Congratulations to Rev Jordan Redding, winner of the World Communion of Reformed Churches’ (WCRC) Lombard Prize for his essay “Living God, Renew and Transform Us: Awakening to God’s Reality”. The WCRC brought Jordan to the WCRC General Council (held Leipzig until 7 July) to recognise him. Jordan’s winning essay will be published in a future edition of Reformed World, the official theological journal of the WCRC.
A Martin Luther Festival hosted by St Heliers Presbyterian Church is one of many events happening around the country to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.
An opportunity exists for young adults under the age of 35 – ministers, theology students or young adults with an interest in mission - to join a study programme for a month this year in Yangon, Myanmar.
The Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) invites applications from young Christians belonging to the Presbyterian and other members churches in Asia to serve as stewards for the Asia Mission Conference (AMC) to be held in Yangon, Myanmar from 11 to 17 October 2017.
The stewards program will last for 10 days, including three days of ecumenical formation training and pre-AMC orientation; with arrival on 8 October and departure on 17 October 2017.
The Knox Centre for Ministry and Leadership is inviting applications for the next round of Ministers’ Life-Long Learning Grants (previously known as Ministers’ Study Grants). The application form and guidelines can be obtained by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications close on 1 August 2017
Where is home for you?
Perhaps I should better ask what is home for you, for home may not be a place; it may be people, a period of your life, a role or even a poem.
Words have great power to evoke our deepest needs and desires as is the case with the Psalms. This notion of “home” means it is one of those words which evoke much longing in us.
The May 2017 newsletter features Global Mission Coordinator Rev Phil King's March 2017 visit to Myanmar with Presbyterian's Wayne and Rev Helen Harray to meet with members of the Presbyterian Church of Myanmar: We were able to see many of the recent projects that have been funded by the
Church leaders including Moderator, the Rt Rev Richard Dawson, recently met with the Prime Minister Bill English and Government ministers to ask for more action in the areas of immigration, housing and social investment.
The Interchurch Bioethics Council, draws our attention to analysis of submissions by the Care Alliance into the issue of physician assisted dying.