Member Church News: Pandemic, Peace, Justice

When COVID-19 hit the Domincan Republic, the Christian Reformed Church in the Dominican Republic took action.

The Presbyterian Church (USA) will celebrate Native American Day by hosting two of the first events in an ongoing series. The events were created to bring attention to the Church’s involvement in the unjust practices that have been imposed on Indigenous people in this country for centuries, as well as its more recent commitments to join in solidarity with Native Americans in their efforts for sovereignty and fundamental human rights.

This Saturday the Latin American Reformed family will meet through AIPRAL’s social networks to celebrate in community the liturgy of the Day of Prayer for Latin American Women, under the theme “Women Sharing Hope.”

David Bruce marked his first official visit to a congregation since becoming the denomination’s moderator in June, and the first time a moderator has visited a congregation on a Sunday since before March’s lockdown, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Christ Church Presbyterian Church, Dundonald, Belfast.

The Uniting Church in Australia Assembly has committed to reduce its carbon footprint to achieve net zero emissions by 2040.

On Thursday morning, some 50 volunteers with EWOKS, Equitable Workers Offering Kommunity Support, set up an aid station at Clackamas United Church of Christ in Milwaukie, Oregon, USA, for fire evacuees and anyone else in need of help.

As South Sudan joined the world in celebrating the International Day of Peace, the country’s church leaders urged speedy implementation of a key peace pact known as the Revitalised – Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan.

The organizers of Germany’s biggest ecumenical gathering planned for 2021 have announced they intend the event to go ahead but on a reduced scale due to the COVID-19 pandemic and with strict hygiene measures. The Third Ecumenical Kirchentag is scheduled to take place from 12 to 16 May 2021 in Frankfurt and had been expected to gather more than 100,000 participants from Germany’s main Christian churches.

South African church leaders heard that corruption in their country kills when they organized for a campaign against the latest version of pillaging during the fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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