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Zacchaeus Tax and Jubilee Now! – GEM School 2020 Public Webinar

2020-09-25T17:57:01+08:00

Tax justice, including reforming the current tax systems, enacting jubilee, and paying reparations, was the focus of the second 2020 Ecumenical School on Governance, Economics, and Management (GEM School) public webinar. Students and guests were [...]

Zacchaeus Tax and Jubilee Now! – GEM School 2020 Public Webinar2020-09-25T17:57:01+08:00

The United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands (UCJCI) distributes care packages

2020-09-25T17:59:08+08:00

From May to July this year, The United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands (UCJCI) provided grocery baskets of essential food items for 200 families and elderly who had lost their jobs or whose [...]

The United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands (UCJCI) distributes care packages2020-09-25T17:59:08+08:00

Pacific Conference of Churches (PCC) calls for day of prayer for Kanaky Referendum

2020-09-25T17:59:25+08:00

Pacific Conference of Churches (PCC) General Secretary Rev James Bhagwan has asked those in the Pacific to pray for Kanaky’s sovereignty and self-determination in his recent pastoral letter to member churches. Specifically, he called on [...]

Pacific Conference of Churches (PCC) calls for day of prayer for Kanaky Referendum2020-09-25T17:59:25+08:00

Church of Bangadesh (COB) Bishop conducts liturgical training workshop and pastoral visits, expresses gratitude for humanitarian aid

2020-09-25T17:59:37+08:00

The Church of Bangladesh (COB)’s Bishop of Barishal Diocese Rt. Rev. Shourabh Pholia recently led a liturgical training workshop for the diocese’s catechists and some lay leaders, made possible by the support of CWM’s Mission [...]

Church of Bangadesh (COB) Bishop conducts liturgical training workshop and pastoral visits, expresses gratitude for humanitarian aid2020-09-25T17:59:37+08:00

The Presbyterian Church in Taiwan (PCT) mission worker joins thanksgiving celebration of Amis aboriginal culture

2020-09-25T17:59:52+08:00

The Amis tribe is the largest of 16 official tribes in Taiwan, and the Western Amis Presbytery of The Presbyterian Church in Taiwan (PCT), where Rev John McCall from PC (U.S.A) serves, includes most of [...]

The Presbyterian Church in Taiwan (PCT) mission worker joins thanksgiving celebration of Amis aboriginal culture2020-09-25T17:59:52+08:00

Applications open for virtual Young Adult Volunteers (YAV) Programme

2020-09-18T14:22:24+08:00

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A)’s Young Adult Volunteer (YAV) programme, an ecumenical, faith-based year of service for young people across the United States and worldwide, is going virtual for the first time on 5 October 2020. [...]

Applications open for virtual Young Adult Volunteers (YAV) Programme2020-09-18T14:22:24+08:00

Uniting Presbyterian Church in Southern Africa (UPCSA) opens for public worship, identifies critical areas of focus

2020-09-18T14:22:52+08:00

Several congregations of the Uniting Presbyterian Church in Southern Africa (UPCSA) have re-opened their doors for public worship during the pandemic, with many considering or postponing the decision – a move welcomed by UPCSA General [...]

Uniting Presbyterian Church in Southern Africa (UPCSA) opens for public worship, identifies critical areas of focus2020-09-18T14:22:52+08:00

United Reformed Church (URC) produces Crisis Communications Plan for local churches

2020-09-18T14:37:49+08:00

Research has shown that when the U.K was in crisis, faith groups often stepped up to serve urgent needs in the community. To this end, United Reformed Church has created “Crisis Communications Plan for Local [...]

United Reformed Church (URC) produces Crisis Communications Plan for local churches2020-09-18T14:37:49+08:00

Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand (PCANZ) church property trustees advise churches on vital concerns

2020-09-18T14:23:27+08:00

The Church Property Trustees of Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand (PCANZ) have reminded parishes of their responsibilities as landlords, as they shared about regular issues of property maintenance, the Presbyterian Investment Fund and residential [...]

Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand (PCANZ) church property trustees advise churches on vital concerns2020-09-18T14:23:27+08:00

International church groups launch statement calling on UN Human Rights Council to investigate rights violations in Philippines

2020-09-18T14:32:02+08:00

“We will bear witness, and we will keep watch.” This was the central message of several international church organizations and institutions to the Philippine government “in light of the deteriorating situation of civil liberties and [...]

