Member Church News: Inclusion, Solidarity, Spirituality

Uniting Church in Australia minister and theologian Kylie Crabbe presented three Bible Studies exploring the intersections of identity, disability, social exclusion and healing in the Bible. There is now a new resource to help congregations and groups consider these issues together.

All believers face challenges as they continue to grow as disciples of Christ. Leaders of the Christian Reformed Church of Nigeria saw this happening among many church members, so they asked CRCNA Resonate Global Mission missionary Mike Van Der Dyke to partner with them in developing a discipleship manual to help strengthen believers and the church.

The Moderator of the General Assembly has visited Ukraine and Hungary to find out how donations from Church of Scotland members are being used to support people affected by the war.

The May issue of INSiGHT from the Council for World Mission arrives on the back of Easter, and as we head towards Pentecost, in a time of rising casualties from the conflict in Ukraine. CWM and member churches have responded with prayer services and released statements in solidarity, and organized emergency aid responses.

The safety and security of religious communities in France were addressed in a training conducted by the Conference of European Churches in Paris. Held as part of the Safer and Stronger Communities in Europe project, the event brought together French church leaders.

Thursdays in Black ambassadors map how to keep moving toward a world free from violence: Eighteen Thursdays in Black ambassadors gathered on 12 May to discuss how to build on the momentum of many creative efforts across the world to move toward a world free from rape and violence.

The World Council of Churches Commission on Faith and Order is proposing a Sixth World Conference on Faith and Order in 2025, a year that will mark the 1700th anniversary of the first Ecumenical Council at Nicea.

“Celebrate Christ’s Love!” offers spiritual path to WCC 11th Assembly: As the World Council of Churches (WCC) fellowship prepares for the WCC 11th Assembly to be held in Karlsruhe, they also expressed their wish to prepare for the spiritual life and experience of the assembly.

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