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Uniting Presbyterian Church in Southern Africa (UPCSA) Moderator encourages vaccinations for COVID-19

2021-02-19T14:02:57+08:00

The Uniting Presbyterian Church in Southern Africa (UPCSA) Moderator has advocated for COVID-19 vaccines to congregations in a letter on 15 February, where he addressed concerns about its safety and side effects. With people in [...]

Uniting Presbyterian Church in Southern Africa (UPCSA) Moderator encourages vaccinations for COVID-192021-02-19T14:02:57+08:00

Union of Welsh Independents (UWI) funding opportunity for churches to innovate

2021-02-19T16:37:44+08:00

After a lengthy process of reorganising some of the Union of Welsh Independents (UWI) funds for contemporary use, churches which meet membership criteria can now tap on a funding opportunity to invest in their future. [...]

Union of Welsh Independents (UWI) funding opportunity for churches to innovate2021-02-19T16:37:44+08:00

Resource on nurturing social cohesion for churches now available

2021-02-11T16:43:59+08:00

“Nurturing Social Cohesion” is a practical resource borne of a major research project conducted on how churches contribute to social cohesion of communities across England. In this study commissioned by the Free Churches Group, UK’s [...]

Resource on nurturing social cohesion for churches now available2021-02-11T16:43:59+08:00

Migration and refugee-themed anthology produced in an ecumenical effort

2021-02-11T17:07:00+08:00

Several years ago, Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI) took a group of church leaders to the Eidomeni crossing in northern Greece at the border with Macedonia. They saw a human tide of asylum [...]

Migration and refugee-themed anthology produced in an ecumenical effort2021-02-11T17:07:00+08:00

NCCK publishes Korean translation of a resource on 70 years of conflict in Korean Peninsula

2021-02-11T16:45:28+08:00

The National Council of Churches in Korea (NCCK) has published a Korean translation of The Light of Peace: Churches in Solidarity with the Korean Peninsula, a book that traces 70 years of unresolved conflict on [...]

NCCK publishes Korean translation of a resource on 70 years of conflict in Korean Peninsula2021-02-11T16:45:28+08:00

United Reformed Church (URC) curates Fairtrade Fortnight service

2021-02-11T16:45:20+08:00

The United Reformed Church (URC)’s has curated the ecumenical service of worship for Fairtrade Fortnight (22 February to 7 March), in collaboration with other Christian organisations this year. This is part of a series of [...]

United Reformed Church (URC) curates Fairtrade Fortnight service2021-02-11T16:45:20+08:00

United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands (UCJCI)’s Women Fellowship Week

2021-01-29T11:16:39+08:00

This week is United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands (UCJCI)’s Women’s Fellowship Week, and outreach, mentoring and supporting church members continue to be the Fellowship’s focus areas. Virtual parenting talk shows will be [...]

United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands (UCJCI)’s Women Fellowship Week2021-01-29T11:16:39+08:00

United Reformed Church (URC) connects with faith leaders in pilot interfaith programme

2021-01-29T11:14:25+08:00

A pilot programme to foster deeper inter-faith understanding and cooperation was organised for 20 mosques and churches including the United Reformed Church (URC) last November. This pilot builds upon an existing programme developed by the [...]

United Reformed Church (URC) connects with faith leaders in pilot interfaith programme2021-01-29T11:14:25+08:00

Church of South India (CSI) General Secretary encourages churches to face the year with hope and courage

2021-01-29T11:12:42+08:00

Church of South India (CSI) General Secretary C. Fernandas Rathina Raja has exhorted church members to anchor their hope on God and face this year with courage. In the January issue of CSI Life, he [...]

Church of South India (CSI) General Secretary encourages churches to face the year with hope and courage2021-01-29T11:12:42+08:00

United Church of Zambia (UCZ) Synod Bishop calls for non-violence before General Elections

2021-01-22T13:55:20+08:00

United Church of Zambia (UCZ) Synod Bishop His Grace Bishop Sydney Sichilima is urging political leaders to dissuade their cadres from violent campaigns before the upcoming General Elections. During elections in recent years, politicians have [...]

