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Assyrian Christian refugees fleeing Islamic State ISIS militants, Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq - 11 Aug 2014

Prayer and Action

Thousands of Iraqi Christians have fled their homes as militants from the Islamic State (also commonly known as ISIS) swept through areas of eastern Syria and northern and western Iraq, killing or forcing out ethnic and religious minorities, confiscating property and destroying religious images. Religious leaders have condemned the […]

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A 40-Day Pilgrimage

On Aug. 18, Jan Hieminga of Knox, Oakville, Ont., began an 800-kilometre walk along the ancient El Camino de Santiago, a pilgrimage that takes hikers from France, over

Book Room Closing

The WMS Book Room located at church offices on Wynford Drive and operated by the Women’s Missionary Society will close as of June 30, 2015 after serving the

Fifty Years for Flora House

Winnipeg Inner City Missions organized a community festival day on July 20 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Flora House. Established in 1964 by the Women’s Missionary Society

New Webber Book Available

Longtime Record columnist David Webber has just released his fourth book, When The Aspen Flowers: Blooming in the Creator's Garden. “The reason for writing it, besides the fact that

Presbyterian Ministers Acknowledged

Four Presbyterian ministers have been recognized for their dedication and hard work in various fields. In April, the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care acknowledged Rev. Dr. Pamela McCarroll

Canadian Revenue Agency Audits United Church and Kairos

The United Church of Canada and the ecumenical coalition Kairos are undergoing an audit focused on how much they spend on political activities. The United Church administers Kairos on


VST Staff Move into St. Andrew’s Hall

Vancouver School of Theology and St. Andrew’s Hall staff are closer than ever, with VST turning a wing of the Presbyterian college’s residence into temporary office spaces while

Congregation Struggles in Midst of Floods

As floods in Manitoba and Saskatchewan close roads and force people from their homes, members of one congregation are struggling to find ways to deal with the crisis


Choosing Forgiveness

On Wednesday, June 4, the RCMP officer was on the road, frantically trying to get motorists to turn around, gun at the ready. I came alongside another vehicle

Summer Reading List

Three Presbyterians have released new books, just in time for some summer reading. Rev. Dr. Kevin Livingston, associate professor of pastoral ministry at Tyndale Seminary, Toronto, offers A

A Struggle for Power

The events in Ukraine as they have unfolded have captured frontpage headlines in most of the Western media. And although I do not follow the Russian media, there

Communities Commemorate Cemetery

Members of the Presbyterian and United Church communities in Regina have joined with indigenous peoples to commemorate a cemetery on the grounds of the former Regina Industrial School.

Record Wins Awards

The Presbyterian Record received 10 awards from the Canadian Church Press and the Associated Church Press for its 2013 material. The September issue topped the list in the edition

Canadian to Head WCRC

A United Church minister has been elected as the next general secretary of the World Communion of Reformed Churches. Rev. Christopher Ferguson assumes his new position Aug. 1,


A Special Party at Evangel Hall

Bruce MacLean celebrated his 103rd birthday at Evangel Hall Mission in Toronto on May 7. An EHM supporter for about a decade, MacLean brought along two cakes—one for


Schoolgirls Kidnapped in Nigeria

Demonstrators hold banners as they protest about the kidnapping of girls in Nigeria, near the Nigerian High Commission in London, England, May 9, 2014. Almost 300 schoolgirls were

General Secretary Applies to Resign in 2015

Rev. Dr. Rick Fee is well known across the church in Canada and in churches and ecumenical organizations around the world. He was moderator of the 2004 General Assembly, has

APTOPIX Britain Nigeria Kidnapped Girls

Presbyterians Respond to News of Schoolgirls Kidnapped in Nigeria

Almost 300 schoolgirls were kidnapped from a school in Chibok, Nigeria, on April 14th, and a Presbyterian in Ottawa is speaking up in hopes of having the girls

Communities Commemorate Cemetary

Members of the Presbyterian and United Church communities in Regina have joined with indigenous peoples to commemorate a cemetery on the grounds of the former Regina Industrial School.