Member Church News: Justice and Worship

On Palm Sunday, as Christians remember Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem and the celebration of God’s kingdom drawing near, people from all walks of life will call for justice and dignity for refugees and people seeking asylum in Australia.

Fun Lego video shares Easter message in Gaelic and English: The intergenerational Easter story video, which will also be available in English in a version specially recorded for a Scottish audience, will be distributed to education authorities, Gaelic medium units, schools, homes and churches across Scotland.

A United Church of Christ clergywoman who took on the federal government for violating her civil rights as she ministered to migrants in Mexico has won a major victory for religious freedom and free speech.

“Rated R”—the cheeky title of a church consultation—brought 38 people together in Manila in February 2023 to share stories and plan new steps to overcome religious-based homophobia and transphobia. Participants were LGBTQIA+ people and allies from The United Church of Canada and its partners in the Philippines, India, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, and Indonesia.

Whether you follow the Revised Common Lectionary or are still trying to choose your preaching texts for Easter to Pentecost, consider the resources provided by Reformed Worship.

A 5 May webinar will remember the victims of slavery and the transatlantic slave trade, this time with a focus on Europe.

Young people encouraged to apply for Emerging Peacemakers Forum: The World Council of Churches, the Muslim Council of Elders and Rose Castle Foundation are hosting an Emerging Peacemakers Forum for young men and women working in civil society and international organizations, or for influential people in their societies, at the Ecumenical Institute at Bossey. Young people who have previous experience in peace-making, conflict resolution, or conflict management, are also invited to apply, in addition to young people who are interested in spreading the values of peace where they live.

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