United Church of Zambia (UCZ) Synod Bishop calls for non-violence before General Elections2021-01-22T13:55:20+08:00

Church of Bangladesh (COB)’s work in isolated Netrokona district

2021-01-22T11:39:08+08:00

In the foothills of Garo Hills in Durgapur Upazila of Netrokona district, Bangladesh lies isolated villages without safe drinking water and a modern agricultural, sewage and communications system.  Unemployment, child marriage, and trafficking are also [...]

Church of Bangladesh (COB)’s work in isolated Netrokona district2021-01-22T11:39:08+08:00

Presbyterian Church in Taiwan (PCT)’s Christmas evangelism efforts downtown

2021-01-22T13:53:23+08:00

With the pandemic under control in Taiwan last Christmas, Lu-Chou Presbyterian Church held an evangelical walk downtown where they delivered 1,000 packages of Christmas presents including New Testament Bible, evangelical leaflets, Christmas cakes and candies. [...]

Presbyterian Church in Taiwan (PCT)’s Christmas evangelism efforts downtown2021-01-22T13:53:23+08:00

The United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands (UCJCI) Moderator encourages churches to face the new year with resilience

2021-01-14T14:36:21+08:00

The United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands (UCJCI) Moderator Rt Rev Gordon Cowans has urged the churches to heed the call to justice, mercy and humility (Micah 6:8). In his New Year Message, [...]

The United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands (UCJCI) Moderator encourages churches to face the new year with resilience2021-01-14T14:36:21+08:00

Uniting Presbyterian Church in Southern Africa (UPCSA) Moderator calls for day of fasting and prayer following spike in COVID-19 cases

2021-01-15T17:21:43+08:00

The Uniting Presbyterian Church in Southern Africa (UPCSA) Moderator Rt Rev Dr Peter Langerman called for a day of fasting and prayer on 11 January after an alarming spike in COVID-19 cases in the countries [...]

Uniting Presbyterian Church in Southern Africa (UPCSA) Moderator calls for day of fasting and prayer following spike in COVID-19 cases2021-01-15T17:21:43+08:00

United Reformed Church (URC) Synod Moderators advise closing church buildings for public worship

2021-01-15T17:21:54+08:00

Following the rapid spread of a new strain of COVID-19, the United Reformed Church (URC) has issued updated advice to its churches to cease in-person worship and shift to digital worship, sermons and Bible studies. [...]

United Reformed Church (URC) Synod Moderators advise closing church buildings for public worship2021-01-15T17:21:54+08:00

Church of Bangladesh (COB) renovates Christian Mission Hospital, Rajshahi

2021-01-08T16:58:40+08:00

The Christian Mission Hospital, Rajshahi (CMH) operated under the health programme of the Church of Bangladesh (COB) has undergone major renovation for the first time since its inception in 1926. Besides giving the hospital a [...]

Church of Bangladesh (COB) renovates Christian Mission Hospital, Rajshahi2021-01-08T16:58:40+08:00

Presbyterian Church in Singapore (PCS) provide flood relief for churches in Cambodia

2021-01-14T15:01:08+08:00

The Presbyterian Church in Singapore (PCS) has raised over $17,000 among its member churches to support Cambodian churches struggling with floods and the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds contributed were deployed for various development initiatives, and [...]

Presbyterian Church in Singapore (PCS) provide flood relief for churches in Cambodia2021-01-14T15:01:08+08:00

Church of North India (CNI) Moderator urges churches to rediscover the real meaning of Christmas

2020-12-11T16:12:18+08:00

Christmas this year will be very different from past Christmases, however, it can be made memorable by focusing on the spirit of Christmas rather than the celebrations, said Church of North India (CNI) Moderator Most [...]

Church of North India (CNI) Moderator urges churches to rediscover the real meaning of Christmas2020-12-11T16:12:18+08:00

Serving a Wounded World in Inter-religious Solidarity

2020-12-11T16:52:25+08:00

The World Council of Churches and the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue co-authored “Serving a Wounded World in Interreligious Solidarity: A Christian Call to Reflection and Action During COVID-19 and Beyond” earlier this year. The [...]

