Member Church News: Gathering, Praying, Modeling

Since May, young people from AIPRAL member churches and sister communities have been building a space for meeting, accompaniment and support, through common experiences, through exchange, through biblical reflection, worship and prayer using the digital tools.

In this video from the Chiesa Evangelica Valdese, Pastor Carol Bechtel, of the Reformed Church in America, asks “Pray, why?” and urges us to put others at the centre of our daily prayer.

The United Reformed Church has produced “Doing Online Differently: A roadmap for digital discipleship” to help during the coronavirus pandemic.

Taiwan has become a role model in fighting COVID-19, says a PC(USA) mission co-worker teaching at Taiwan Theological Seminary.

Élisabeth Parmentier, professor of practical theology and vice dean of the Faculty of Theology in Geneva, and Christian Albecker, president of the Council of the Union des Églises d’Alsace et de Lorraine, talk together about the crisis that has hit us, for society as well as for the church.

The winner of the first Charity Awards–Perpetual Award for Activities Outside Hungary is Reformed pastor József Sipos, for his work for the “forgotten” children of Transcarpathia. Apropos of the award, he talked about the beginnings, his current tasks, and his plans for the future.

An East Renfrewshire Church is going on a 4,500 mile pilgrimage to the Holy Land without leaving Scotland.

A Declaration for the People’s Korea Peace Agreement was launched on 23 July at a global Zoom convention initiated by the National Council of Churches in Korea, along with civil organizations.

The World Council of Churches released a collection of curated resources to support churches, church-run schools, Sunday schools, and summer camps in their ongoing efforts to promote care for children and youth through intergenerational climate- and environmental justice.

The executive committee of the World Council of Churches has approved a new date for the WCC 11th Assembly, which will now be held in Karlsruhe, Germany, from 31 August – 8 September 2022. Originally planned for 2021, the event was postponed by one year because of the gravity and uncertainties related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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