Member Church News: Unmasking Empire, Indigenous Rights, Interfaith Orientations

Taiwan Ecumenical Forum for Justice and Peace (TEF)’s second Steering Group meeting is held from July 23 till 24. During the second Steering Group meeting, the co-ordinator of Taiwan Ecumenical Forum Task Force, Professor Victor Hsu, in his article, “Taiwan’s International Status”, makes a parallel between Jean Paul Sartre’s play “No Exit” and Taiwan’s current situation in the international community. Read More


CWM has published its theological statement on Mission in the context of Empire entitlted as Unmasking Empire. This critique has been at the heart of CWM’s programmes  since a long time and shaped its work and witness. The full document can be found here.


The United Church of Canada gathers at Durham College + University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, Ontario, for its 43rd General Council (July 21–27, 2018), bringing together over 350 commissioners (delegates) from across the country to make some of the most important decisions in the church’s history. Read More


In a 19 July statement, the South Sudan Council of Churches reflected on recent developments in the country: “The winds of violence and conflict have continued to obscure our road to light and peace, while the international community remains discouraged and frustrated by the absence of peace. It is well known that the church has historically played a key moral and spiritual role in healing and mediation at various points in our history to stop bloodshed and make peace.” Read More


Reknowned theologian Dr. Ariarajah emphasised the need to initiate fresh theological creativities to re-discover noble human values and bring communities closer together during the Asian Ecumenical Institute (AEI) of the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) being held at the Payap University in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Read More


Weeks after a radicalized Muslim family committed suicide attacks on churches in the city of Surabaya, Indonesia, the country passed an anti-terror law meant to prevent more attacks and foster the majority-Muslim country’s tolerant culture. Read More


The Communication Department of the Church of South India (CSI) Synod announced a photography competition with awards to the best entries. Last Date of submitting Entries: 15th September 2018. Read More



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