Member Church News: Peace, floods, dismantling racism and others

From the PCUSA, the ‘Big Tent Workshop’ offers the Church’s Stories and Struggles of reconciliation. Representatives of the Presbyterian Mission Agency’s (PMA) World Mission talked about the accompaniment of global partners in the work of peace building in South Sudan, Cuba and Israel-Palestine.

Presbyterian effort to dismantle racism: Recognizing systems of power and privilege that perpetuate racism.

To mark this year’s International Day for World’s Indigenous Peoples, The Church of South India calls for “Tribal and Adivasi Sunday” under the theme of ‘Solidarity in Christ’.

The Church of Scotland has criticized the decision to close job centres in Scotland. The reaction is a dismay to the UK Government’s decision on the closure of job centres, six in Glasgow. Pauline Edmiston, vice-convener of the Kirk’s Church and Society Council, said “The decision to close six job centres in Glasgow will negatively impact some of the poorest people within our communities and is deeply regrettable.

Christian Aid Responds to India Flooding: Christian Aid is responding to the mass displacement of 400,000 people in Assam State, India, left homeless by incessant monsoon rains that have already claimed 12 lives.

World Council of Churches urges commitment to security for all in Mosul and the Nineveh Plain: Mosul has been at the centre of a violent conflict that has left much of the city in ruins, killed thousands of people, and displaced nearly a million more. The WCC is appealing to the Iraqi government, to the Kurdistan regional government, and to the USA and other members of the international community who bear particular responsibility for Iraq’s present situation, to commit the resources – political and financial – to rebuild Mosul and the liberated areas of the Nineveh Plain, not only the physical infrastructure but also the communities which have been displaced.

His Farm is a Gold Mine: World Renewal and their partners organize horticultural training as a tool of economic empowerment. Read how horticulture training changed the life of one family in Ng’enda Kenya.

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