Member Church News: Prayers, Assistance, Celebration

Presbyterian Church in Myanmar asks for prayers as violence escalates. Tahan Theological College is hosting people displaced by attacks.

The Presbyterian Church of Taiwan has helped coordinate a medical mission trip to Ukraine. When the Taipei General Hospital and its branches in Tamshui, Hsinchu, and Taitung issued a call for volunteers, 70 medical doctors applied to join.

A Service of Thanksgiving and Celebration, to mark the 50th anniversary of The United Reformed Church, is taking place at Methodist Central Hall Westminster where the URC was formed on 5 October 1972, and will be streamed live 15 April, starting at 2.30 pm (UK time).

On the occasion of Easter for the Churches that celebrates it following the Western Liturgical calendar, the Secretary General of the Middle East Council of Churches, Michel Abs, visited Paul Haidostian, President of the Union of the Armenian Evangelical Churches in the Near East.

Statements, manifestos, declarations, pledges. Everyone from civil society to governments has outlined ethics and action to advance social justice. Are these just lofty documents or roadmaps for real change? A WACC Conversation Circle explores how statements might serve as an advocacy and engagement tool and help us translate words in action.

The World Week of Peace in Palestine and Israel, which will be observed from 16-23 September, will invite the world to pray and reflect on the theme “No place to lay my head.”

Image: ‘Family moments make great memories’ reads a sign in the kitchen as a family prepares an evening meal in their home in Beit Sahour, in the larger Bethlehem area. Photo: Albin Hillert/WCC

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