius was "a true monk whose life was steeped in meekness and humbleness."