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Church of Bangladesh (COB)’s Barishal Diocese provides free healthcare services in community

2021-07-16T15:37:09+08:00

Earlier this year, Church of Bangladesh (COB)’s Barishal Diocese served its community through an eye camp at the St Mary’s Clinic of Jobarpar, in partnership with Islamia Eye Hospital. They were able to provide free [...]

Church of Bangladesh (COB)’s Barishal Diocese provides free healthcare services in community2021-07-16T15:37:09+08:00

Seeds of church reform possibly sown during the pandemic, says Union of Welsh Independents (UWI) General Secretary

2021-06-25T16:08:37+08:00

In the Spring issue of Union Welsh Independents (UWI)’s Union Matters, the UWI General Secretary Rev Dyfrig Rees shared his reflections on rethinking church during the pandemic. Rev Rees opined that when Congregationalism was going [...]

Seeds of church reform possibly sown during the pandemic, says Union of Welsh Independents (UWI) General Secretary2021-06-25T16:08:37+08:00

United Church of Zambia (UCZ) releases fourth pastoral letter on COVID-19

2021-06-25T16:08:45+08:00

Following the Zambian government’s implementation of heightened measures to curb escalating cases of COVID-19, the United Church of Zambia (UCZ) has issued an updated COVID-19 advisory to its congregations. This pastoral letter by UCZ General [...]

United Church of Zambia (UCZ) releases fourth pastoral letter on COVID-192021-06-25T16:08:45+08:00

Webinar: “ZacTax: A Reparatory Tax System for a Just and Sustainable Recovery”

2021-06-25T15:20:57+08:00

An ecumenical webinar will explore using the global tax system as a tool to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and to repair systemic issues such as rising socio-economic inequality and runaway climate change. Held on [...]

Webinar: “ZacTax: A Reparatory Tax System for a Just and Sustainable Recovery”2021-06-25T15:20:57+08:00

Sundays with CWM (27 June): Contribute to Life-flourishing Societies According to Ability

2021-06-25T16:09:12+08:00

Mark 4:35-41 Paul wanted to encourage the Corinthians to give generously to the collection he had organised for the poor believers in Judea. Some of the Corinthians boasted about superior faith, speech and knowledge. Knowing [...]

Sundays with CWM (27 June): Contribute to Life-flourishing Societies According to Ability2021-06-25T16:09:12+08:00

Diploma in Eco-Justice Ministries 2021-2022 launched

2021-06-25T16:05:00+08:00

Applications are open for the Diploma in Eco-Justice Ministries 2021-2022, 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 2021-2022 launched2021-06-25T16:05:00+08:00

The Uniting Presbyterian Church of Southern Africa (UPCSA) Moderator’s final letter

2021-06-18T15:32:55+08:00

Among Rt Rev Peter Langerman’s reflections in his final letter as Moderator of The Uniting Presbyterian Church of Southern Africa (UPCSA), were his observations on how congregations have been faring recently. The Moderator commended congregations [...]

The Uniting Presbyterian Church of Southern Africa (UPCSA) Moderator’s final letter2021-06-18T15:32:55+08:00

Talanoa Oceania 2021: Legacies of slavery and colonisation in Aotearoa and Oceania

2021-06-21T14:03:50+08:00

In partnership with Trinity Theological College, Auckland, Council for World Mission (CWM) is in the midst of organising Talanoa Oceania 2021, a series of talks on legacies of slavery and colonisation in Aotearoa and Oceania. [...]

Talanoa Oceania 2021: Legacies of slavery and colonisation in Aotearoa and Oceania2021-06-21T14:03:50+08:00

United Reformed Church (URC) among founding members of campaign coalition “Together with Refugees”

2021-06-18T15:01:57+08:00

Two in every three women and children that the UK accepts as refugees now, would be turned away in future under proposed new government rules, according to Together With Refugees, a new campaign coalition that [...]

United Reformed Church (URC) among founding members of campaign coalition “Together with Refugees”2021-06-18T15:01:57+08:00

Church of North India (CNI) Calcutta Diocese’s Project enables small-scale businesses

2021-06-11T17:05:58+08:00

The Calcutta Diocese of the Church of North India (CNI) has carried out its “The Neighbour” project to help at least 175 families whose livelihoods have been hard hit by the pandemic. Launched earlier this [...]

Church of North India (CNI) Calcutta Diocese’s Project enables small-scale businesses2021-06-11T17:05:58+08:00

Pacific youths challenged to envisage future and work towards building a dynamic Pacific

2021-06-10T16:43:19+08:00

During the opening of the Regional Youth Ecumenical Council (REYC), Pacific Conference of Churches (PCC) General Secretary Rev James Bhagwan encouraged youths to adapt, evolve and grow while retaining what was good and true from [...]