Serving a Wounded World in Inter-religious Solidarity2020-12-11T16:52:25+08:00

Hong Kong Council of the Church of Christ in China (HKCCCC) General Secretary encourages “an extraordinary 2020 Christmas” this Advent

2020-12-01T21:26:06+08:00

Hong Kong Council of the Church of Christ in China (HKCCCC) General Secretary Rev Dr Eric So has encouraged the church that a meaningful Christmas season is still possible even though there will likely be [...]

Hong Kong Council of the Church of Christ in China (HKCCCC) General Secretary encourages “an extraordinary 2020 Christmas” this Advent2020-12-01T21:26:06+08:00

Prominent faith leaders offer hope and vision in “Coronaspection” project

2020-12-01T21:42:22+08:00

The Elijah Interfaith Institute launched “Coronaspection”, a project where over 30 prominent faith leaders from 15 countries contribute their insights on faith during COVID-19. The coronavirus crisis has affected almost all communities, and is a [...]

Prominent faith leaders offer hope and vision in “Coronaspection” project2020-12-01T21:42:22+08:00

Union of Welsh Independents (UWI) provides aid in Madagascar

2021-01-14T15:03:38+08:00

Several projects in Madagascar have been undertaken and continued to progress through the generosity of churches and individuals in Union of Welsh Independents (UWI), which had partnered Money for Madagascar, a charity experienced in humanitarian [...]

Union of Welsh Independents (UWI) provides aid in Madagascar2021-01-14T15:03:38+08:00

Church of Bangladesh (COB) continues outreach to migrant workers in Singapore alongside Anglican Diocese

2021-01-14T15:05:42+08:00

Church of Bangladesh (COB) has continued to collaborate with the Anglican Diocese of Singapore on “My Dorm Our Home”, a project to reach out to migrant workers in Singapore, most of whom faced quarantine earlier [...]

Church of Bangladesh (COB) continues outreach to migrant workers in Singapore alongside Anglican Diocese2021-01-14T15:05:42+08:00

Respond faithfully to God’s Call to Continue, says The United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands (UCJCI) General Secretary

2020-11-25T12:54:37+08:00

Pressing on despite challenging times is probably one of the most difficult tasks in life. However, choosing to continue is an act of hopefulness and requires our faithful response, wrote The United Church in Jamaica [...]

Respond faithfully to God’s Call to Continue, says The United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands (UCJCI) General Secretary2020-11-25T12:54:37+08:00

Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand (PCANZ) participates in White Ribbon Campaign

2020-11-24T19:34:09+08:00

Some years ago, the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) introduced the White Ribbon Campaign to New Zealand, which is believed to have the highest rate of reported gender-based violence (GBV) in developed countries. [...]

Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand (PCANZ) participates in White Ribbon Campaign2020-11-24T19:34:09+08:00

Ecumenical organisations appeal to G20 leaders to address debt crisis amidst pandemic

2020-12-16T11:20:58+08:00

Ahead of the G20 Leaders’ Summit held on 21-22 November, Council for World Mission (CWM) and several ecumenical partners wrote an urgent letter about the debt crisis on 17 November. Representing 500 million Christians worldwide, [...]

Ecumenical organisations appeal to G20 leaders to address debt crisis amidst pandemic2020-12-16T11:20:58+08:00

The Uniting Presbyterian Church in Southern Africa (UPCSA) observes 16 days of activism against Gender-Based Violence (GBV), among other activities

2020-11-19T18:35:40+08:00

Many women have shared harrowing stories of violence and abuse using the hashtag #aminext on social media and this website, and gender-based violence (GBV) in South Africa has been described as the “second pandemic”. The [...]

The Uniting Presbyterian Church in Southern Africa (UPCSA) observes 16 days of activism against Gender-Based Violence (GBV), among other activities2020-11-19T18:35:40+08:00

Church of South India (CSI) extends care through COVID-19 relief kits to missionaries, holds youth conference

2020-11-20T15:54:51+08:00

Church of South India (CSI) has launched the “Always Remember Missionaries (ARM)-AMEN Movement 2020”, a specific missional call to all congregations to support and encourage the missionaries and evangelists unceasingly. The movement serves as a [...]

