Member Church News: Disability Awareness, Reconciliation Reflections

Korean church leaders reflect on reconciliation: “the people’s power should be the main strategy.”

Combating Ableism: the Christian Reformed Church in North America has provided resources to help congregations engage in Disability Awareness Week and combat ableism. Also: meet the people at the heart of the multi-faith disability and spirituality movement in Australia and New Zealand and read their take on what it means to embrace our humanity in all its joys and challenges.

The Presbyterian Historical Society commemorates the Confession of Belhar on its 30th anniversary and offers a bulletin insert for congregational use.

Petr Kratochvíl, a Conference of European Churches Governing Board member from the Evangelical Church of Czech Brethren, reflects on what keeps him optimistic about the role of churches in European politics, and why we cannot be afraid.

Brian Stanley, professor of World Christianity, University of Edinburgh, overviews the history of the International Missionary Council, and reflects on its relevance to today’s global ecumenical movement.

Medical professionals, pastoral care providers, and leaders of churches, ecumenical councils, and health-related organizations shared best practices and discussed ways for Asian churches to effectively engage in the holistic healing ministry on the second day of the international consultation on faith, health, and healing organized by the Christian Conference of Asia.

Image: Paul Jeffrey/WCC

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