Pacific youths challenged to envisage future and work towards building a dynamic Pacific2021-06-10T16:43:19+08:00

CWM Partner-in-Mission (PIM) opportunities at the International University of the Caribbean (IUC)

2021-06-18T14:04:44+08:00

The United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands (UCJCI) is seeking mission partners to serve in four positions in the International University of the Caribbean (IUC), an innovative private university specialising in the humanities. [...]

CWM Partner-in-Mission (PIM) opportunities at the International University of the Caribbean (IUC)2021-06-18T14:04:44+08:00

United Reformed Church (URC) among faith groups urging Home Secretary to rethink new immigration plan

2021-06-11T17:10:19+08:00

The United Reformed Church (URC), together with several Christian faith groups, have signed a joint letter urging the Home Secretary to rethink the government’s New Plan for Immigration (NPFI). While they welcomed the new UK [...]

United Reformed Church (URC) among faith groups urging Home Secretary to rethink new immigration plan2021-06-11T17:10:19+08:00

“Breathe life into dead and dying situations”: CWM Caribbean Members’ Mission Forum (MMF)

2021-06-04T14:34:57+08:00

Delegates from Guyana Congregational Union (GCU) and the United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands (UCJCI), ecumenical guests and resource persons were among those gathered virtually for the CWM Caribbean Members’ Mission Forum (MMF) [...]

“Breathe life into dead and dying situations”: CWM Caribbean Members’ Mission Forum (MMF)2021-06-04T14:34:57+08:00

“Anti-racist in Christ?” A Virtual Ecumenical Event

2021-06-18T11:27:29+08:00

The World Council of Churches (WCC) and Council for World Mission (CWM) are organising a virtual ecumenical event “Anti-racist in Christ?” Ecumenical Christian Repentance, Reflection and Action on Racial Discrimination and Xenophobia” from 14-17 June. [...]

“Anti-racist in Christ?” A Virtual Ecumenical Event2021-06-18T11:27:29+08:00

Pacific Conference of Churches (PCC)’s prayer appeal for those affected by St Vincent volcanic eruption

2021-06-04T15:24:17+08:00

Pacific Conference of Churches (PCC) General Secretary Rev James Bhagwan has written to Pacific church leaders seeking prayer for affected communities following the La Soufrière volcanic eruption in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. This came [...]

Pacific Conference of Churches (PCC)’s prayer appeal for those affected by St Vincent volcanic eruption2021-06-04T15:24:17+08:00

The United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands (UCJCI)’s healing ministry for children

2021-05-28T16:13:52+08:00

For close to a century, UCJCI has embraced children-at-risk through its ministry of Pringle Home for Girls, and Mount Olivet Boys’ Home, where individual cases arrive through Jamaica’s child protection system. With the aim to [...]

The United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands (UCJCI)’s healing ministry for children2021-05-28T16:13:52+08:00

United Reformed Church (URC) releases new collection of praise songs and protests for George Floyd anniversary

2021-05-28T16:08:27+08:00

Galvanised into action by COVID-19 and George Floyd protests, retiring United Reformed Church (URC) minister Rev John Campbell wrote new hymns and songs of protest, partly to express the emotions of his 95% black congregation. [...]

United Reformed Church (URC) releases new collection of praise songs and protests for George Floyd anniversary2021-05-28T16:08:27+08:00

Join #CandleOfJustice initiative for death anniversary of George Floyd

2021-05-21T14:59:45+08:00

A year since George Floyd’s tragic death, Churches Together in England (CTE) has organised a “#CandleOfJustice: a moment of action” initiative on 25 May. Churches and Christians are encouraged to light a candle, pray for [...]

Join #CandleOfJustice initiative for death anniversary of George Floyd2021-05-21T14:59:45+08:00

Uniting Presbyterian Church in Southern Africa (UPCSA) Moderator discusses challenges of the church nearing the end of his term

2021-05-21T14:59:55+08:00

Rt Rev Dr Peter Langerman has described challenges facing the church in his second last letter as Uniting Presbyterian Church in Southern Africa (UPCSA) Moderator. These include sexism and misogyny, natural disasters, and gender-based violence. [...]

