Member Church News: Uniting, Provoking, Crossing, Sharing

Delegates of the Federation of Protestant Churches of Switzerland ratified their new constitution, which will transform them into a national church as of 2020.

John McCulloch, the minister at St. Andrew’s Scots Memorial Church in Jerusalem, has written a thought-provoking reflection on the season of Advent.

A Presbyterian Church (USA) delegation crossed the border into Mexico to talk and pray with people seeking asylum.

Prominent church leaders, including the moderators of both the Presbyterian Church of South Sudan and the South Sudan Presbyterian Evangelical Church, exhorted graduates of Nile Theological College to continue the ministry God is calling them into.

Gustav Claassen, general secretary of the Dutch Reformed Church (South Africa), spoke to the Synod of the Reformed Church in Hungary, saying that they, too, are continuously trying to find the answer to the question of what it means to stay true to the Reformed confessional basis amidst changing contexts.

The latest issue of the International Review of Mission, the biannual journal of the World Council of Churches contains a selection of articles which were given as key lectures at the Conference on World Mission and Evangelism in Arusha earlier this year.

The Conference of European Churches and Cumberland Lodge held a conference titled Towards Peaceful co-existence in the Middle East: challenges and opportunities.

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