International church groups launch statement calling on UN Human Rights Council to investigate rights violations in Philippines2020-09-18T14:32:02+08:00

Diploma in Eco-Justice Ministries 2020-2021 launched

2020-09-18T14:26:34+08:00

Applications are open for the Diploma in Eco-Justice Ministries 2020-2021, an online programme initiated by Council for World Mission (CWM) and offered by the United Theological College, Bengaluru, India. Students, professionals, clergy, and people leading [...]

Diploma in Eco-Justice Ministries 2020-2021 launched2020-09-18T14:26:34+08:00

Research on social and religious impact of pioneering spots in the Protestant Church of the Netherlands (PKN) published

2020-09-11T11:53:57+08:00

Maarten Atsma of the Protestant Church of the Netherlands (PKN) recently spearheaded a research project “Pioneering: State of Affairs”, focusing on the impact of pioneering on social cohesion and religious development. Shortly after PKN was [...]

Research on social and religious impact of pioneering spots in the Protestant Church of the Netherlands (PKN) published2020-09-11T11:53:57+08:00

Presbyterian Church in Singapore (PCS) discusses new normal, encourages churches to apply for solidarity fund

2020-09-11T15:33:14+08:00

The New Normal English forum of The Presbyterian Church in Singapore (PCS) – the first of its kind – gathered 75 PCS church leaders and staff virtually in August. The English Presbytery's Moderator Rev Vincent [...]

Presbyterian Church in Singapore (PCS) discusses new normal, encourages churches to apply for solidarity fund2020-09-11T15:33:14+08:00

International Ecumenical Convocation on the Defence of Human Rights in the Philippines

2020-09-16T18:03:59+08:00

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the human rights crisis in the Philippines has been worsening, as civic space is shrinking, endangering free speech and the airing of legitimate political grievances in the public square. The new [...]

International Ecumenical Convocation on the Defence of Human Rights in the Philippines2020-09-16T18:03:59+08:00

Bishop of Barishal Diocese, Church of Bangladesh (COB) urges parishes to take steps towards creation care

2020-09-11T14:37:53+08:00

The Bishop of Barishal Diocese of the Church of Bangladesh (COB) paid pastoral visits to several Jobarpar and Khulna deaneries in August. During his visits, he discussed various church issues with local church individuals and [...]

Bishop of Barishal Diocese, Church of Bangladesh (COB) urges parishes to take steps towards creation care2020-09-11T14:37:53+08:00

South African Council of Churches (SACC) launches campaign against COVID-19 corruption

2020-09-04T14:31:24+08:00

The South African Council of Churches (SACC) led a delegation to meet with officials of African National Congress (ANC) in their call for societal action against COVID-19 corruption on 24 August. Together with the Ahmed [...]

South African Council of Churches (SACC) launches campaign against COVID-19 corruption2020-09-04T14:31:24+08:00

The United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands (UCJCI) holds its first Young Adults e-conference

2020-09-04T14:31:06+08:00

Over 100 youths attended the first United Church Young Adults Action Movement (UCYAAM) e-conference, which was themed “Mobilized to Act: For Such a Time as This” based on the biblical story of Esther and the [...]

The United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands (UCJCI) holds its first Young Adults e-conference2020-09-04T14:31:06+08:00

Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand (PCANZ) Moderator encourages churches to embrace new era of virtual communication

2020-09-04T14:12:58+08:00

Having successfully halted community transmission of COVID-19, a fresh outbreak in New Zealand’s largest city prompted the government to place Auckland back in lockdown in early August. Schools and businesses reopened when the Auckland lockdown [...]

Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand (PCANZ) Moderator encourages churches to embrace new era of virtual communication2020-09-04T14:12:58+08:00

Zacchaeus Tax and Jubilee Now! – GEM School 2020 Public Webinar

2020-09-15T17:44:14+08:00

A public online webinar “In a Time of Pandemic, Inequality, and Climate Change: Zacchaeus Tax (ZacTax) and Jubilee Now!” will be held on Monday 14 September, where panellists will explore how taxation, reparations and debt [...]

Zacchaeus Tax and Jubilee Now! – GEM School 2020 Public Webinar2020-09-15T17:44:14+08:00

Transform homes into sacred worship places, says Church of North India (CNI) Moderator

2020-08-28T14:42:52+08:00

As India commemorated its 74th Independence Day on 15 August, Church of North India (CNI) Moderator Most Rev Dr P. C. Singh shared his heart’s burden about the mounting COVID-19 infections and deaths in the [...]

