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Thursday's Religion News Roundup: Immigration push * .Bible domain * Nixon's bigotry - Religion News Service

Thursday's Religion News Roundup: Immigration push * .Bible domain * Nixon's bigotry - Religion News Service | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
Catholics and Protestants push for immigration reform. The American Bible Society is pursuing a .Bible domain. Latest Nixon tapes chock full of ugly anti-Semitic remarks.
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Malta'd Burke? * Bamboo Curtain * Christian Spanking: Wednesday's Roundup - Religion News Service

Malta'd Burke? * Bamboo Curtain * Christian Spanking: Wednesday's Roundup - Religion News Service | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
Word is that the top US conservative in the Vatican is set for a fall 9with a soft landing), while Pope Francis invites the Chinese president to visit. Christian tattoos? Cat Stevens, a.k.a. Yusuf, is back, and so is Phil Robertson, oy vey.
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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly listings - September 19 - Religion Press Release Services

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly listings - September 19 - Religion Press Release Services | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
Religion & Ethics NewsWeeklyis a production of THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET. Visit www.pbs.org/religionandethics for additional information. Show #1803 will be fed over PBS at 5:00 p.m. EST on September 19 (check local listings). Identifying Missing Immigrants -The Arizona desert is so brutal it can take the lives of some would-be immigrants. As David Tereschuk reports, that can […]
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Un-Gala in Celebration of Anne Barstow and Tom Driver | Presbyterian Peace Fellowship

Un-Gala in Celebration of Anne Barstow and Tom Driver | Presbyterian Peace Fellowship | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the #Colombia Accompaniment Program with us on Oct 18: http://t.co/bxauCjKZqM
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Presbyterian Mission Agency Board kicks off meeting with optimism, reconciliation directive

Presbyterian Mission Agency Board kicks off meeting with optimism, reconciliation directive | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
LOUISVILLE – With the hit song “Happy” serving as the soundtrack for one of the videos played, an upbeat, optimistic attitude about the future of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) permeated the presentations at the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board...
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Presbyterians March for Climate Justice

Presbyterians March for Climate Justice | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
This Sunday, Sept. 21, Presbyterians will be gathering in New York City with activists and other people of faith to join the People’s Climate March, which is leading up to high-level United Nations climate negotiations next week.
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Steven Salyards: Decision In Scotland | The GA Junkie

Steven Salyards:  Decision In Scotland | The GA Junkie | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it

In just a few hours the citizens of Scotland will go to the polls to answer the question “Should Scotland be an independent country?” According to the most recent polls “No” still leads, but by a statistically insignificant 4 percentage points while “Yes” has been rising rapidly in the last couple of weeks. So in a decision that is too close to call we will have to wait until 6 AM Friday in Scotland to know the results.

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Preparations for Weekend of Theology, Advocacy and Worship Ignite Hudson River Presbytery

Preparations for Weekend of Theology, Advocacy and Worship Ignite Hudson River Presbytery | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
September 16, 2014 by Noelle Damico Scarborough – September 27-­‐28th, Hudson River Presbytery will be hosting a weekend of theology, advocacy and worship called “Changing the Conversation: Claiming Our Voice.” Presbyterians throughout the...
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Steve Salyards: A Property Settlement In Texas | The GA Junkie

Steve Salyards:  A Property Settlement In Texas | The GA Junkie | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it

While I accept and respect that statement, for those of us that have been through this we know there are also plenty of practical reasons to settle. In particular it allows the church to put the case behind them and move on. It is also a matter of counting the cost: What are the chances of prevailing in the courts a couple of years from now versus what can we settle for now.


In the end each side seems to have gotten an important result. The church has gotten their dismissal with property from the PC(USA) and in the $7.8 million payment the presbytery – and by extension the denomination – has gotten a tacit acknowledgement of the trust clause.

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Churches advocate for the rights of stateless people — World Council of Churches

Churches advocate for the rights of stateless people — World Council of Churches | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
To give visibility to the voices of stateless people in our society as well as to strategize together in how to support protection of their rights, a consultation was held by church organizations in Den Dolder, the Netherlands, in preparation of...
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Francis weddings * Anti-semitism rally * Ebola ban: Monday's Roundup - Religion News Service

Francis weddings * Anti-semitism rally * Ebola ban: Monday's Roundup - Religion News Service | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
Pope Francis wed couples, including cohabitating ones. German chancellor Angela Merkel led an anti-Semitism rally. Plus, Nigeria stopped religious gatherings to try to stop Ebola from spreading.
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Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) - Resources - Proposed Amendments to the Constitution

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) - Resources - Proposed Amendments to the Constitution | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
Proposed Amendments to the Constitution
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IMANI PERRY — The Fabric of Our Identity The first in a four-part series, "The American Consciousness."

