Member Church News: Honours, Responses, Relationships

This week’s news comes from Australia, Canada, the Caribbean, Colombia, Mexico, Scotland, Taiwan, Thailand and the United States. Click to read more!

WCRC calls for aid for flood victims

“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick… Read More

Applications due in November for three youth opportunities

Three WCRC programmes focused on youth development are currently open for applications—and all have deadlines in November: The WCRC’s year-long internship programme: 1 November The 2017 Global Institute of Theology: 15 November 2017 General Council stewardship programme: 18… Read More

Visit to North Korea promotes dialogue for peace

A World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) delegation visiting the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea “heard the urgent wish for the de-escalation of provocation and tension, the need to reestablish dialogue and negotiations and the desire to change… Read More

Anglican-Reformed dialogue focuses on the nature of communion

The International Reformed-Anglican Dialogue (IRAD) between the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) and the Anglican Communion met for its second meeting, at Clare College, Cambridge, England, 2 to 8 September 2016. The co-chairs are Elizabeth Welch (Reformed)… Read More

GEM school ends with hope for a better tomorrow

“As a professor of economics and economic ethics with a theological background, and as dean of the GEM school, I can say that pluralistic economics—getting new prominence as an international student initiative—is an attempt to challenge neo-liberal monolithic… Read More

WCRC continues association process to the JDDJ

The 2010 Uniting General Council recommended “a consultation within WCRC to consider the possibility of associating with the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification (JDDJ).” The JDDJ, signed by the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and the Roman… Read More

Historic peace agreement in Colombia hailed

The World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) and its member churches pledge to continue their work with the Colombian people to secure a just peace. Chris Ferguson, WCRC general secretary, has hailed the Colombia peace agreement as “a… Read More

Syrian Christians create space for hope

In war-torn Syria, hope is fading for many. After five years of civil war, there are few who have not lost family members or close friends, but life needs to go on for those who are alive, for… Read More

Visser retiring after medical leave

The Rev. Dr. Douwe Visser, the executive secretary for theology, communion and mission for the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC), will be taking early retirement in 2017 after an extended medical leave. The medical leave, which began… Read More