Syria is home to one of the oldest Christian communities in the world but with the conflict entering it eighth year is rarely out of the news. For this Weekly Focus we are asked to consider how the life of Jesus helps us to respond in love and faithfulness to the plight of our fellow Christians.
Find out about the work of the Irish Council of Churches (ICC) from the 2017 annual report. It features reports from Rt Rev John McDowell, President of the ICC; Jonathan Wilson, ICC Honorary Treasurer ; Dr Nicola Brady, ICC General Secretary; and Dr Damian Jackson, ICC Programme Officer. It also includes a report on the […]
Amity Foundation’s April 2018 newsletter includes details of the latest issue of the Chinese Theological Review as well as outlining Amity’s aim to focus more of its work on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. The Chinese Theological Review (CTR) presents Chinese voices with translated theological essays, church statements and sermons. CTR 28 focuses on […]
Updated 16 April 2018. The Church of Scotland and United Reformed Church (URC) have responded to the US, UK and French airstrikes in Syria. The Quakers in Britain, the Methodist Church and the Church in Wales opposed military action in Syria before the US, UK and France bombed targets in Syria on 14 April 2018. […]
In 1989, the churches committed themselves afresh to the vision of full visible unity, saying they were to be “no longer strangers but pilgrims together”. We are inviting you to reflect upon this journey and, perhaps more importantly, that as we make this journey with God, the walking is always to be accompanied by acting justly, being loving in all things, and being humble.
Compassionate God, Who cares for every created being, having even numbered the hairs on our heads, We pray now for each person in Syria. In these dark days, may decisions be made that honour the sanctity of life created by you; May wise and far-sighted counsel prevail that seeks the well-being of all humanity. Prince […]
This one-day seminar from the Balfour Project and King’s College London looks at the role Britain played in the creation of Israel in May 1948 which brought joy to Jews but catastrophe to the Arabs of Palestine. British, Israeli and Palestinian speakers will reflect on the roots and consequences of these events, with a focus […]
Dr Anne Richards convener of the Mission Theology Advisory Group (MTAG), a partnership between the Church of England’s Mission and Public Affairs Division and Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI), has received a Lambeth Award presented by Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury. Anne was awarded the Alphege Award for Evangelism and Witness, for ‘a lifetime of service […]
Moving Mountains, the largest-ever ecumenical regional mission to Cumbria, has demonstrated that denominations are more powerful together than they are apart, said Alan Yates joint moderator of the United Reformed Church (URC). The campaign took place from 8-11 March 2018 and involved Anglicans, Methodists, Salvation Army and the URC in 33 teams, reaching an […]
To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the World Council of Churches (WCC), the Ecumenical Review, the quarterly journal of the WCC, has published an article, address, or book chapter from each of the WCC’s seven general secretaries since 1948. ‘Each of the WCC’s general secretaries was dealing with the issues of his time’, commented editor […]