Member Church News: Assisting, Speaking, Reconciling

Saddened by the enslavement of Venezuelan migrants who are only seeking to fill empty stomachs in Trinidad and Tobago, recently installed moderator of the Presbyterian Church, Joy Abdul-Mohan, says her flock will use their resources to alleviate the migrants’ hunger. She said the church is already engaged in assisting migrants and there are plans being put in place to further help the Venezuelans.

The Evangelical Presbyterian Church’s Presbytery of Florida and the Caribbean held its first-ever meeting in Puerto Rico.

In light of the largely immigrant history of the Christian Reformed Church in North America and the rhetoric about immigration today, the Office of Social Justice is launching the Immigration Is Our Story audio series as a reminder of where many people came from and to connect everyone with the identities and experiences of immigrants today.

Deidre Palmer, president of the Uniting Church in Australia, and Garry Dronfield, president of the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress, have encouraged Uniting Church congregations to work more closely with First Peoples in a joint message for Reconciliation Week.

Emmanuela Loccident and Fritz Gerald-Joseph, new co-workers in mission on a joint appointment with The United Church of Canada and the Common Global Ministries Board (United Church of Christ USA/Disciples of Christ) to the Evangelical Church of Morocco, discuss their work and the church in Morocco.

Working with the Calvin Institute of Christian Music, ethnomusicologist Jean Ngoya Kidula invites churches around the world to learn more about what she calls African church “musics” so they can glimpse how vast God is.

During a service of remembrance and celebration in the Ecumenical Centre Chapel on 24 May, the World Council of Churches Executive Committee commemorated the lives, witness and ministry of Robina Winbush and Norman Tendis.

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