Member Church News: Unity and Service

Four churches in North America—including three WCRC members—celebrate 20th anniversary of full communion Formula of Agreement.

The Climate March, where over 45,000 people gathered from diverse communities, an empowering moment for Pacific Islanders and a manifestation of how collectively the diaspora Pacific community can be a strong voice for the Pacific.

Tom De Vries, general secretary of the Reformed Church in America, reflects on building unity for the sake of the Gospel.

In the midst of conflict and looming famine in South Sudan, the Church offers hope. “…there is trauma and hopelessness in his country, and the only institution that can offer hope at the moment is the church”. – Rev Dr. Isaiah Majok Daugeneral overseer of the South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC)

Paul E. Detterman – Senior Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of River Forest, IL  writes in Reformed Worship, “True koinonia is costly—there is no getting around that. It takes the unreserved investment of heart, soul, mind, will, energy, imagination, joy, and love.”

Youth from the Church of South India are embracing and serving migrants. 

And women from the Church of South India participated in the Sixty-first Session of the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations.

Matanzas Seminary in Cuba hosted an ecumenical and inter-religious seminar.

Scottish-based charity the HALO Trust has secured agreement from the Israeli and Palestinian authorities to remove landmines laid fifty years ago at Qaser al-Yahud, the site of the baptism of Christ, on the western bank of the River Jordan.


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