Transform homes into sacred worship places, says Church of North India (CNI) Moderator2020-08-28T14:42:52+08:00

Places of worship in Wales to re-open safely as Welsh government gradually relaxes COVID-19 restrictions

2020-08-28T14:40:54+08:00

The Welsh government and Cytun (Churches Together in Wales) jointly chaired an online Question and Answer session for faith communities in mid-July, to provide them with the opportunity to raise questions about the process of [...]

Places of worship in Wales to re-open safely as Welsh government gradually relaxes COVID-19 restrictions2020-08-28T14:40:54+08:00

United Reformed Church (URC) Buildings Forum website provides resources for mission-based focus on buildings

2020-08-28T14:35:18+08:00

Individuals and Church families are often shaped by their inherited theology, location and local distribution, and the responsibility to carry the baton to continue their forefathers’ work, and holding it in trust for future generations. [...]

United Reformed Church (URC) Buildings Forum website provides resources for mission-based focus on buildings2020-08-28T14:35:18+08:00

Congregational Federation (CF) and United Reformed Church (URC) among churches looking into racial justice

2020-08-20T20:47:08+08:00

Congregational Federation (CF) and United Reformed Church (URC) are members of Churches Together in England (CTE), whose presidents have issued a statement exhorting churches to embark on the journey of racial justice, with self-reflection and [...]

Congregational Federation (CF) and United Reformed Church (URC) among churches looking into racial justice2020-08-20T20:47:08+08:00

75% of church members attend online worship service weekly, Presbyterian Church in Singapore (PCS) survey finds

2020-08-20T20:37:18+08:00

Presbyterian Church in Singapore (PCS) conducted a survey among 940 church members in July to better understand and address their concerns and needs during this stay-at-home period. A separate survey was administered for pastors about [...]

75% of church members attend online worship service weekly, Presbyterian Church in Singapore (PCS) survey finds2020-08-20T20:37:18+08:00

Guyana Congregational Union (GCU) youth supporting families

2020-08-20T20:30:25+08:00

The Ubuntu Young People Organization (UYPO) supports families in crisis through a Food Hamper Distribution Project. UYPO, is a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) operated by young people in Guyana some of whom are members of the [...]

Guyana Congregational Union (GCU) youth supporting families2020-08-20T20:30:25+08:00

Upcoming book launch: Church and Religious Diversity by Joshua Samuel and Samuel Mall

2020-08-21T10:54:16+08:00

 "Church and Religious Diversity" by Joshua Samuel and Samuel Mall, the third book of the series "Re-imagining Church as Event: Perspectives from the Margins" is coming soon. The context of the church in South Asia [...]

Upcoming book launch: Church and Religious Diversity by Joshua Samuel and Samuel Mall2020-08-21T10:54:16+08:00

Webster Memorial United Church (UCJCI) honours first responders to COVID-19 in appreciation service

2020-08-14T11:50:55+08:00

Webster Memorial United Church of the United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands (UCJCI) affirmed and thanked first responders to the COVID-19 pandemic in a special service on 19 July, where Prime Minister the [...]

Webster Memorial United Church (UCJCI) honours first responders to COVID-19 in appreciation service2020-08-14T11:50:55+08:00

Applications are open for Covid-19 Mission Initiative Fund

2020-08-21T10:55:58+08:00

Council for World Mission (CWM) is inviting member churches and partner organisations to apply for support through the Covid-19 Mission Initiatives Fund. These are days of clear missional challenge, as the first wave of Covid-19 has already [...]

Applications are open for Covid-19 Mission Initiative Fund2020-08-21T10:55:58+08:00

Church of North India (CNI) installs its seventh General Secretary

2020-08-14T11:50:47+08:00

Church of North India (CNI) installed Rev Shailesh Dennis Lall, an ordained minister of the Delhi Diocese as the seventh General Secretary of the CNI Synod in a solemn service on 2 July. The service [...]

Church of North India (CNI) installs its seventh General Secretary2020-08-14T11:50:47+08:00

Resources for this year’s Season of Creation are now available

2020-08-14T11:51:00+08:00

The global reach of COVID-19 revealed our shared human nature and inter-connectivity of our economies, political structures, healthcare systems, food chain production, energy and transportation systems. Thus, it is apt that this year’s theme for [...]

