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March 8, 2014

WCRC joins delegation to United Nations

Originally posted by the World Communion of Reformed Churches by Anna Krueger

Dora Arce Valentín, the World Communion of Reformed Churches’ executive secretary for justice and partnership, will join a delegation from the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) that will advocate for gender equity with the 58th United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. This Commission is a functional commission of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations and is the principal global policy-making body dedicated exclusively to gender equality and advancement of women.

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Arce Valentín will serve on a panel ...

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September 4, 2013

Pray for Syria: World Communion of Reformed Churches

The World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) has issued a statement and call to prayer on Syria noting that, "The WCRC is aware of the current moves towards military response to these attacks and calls for restraint. However heinous the chemical attacks are, military response is not the answer." The WCRC also calls for prayer for the peoples of Syria this weekend.

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March 26, 2013

Human trafficking is focus of church consultation in Cuba

Last week, I joined members of the World Communion of Reformed Churches in Cuba to focus on human trafficking.  The consultation provided the opportunity to meet with global church partners to explore ways that our churches can work together to stop human trafficking.  

Below is a press release from the World Communion of Reformed Churches outlining the consultation.


 

Human trafficking is focus of church

consultation in Cuba

Human trafficking in the Caribbean is the focus of an international consultation getting underway today in Cuba. Church-based justice advocates are concerned about the sale of human beings across borders for the sex ...

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November 14, 2011

Standing in solidarity with the people of Madagascar

Map of Madagsacar

Presbyterians have a long history of partnership with the Church of Jesus Christ in Madagascar (FJKM). The Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations recently sponsored an event with the Rev. Hubert Rakotoarivony, International Peacemaker from Madagscar and Dan Turk, PC(USA) mission co-worker in Madagascar. They focused on the witness of the FJKM.

The violence and intimidation that the church and the people of Madagascar have suffered over the past two years at the hands of Madagascar’s illegal regime have deeply concerned Presbyterians. Increases in hunger, human trafficking, and environmental exploitation during that period are also matters of concern ...

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September 26, 2011

Churches mark anniversary of statement calling racism a sin

World Communion of Reformed Churches
News Release

26 September 2011

Churches today are marking the 25th anniversary of a declaration that racism is a sin. The declaration known as the Belhar Confession was adopted by the Dutch Reformed Mission Church in South Africa on 26 September 1986. The confession, issued in the context of the anti-apartheid movement opposing the country’s legislation that segregated people by race, attracted wide attention from churches and secular organizations.

A message to mark the anniversary issued by WCRC General Secretary Setri Nyomi says: “The World Communion of Reformed Churches deems the Belhar Confession ...

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