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Indiana jurist to lead Federal Judges Association

U.S. District Judge Sarah Evans Barker began serving May 5 as president of the Federal Judges Association, a non-profit volunteer group made up of 900 Article III judges from the nation's circuits. The group, founded in 1982, focuses on judicial independence and helping preserve the ...

Internet survival tips for parents and teachers

Be aware and involved. Do your homework. Talk to your kids. Teach safety. Set rules. Report suspicious activity. Help kids view online information with a critical eye. Make sure you keep channels of communication open. Embrace their world. Remember, the Internet is here to stay. It's our...

Issues Yet to be Clarified

As with any process of the magnitude of creating a new conference out of two, there are a number of questions and issues that cannot be addressed in a short period of time, but must be looked at with the long view. For example, the Discernment Teams that researched certain administrative ...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks to Crossroads As we leave the Park Place Community Church, on our journey back to our home church at Linwood, the Pastor and Mrs. John Ray, along with all of us at Park Place Community Church, thank our wonderful brothers and sisters in Christ at the Crossroads United Methodist ...

Memories and dreams

In his provocative book, The World Is Flat, Thomas Friedman says: "When a group has more memories than dreams, it has no future." Memories are a good thing. Memories help us to know where we have been. Memories teach us the lessons of the past. Memories are a gift of God through which the ...

NCC's Edgar urges divestment in Sudan to Berkshire

OMAHA, Neb. - When the stockholders of Berkshire Hathaway met in Omaha on Saturday, May 3, they heard from those urging a socially responsible investment policy toward corporations doing business in Sudan. The Rev. Bob Edgar, general secretary of the National Council of Churches USA (NCC) ...

Non-profit specializes in rating media for parental guidance

SAN FRANCISCO (CSM) - Even before their children are born, parents hear that TV is bad, bad, bad. Still, TV is with us for better or for worse, and savvy parents can learn how to make the medium work for them and their children, whatever their age. How do parents and grandparents navigate ...

Pastoral Appointments

Bishop Michael J. Coyner has announced the following changes within the Indiana Area. All dates effective 2007 unless otherwise noted. These appointments are based on Cabinet reports received by Indiana Area Communication during the month of April 2007. North Indiana Conference Adams, ...

Pray for our youth and their campus life

By Todd Outcalt I have now officially become "old." Or, at least I feel old. This summer my wife and I began escorting our daughter to various college campuses, as she is now deciding which university to attend. We keep asking ourselves - how did we get here? When did our little girl grow ...

Process

In 1990 Bishop Leroy Hodapp formed a "blue ribbon committee" to explore merger of the Indiana conferences. During the 12 year tenure of Bishop Woodie W. White, the episcopacy committee continued to raise the need to work together more effectively. In 2004 the South Indiana Futuring Task ...

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