Prayers requested for detained pastor

The Reverend Hyeon Soo Lim, pastor of the Light Presbyterian Church (in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada) last week reappeared in North Korea after being detained by authorities there earlier this year. He was shown on television reading a statement… Read More

Prayer Request for Greece

The citizens of Greece find themselves in the midst of a financial crisis that threatens to pull the country into economic failure and potentially out of the Eurozone. While creditors, European officials and Greek leaders wrangle over a… Read More

Prayer and action needed in the Dominican Republic

Hundreds of thousands of Haitian immigrants and Dominicans of Haitian descent are facing the risk of deportation after a deadline for naturalization came on Wednesday. Reuters reports a new immigration law passed by the Dominican Republic reserves the… Read More

Racial justice urgently needed in wake of Charleston tragedy

The attack against worshipers at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, earlier this week has again exposed the seemingly rampant racism and violence plaguing the United States. The World Communion of Reformed Churches joins… Read More

WCRC shares militarization concerns in NE Asia

The National Council of Churches in Korea has issued a statement of concern regarding a recent summit between the United States and Japan which would revise the “Guidelines for US-Japan Defense Cooperation.” We share the concern of our… Read More

Prayer Request: Lebanon, Syria and Iraq

In the fall of 2014 WCRC member churches in Lebanon and Syria joined other Christian churches in the region to issue an urgent appeal regarding the unfolding events in the area, including Iraq. They declared a “state of… Read More

Call for prayer against xenophobia in South Africa

A wave of xenophobic violence has hit South Africa, leaving several dead and thousands homeless. Malawi is planning to repatriate its citizens while “Zimbabwe has also condemned the attacks, blamed on locals who accuse foreigners of taking their jobs,”… Read More

Prayers for Kenya

Sisters and brothers, We join with our member churches, our ecumenical partners and all people of faith to condemn the attacks in Kenya on 2 April 2015. We ask for prayers for our sisters and brothers in Kenya,… Read More

Help needed in Vanuatu

Updated 26 March 2015 Cyclone Pam has left thousands of people homeless on Vanuatu and food in short supply in certain areas. The country needs food and relief supplies, officials said, even as attention is starting to turn… Read More

Continuing racial unrest in United States deepens need for prayer and action

A series of recent events and judicial decisions in the United States have made divisions within the country over the issue of racism starkly apparent. Our sisters and brothers in the USA are calling for prayer, peaceful protests,… Read More