Presbyterian News Headlines For The Week Ending May 4, 2013


Once again, the business before the Church of Scotland General Assembly makes the headlines but this time the story comes from the Church and Society Council:
Scottish Church denial of Jewish land rights stirs ire - From the Jerusalem Post
This is one of the few stories about this to hit the mainstream media. In the secular media the story has taken off with stories like this:
Church of Scotland Questions Right of Israel to Exist - from The Jewish Press.
Needless to say the blogosphere has taken off as well and I would point you to one of the more noted bloggers, His Grace on the Archbishop Cranmer blog.

If you want to read it for yourself you can read the Church and Society Council report and the study that is causing the commotion: The Inheritance of Abraham? A report on the 'promised land'

And in the midst of all these issues in the Kirk the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams, calls on the church not to divide:
Williams urges Kirk not to split over gay ministers - From The Scotsman

In other news...

Truth Commission hears Canadian abuse stories - from the Church Times; and a story from the Presbyterian Church in Canada - Moderator John Vissers Addresses the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

PCUSA, Presbyterian Church of Korea Call for 'Season of Prayer' for Korean Peninsula - from the Christian Post

First Scots Independent Presbyterian Church officially founded in Beaufort - from the Hilton Head Island Packet

Rev Ted Mwambila dies: Ex-deputy SG [Secretary General] of CCAP Livingstonia Synod - from the Nyasa Times; while the country's Vice-President used the occasion to speak to the church - Malawi VP Kachali begs Livingstonia CCAP Synod to tone down: Pays tribute to Rev Mwambila
 
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