The questions for us today as Christians and
as churches are, “How can we honor the life and memory of Michael Brown?
What can we do in the face of yet-another incident when a young,
unarmed Black man was killed by a police officer?"
Churches Uniting In
Christ offers the following statement in the wake of the Ferguson grand
jury decision. Please read and share.
The oratory of hundreds of rabbis across the United States bears the influence of a retired United Methodist minister. The
Rev. Lowell McCoy, 95, taught speech for more than half a century at
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati.That school has created a Rev. Lowell McCoy Prize in Interfaith Relations. The annual award for a graduate student will be featured in a school fundraising banquet on Sunday, Oct. 26, in Cincinnati. (More ...)
Dr. Hugh G. Johnson, a retired missionary, pastor and former
Superintendent of the North African District of the United Methodist
Church and his wife Shirliann have been named as co-recipients of the
2014 World Methodist Peace Award.
By the Rev. Knut Refsdal, General Secretary of the Christian Council of Norway
and member of OCUIR's Steering Committee
An ecumenical vision of justice and peace set the tone for
the biennial meeting of the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches
(WCC) in Geneva this summer.
The committee is the highest governing body of the WCC
between General Assemblies held every
eight years. This summer’s committee
agenda included follow-up on resolutions and statements from the General
Assembly in Busan, South Korea, last November.
The committee consists of 150 members from approximately 350
member churches. In addition, many
churches, councils of churches and other organizations send observers. Several
hundred gathered in Geneva in June and July for the continuation of an
important journey together as Christians.
There was a positive and constructive atmosphere during the
sessions led by new moderator Agnes Aboum, Anglican from Kenya. I especially
liked the consensus method, something I hope will be used more in my own
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