The annual general assembly of the National Council of Churches USA and Church World Service has been taking place this week amid sober assessments of national and world conditions and calls for renewal of the churches’ unity.
A reported decline in US Catholic and Southern Baptist membership raises eyebrows because they have grown dependably over the years, but now join the majority of mainline churches reporting a gradual decline.
Faith groups in Northern Ireland and America have been seeking to learn from one another about making peace in the human and the physical environment together. Earlier this month a US interfaith group visited the province.
Faith groups throughout the USA observed the National Day of Human Trafficking Awareness on 11 January 2008, seeking also move beyond consciousness of the problem to collaborative actions towards ending exploitation.