Uniting Presbyterian Church in Southern Africa (UPCSA) Moderator discusses challenges of the church nearing the end of his term2021-05-21T14:59:55+08:00

Continue to develop mission from the margins, says Hong Kong Council of the Church of Christ in China (HKCCCC) General Secretary

2021-05-21T12:56:04+08:00

In the second of a series on future challenges and opportunities of Hong Kong, the HKCCCC General Secretary Rev Dr Eric So emphasized Mission to the Poor, a mission strategy that has been pursued by [...]

Continue to develop mission from the margins, says Hong Kong Council of the Church of Christ in China (HKCCCC) General Secretary2021-05-21T12:56:04+08:00

United Reformed Church (URC) among global faith leaders calling for equitable vaccine distribution

2021-05-14T15:06:08+08:00

The United Reformed Church (URC) is among faith leaders around the world urging for global vaccine equity and an end to vaccine nationalism, where wealthier countries gain first access to and hoard vaccines, and people [...]

United Reformed Church (URC) among global faith leaders calling for equitable vaccine distribution2021-05-14T15:06:08+08:00

Shalom, a development organisation of Church of Bangladesh (COB), continues humanitarian work

2021-05-14T15:15:18+08:00

The re-construction work of a 1,200 feet road at Kanainagar village in Mongla Upazila was inaugurated in mid-February. Vulnerable families in Mongla, Bagerhat received hens and instruments for rearing hens, and improved sanitation through the [...]

Shalom, a development organisation of Church of Bangladesh (COB), continues humanitarian work2021-05-14T15:15:18+08:00

Sundays with CWM (6 June): Stewards of the Created World

2021-06-04T17:56:23+08:00

1 Samuel 2:14-11, (12-15), 16-20, (11:14-15); Psalm 138; Genesis 3:8-15; Psalm 130; 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1; Mark 3:20-35 “Life-flourishing creation” calls us to actions rooted in our world now and in the future. It is future-looking [...]

Sundays with CWM (6 June): Stewards of the Created World2021-06-04T17:56:23+08:00

United Church of Zambia (UCZ)’s conservation farming programme officially opens

2021-05-07T12:03:55+08:00

A Conservation Farming programme in Chisamba District, Central Province was officially opened by the Provincial Permanent Secretary Bernard Chomba in early May. In this joint venture, First Quantum Minerals shared conservation farming expertise with Chipembi [...]

United Church of Zambia (UCZ)’s conservation farming programme officially opens2021-05-07T12:03:55+08:00

Pacific Conference of Churches (PCC) resource on COVID-19 vaccinations

2021-05-07T12:14:00+08:00

As part of the pandemic response, the Pacific Conference of Churches (PCC) have released a resource covering biblical reflections on vaccination, its rationale, and common questions and information on COVID-19 vaccines. Mindful of the influence [...]

Pacific Conference of Churches (PCC) resource on COVID-19 vaccinations2021-05-07T12:14:00+08:00

Vulnerability and Resilience: Body and Liberating Theologies

2021-06-03T16:39:17+08:00

In Vulnerability and Resilience, vulnerability is not the final word. Rather, resilience provides the cutting edge and living breath in the stories of subjects who are vulnerable. And they have many stories: stories of being [...]

Vulnerability and Resilience: Body and Liberating Theologies2021-06-03T16:39:17+08:00

Church of Bangladesh (COB) Barishal Diocese builds new church in Sundali

2021-04-30T15:45:47+08:00

Church of Bangladesh (COB)’s Barishal Diocese has purchased land and are in the process of construction of a new church building in the Sundali village of Khulna Deanery. New believers of the church at Sundali [...]

Church of Bangladesh (COB) Barishal Diocese builds new church in Sundali2021-04-30T15:45:47+08:00

United Reformed Church (URC) raises more than £12,000 for vaccine campaign

2021-04-30T15:47:18+08:00

The United Reformed Church (URC) launched a campaign earlier this year to raise funds to help global neighbours without access to COVID-19 vaccines. In the UK, half of the population has had at least one [...]

United Reformed Church (URC) raises more than £12,000 for vaccine campaign2021-04-30T15:47:18+08:00

Sundays with CWM (16 May): Manifesting God’s Economy of Life Within our Contextual Realities

2021-05-14T16:15:38+08:00

John 15:9-17; Acts 10:44-48 The Council for World Mission has raised this life-awakening theme, “Life-Flourishing Economy”, that motivates us to further explore and theologically reflect on how we see and handle life in the midst [...]

Sundays with CWM (16 May): Manifesting God’s Economy of Life Within our Contextual Realities2021-05-14T16:15:38+08:00

Indigenous leaders illuminate vision of a new world economy

2021-05-14T16:14:59+08:00

Indigenous leaders from around the globe shared their vision for a just economy—one that will not usher in genocide, displacement, and exploitation. During a webinar organised through the New International Financial and Economic Architecture initiative [...]

