Member Church News: Calls, Bible Studies, Comfort

United Church of Zambia Synod Bishop Sydney Sichilima calls for non-violence before general elections.

With pandemic lockdowns tightening, Rita Famos, president of the Protestant Church in Switzerland, and the presidents of the Conference of Church Presidents addressed their congregations and church members with a hopeful message.

UnitingWorld, an agency of the Uniting Church in Australia, asks, “What does it mean to be part of a global church fighting for justice?” Lenten Bible studies explore a model of mission partnership that is respectful, mutual, and life-giving.

The Presbyterian Church (USA) is providing free Lenten devotionals online: The Way to Shalom, A Lenten Journey to Peace and Wholeness.

Ofelia Ortega, of the Reformed-Presbyterian Church of Cuba, comments on the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, “The Testimony of the Mission: The Table of Unity.”

Convening online on 14 January, members and supporters of the Ecumenical Forum for Peace, Reunification and Cooperation on the Korean Peninsula recalled the initiatives undertaken during 2020 despite the constraints imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, and reflected on the implications of a changing global context for efforts for peace.

Church and Diakonia in the age of COVID-19 by Mothy Varkey is the eighth book of the series “Re-imagining Church as Event: Perspectives from the Margins” produced by the Council for World Mission.

The Christian Conference of Asia has endorsed an interfaith statement on “The Entry into Force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons,” and joined with many other renowned faith-based organizations from around the world in signing the interfaith statement.

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