Member Church News: Peace, Preserving, Prayer

A new book, “A Gospel for Workers: Cho Chi Song, Yeongdeungpo Urban Industrial Mission, and Minjung,” was unveiled at the Korea Christian Building in Seoul on 19 January. The Yeongdeungpo Urban Industrial Mission played a key role in the Korean labor movement from the mid 1960s to the early 1990s.

The Iglesia Presbiteriana de Chile is celebrating its 60th anniversary as an independent church this year.

Inspiration from Indonesia for International Education Day: The Jakarta Theological Seminary is testing sustainability in theological education and not only has its own students and the campus in mind.

Presbyterian Church (USA) mission co-worker Douglas Dicks, who has served in Israel-Palestine for the past 25 years, offers his personal reflections on the current crisis in Israel-Palestine.

Anti-Semitism is emerging more and more often. A trend that the Protestant Church wants to actively identify and oppose. Bart Wallet of the Protestant Church in the Netherlands wrote a series on this theme. Episode 4 reflects on ‘new anti-Semitism’. What is that?

Preserving Culture through Language Revitalization: Nine Elders from Haida Gwaii, British Columbia, Canada, are working to revive the Haida language. The Elders teach students the words, phrases, songs and stories of their ancestors. The response has been empowering, with language learners near and far dedicating themselves to study.

United Church of Christ members, clergy and staff recently took part in multiple days of action, calling for a ceasefire and demilitarization in Israel and Gaza.

In celebration of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity and the 50th year of the founding of the Middle East Council of Churches (MECC), and with the blessings and presence of the presidents of the Middle East Churches, and the heads of churches of the region, the ecumenical musical event “Beirut 2024” was held on Saturday 20 January 2024, at the Forum de Beirut.

Image: Some Jakarta Theological Seminary students garden.

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