Church of South India (CSI) extends care through COVID-19 relief kits to missionaries, holds youth conference2020-11-20T15:54:51+08:00

United Reformed Church (URC) publishes updated COVID-19 advice for England’s lockdown in November

2020-11-13T12:13:40+08:00

As the governments of Wales, Scotland and England navigate different paths in dealing with the coronavirus, the United Reformed Church (URC) Synod Moderators have encouraged churches to comply with guidelines to keep themselves and others [...]

United Reformed Church (URC) publishes updated COVID-19 advice for England’s lockdown in November2020-11-13T12:13:40+08:00

Pacific Conference of Churches (PCC) calls for 40 days of prayer and fasting for West Papua

2020-11-13T12:16:35+08:00

Pacific Conference of Churches (PCC) Freedom Sunday is on 6 December, and PCC is inviting their leaders and congregations from member churches to join in a time of prayer and fasting for West Papua, Kanaky [...]

Pacific Conference of Churches (PCC) calls for 40 days of prayer and fasting for West Papua2020-11-13T12:16:35+08:00

Union of Welsh Independents (UWI) welcome rejection of Internal Market Bill

2020-11-13T12:17:51+08:00

Union of Welsh Independents (UWI) Churches, which represents Christians meeting in 400 chapels, has welcomed the rejection of the controversial UK Internal Market Bill by the House of Lords. Prior to the vote, the UWI [...]

Union of Welsh Independents (UWI) welcome rejection of Internal Market Bill2020-11-13T12:17:51+08:00

Interfaith joint statement on “Just Economics for Liberation and Life”

2020-11-13T19:01:14+08:00

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc on many lives around the world, and while it is too early to comprehend the full impact of the pandemic, it is evident that this crisis is deepening [...]

Interfaith joint statement on “Just Economics for Liberation and Life”2020-11-13T19:01:14+08:00

Interfaith panel addresses debt cancellation and reparations

2020-11-13T19:01:52+08:00

A panel of experts of different faiths spoke on debt cancellation and reparations as tools for promoting justice, sustainability and life-affirming economies in the third 2020 Ecumenical School on Governance, Economics and Management public webinar [...]

Interfaith panel addresses debt cancellation and reparations2020-11-13T19:01:52+08:00

Protestant Church in the Netherlands (PKN) collaborates on online platform linking those in need to local initiatives

2020-10-23T11:03:54+08:00

Earlier this year, Protestant Church in the Netherlands (PKN) partnered with other churches and local aid organisations to collaborate on #nietalleen, an online platform where those in need can seek help with day-to-day tasks, and [...]

Protestant Church in the Netherlands (PKN) collaborates on online platform linking those in need to local initiatives2020-10-23T11:03:54+08:00

Become competent watchmen of the city, says Hong Kong Council of the Church of Christ in China (HKCCCC) General Secretary

2021-01-14T15:06:43+08:00

With Hong Kong beset by recent challenges and anxieties, how should its churches be witnesses of Christ’s love to those in despair? How can Hong Kong Council of the Church of Christ in China (HKCCCC) [...]

Become competent watchmen of the city, says Hong Kong Council of the Church of Christ in China (HKCCCC) General Secretary2021-01-14T15:06:43+08:00

Union of Welsh Independents (UWI) encourages churches to observe Recovery Sunday

2020-10-23T15:40:44+08:00

Union of Welsh Independents (UWI) will be observing the ninth “Recovery Sunday” on 25 Oct, a day set aside to encourage churches to think about those suffering from various addictions, to learn more about their [...]

Union of Welsh Independents (UWI) encourages churches to observe Recovery Sunday2020-10-23T15:40:44+08:00

The United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands (UCJCI) joins the call for Reparatory Justice

2020-10-16T16:46:32+08:00

Through its process of renewal and transformation over the years, the United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands (UCJCI) has reflected on its complicity in a system propagating and profiting from the enslavement of [...]

The United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands (UCJCI) joins the call for Reparatory Justice2020-10-16T16:46:32+08:00