September 30, 2016
More than 60 firefighters responded to a four-alarm blaze at a historic California congregation of the United Church of Christ on Friday afternoon, Sept. 30, that extensively damaged the iconic building.
- NEWS 1) Children’s Disaster Services completes its service in Baton Rouge 2) Northeast Nigeria experiencing food crisis, Brethren response team continues food distributions 3) Brethren bits
- In this issue: Personnel notices, job openings, next listening session with the general secretary, prayers needed for South Sudan, invitation to a webinar from a conference on justice and peace held in Rome, last day for “early bird” orders for new books from Brethren Press, church anniversaries, news of a gift from a Haitian congregation to the Nigerian Brethren, and more.
- UNICEF and other groups are warning of a serious and worsening humanitarian crisis in areas of northeast Nigeria where food and other assistance is not reaching people in need, in particular young children. The Associated Press has published an interview with UNICEF nutrition chief for Nigeria, Arjan de Wagt, who spoke of the likelihood of thousands of deaths of children to famine and associated diseases.
- Children’s Disaster Services (CDS) has completed six weeks of volunteer work caring for children and families affected by severe flooding in Louisiana. The 29 CDS volunteers who took part set up childcare centers in multiple locations in Baton Rouge, including shelters, and worked with two partner organizations--FEMA and the American Red Cross.
Taiwan Church News
September 19 - 25, 2016
Mackay Memorial Hospital Signs A Historical MoU With The University of Edinburgh
Reported by Lin Yi-yin
On August 30, MacKay Memorial Hospital(MMH), represented by both Dr. Yeh Hong-i, Vice-Superintendent of MacKay Memorial Hospital, and Professor Wu Yih-jer, director of Department of Medicine in MacKay Medical ...
On Thursday, September 29, 2016, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, Primate of the Orthodox Church in America welcomed His Eminence, Metropolitan Joseph of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America on his first official visit to the Chancery of the Orthodox Church in America.
Accompanying Metropolitan Joseph was His...
[Anglican Church of Southern Africa] The Anglican Church of Southern Africa voted Sept. 30 to reject a proposal to allow “prayers of blessing” to be offered for people in same-sex civil unions under South African law.
The vote was taken by the church’s Provincial Synod, its top legislative body, on a proposal by the Diocese of Saldanha Bay, which stretches from the northern suburbs of Cape Town to the Namibian border.
The initial motion before the synod...
[Anglican Communion News Service] Members of the official Anglican-Orthodox dialogue have met this week to discuss a range of bioethical and moral issues. The discussion was “a practical follow-up” to their agreed statement In the Image and Likeness of God: A Hope-Filled Anthropology, which was published last year after their talks in Buffalo, New York. At this week’s talks in Armagh, Northern Ireland, the...