Member Church News: Education, Dialogue, Visits

World Renew and the Office of Social Justice of the Christian Reformed Church in North America recently helped nine Christ-followers attend a bootcamp in East Africa to learn more about issues connected to climate change.

The leaders of Ireland’s main churches, including the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, have released a report on the dialogue that they engaged in following their initial meetings with Northern Ireland’s five party leaders.

As part of strengthening relations with member churches and ecumenical councils, the General Secretary of the Christian Conference of Asia Mathews George Chunakara together with a staff team visited three CCA member churches (including the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan) and the National Council of Churches in Taiwan.

On The Way Church, a Spanish-speaking multicultural, new worshiping community of the Presbyterian Church (USA) in Atlanta, held a “Pray for Venezuela” day on June 9 for those impacted by that country’s worsening economic and political crisis.

Faltering Colombian peace process needs urgent work: When a wide-ranging ecumenical group discussed “Transitional Justice in Colombia, implications for the peace process”, many of the speakers seemed worried that the great hope there was back in 2016 seems to have dissipated and much more work for peace is needed.

Living the Matthew 25 vision across the Atlantic: Strengthening the ties that bind the Presbyterian Church (USA) and the Presbyterian Church of Liberia.

Religious leaders of several faith traditions united to oppose the criminalization of kindness outside the federal courthouse in Tucson, Arizona. A number of United Church of Christ clergy participated in the June 5 prayer service, a show of solidarity for Scott Warren, facing up to 20 years in jail for providing humanitarian aid to migrants in the desert.

Madison McKinney successfully navigates her Presbyterian Christianity and her Native American spirituality.

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