Member Church News: Partnering against pandemic

The Presbyterian Community of Kinshasa and Presbyterian Church (USA) are working together to combat the COVID-10 pandemic.

A severe COVID-19 outbreak has swept across the Navajo Nation, placing it right behind New York and New Jersey in per-capita infections. Taking care of many Navajos is Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services, the 1980s-era merger of a Christian Reformed Church hospital and a county hospital with Roman Catholic connections.

Sabine Dreßler talks to Aruna Gnanadason about her recently released book, With Courage and Compassion, about the contribution of women to societies, churches and the ecumenical movement.

Members of Sukoró Reformed Congregation (Hungary) had started a fundraiser to buy medical equipment and supplies to a charity hospital in Nigeria, but the current pandemic has forced them to modify their plans.

A Church of Scotland elder is raising money for a bereavement charity by walking at least 40 miles around his garden dressed as a gnome.

Historical research has detailed the stories of two Presbyterian martyrs in the Yucatan Peninsula.

The Council for World Mission has developed a webpage to offer helpful inspirational guidance and information from our member churches to everyone, and anyone, seeking alternative ways to live, worship and witness as disciples of Jesus during this crisis.

The DIPAZ (Inter-Church Dialogue for Peace) calls on the Colombian armed movements and the Colombian army for a permanent cessation of hostilities for humanitarian reasons, in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a letter to its European sister organizations, the Council of Churches in the Netherlands reiterated its call to the Dutch government to honour the call from the European Committee regarding the relocation of vulnerable and unaccompanied children from Greek refugee camps. The letter also urges European sister organizations to appeal to their governments to exercise the same human compassion.

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