Member Church News: Stories, Hopes, Marches

Stories of “African gangs” terrorizing Victorian (Australia) suburbs have featured prominently on the front page of tabloids this year. They describe Victoria gripped in “a state of fear” as “out-of-control teen thugs” wreak havoc in the streets. In this feature, we speak with three members of the Uniting Church’s South Sudanese community on the real story beyond the headlines.

Hong Jung Lee, WCRC Executive Committee member and general secretary of the National Council of Churches of Korea, speaks about his hopes for peace on the Korean Peninsula.

With the help of local churches, Malawi schools give children a chance at life.

Indigenous and newcomer communities came together in five Canadian cities for delicious feasts, cultural exchanges, and dialogue to begin building relationships based on respect and solidarity and to learn from one another.

From New York to Atlanta and cities across the United States, demonstrators took to the streets last weekend as part of the “Families Belong Together” campaign. The marches were held to protest the separation of nearly 2,000 immigrant children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.

The Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) organized a skill-building training workshop for prospective facilitators of HIV and AIDS advocacy from churches and related organizations in South Asia.

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