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):
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