Resources for this year’s Season of Creation are now available2020-08-14T11:51:00+08:00

United Reformed Church (URC) produces a guide for churches navigating digital space

2020-08-06T13:31:02+08:00

What does being and doing church look like in our “new normal”? United Reformed Church (URC) has produced and shared a “Roadmap to Digital Discipleship” booklet to help churches consider their shared journey of discipleship [...]

United Reformed Church (URC) produces a guide for churches navigating digital space2020-08-06T13:31:02+08:00

Hong Kong Council of the Church of Christ in China (HKCCCC) General Secretary expresses solidarity amidst Hong Kong’s challenges

2020-07-30T10:56:14+08:00

Anti-extradition conflicts since June 2019, coupled with the COVID-19 epidemic, have beset most sectors of the Hong Kong community, bringing about challenges ranging from health, livelihood, unemployment, the slowing economy to political controversies. In a [...]

Hong Kong Council of the Church of Christ in China (HKCCCC) General Secretary expresses solidarity amidst Hong Kong’s challenges2020-07-30T10:56:14+08:00

All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) encourages churches to mark World Day against Trafficking in Persons

2020-07-29T15:21:17+08:00

The World Day against Trafficking in Persons is commemorated on 30 July every year. This year, the COVID-19 pandemic has increased the vulnerability of many to human trafficking as people have lost jobs, or have [...]

All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) encourages churches to mark World Day against Trafficking in Persons2020-07-29T15:21:17+08:00

Pacific Conference of Churches (PCC) and UN Women sign deal to protect women and children

2020-07-30T10:58:18+08:00

UN Women and the Pacific Conference of Churches (PCC) have inked a partnership deal to address the regional epidemic of gender-based violence. The project comprises a regional mapping of faith-based responses to Violence Against Women [...]

Pacific Conference of Churches (PCC) and UN Women sign deal to protect women and children2020-07-30T10:58:18+08:00

Public webinar on “Economy of life in a time of inequality, pandemic, and climate change”

2020-08-18T13:58:08+08:00

GEM School will be held virtually this year, with a public webinar on "Economy of life in a time of inequality, pandemic, and climate change". Register to hear from our panelists Cynthia Moe-Lobeda and Allan [...]

Public webinar on “Economy of life in a time of inequality, pandemic, and climate change”2020-08-18T13:58:08+08:00

“Re-imagining Church as Event: Perspectives from the Margins” book series to be released.

2020-08-13T23:11:57+08:00

The first Book of the "Re-imagining Church as Event: Perspectives from the Margins" Series is coming soon. CHURCH AND GENDER JUSTICE by Aruna Gnanadason Women have always been marginalised by society and the church; their [...]

“Re-imagining Church as Event: Perspectives from the Margins” book series to be released.2020-08-13T23:11:57+08:00

Church of South India (CSI) calls for justice for victims of police brutality

2020-07-24T17:05:22+08:00

Church of South India (CSI) General Secretary Adv. Fernandas Rathina Raja, among others, has called for action to be taken against police personnel involved in the alleged custodial murder of Mr Jayaraj and Mr Fenix [...]

Church of South India (CSI) calls for justice for victims of police brutality2020-07-24T17:05:22+08:00

Church of Bangladesh (COB) resumes church services, continues support for those in need

2020-07-24T17:02:58+08:00

The Barishal Diocese of Church of Bangladesh (COB) has informed its churches to resume services in smaller numbers, abiding by guidelines from the government. Through the support of the COB Synod and organisations such as [...]

Church of Bangladesh (COB) resumes church services, continues support for those in need2020-07-24T17:02:58+08:00

All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) urges churches to address unsustainable population growth

2020-07-17T15:23:19+08:00

The All African Conference of Churches (AACC) has called upon African churches to tackle the issue of unsustainable population growth and challenges associated with population explosion in the Africa continent. A high-level webinar consultation on [...]

All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) urges churches to address unsustainable population growth2020-07-17T15:23:19+08:00

Papuan churches denounce state-sanctioned racism

2020-07-17T15:24:42+08:00

The Papua Church Council has criticised the Indonesian government for institutionalised racism in handling West Papua’s 59-year struggle for self-determination, highlighting Jakarta's handling of protests in Surabaya last August. After an Indonesian flag was damaged, [...]

Papuan churches denounce state-sanctioned racism2020-07-17T15:24:42+08:00

Faith communities invited to online Q&A session with Welsh government as Wales reopens

2020-07-17T15:25:11+08:00

The Welsh government and Cytun (Churches Together in Wales) jointly chaired an online Question and Answer session for faith communities on 16 July, to provide them with the opportunity to raise questions about the process [...]

