Member Church News: Advent, Ecology, Truth

Along with the World Student Christian Federation and Kairos Palestine, the World Communion of Reformed Churches hosted a webinar on 5 December titled “Witness from Palestine: Reclaiming Humanity Amidst Double Standards and Dehumanization” which included Muna Nassar, WCRC executive for mission and advocacy, as one of its speakers.

Listen to and watch Waiting for Hope and Adviento y Vida, Advent reflection from AIPRAL.

United Church of Christ hosts ecumenical partners in historic gathering: The United Church of Christ National Setting in Cleveland hosted a partnership meeting with the United Church of Canada and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) on 28-29 November.

Presbyterian Church (USA) mission co-workers sound the alarm over increased fighting, atrocities in Sudan: Sexual violence is rampant in ongoing Sudanese conflict.

In this week’s Advent Unwrapped Blog, Stephen Milton of the United Church of Canada explores the identity of Saint Nicholas and his contribution to our stories of Christmas.

Presbyterian Hunger Program partners flee violence in Gaza: “If we get killed, tell your communities that Palestinians are peaceful humans struggling only for peace…”

Ecumenical Forum for Korea finds hope amidst challenges for peace: Sharing hopes and challenges for the search for peace on the Korean peninsula, members of the Ecumenical Forum for Peace, Reunification & Development on the Korean Peninsula (EFK) gathered for an informal meeting this week.

Statement of the Middle East Council of Churches on Creation Care: We, the Churches of the Middle East, representing the four families of the Christian faith in the region, are compelled by our responsibility towards God’s creation to speak ahead of the UNFCCC’s COP28 in Dubai in late 2023.

Webinar explores how churches can seek truth amid misinformation: A webinar on 5 December hosted by the World Council of Churches and World Association for Christian Communication explored how churches have been involved in disinformation or misinformation, and what they can do to prevent these cases.

Since the colonial era, Indigenous peoples have repeatedly suffered injustice. They have been expelled from their ancestral land, killed, exploited and dehumanized. The Christian churches also play their part in this and must face their role and responsibility. In an interview, two Indigenous women talk about past and present from their contexts and actively advocate reconciliation.

Image: Ivars Kupcis/WCC

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