July 3, 2014
Taiwan Church News
June 23 - June 29, 2014
Church Ministry News
World Vision Taiwan Urges Churches To Concern Syria Refugee And Their Children's Education
Reported by Lin Yi-ying
On June 18, at the HQ of World Vision Taiwan, many pastors and evangelists across Taiwan come to attend the morning prayer assembly commemorating World...
June 23, 2014
- B’nai B’rith International has issued the following statement:
B’nai B’rith International spoke before the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) today under its general agenda item 4—pointedly refusing to appear in the context of item 7, which singles out Israel alone for scrutiny. B’nai B’rith demanded urgent council action on Palestinians’ hostage-taking of three Israeli schoolboys and...
June 19, 2014
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] “Remember in prayer all who flee persecution and suffering in search of security and peace, remember the baptismal promise to strive for justice and peace, and reaffirm our commitment to welcoming the stranger as Christ himself,” Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori states in her 2014 World Refugee Day message.
World Refugee Day is June 20, and in her message, the Presiding Bishop also...
June 18, 2014
[World Council of Churches press release] The security situation for the people of the Nuba Mountain region of Sudan has continued to deteriorate recently with increased attacks on civilians and the denial of basic human rights.
This region was included in the Comprehensive Peace Agreement of 2005 that led to the independence of South Sudan. The future of the state of South Kordofan, where the Nuba Mountains are located, along with two other areas, were left to popular...
June 17, 2014
- 1) Church of the Brethren general secretary among church leaders at consultation on Syria, held in Armenia. 2) Brethren Volunteer Service workers are in five nations across Europe. 3) Disaster staff direct grants totaling $74,000 to flood relief in Afghanistan and the Balkans, response to spring storms in US. 4) Global Food Crisis Fund provides grant to Bittersweet Ministries, received grant request to extend Going to Garden. 5) Church of the Brethren member named to field associate position...
- B’nai B’rith International and IsraAID have launched a training mission in Bulgaria to help meet the mental health needs of Syrian refugees who have fled to Bulgaria. B’nai B’rith is a founding member and active supporter of IsraAID, the Israel Forum for International Humanitarian Aid, which responds to disasters worldwide.
The mission is led by Israeli psychologist Dr. Shlomit Bressler, who arrived in Sofia...
June 16, 2014
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] You can participate in an important effort to raise awareness of the refugee resettlement work done by The Episcopal Church through “Share the Journey” from Episcopal Migration Ministries.
The “Share the Journey” campaign will highlight the stories of refugees and their resettlement in the United States through traditional and social media.
“Launching on June 16, ‘Share The Journey’ is a year-long effort...
[Anglican Communion News Service] In the wake of the growing crisis in Iraq, a plea for prayer and help has been issued by the Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf and the Anglican vicar of St George’s Church in Baghdad.
An estimated half a million people, including hundreds of Christian families, are fleeing the area with many attempting to find refuge in the nearby Kurdish provinces of Northern Iraq. At least one Assyrian church in Mosul has been...
June 14, 2014
- Recognizing the failure of the Geneva 2 talks four months ago and the ongoing violence and human calamity in Syria, church leaders and representatives from the region, Europe, and the United States gathered in Etchmiadzin, Armenia, to address the challenges for faith communities in the crisis in Syria. In the group that gathered June 11 and 12 was Stanley J. Noffsinger, Church of the Brethren general secretary.