Member Church News: Gender Justice, Cooperation, Leaders

The school of theology at St. Paul’s University in Limuru, Kenya, leads the way in creating safe spaces for promoting gender justice in Kenya.

Carmen Lansdowne, moderator of The United Church of Canada, will preach at the United Church of Christ’s General Synod next year. “While we have always welcomed ecumenical guests and they have participated in a variety ways, involving Rev. Lansdowne in worship is a wonderful example of the commitment to the relationship we have with the United Church of Canada and to our commitment to journey together,” said Karen Georgia Thompson, associate general minister and Synod administrator.

Presbyterian Church (USA) leaders join call for higher ambition at COP27, the UN climate conference: “We call for urgent and ambitious action for the most vulnerable people and communities.”

The Council for World Mission welcomes two new mission secretaries: Graham McGeoch and Amelia Koh-Butler are appointed as Mission Secretary – Discipleship and Dialogue, and Mission Secretary – Education and Empowerment respectively.

A new publication titled Every Part of Creation Matters has been published by the Conference of European Churches in partnership with

Two new Thursdays in Black Bible studies will draw women and men together in exploring scriptures in which the treatment of women resonates with today’s society.

The Center for Pastor Theologians has released a podcast featuring Neal Presa speaking about “An Ecumenical Calling.” Neal, an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church (USA), shares about his ministry experiences and his current work with the World Council of Churches, including how the evangelical church can engage in and learn from ecumenical movements for the good of the world.

The Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel commemorates 20-year anniversary: 1,800 accompaniers from 25 countries.

The Theological and Ecumenical Department at the Middle East Council of Churches organized a series of consultation sessions with the youth in the Middle East, representing their Churches, in Iraq – Baghdad, Syria – Damascus, Egypt – Cairo, Jordan – Amman, and Palestine – Ramallah. The sessions aimed to talk about the issue of youth presence and role in the region, in addition to discuss their concerns and expectations.

At the General Assembly of the Evangelical Mission in Solidarity, delegates elected a new Presidium and made decisions on the admission of two new member churches from India and Indonesia to the international fellowship.

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