Member Church News: Movements and Transformations

J. Herbert Nelson was overwhelmingly elected stated clerk of the Presbyterian Church (USA), becoming the first black man selected as the top ecclesial officer of the United States’ largest Reformed body, a largely white denomination. Transforming the future… Read More

Statements on United Kingdom’s European Union Referendum

In the wake of the “Brexit” vote and as a global Communion of churches, we join with our sisters and brothers to continue our commitment to unity and justice across national boundaries and despite differing political views. Jerry… Read More

Member Church News: Synods, Assemblies, Meetings

There’s a lot of news coming from the Presbyterian Church (USA) as they hold their 22nd General Assembly. On the 60th anniversary of making women eligible to be pastors, and the 85th anniversary of ordaining its first woman… Read More

Member Church News: Vatican Visit, Refugees, New Saints

In celebration of the 35th anniversary of its founding in 1981, the Evangelical Presbyterian Church is releasing Liberty in Non-Essentials: The Story of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church. The book was written by EPC teaching elder Don Fortson, Professor… Read More

Member Church News: Learnings, Recognitions, Secrets

August 2016 marks the 30th anniversary of the United Church in Canada’s apology for the role it played in colonization and the destruction of indigenous cultures and spiritual practices. A string of fires has caused millions of dollars… Read More

Member Church News: Women, Youth, Commemorations

BBC Reporting Scotland presents a video about “Kirk Women,” featuring some of the first women in Scotland who were ordained as elders and ministers. The common theme of young people and leadership was on the minds of many… Read More

Member Church News: Welcome, Support, Partner

The Uniting Church in Australia (UCA) has urged a more welcoming approach to refugees, calling for an increase in the annual refugee intake to 60,000 by the end of the decade. A statement released on Monday, May 23rd… Read More

Member Church News: Shelter, Gender, Frontier

A California United Church of Christ congregation threw a “Green Card” party Saturday afternoon, May 14, celebrating the promise of citizenship for a woman the church sheltered, in sanctuary, from the threat of deportation for nearly three years…. Read More

WCRC supports WCC over Israeli incident

In response to the detention and deportation of participants to a World Council of Churches climate conference by Israeli authorities, the WCRC’s Executive Committee last week sent a letter of support to WCC General Secretary Olav Fykse Tveit…. Read More

Member Church News: Fires, Peace, Prisons

Members of Evergreen Community Christian Reformed Church in Fort McMurray, Canada, were among those evacuated from the northern Alberta city as massive wildfires have moved quickly from nearby pine forests into the city itself. The Evangelical community calls… Read More