IMANI PERRY — The Fabric of Our Identity  The first in a four-part series, "The American Consciousness." | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it

Imani Perry is a scholar of law, culture, race — and hip hop. She acknowledges wise voices who say that we will never get to the promised land of racial equality. She writes, “That may very well be true, but it also true that extraordinary things have happened and keep happening in our history. The question is, how do we prepare for and precipitate them?” We took her up on this emboldening question at the Chautauqua Institution, on the cusp of yet a new collective reckoning with the racial fabric of American life.

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Stories of Transformation: A Church Pursues Its Passion for Community - ChristianityToday.com

Stories of Transformation: A Church Pursues Its Passion for Community - ChristianityToday.com | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
Stories of Transformation: A Church Pursues Its Passion for Community
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Giving Peace a Chance: GA Moderator Rada Joins Boulder Interfaith Peace Walk

Giving Peace a Chance: GA Moderator Rada Joins Boulder Interfaith Peace Walk | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
BOULDER, COLORADO (PNS) So, an iman, a rabbi, and a Presbyterian minister met in a parking lot… To be precise, they met on the afternoon of Sept.
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What Happens When Boomer Pastors Retire?

What Happens When Boomer Pastors Retire? | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
In an earlier article this year, I focused on the implications of Boomer retirements on congregations across America. The article took a high level look at how churches will be impacted with a large number of members in retirement.
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Teaching the Children: Sharp Ideological Differences, Some Common Ground

Teaching the Children: Sharp Ideological Differences, Some Common Ground | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
People with consistently conservative political values are particularly likely to say it is important to teach children religious faith, while those with consistently liberal values stand out for the priority they give to teaching tolerance.
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In McAllen, Texas, faith groups responded, while Washington dithered (COMMENTARY)

In McAllen, Texas, faith groups responded, while Washington dithered (COMMENTARY) | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
(RNS) Nowhere was religious leadership more apparent than in McAllen, Texas, where churches and local government forged an effective and compassionate response to the crisis of unaccompanied minors crossing the border.
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Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) - News & Announcements - Giving Peace a Chance

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) - News & Announcements - Giving Peace a Chance | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
Giving Peace a Chance (@PCUSA Vick Mykles reports on GA Moderator Heath Rada's participation in an interfaith peace walk in Colorado: http://t.co/YEkze0Zqep.)...
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TimesWarp: What's left in Gaza? Don't Ask. Don't Tell.

A reader could spend a good deal of time scrutinizing this map and never learn that the Israeli attack on Gaza:


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Visit Israel-Palestine with Kate and PC(USA) World Mission!

Visit Israel-Palestine with Kate and PC(USA) World Mission! | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
Come and See: Responding to the Call for Partnership, A PC(USA) World Mission Trip to Israel-Palestine; April 13-24, 2015; Cost: $2500 plus airfare (all other expenses included); Application deadline: November 1, 2014 (Visit Israel-Palestine with...
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Seminaries & the church: Moving forward

Seminaries & the church: Moving forward | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
The number one goal at summer camp for my teenage son, Garrison, was to skipper a Lightning, a 19-foot-long fully rigged sailing sloop.
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Hijab Happiness * Bono's Poem * Harvest Bible : Tuesday's Roundup - Religion News Service

Hijab Happiness * Bono's Poem * Harvest Bible : Tuesday's Roundup - Religion News Service | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
A hijab could make you feel better about your body. Bono's love for Billy Graham. And Harvest Bible Chapel is sorry for the way it treated three of its own.
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In Ebola-ravaged Liberia, churches serve as a last gathering place

In Ebola-ravaged Liberia, churches serve as a last gathering place | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
Formal gatherings of any kind are discouraged in Liberia these days, because the lethal Ebola virus is spread by contact with other people’s body fluids, including sweat and saliva.
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Back in the bow ties for church!! - Michael J Mcgeehan | Facebook

Back in the bow ties for church!! (Back in the bow ties for church!! — at Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville http://t.co/lad7r9PCSB)
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Church's tribute to Ian Paisley

Church's tribute to Ian Paisley | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it

Mr Paisley will be buried in County Down on Monday, following a private funeral service at his family home in east Belfast.


The church said it had learned of the former DUP leader and first minister's death "with deep sadness and regret".


Mr Paisley was a founder of the Free Presbyterian Church in 1951 after a split with the Presbyterian Church.

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