Faith communities invited to online Q&A session with Welsh government as Wales reopens2020-07-17T15:25:11+08:00

Presbyterian Church in Taiwan (PCT) provides care for migrant fishermen, among other COVID-19 relief efforts

2020-07-09T22:46:10+08:00

Presbyterian Church in Taiwan (PCT)’s Seamen’s/Fishermen’s Service Centre (SFSC) collaborated with Workforce Development Agency of the Ministry of Labour to launch an urgent service, where medical masks and safety instructions on hygiene and social distancing [...]

Presbyterian Church in Taiwan (PCT) provides care for migrant fishermen, among other COVID-19 relief efforts2020-07-09T22:46:10+08:00

Church of Bangladesh (COB) partners Diocese of Singapore on “My Dorm Our Home” project

2020-07-09T22:46:54+08:00

Church of Bangladesh (COB) and the Anglican Diocese of Singapore have collaborated on “My Dorm Our Home”, a media project to build social cohesion among migrant workers in Singapore, and to strengthen their communal and [...]

Church of Bangladesh (COB) partners Diocese of Singapore on “My Dorm Our Home” project2020-07-09T22:46:54+08:00

Council for World Mission (CWM) presents our 2019 Annual Report

2020-07-17T16:59:57+08:00

Council for World Mission (CWM) is pleased to present our 2019 report, celebrating our accomplishments and giving thanks to God for the guidance, inspiration and strength that enabled us to be of service to peoples [...]

Council for World Mission (CWM) presents our 2019 Annual Report2020-07-17T16:59:57+08:00

CWM joins ecumenical call to end social injustice and racism

2020-07-20T11:47:39+08:00

United Nations Human Rights Council debate on “current racially inspired human rights violations, systematic racism, police brutality against people of African descent and violence against peaceful protests.” As people of faith, we welcome the debate [...]

CWM joins ecumenical call to end social injustice and racism2020-07-20T11:47:39+08:00

United Reformed Church (URC) joins call for UK government to help deter West Bank annexation

2020-07-02T16:22:43+08:00

Church leaders from the United Reformed Church, and several other major Christian denominations have called on the UK government to help deter annexation of the West Bank, which could begin from 1 July. In the [...]

United Reformed Church (URC) joins call for UK government to help deter West Bank annexation2020-07-02T16:22:43+08:00

Uniting Presbyterian Church in Southern Africa (UPCSA) issues statement on femicide and gender-based violence

2020-07-02T16:25:55+08:00

Uniting Presbyterian Church in Southern Africa (UPCSA) has issued a statement following the deaths of two young casualties of femicide and gender-based violence (GBV) in early June. Naledi Phangindawo, 26, an entrepreneur and a mother [...]

Uniting Presbyterian Church in Southern Africa (UPCSA) issues statement on femicide and gender-based violence2020-07-02T16:25:55+08:00

Presbyterian Church of Korea (PCK) joins Ecumenical Peace Message for 70th anniversary of Korean War

2020-06-26T13:03:41+08:00

Presbyterian Church of Korea (PCK) were among the churches and councils of churches worldwide endorsing a Joint Ecumenical Message marking the 70th anniversary of the start of the Korean War, delivered during a live-streamed event [...]

Presbyterian Church of Korea (PCK) joins Ecumenical Peace Message for 70th anniversary of Korean War2020-06-26T13:03:41+08:00

The United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands (UCJCI) organises “COVID-19: Then & Now” public forum

2020-06-26T13:05:17+08:00

UCJCI’s Cayman Islands Regional Mission Council (CIRMC) recently organised a pre-recorded online public forum on the topic “COVID-19: Then & Now”. Moderated by Ms Angela Martins, the guest panelists offered insights into the impact of [...]

The United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands (UCJCI) organises “COVID-19: Then & Now” public forum2020-06-26T13:05:17+08:00

Presbyterian Church in Taiwan (PCT) elects first female Moderator

2020-06-26T13:05:30+08:00

PCT elected its first female Moderator, Rev Abus Takisvilainan, during its 65th General Assembly on 17 June. This was a nod to gender justice, and affirmation and advocacy of the gifts, humanity and right of [...]

Presbyterian Church in Taiwan (PCT) elects first female Moderator2020-06-26T13:05:30+08:00