December 5, 2016
Taiwan Church News
November 28 - December 4, 2016
A Centennial Memorial Service Held For Rev Dr William Shia
Reported by Simon Lin
In order to remember and appreciate the pioneering missionary and medical contributions of Rev Dr William Shia, honored as Taiwan's Schweitzer, and let more youth to learn about this loyal and faithful Christian forebear, a ...
December 4, 2016
The National Council of Churches of the Churches of Christ in the USA (NCC) and Creation Justice Ministries join in expressing their deep appreciation to President Obama and the Army Corps of Engineers for the historic decision to not grant an easement for the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) through the contested site in Standing Rock, North Dakota.
As previously planned, the DAPL would have transversed sovereign Sioux...
- B’nai B’rith International urges students and the local community not to attend a speech scheduled for Dec. 6 at Texas A&M University by hate monger Richard Spencer.
Spencer, the alt-right founder, has a long history of racism, bigotry and anti-Semitism, and last month at a conference in Washington, D.C., delivered a speech in which he implied that Jews have infiltrated the media, and used the phrase “Hail victory,...
- His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Geron of America returned yesterday, Saturday Dec. 3, 2016, a rare ninth century Greek manuscript of the complete New Testament known as Codex 1424, to its rightful owners: the Holy Metropolis of Drama and its Hierarch, His Eminence Metropolitan Pavlos of Drama; and the Monastery of Panagia Eikosifoinissa from which the manuscript had been stolen by the Bulgarians in 1917.
December 3, 2016
- NEWS 1) Annual Conference moderator shares Bible study for December 2) EDF grants are directed to aid refugees from Syria, Burundi 3) Global Food Initiative supports agricultural work in Haiti, garden projects in US 4) Brethren complete Nigeria workcamp 5) Interfaith vigil at University of La Verne responds to hate letter RESOURCES 6) Brethren Press carries new study resources for Advent, Winter quarter 7) Brethren bits
- In this issue: Remembering Ferne Baldwin and Barbara McFadden, On Earth Peace internship opportunities, update of the Manual of Organization and Polity, Healthy Boundaries 101 webcast, registration opens for Christian Citizenship Seminar 2017, distributions of food in Haiti, and much more news by, for, and about Brethren.
- An interfaith vigil held at the University of La Verne (ULV), a Church of the Brethren-related school in southern California, in collaboration with the Inland Valley Interfaith Network. The vigil was held after an anonymous threatening letter was received at the Islamic Center of Claremont, Calif., one of several such hate letters that have been sent to mosques and Islamic centers.
- With the election of Bishop Rodolfo A. Juan, all three incumbent United Methodist bishops in the Philippines have been re-elected by the Philippines Central Conference.