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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

2020-11-20T16:00:54+08:00

17 November 2020 Chair Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and G20 leaders: Your Excellencies: Our organisations – the World Council of Churches (WCC), World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC), Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and Council [...]

Ecumenical organisations appeal to G20 leaders to address debt crisis amidst pandemic2020-11-20T16:00:54+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

2020-10-23T15:43:38+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 Secretary2020-10-23T15:43:38+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

CWM Web Talk Series: “COVID-19 does not discriminate: People and Systems do”

2020-11-13T19:02:54+08:00

CWM's web talk series titled "COVID-19 does not discriminate: People and Systems do" is an ecumenical case study on Suriname, Jamaica and Guyana, to be held on Friday 23 October, 9am - 10:30am (EST). Organised [...]

CWM Web Talk Series: “COVID-19 does not discriminate: People and Systems do”2020-11-13T19:02:54+08:00

United Reformed Church (URC) launches legacies of slavery webpage in Black History Month

2020-10-15T12:20:03+08:00

United Reformed Church (URC) has launched a dedicated webpage exploring the legacies of slavery during Black History Month, which is in October.  This was partly in response to the Legacies of Slavery Project that Council [...]

United Reformed Church (URC) launches legacies of slavery webpage in Black History Month2020-10-15T12:20:03+08:00

Upcoming webinar series: “Theological Reflections on Hate Speech and Whiteness”

2020-11-13T19:03:34+08:00

International scholars and theologians will speak on the topic “White Privilege in COVID-19 and White Supremacy in Mission” in the first of a series of webinars starting on Monday 19 October, 10.00 to 11.30 (CEST), [...]

Upcoming webinar series: “Theological Reflections on Hate Speech and Whiteness”2020-11-13T19:03:34+08:00

Concern for church members’ spiritual wellbeing among top concerns for pastors, Presbyterian Church in Singapore (PCS) survey finds

2020-10-15T12:21:09+08:00

A survey conducted among 54 pastors of the Presbyterian Church in Singapore (PCS) earlier this year surfaced challenges in reaching out to their congregations at a time when physical gatherings are still discouraged, and their [...]

Concern for church members’ spiritual wellbeing among top concerns for pastors, Presbyterian Church in Singapore (PCS) survey finds2020-10-15T12:21:09+08:00

The United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands (UCJCI) urges compliance with COVID-19 protocols after community spread in Jamaica

2020-10-09T16:23:36+08:00

The United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands (UCJCI) has urged its congregations to be compliant with COVID-19 safety protocols following the community spread across the island. Jamaica has recently seen increasing deaths, a [...]

The United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands (UCJCI) urges compliance with COVID-19 protocols after community spread in Jamaica2020-10-09T16:23:36+08:00

Solidarity in Crisis: A spiritual contribution to the mental health psycho social services at the frontline of Samoa’s Measles Epidemic

2020-10-02T14:06:03+08:00

By Rev. Dr Alesana and Lemau Pala’amo New Zealand Minister for Pacific Peoples Hon Aupito William Sio (centre) received by Rev Dr Pala'amo (far right) during his visit to MHPSS unit during MES19. [...]

Solidarity in Crisis: A spiritual contribution to the mental health psycho social services at the frontline of Samoa’s Measles Epidemic2020-10-02T14:06:03+08:00

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

2020-11-13T19:04:06+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 Webinar2020-11-13T19:04:06+08:00

Installing “hope” and conducting online baptism in United Reformed Church (URC)

2020-10-06T11:44:36+08:00

St Andrew’s Church - a local ecumenical project including the United Reformed Church (URC) in Skipton, North Yorkshire – installed a six-foot-high, rainbow-coloured artwork outside its building over summer. The wood installation spells out the [...]

Installing “hope” and conducting online baptism in United Reformed Church (URC)2020-10-06T11:44:36+08:00

South African church leaders hold countrywide silent prayers against corruption

2020-10-02T14:12:44+08:00

The South African Council of Churches (SACC) national church leaders stood in silent prayer to declare that “corruption is not our heritage” in all its provinces on 15 September, as part of a nation-wide campaign [...]

South African church leaders hold countrywide silent prayers against corruption2020-10-02T14:12:44+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

Interfaith Perspectives on Just Finance and Reparations: GEM School 2020 Public Webinar

2020-10-05T15:02:32+08:00

The third public webinar for GEM School 2020 will focus on debt cancellation and reparations as tools for promoting justice, sustainability and life-affirming economies. The webinar will be held on 2 October, Friday, 14:00-15:30 (CEST). [...]

Interfaith Perspectives on Just Finance and Reparations: GEM School 2020 Public Webinar2020-10-05T15:02:32+08:00

Applications open for virtual Young Adult Volunteers (YAV) Programme

2020-11-13T19:04:59+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) Programme2020-11-13T19:04:59+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

2020-09-30T11:26:56+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 Philippines2020-09-30T11:26:56+08:00

Diploma in Eco-Justice Ministries 2020-2021 launched

2020-11-13T19:05:28+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 launched2020-11-13T19:05:28+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

2020-09-30T11:27:11+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 Philippines2020-09-30T11:27:11+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

2020-11-13T19:07:26+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 Webinar2020-11-13T19:07:26+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