Presbyterian News Headlines For The Week Ending June 22, 2013


With the numerous Assemblies and Synods that have been happening over the last few weeks I have pushed the news headlines off to the side in favor of my following and commenting on the meetings. Having gotten a bit caught up, let me offer a few of the headlines that caught my attention last week and maybe I will later do an omnibus to cover a couple of interesting items that transpired in the earlier weeks.

First, a few interesting items not from a Presbyterian body but other Reformed bodies that have parallels or application to Presbyterians.

From the Christian Reformed Church General Synod:
Join a Faraway Classis If You Must, Synod Tells Churches - The Banner. CRC Churches allowed to join a non-adjoining classis for theological affinity.

Synod Approves New Study on Ministry to Those Who Are Gay - The Banner

And so far from the Reformed Church in America (The meeting is still going on):
Reformed Church Removes 'Conscience' Exemption for Women's Ordination - Christian Post


Problems at the Presbyterian University of East Africa with financial and academic scandals:
Presbyterian University of East Africa given six months to comply with law - Standard Digital News: Need to get a charter or else license will expire

Students expose more rot at troubled Presbyterian University of East Africa University - Standard Digital News

Uhuru Kenyatta’s principal secretary nominee caught in varsity scandals - Standard Digital News: Political nominee was chair of the University Council

From the Mizoram, India, Synod:
Marriage should be between man and woman only: Mizo church - Times of India

Mizoram Presbyterian Church issues dress code for women - Mizonews.net

In other news...
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance receives grant from Red Cross - Disaster News Network: To coordinate housing for Sandy relief workers

Obituary: Elizabeth Anne Cameron ‘Betty’ Walls, former general secretary of the Overseas Council of the Church of Scotland - The Scotsman
 
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