Member Church News: Cyclone Response, Peace-Making

Malawi church responds to cyclone disaster: Amid a rising death toll, hundreds missing, and concerns over slow rescue services in Malawi’s cyclone disaster, the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian is appealing for support to aid populations affected by the weather phenomenon. Both WorldRenew and Presbyterian Disaster Assistance are providing relief to Malawi, as well as Madagascar and Mozambique.

Women peace-makers call for a holistic and sustainable peace: Meaningful participation by women in a conflict resolution and peace-building promotes a more sustainable peace, a panel discussion with women peace-makers concluded.

Nuclear-powered submarines not a path to peace: A statement from the Uniting Church in Australia Assembly on the AUKUS agreement.

Commemorating the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (21 March), The United Church of Canada shared 10 More Ways to Work Towards Anti-Racism.

The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), United Church of Christ, and Presbyterian Church (USA) are among ten US Christian churches and agencies calling for “urgent action … to end violence and to hold Israel accountable for its ongoing and flagrant violations of Palestinian rights.”

Africa-Europe Ecumenical Forum on Migration finds “churches need to embrace role as safe spaces.”

WCC, Roman Catholic Church underscore commitment to walking, praying, working together: During a visit with Pope Francis in Rome on 23 March, a World Council of Churches delegation and the Roman Catholic Church committed to walking, praying. and working together for justice, reconciliation, and unity.

Image: Panelists and their supporters after the screening of the documentary “Crossings” at the Ecumenical centre in Geneva on 21 March 2023. (Ivars Kupcis/WCC)

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