Member Church News: Uniting, Dedicating, Remembering, Honouring

United/Uniting churches together: John Dorhauer, general minister and president of the United Church of Christ in the USA; Nora Sanders, general secretary of the United Church of Canada; and John Proctor, the general secretary of the United Reformed Church in the UK joined Colleen Geyer, general secretary of the Uniting Church in Australia in Sydney.

A new church in was dedicated in Aleppo, Syria.

The life, service and impact of Dr. Samuel Noordhoff, a missionary from the Reformed Church in America to Taiwan, is shown in a video, Long Vacation. His recent death made national news in Taiwan, including a tribute from the president.

The Council of Churches of Cuba received the Esperanza Prize on World Aids Day for its work in response to HIV while the Church of Jesus Christ in Madagascar celebrated its 50th anniversary this year by promoting free HIV testing at all of its commemorative events.

Coming in January: a new film about the life of Huldrych Zwingli (take a look at the teaser trailer through the link).

The Presbyterian Church in Korea continues to deepen ties with the Korean Church of Jesus Christ

Just months after celebrating its 40th anniversary, Zomba Theological College in Malawi has been registered by the National Council for Higher Education

Important ecumenical work was noted in a recent meeting of the Ecumenical Commission of Christian Churches of Argentina even as a new ecumenical Advent reflection was released.

The Indian Disability Ecumenical Accompaniment of the National Council of Churches in India in partnership with the World Council of Churches – Ecumenical Disability Advocates Network, Church of Scotland- World Mission Council, Asia CMS and Christian Service Agency organized an Institute on Disability.

Faith-based groups gathered on 2 December, the eve of the opening of the United Nations climate conference, in Katowice, Poland, for an Interfaith Talanoa Dialogue to take stock of the collective global efforts to reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases, and United Church of Christ justice leaders responded to a dire climate change report that gives a detailed analysis of the effect of climate change on every facet of life in the United States.

In the spirit of Christmas, European church leaders are affirming the values of dignity, respect and compassion for refugees and migrants.

Reconciliation, Renewal and Restoration: Divine Indicative and Human Imperative” will be the theme of 2019 Congress of Asian Theologians.

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