Prayers for peace on the Korean peninsula

“They shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.” —Isaiah 2:4 25 August 2015: Update Our prayers have been… Read More

Prayers requested in wake of typhoon

Our sisters and brothers in Taiwan have asked for prayer after being pummelled by Typhoon Soudelor over the weekend. The most serious destruction was concentrated in northern Taiwan, just outside of Taipei. Wu-Lai, a mountain area with many… Read More

Myanmar members seek assistance for flood victims

Severe flooding has hit a large area in Myanmar, impacting more than a third of a million people and causing dozens of deaths. We have heard from several of our member churches in Myanmar who are calling for… Read More

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