Member Church News: Climate Justice, Conferences, Dalit Liberation

The biggest annual gathering in the Uniting Church, the Tongan National Conference (TNC), took place from 5-7 October with more than 1000 people gathered. Read more

A report, released by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on Monday, warns that we need to keep the global temperature increase down to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels to avoid the worst consequences of climate change. Churches in Scotland and around Europe have been called upon to respond urgently to the latest findings on climate change. Read More 

Cevaa is holding its General Assembly in Douala, Cameroon, this week. Cevaa is a Community of Protestant Churches in Mission, created in 1971 in Paris. It currently includes 35 Protestant churches in 24 countries in Africa, Latin America, Europe, the Indian Ocean and the Pacific. Read More

The Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) calls for bold action in response to a new United Nations report on climate change. According to a U.N. international panel, earth’s atmosphere could warm by as much as 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit above preindustrial levels in the next 12 years. Read More

The third annual training of peace activists, the Young Ambassadors of Peace in Asia (YAPA), was opened during an interfaith service at the headquarters of the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) on Monday, 15 October 2018. Read More

The National Council of Churches in India and the Catholic Bishop’s Conference of India have announced Dalit Liberation Sunday will be 11 November. The special Sunday has received increased response and support over the years in sensitizing local congregations towards concerns of Dalits, and helping people to see that the caste issue is no longer visualized as purely a sociological issue or an issue outside the purview of church but as an issue challenging the core of faith and gospel. Read More

On October 9-13, 2018, the Education Commission of the North American Taiwan Association of Christians (EDUCATION COMMITTEE OF TCCCNA) held the “Grafting Olives” to the “Cross-Cultural, Multi-Language” Transformation Church at the Christ Church of the Presbyterian Church in San Diego, California, USA.  Read More

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