Member Church News: Rescuing, Supporting, Working

More than a dozen faith leaders in the Northern California Nevada Conference gathered online in early July, coming together to address issues of racism, to plan actions and identify resources that churches can use in authentic ways.

The German Protestant church will send a ship to the central Mediterranean to rescue migrants attempting to reach Europe from north Africa.

An interfaith gathering in Taiwan focused on empowering women within the church.

Richard J. Mouw, a widely respected theologian and philosopher, is joining the Paul B. Henry Institute for the Study of Christianity and Politics at Calvin University as a senior research fellow. Mouw has served the past 35 years at Fuller Theological Seminary—and for two of those decades as its president.

AIPRAL has joined in the call for prayer and support for those impacted by the explosion in Beirut.

Changhua Presbytery had heard of the challenges initially faced by the U.S. in acquiring adequate personal protective equipment and face masks, they sprang into action by sending 300 handmade facial coverings, each with a pocket for a filter, to their Presbyterian partners in Mid-Kentucky, accompanied by their prayers.

This year again, nearly a thousand youngsters get the opportunity to have fun under safe circumstances in Arc Camp, organized by the Reformed Church in Hungary.

The national staff of the United Church of Christ, working virtually since March 23 because of the coronavirus pandemic, will continue to be deployed at home until 2021.

The World Council of Churches sent greetings to the Presbyterian Church of Colombia as the church commemorates 164 years of preaching and service.

On 6 August, a “Joint Interfaith Statement on the 75th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki” was released, reaffirming the existential threat to humanity that nuclear weapons pose.

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