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United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands (UCJCI) encourages individual prayer and new worship avenues during COVID-19 pandemic

2020-04-02T18:59:38+08:00

After Jamaica confirmed its first COVID-19 case on 10 March, the United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands (UCJCI) encouraged their congregants to seek new opportunities to be the church in a needy world, [...]

United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands (UCJCI) encourages individual prayer and new worship avenues during COVID-19 pandemic2020-04-02T18:59:38+08:00

Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand (PCANZ) Moderator commends responders to Australia bushfires

2020-04-02T18:41:48+08:00

The Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand (PCANZ) Moderator Right Rev Fakaofo Kaio commended their country’s fighters, military personnel and others with relevant skill sets for having responded with aid and resources during the bushfires, [...]

Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand (PCANZ) Moderator commends responders to Australia bushfires2020-04-02T18:41:48+08:00

Moderators of United Reformed Church (URC) offer prayer during a time of uncertainty

2020-04-02T18:35:19+08:00

As the world deals with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and so much is being re-shaped, the Moderators of the United Reformed Church (URC)'s General Assembly Rev Nigel Uden and Derek Estill are offering the following [...]

Moderators of United Reformed Church (URC) offer prayer during a time of uncertainty2020-04-02T18:35:19+08:00

Union of Welsh Independents (UWI) General Secretary challenges churches to take innovative action to stem church decline

2020-03-26T17:55:30+08:00

Given the continuing decline in church attendance and the closure of chapels, The Union of Welsh Independents (UWI) General Secretary Rev Dyfrig Rees challenged churches to “take innovative action to halt the potentially terminal decline” [...]

Union of Welsh Independents (UWI) General Secretary challenges churches to take innovative action to stem church decline2020-03-26T17:55:30+08:00

Rev Kudzani Ndebele installed as new United Congregational Church of Southern Africa (UCCSA)

2020-03-25T20:19:30+08:00

The Valedictory Service of Rev Ian Booth as the Interim General Secretary of United Congregational Church of Southern Africa (UCCSA) was held on 19 January 2020 at St Lukes congregational church, North of Durban. The [...]

Rev Kudzani Ndebele installed as new United Congregational Church of Southern Africa (UCCSA)2020-03-25T20:19:30+08:00

United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands (UCJCI) Children’s Home receives material and spiritual support

2020-03-25T19:18:31+08:00

“To provide a loving and nurturing atmosphere where hurts are healed and hope is nurtured, so that the children may maximise their potential and fulfil their purpose with the engagement of all partners”. This is [...]

United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands (UCJCI) Children’s Home receives material and spiritual support2020-03-25T19:18:31+08:00

Uniting Presbyterian Church in Southern Africa (UPCSA) leaders lay out focus for 2020

2020-03-18T16:35:31+08:00

Uniting Presbyterian Church in Southern Africa (UPCSA) General Secretary Rev Lungile Mpetsheni laid out the focus for 2020 to the Presbyteries, congregations and fellowships earlier this year. He emphasised the need to develop into a [...]

Uniting Presbyterian Church in Southern Africa (UPCSA) leaders lay out focus for 20202020-03-18T16:35:31+08:00

United Reformed Church (URC) and Congregational Federation (CF) among church leaders affirming commitment to justice and peace

2020-03-11T15:40:15+08:00

Rev Nigel Uden and Mr Derek Estill, Moderators of the United Reformed Church (URC) General Assembly, and Mrs Yvonne Campbell, General Secretary of the Congregational Federation (CF) were among the leaders of British Church denominations [...]

United Reformed Church (URC) and Congregational Federation (CF) among church leaders affirming commitment to justice and peace2020-03-11T15:40:15+08:00

New office-bearers of the Church of South India elected during 36th Session of Synod Council meeting

2020-03-11T15:33:01+08:00

The 36th Session of the Synod Council meeting of the Church of South India (CSI Synod) began a day after a welcome ceremony where presbyters of Valparai District Church Council danced along with the beating [...]

