Member Church News: Women Leaders, COP28, Advent

Among other members, the Uniting Church in Australia, as part of its commitment to the equality and safety of all people, joins people around the world in marking 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, which begins on 25 November.

50 years after the founding of the Leuenberg church community, the path to unity lives on in reconciled diversity. But what contributions can the members of the Community of Evangelical Churches in Europe make to the challenges of today? A conference in Bern sought answers.

A delegation of young adults from The United Church of Canada will attend the COP28 conference virtually. The delegation is part of a broader United Church COP28 strategy that includes supporting and amplifying the voices of those most impacted by climate change and people of faith at COP, as well as engaging and mobilizing faith communities in Canada.

Reformed Worship wants to be a blesing by sharing a series of Advent devotions on their blog. “Receiving the Gift: Daily Meditations for Reading and Reflecting,” written by Rebecca Tellinghuisen, can be used for your personal devotions or distributed to your congregation.

A Reflection on Indigenous Peoples, Colonization, and the Church by Shannan Vance-Ocampo of the Presbyterian Church (USA).

In a historic decision, Council for World Mission Moderator Lydia Neshangwe, a member of the Uniting Presbyterian Church in Southern Africa, was elected as the first female president to serve the All Africa Conference of Churches.

World Conference on Faith and Order in 2025 will mark anniversary of the Council of Nicaea: The Sixth World Conference on Faith and Order of the World Council of Churches, marking the 1700th anniversary of the first Ecumenical Council of Nicaea, is to take place in Egypt in October 2025 at the invitation of the Coptic Orthodox Church.

Nurturing the Next Generation of Female Leaders: “A New Face” seeks to provide a safe space for established women to share, be empowered and ultimately equipped for female leadership in their respective churches.

Pacific Conference of Churches: “hear the cry of our people, land, and ocean:” As its 12th General Assembly in Kanaky (New Caledonia) concluded, the Pacific Conference of Churches, in an outcome statement, expressed a vision for leading change through transformation.

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