Member Church News: Relationships, Peacemakers, Presentations

The United Church of Christ and the Iglesia Evangelica Unida de Puerto Rico (IEUPR) are forging a closer relationship, embarking on process that both churches hope result in a Full Communion agreement.

Nine peacemakers from around the world arrived in the U.S. to begin a three-week visit to presbyteries, congregations, universities, men’s and women’s groups, theological institutions and other groups across the country.

Traci Blackmon, representing the United Church of Christ, addressed a global gathering of religious leaders in Rome last week bearing witness to the role of the church in the call to intervention and justice.

Darío Barolin, executive secretary of AIPRAL, made a presentation at the G20 Interreligious Forum in Argentina.

An ecumenical worship service held by the Federation of Evangelical Churches in Italy (FCEI) and by the parish of San Gerlando di Lampedusa will recall the terrible shipwreck of 368 migrants, on 3 October 2013, off the island of Lampedusa.

The Council for European Churches and the Spanish Evangelical Church have released a video called “Justice for Spanish Pastors,” the second in their “Standing UP for Minority Rights” series.

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