New office-bearers of the Church of South India elected during 36th Session of Synod Council meeting2020-03-11T15:33:01+08:00

Update (20 March): Deadline extension to 14 April for DARE Global Forum 2020

2020-03-26T00:18:49+08:00

Update (20 March): The deadline for submission of papers has been extended to 14 April due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Discernment and radical engagement (DARE) are at the heart of the mission that makes CWM [...]

Update (20 March): Deadline extension to 14 April for DARE Global Forum 20202020-03-26T00:18:49+08:00

Mission Consultation underscores importance of service and humility

2020-03-18T10:39:16+08:00

Almost 100 participants from a wide range of church backgrounds, denominations and nationalities attended the Mission Consultation of the Hong Kong Churches 2019 at All Saints’ Cathedral in Mongkok, Kowloon towards the end of last [...]

Mission Consultation underscores importance of service and humility2020-03-18T10:39:16+08:00

Union of Welsh Independents (UWI) President emphasizes spiritual solidarity post-Brexit

2020-03-18T10:39:27+08:00

President of the Union of Welsh Independents (UWI), Rev Jill-Hailey Harries, has emphasised the importance of spiritual solidarity post-Brexit, as it is key to allaying fears and suspicion during this uncertain period. “As Brexit severs [...]

Union of Welsh Independents (UWI) President emphasizes spiritual solidarity post-Brexit2020-03-18T10:39:27+08:00

Update (16 March): Young Women Enabling Transformation (YWET) Programme is cancelled this year.

2020-03-16T15:46:40+08:00

Update (16 March 2020): This year’s YWET programme to be held 1 - 31 July in Kingston, Jamaica is cancelled in light of the COVID-19 epidemic (Coronavirus Disease 2019). Following a surge in confirmed cases [...]

Update (16 March): Young Women Enabling Transformation (YWET) Programme is cancelled this year.2020-03-16T15:46:40+08:00

Agents of Change: Indigenous and Minority Ethnic Ministers in Mission

2020-02-20T17:59:52+08:00

Even though migration is at the heart of God’s mission, migrants continue to be targeted and demonized, unless they come from dominant colonial communities. Indigenous people continue to face violence and denial of land and [...]

Agents of Change: Indigenous and Minority Ethnic Ministers in Mission2020-02-20T17:59:52+08:00

Applications open for Ecumenical School on Governance, Economics and Management (GEM) 2020

2020-01-03T14:58:26+08:00

Current and future church leaders are invited to apply for the Ecumenical School on Governance, Economics and Management (GEM School) for an Economy of Life from 17 – 28 August 2020, tentatively to be held [...]

Applications open for Ecumenical School on Governance, Economics and Management (GEM) 20202020-01-03T14:58:26+08:00

Call for applications for Face to Face 2020

2019-12-19T14:19:05+08:00

Applications are open for Building Life-Affirming Communities: Face To Face with the many poor and the many faiths in Asia. This will be held on 30 March to 10 May 2020 and conducted at the India Peace Centre in Nagpur, India. CWM’s six-week Face to Face Programme [...]

Call for applications for Face to Face 20202019-12-19T14:19:05+08:00

USE OF POLICE VIOLENCE IN HONG KONG: STATEMENT BY THE COUNCIL FOR WORLD MISSION BOARD OF DIRECTORS

2019-11-14T15:22:41+08:00

The Board of Directors of Council for World Mission, meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa, expresses its deep concern for the citizens of Hong Kong in the violence they face at this particular time.  The Board [...]

USE OF POLICE VIOLENCE IN HONG KONG: STATEMENT BY THE COUNCIL FOR WORLD MISSION BOARD OF DIRECTORS2019-11-14T15:22:41+08:00

Applications are open for TIM- Diploma in Mission Studies 2020

2019-11-27T16:00:58+08:00

Inclusive communities. Worship and Discipleship. Interfaith relations and ecumenism. Militarisation and Conflict. Climate change. CWM’s programmes 2016-2019 such as our flagship Training in Mission (TIM) Programme have been designed and developed around nine such global [...]

