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CRC addresses hurricane disasters

Courtney Zonnefeld, Religion Editor

September 15, 2017

Filed under Religion

In less than three weeks’ timespan, Hurricanes Harvey and Irma caused extraordinary damage across the United States, Haiti, the Dominican Republic and the Caribbean. The Calvin College community, including the Christian Reforme...

LGBT+ Issues create tension in CRC

Kathryn Mae Post

April 21, 2017

Filed under Religion

A report from the Christian Reformed Church’s winter classis meetings, in which regionally grouped churches discuss ministry-related issues, indicates that LGBT+ issues are a source of tension among CRC classes. The report read: “Class...

CRC breaks silence on racism

Kathryn Mae Post

October 7, 2016

Filed under Religion

On Sept. 23, the Christian Reformed Church issued a “Statement on Racism” in response to the shootings of Terence Crutcher in Tulsa, Oklahoma and First Nation member Colton Boushie in Biggar, Saskatchewan: “These events, ...

Synod 2015 to include overture against East Grand Rapids churches

Josh Parks

May 7, 2015

Filed under Religion

This year’s Synod of the Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA) will be held from June 12 to 18 at Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa. The annual meeting of the denomination’s governing body includes church...

CRC opposes Canadian Supreme Court ‘right to die’ decision

Josh Parks

February 26, 2015

Filed under Religion

In a unanimous decision on Feb. 6, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) ruled that laws banning physician-assisted suicide (PAS) are unconstitutional. Four leaders of the Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRC) sent a...