Christmas: Where Joy and Pain Embrace

It is Christmas, a time of celebration around a child whose birth will bring good news of a great joy which will come to all the people. Still, with all the joy expected, the situation that surrounded the… Read More

Hope in the darkness

Arise and shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you, for darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the Lord will arise upon you, and his… Read More

Continuing Dutch worship service a testament of faith

Through both word and action the World Communion of Reformed Churches has demonstrated its support of the Bethel Church (The Hague, Netherlands) as its marathon worship service continues to protect an asylum-seeking family facing deportation. Philip Vinod Peacock,… Read More

Applications invited for 2019 GEM School

The next Ecumenical School on Governance, Economics and Management (GEM) for an Economy of Life will be held in Jakarta, Indonesia, 19-30 August 2019. In order to strengthen the voice of churches on global economics, a select group… Read More

Dialogue considers impact of eschatology on mission

The fifth session of the current Reformed-Pentecostal Dialogue took place in Legon, Accra, Ghana, under the theme “Ministering to the Needs of the World: Mission and Eschatology.” At the beginning and end of each day, participants, representing the… Read More

Karl Barth’s life and work to be commemorated

The life and work of Swiss theologian Karl Barth will be remembered in a new traveling exhibition and a series of events beginning in December. The theme of the year-long commemoration is “Gott Trifft Mensch” or “God Meets… Read More

Relationships foundational for CANAAC

Relationships—both the personal and corporate—are the foundation from which the Caribbean and North American Area Council (CANAAC) will build over the next years. CANAAC met as an Assembly in Georgetown, Guyana, 25-30 October, under the theme “Living Faithfully,… Read More

Hope drives Iraqi churches

The strength of hope continues to drive the few remaining Presbyterian churches in Iraq, a World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) delegation found on a recent visit. “Although they are very few, they have a vision of hope… Read More

WCRC condemns abduction of children in Cameroon

On Sunday, 4 November, nearly 80 children and three staff members were kidnapped from Presbyterian School Bamenda by armed men in northwest Cameroon. This was the second kidnapping of students within the week. Update: the students and driver… Read More

Prayers for Brazilian Elections

Dear sisters and brother of WCRC: I’m writing from Brazil to ask for your prayers for the elections that we will have this Sunday, October 7. We live a time of anguish and fear in our country. A… Read More