Indigenous leaders illuminate vision of a new world economy2021-05-14T16:14:59+08:00

UCJCI re-imagines church through CWM Member Church Initiative (MCI) Project

2021-04-23T15:37:45+08:00

Combining performing arts with new information and communication technologies (ICT) is viewed as a powerful communications tool, especially in the colourful Caribbean culture that employs music, dance, poetry and drama. Recognising changes in the ministry [...]

UCJCI re-imagines church through CWM Member Church Initiative (MCI) Project2021-04-23T15:37:45+08:00

Church of North India (CNI) Moderator highlights World Immunisation Week, encourages all to get vaccinated

2021-04-15T13:54:04+08:00

For this year’s Easter greetings, Church of North India (CNI) Moderator The Most Rev Dr. P. C. Singh went beyond asking Christians to meaningfully participate in Holy Week services. In the Moderator’s April message, he [...]

Church of North India (CNI) Moderator highlights World Immunisation Week, encourages all to get vaccinated2021-04-15T13:54:04+08:00

United Reformed Church (URC) publishes book on one of first woman to be ordained Christian ministry in Britain

2021-04-14T16:18:24+08:00

The United Reformed Church (URC) has published the book “Constance - Pioneer, Pastor, Preacher’ on one of the first ordained women in Britain, on behalf of Congregation Federation (CF), the Council for World Mission (CWM) [...]

United Reformed Church (URC) publishes book on one of first woman to be ordained Christian ministry in Britain2021-04-14T16:18:24+08:00

The United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands (UCJCI) builds new columbarium and memorial garden

2021-04-14T16:19:24+08:00

Hope United Church in North Eastern Regional Missional Council of the United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands (UCJCI) has constructed a columbarium and created Hope Memorial Garden, which were dedicated in late February. [...]

The United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands (UCJCI) builds new columbarium and memorial garden2021-04-14T16:19:24+08:00

Webinar highlights voices of Indigenous Peoples and the Economy of Life: Spirituality, Land, and Self-Determination

2021-04-19T14:56:05+08:00

As part of the New International Financial and Economic Architecture (NIFEA) initiative, Council for World Mission (CWM) and several ecumenical partners will be hosting a webinar on 22 April Thursday, 17:00-18:30 Central European Summer Time [...]

Webinar highlights voices of Indigenous Peoples and the Economy of Life: Spirituality, Land, and Self-Determination2021-04-19T14:56:05+08:00

Presbyterian Church of India (PCI), National Council of Churches in Korea (NCCK) and United Reformed Church (URC) release statements in solidarity with PCM

2021-04-09T12:26:32+08:00

Two member churches Presbyterian Church of India (PCI) and United Reformed Church (URC) have released separate statements of solidarity with the Presbyterian Church of Myanmar (PCM) as the situation continues to deteriorate in Myanmar. The [...]

Presbyterian Church of India (PCI), National Council of Churches in Korea (NCCK) and United Reformed Church (URC) release statements in solidarity with PCM2021-04-09T12:26:32+08:00

Easter Message by Uniting Presbyterian Church in Southern Africa (UPCSA) General Secretary

2021-04-10T13:15:18+08:00

The Uniting Presbyterian Church in Southern Africa (UPCSA) General Secretary Rev. Lungile Mpetsheni has reminded Christians to speak out in adverse situations, and to speak up for those in need in his Easter Message. Referring [...]

Easter Message by Uniting Presbyterian Church in Southern Africa (UPCSA) General Secretary2021-04-10T13:15:18+08:00

Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand (PCANZ) Moderator encourages congregations to stay strong in faith

2021-04-10T13:14:43+08:00

The Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand (PCANZ) Moderator has encouraged congregations to hold on to their faith and focus on the Lord in the ongoing pandemic. “These past months have seen our resolve, our [...]

Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand (PCANZ) Moderator encourages congregations to stay strong in faith2021-04-10T13:14:43+08:00

Updated 18 March: CWM and member churches express deep concern about escalating situation in Myanmar

2021-04-06T13:17:04+08:00

Following the worsening developments in Myanmar, Council of World Mission (CWM), Presbyterian Church in Taiwan (PCT) and Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand (PCANZ) have released separate statements of solidarity with the Presbyterian Church of [...]

Updated 18 March: CWM and member churches express deep concern about escalating situation in Myanmar2021-04-06T13:17:04+08:00