Member Church News: Art, Support, Prayer

In Colombia, a diverse ecumenical group joined forces to carry out the meeting of “Young PAZeando through art” with the objective of integrating various student, folkloric, cultural, and educational communities that develop advocacy in the territories of the Atlantic related to peace and nonviolence as a mechanism for peaceful coexistence, good treatment, and social justice.

Standing Together in Faith: The Reformed community in Hungary supported two gatherings to bring awareness and affirm its support for the Christian community facing persecution in Pakistan.

The Waldensian Church joins in welcoming Tara Curweis as the new Reformed representative in Rome.

Global prayer will commemorate World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel: A global ecumenical prayer on 18 September will commemorate the World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel, being observed this year from 16-23 September. The World Council of Churches is inviting online or in-person participation for people to pray, advocate, and stand in solidarity with people in the Holy Land.

Peacebuilding and human rights training equips young ecumenical leaders: With a focus on peacebuilding and human rights protection, The United Evangelical Mission’s International Summer School 2023 took place in August and September in Hofgeismar, Germany.

Rosemary Apol-Hoezee on Dementia and Worship: Chaplains have been using the Evening Star worship manual in memory care facilities for almost twenty years. The second edition incorporates new research on dementia to create a worship model that is even better at engaging people who live with dementia.

Reflections on climate justice during Indian-German theological gathering: Hosted by the Zentrum für Mission und Ökumene-Nordkirche weltweit, the program explored how Christian mission today can no longer be understood in isolation from the ongoing legacies of colonialism.

Delving into Council for World Mission archives, scholars explore ways to decolonize mission studies: Gathering at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) Library at the University of London, eight students and academicians from universities and research institutions across the United Kingdom explored together ways to decolonize mission studies.

More Than Manipur: Tribal Christians Divided by Borders Yet United in Faith: The Kuki share ancestry with the Chin in Myanmar and the Mizo in India’s Mizoram, all of whom have a history of Christianity and turmoil.

Image: Reformed Church of Hungary/Angela Canadey

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