Member Church News: Praying, Responding, Singing

AIPRAL has expressed its prayerful solidarity with those impacted by the explosion in the Saratoga Hotel in Havana, Cuba, on 6 May.

The 16th Assembly meeting wrapped up on the Sunshine Coast on Monday afternoon after four days of joyful Christian community, worship, prayer, and discerning the will of God for the Uniting Church in Australia.

The Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand has reached a milestone decision to offer any future church-owned land for sale to local iwi before anyone else. It comes as the church reckons with its colonial past and seeks to build even stronger relationships with tangata whenua.

Enjoy this joyous video from the United Church of Christ in the Philippines’s Bukidnon Symphony Choir singing “A United and Uniting Church.”

The Calvin Institute of Christian Worship has created a list of Ascension Day resources, including songs, reflections, visual arts, and readings, which will help plan worship for Ascension Day, traditionally celebrated 40 days after Easter.

Resisting Occupation: A Global Struggle For Liberation: In the latest Council for World Mission eDARE publication, Resisting Occupation, international scholars discuss the radical denial of human flourishing caused by the occupation of mind, body, spirit, and land.

Africa Day Commemoration webinar will explore pluralism, racism and xenophobia: A webinar commemorating Africa Day on 24 May will explore “Pluralism, Racism and Xenophobia: The colonial and missionary legacy and conflict in post-colonial Africa.”

ACT Alliance’s Ukraine response “shows the potential we have as an alliance to come together, pool resources, & enable our members to reach out to people in very vulnerable situations,” says Erik Lysén of Act Church of Sweden, and Moderator of the ACT Governing Board.

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