Member Church News: Peace, Praise, Protests

This week is the World Week of Peace in Palestine and Israel. Members and partners are addressing the issue. Here’s a sampling:

Four Presbyterian seminaries—and a few others from WCRC member churches—are among the top rated annual list of “Seminaries that Change the World” in the United States.

The Native people of more than 100 sovereign nations, and their spiritual and environmental allies, are standing firm in their resolve to stop construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline in the United States.

Church leaders in Kenya have renewed their commitment to push for gender justice and implementation of the two-thirds gender principle as stipulated in the Constitution of Kenya 2010.

Christian organizations come together in support of Pastors for Peace in Cuba.

On 19 September, the UN General Assembly hosted a high-level summit addressing the large movement of refugees and migrants. Heads of states and governments from all regions of the world, as well as international observers, worked toward a more coordinated approach to growing worldwide refugee crises. The Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe along with ACT Alliance, the World Council of Churches, and the Churches Witnessing With Migrants, issued a joint statement calling for concrete results in New York.

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