Church News: Peace, Justice, Youth, Poetry and Star Trek

Prior to the centenary celebrations of the Presbyterian Church in Korea (PCK) and the Presbyterian Church in the Republic of Korea (PROK) an ecumenical forum on peace in Northeast Asia was held. It was attended by representatives of many WCRC member churches, as well as ecumenical partners, and issued a final statement with 10 commitments.

The state and national councils of the Uniting Church in Australia will officially support the People’s Climate Marches taking place around Australia and the world in November.

In Germany, EMW (Evangelischen Missionswerk in Deutschland) is holding their annual meeting and featuring three general secretaries as speakers this morning: Chris Ferguson (WCRC), Fykse Tveit (World Council of Churches) and Martin Junge (Lutheran World Federation).

A congregation of 650 people with 500 active members is pretty impressive, no matter what your faith tradition. At Old South Union Church in Weymouth, Massachusetts, USA those numbers describe not the church, but the size of the youth group!

Americans must respond to the refugee crisis in Europe and the US, says Gradye Parsons, a member of our executive committee and stated clerk of the PC(USA).

Why Does God Turn to Poetry?” is the topic of a dialogue between Christian Wiman and J. Todd Billings, a faculty member of Western Theological Seminary (Reformed Church in America).

And finally, for something completely different, a look back at how Star Trek provided material for sermons in the Church of Scotland.

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