Member Church News: Activists, Art, Arrests

Faith leaders arrested in show of support for migrants at Mexico-United States border. “I have found a ray of hope. It came at the border where faith leaders from all over the country have come to speak of love,” said the John Dorhauer, general minister and president of the United Church of Christ.

Andrew McDonough, an Australian illustrator, reflects on how his faith has impacted his work. “I want to draw Jesus in a way that no one has seen him in a children’s book before,” he says. Not surprisingly his latest book, Jesus was a Refugee, isn’t the typical retelling of the Christmas narrative.

More than 28,000 people have gathered in Katowice, Poland, for the 24th United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change “Conference of the Parties” (COP), and the Presbyterian Church (USA) is there.

The role of women in the pilgrimage of justice and peace was highlighted in a presentation to the Taiwan Ecumenical Forum.

A new worship service for the Sunday before Australia Day to reflect on the effect of invasion and colonization on First Peoples and the nation’s identity.

EMS, Evangelical Mission in Solidarity, has elected new leadership, including from WCRC member churches.

From 4-8 December Casely Essamuah, new secretary of the Global Christian Forum, was the guest of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity for a visit to the Vatican.

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