Posts tagged ‘Compassion-Justice’

A Different Kind of Peacemaking Between Christians and Muslims

By Stan Friedman

SEATTLE, WA (January 7, 2014) — Andrew Larsen and the growing group of photographers with the International Guild of Visual Peacemakers hope their work will enable people to see others around the world differently, especially those who might otherwise be called enemies. Continue Reading »

Writer Is Broken but Not ‘Less Than’

CHICAGO, IL (January 6, 2014) — Editor’s note: From time to time, we come across articles in Covenant church newsletters, individual blogs, and other media that we believe may interest our readers. Today’s offering comes from Pam Christensen, associate director of children and family ministry at Quest Church in Seattle. She shares thoughts that first appeared on her blog. Continue Reading »

Gee Column Generating Widespread Discussion

By Stan Friedman

MADISON, WI (December 31, 2013) — Alexander Gee, pastor of Fountain of Life Covenant Church, hopes that the discussion on racism his 3,000-word Capital Times column sparked will continue on a new Facebook site and in community forums that media outlets and city government have said they would like to help sponsor. Continue Reading »

With Homeless Guests, Our Worship Changed

EUGENE, OR (December 30, 2013) — The Register-Guard ran an article last week by author Kay Marshall Strom, a member of Valley Covenant Church. She recounts what happened earlier this month when the church hosted a warming shelter for the homeless, but then things didn’t go as planned. Continue Reading »

Gee Article Challenges Community to Honesty, Solutions for Racism

By Stan Friedman

MADISON, WI (December 20, 2013) — In a lengthy op-ed piece published by the Capital Times, Covenant pastor Alex Gee laments that racism is as widespread and insidious in his city as elsewhere despite Madison’s long-held reputation of being “progressive.” Continue Reading »

Ministry to Empower Women Impossible Without Mandela

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (December 10, 2013) — The work of a Covenant World Relief partner that is helping Zulu women achieve economic independence in South Africa would not have been possible prior to Nelson Mandela’s work to bring down apartheid, Dave Husby, CWR director, said today. Continue Reading »

Covenanters Asked to Join Worldwide Wave of Prayer

CHICAGO, IL (December 9, 2013) — Debbie Blue, executive minister of the Department of Compassion, Mercy, and Justice, is asking Covenanters to participate in the global “wave of prayer” to end hunger being held around the world Tuesday. Continue Reading »

Five for Friday: Links Covenanters are Discussing

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (November 29, 2013) – Many Covenanters routinely share links to social media articles and videos with one another that Covenant News Service believes may be of interest to others. Each Friday, we will post five of them. Following is a sample of those submissions—their inclusion does not represent an endorsement of any views expressed. Continue Reading »

Briefs: Holy Land and NPU Tennis

Trip to Holy Land Will Highlight Pursuit of Peace

CHICAGO, IL (November 20, 2013) – Covenant ministers Wayne Smith and Andy Larsen will lead a tour of Israel and Palestine as part of a trip that will include participating in the Christ at the Checkpoint conference, which focuses on pursuing peace and reconciliation. Continue Reading »

Inmate Who Spent 40 Years in Solitary Impacted Covenant

By Stan Friedman

NEW ORLEANS, LA  (November 11, 2013) — A 71-year-old man named Herman Wallace died of liver cancer at the Louisiana State University Medical Center on October 4. He had been released from the Louisiana State Penitentiary—Angola Prison—three days earlier after spending roughly 40 years in solitary confinement for the murder of a guard he most likely did not commit. Continue Reading »