Member Church News: Women Empowerment, HIV/AIDS Awareness, Challenge of Preaching in Contemporary Europe

The World Student Christian Federation Asia-Pacific (WSCF-AP) organized a Regional Program on Peacebuilding and Dialogue, hosted by the Korea Student Christian Federation (KSCF). Thirty-three students and youth gathered in Seoul, Korea between 17-24th August 2018,  for sustainable peace, as they reflected on the theme:  A Prophetic Call for Peace-Ecumenical Students & Youth for Sustainable Peace in Korean Peninsula. Read more about the experience of a theology student from Montreal.


National Council of India (NCCI) – Youth Concerns serves as a space for young people of all sections of life in society to express, experience and explore the multi-dimensional features of Ecumenism and Ecumenical Movement and to analyse the role of youth in strengthening the Ecumenical Movement. Giving a young face to the Ecumenical Movement is the prerequisite in the formation of the Youth Concerns. Read More


Preparations are well underway for the first meeting of the Taiwan Ecumenical Forum for Justice and Peace (TEF) to be held on 27 to 30 November 2018. TEF is being hosted by the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan (PCT) at the Presbyterian Bible College in Hsinchu, Taiwan. Read More


Churches and other faith-based organizations are making a positive contribution to eliminating HIV/AIDS as a public health risk. Read More


Representatives from the World Council of Churches and the National Council of Churches are urging faith groups to engage with their political leaders. Jim Winkler, president of the national council, and Dr. Peter Prove, executive director of the WCC Commission of the Churches on International Affairs, appeared Monday on Coffee with the Clerk, a weekly Facebook Live broadcast with the Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II, Stated Clerk of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Read More 


A three-day Consultation organized by the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) focused on the theme ‘Transforming the World and Building Peace’ called to empower women in church and society to combat gender-based violence. Read More


A Dominican preaching colloquium addresses the challenge of preaching in contemporary Europe, where secularism, individualism, and a lack of cultural consensus have given rise to fear, division, and xenophobia. Read More


Between November 17 and 18, the second ReformANDO workshop was held, with the participation of 42 young people and youth leaders from the Evangelical Church of the Río de la Plata (IERP), whose objective was to provide a workshop space in which work planning youth encounters, communication and social networks as a way to give a voice to the proclamation of the Gospel from the Protestant youth in South America. Read More 


An ecumenical project has been demonstrating success in helping communities get long-term recovery started more quickly.  Key is immediate deployment of on-the-ground support. Community-based long-term disaster recovery groups focus on the unmet needs of disaster survivors beyond what they can handle out of their own resources and with governmental assistance. Read More 



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