October 30, 2014
October 8, 2014
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/8/14)—Nominations are being accepted now for the 2015 Shine the Light Award. The Shine the Light Award, established in 2010 by American Baptist Women’s Ministries, ABCUSA, serves to recognize a woman or a women’s ministry group that serves as outstanding light-bearers for Christ. The award highlights a specific ministry project or projects that best demonstrate how the individual or group receiving the award have spread the light of Christ through...
October 1, 2014
[World Council of Churches press release] To respond to the Ebola crisis in West Africa, which has taken more than 3,000 lives, the World Council of Churches (WCC) brought to the table representatives of Christian aid organizations and United Nations agencies to learn from each other and to escalate their efforts.
The WCC consultation, held 29 September in Geneva, Switzerland, affirmed a greater role for the churches and faith-based organizations in helping to stop the...
September 26, 2014
- 1) Disaster grant of $100,000 is directed to Nigeria 2) EYN leaders visit refugee camps, pilot relocation project starts 3) General secretary and Public Witness staff reiterate support for nonviolent measures in Syria and Iraq, CPTer comments from Iraqi Kurdistan 4) Global Mission executive returns from visit to Democratic Republic of Congo 5) ‘Side by Side: Imitating Christ’s Humility’ is 2015 workcamp theme 6) Webinar on urban mission offered under title ‘Telling the Truth and Shaming the...
September 25, 2014
- Global Mission and Service executive director Jay Wittmeyer spent several days visiting the fledgling Brethren group in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), returning on Sept. 18. Wittmeyer flew into Bujumbura, Burundi, and then traveled overland into the Congo, first to Uvira in South Kivu and then south to Fizi and Ngovi.
September 24, 2014
A PC(USA) mission letter from Democratic Republic of the Congo (2014 Mission Yearbook for Prayer & Study, p. 138)
September 24, 2014
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August 29, 2014
August 26, 2014
- The trip by Global Ministries executives this week to the Congo will reinforce the work of the Congo Initiative, the 18-month long program of the United Church of Christ and Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) that has focused resources, attention and assistance on the African nation. After more than a year of advocacy, prayer and solidarity, the Rev. James Moos and the Rev. Sandra Gourdet are ready to witness the fruits of that labor – and they both promise the care of their Congolese...