Member Church News: Holy Land, Support

The Presbyterian Church (USA) spreads the word about Focus: Palestine. The resource was created to “lift up Palestinian voices while placing the situation into theological, historical, and political contexts,” according to the WCRC. It is co-authored by Katherine Cunningham and Noushin Darya Framke, longtime members of the Israel/Palestine Mission Network.

The United Church of Christ in the Philippines has welcomed the United Church of Canada’s signing of an ecumenical call to the International Criminal Court to investigate human rights violations in the Philippines.

The Presbyterian Church in Taiwan has offered its condolences to several churches in the United States in the aftermath of the destructive tornados.

During a festive service in Brno, Czech Republic, in late November a new synodal council of the Evangelical Church of Czech Brethren was inaugurated. The assembly was held under emergency measures due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. That’s why the ceremony was broadcast live online.

As flooding in South Sudan reached extreme levels, the country’s church leaders are urging the international community to aid their country in battling the catastrophe which experts linked to climate change.

Despite many challenges, Christmas is celebrated in the Holy Land: Hope coupled with fear meet in the streets of Bethlehem.

Urging responsibility and care amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and encouraging vaccination together with necessary sanitary measures, Christian Krieger, president of the Conference of European Churches and Jean-Claude Hollerich SJ, president of the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union have issued a joint appeal.

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