Member Church News: Prayers, Responses

Global prayer for peace on the Korean Peninsula will seek “a united country that contributes to world peace.” On 13 August, a global prayer for peace and reconciliation on the Korean Peninsula will unite voices seeking to build bridges between North and South Korea.

Faith communities respond to climate crisis in Indonesia: In crowded urban neighborhoods and drought-plagued rural villages, Indonesians from all religious backgrounds are putting their faith into action.

The United Church in Australia has called for prayers for the people of South Korea who have been hit by flooding and landslides in one of the country’s worst monsoon seasons.

The Presbyterian Church in Taiwan (PCT) General Assembly Executive Committee, which convened on 18 July 2023, expressed “heartfelt and deep gratitude” to the Council for World Mission for issuing a statement in support and solidarity with PCT during its recent Annual Members’ Meeting themed “Break Down the Walls of Division.”

The Presbyterian Church (USA) and Global Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and United Church of Christ were among more than 60 organizations urging the US Congress to pursue justice for a slain Palestinian-American journalist.

Garden with a view: “Green Campus” is the buzzword for Evangelische Mission Weltweit‘s (EMW) new special program. Theological training centers around the world were invited to apply with their project in the field of eco-theology. Of 29 applications received, seven were approved. The United Theological College in Zimbabwe is one of them.

The Council for World Mission celebrated its 46th anniversary in the Chen Li Presbyterian Church in Singapore.

Prayer for Sudan will express solidarity with churches and people: An ecumenical prayer on 28 July will express love and solidarity for the churches and people of Sudan.

The Conference of European Churches joined churches and ecumenical organisations from across the globe at the Ukraine Future Conference. Inspired by the Christian vision, the conference expressed hope for Ukraine’s future, where peace with justice is possible.

Photo: Ivars Kupcis/World Council of Churches

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