Applications are open for TIM- Diploma in Mission Studies 20202019-11-27T16:00:58+08:00

CWM Asia Youth Initiatives 2019 – Healing the future: Hope for tomorrow

2019-11-14T15:45:59+08:00

In line with its vision of Fullness of life through Christ for all creation, CWM has committed that young people should be included in the life and witness of their churches and communities, not merely [...]

CWM Asia Youth Initiatives 2019 – Healing the future: Hope for tomorrow2019-11-14T15:45:59+08:00

Face to Face India, 2019: Becoming torchbearers of justice and peace

2019-08-22T15:02:16+08:00

“Focus on being ‘face to face’ with engagement spirituality, economic justice, economics of the poor and ecumenism at the grassroots.  You will see this aplenty in India”. This was the challenge posed by Rev. Asir [...]

Face to Face India, 2019: Becoming torchbearers of justice and peace2019-08-22T15:02:16+08:00

Caribbean Region MMF: Will the Church be a movement or institution?

2019-08-22T15:08:09+08:00

The recently concluded Members’ Mission Forum (MMF) of the Council for World Mission (CWM) Caribbean region was challenged to consider whether the church would be more faithful to its roots as a movement than as [...]

Caribbean Region MMF: Will the Church be a movement or institution?2019-08-22T15:08:09+08:00

Young Women Enabling Transformation (YWET) Programme

2019-07-16T13:59:28+08:00

https://youtu.be/zoWtxcNLEPE Recognizing the lacuna of young women within our ecclesial structures, the Young Women Enabling Transformation (YWET) Programme is a Council for World Mission (CWM) initiative specifically directed towards the building of a collective of [...]

Young Women Enabling Transformation (YWET) Programme2019-07-16T13:59:28+08:00

Member Church feature: Congregational Union of New Zealand (CUNZ)

2019-11-21T17:48:48+08:00

Brief history The history of the Congregational Union of New Zealand (CUNZ) started in 1842 when a Mr. Jonas Woodward commenced services in his home in Wellington, New Zealand. The first Congregational Church at Auckland [...]

Member Church feature: Congregational Union of New Zealand (CUNZ)2019-11-21T17:48:48+08:00

Member Church Feature: The Uniting Presbyterian Church in Southern Africa (UPCSA)

2019-07-16T14:01:07+08:00

We are a diverse community of reformed Christians led by the Word of God and the Holy Spirit, prayerfully seeking the will of God for our lives together and the world. Our Vision To be [...]

Member Church Feature: The Uniting Presbyterian Church in Southern Africa (UPCSA)2019-07-16T14:01:07+08:00

Applications open for Ecumenical School on Governance, Economics and Management (GEM) 2019

2019-08-22T15:09:21+08:00

Twenty current and future church leaders will be selected to attend the Ecumenical School on Governance, Economics and Management (GEM) for an Economy of Life in Jakarta, Indonesia next August. Jointly initiated by Council for [...]

Applications open for Ecumenical School on Governance, Economics and Management (GEM) 20192019-08-22T15:09:21+08:00

Inaugural Taiwan Ecumenical Forum (TEF): pursuit of justice and peace for people of Taiwan and the Asia Pacific

2019-08-22T15:09:33+08:00

154 ecumenical leaders and youth representatives from Taiwan and worldwide gathered at the Presbyterian Bible College in Hsinchu, Taiwan on 28 November for the Taiwan Ecumenical Forum (TEF). Themed “Asia Pacific Kairos: A prophetic call [...]

Inaugural Taiwan Ecumenical Forum (TEF): pursuit of justice and peace for people of Taiwan and the Asia Pacific2019-08-22T15:09:33+08:00

Member Church feature: The United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands (UCJCI)

2019-07-16T14:44:08+08:00

  The United Church in Jamaica and The Cayman Islands (UCJCI), is called to witness to the love of Christ not only through words, but through deeds. Meeting the needs of people, is, therefore, an [...]

Member Church feature: The United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands (UCJCI)2019-07-16T14:44:08+08:00