Member Church News: Calls for Peace

Several member denominations and ecumenical partners have issued statements on the conflict in Israel/Palestine, including the Christian Reformed Church in North America, Churches for Middle East Peace, Presbyterian Church (USA), United Church of Canada, Uniting Church in Australia, World Council of Churches.

Women as the image of God: Injustice towards women is not only a social problem, but also a church problem. That has to change, demands Modesta Mekeresi from Zimbabwe (and a former WCRC intern).

How can churches build just peace in Ukraine? How can Ukrainian and other European Christians unite to encourage reconciliation in a war-torn country? How can churches be a witness to the truth? These questions were explored by Ukrainian church representatives in a hybrid panel in Lviv, Ukraine.

The Christian Conference of Asia 15th General Assembly, in a statement, called for prayers for true peace on the Korean Peninsula. The statement also called upon governments to refrain from provocative statements and military actions, and prayed that permanent members of the UN Security Council continue to work together for reconciliation and peace on the Korean Peninsula.

On the occasion of the “Season of Creation” 2023 ending, the Middle East Council of Churches organized an Ecumenical Prayer Service under the title “Let Justice and Peace Flow”, on Wednesday 4 October 2023, hosted by the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK) – Lebanon, with the participation of Church Leaders from various Ecclesiastical Families.

Church leaders in the Holy Land are raising their voices in unity to call for the cessation of all violent and military activities that bring harm to both Palestinian and Israeli civilians.

Image: Albin Hillert/WCC

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