Articles by: World Communion of Reformed Churches WCRC

World/CH: Head of WCRC’s justice programme now based in Geneva

World/CH: Head of WCRC’s justice programme now based in Geneva

0 by / on 2013/01/15, 07:14 / in Europe

Dora Arce-Valentín has arrived in Geneva to take on full-time responsibility for the Office of Justice and Partnership of the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC). “Now I am where I have to be. Our staff team needs to be together so that we can make justice issues felt,” says Arce-Valentín. “The justice programme is one of the organization’s two […]

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World/CH/D: World Communion of Reformed Churches to leave Geneva for Hanover

World/CH/D: World Communion of Reformed Churches to leave Geneva for Hanover

0 by / on 2012/11/05, 11:10 / in Europe, Featured, Germany, Switzerland

The Executive Committee of the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) has voted to relocate its offices from Geneva, Switzerland to Hanover, Germany. The results of the vote taken via email were announced today by WCRC President Jerry Pillay. “We welcome the move to Hanover which allows WCRC to continue to live out its mission as a Communion of churches. […]

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CH: Has security become the new religion? church conference asks

CH: Has security become the new religion? church conference asks

0 by / on 2012/11/01, 16:48 / in Switzerland

Participants at a church-sponsored conference in Geneva, Switzerland on the rule of law are calling for a rethinking of the escalation of state-supported security measures. The calls come in response to reports pointing to the high cost of “securitization” and the increasing invasion of individual privacy through surveillance via social media and travel controls.

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World/CH: Korean Association of Women Theologians wins Swiss prize

World/CH: Korean Association of Women Theologians wins Swiss prize

0 by / on 2012/10/16, 06:48 / in Europe, Switzerland

An association of feminist Korean theologians has been selected to receive an international prize awarded by women of the Swiss Reformed Churches to organizations or individuals who promote the role of women as church leaders. The Korean Association of Women Theologians (KAWT) was chosen to receive the Sylvia Michel Prize granted by the women presidents of the Reformed Churches in […]

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EUR/CH: Conference to address church role in strengthening civil society in unstable states

EUR/CH: Conference to address church role in strengthening civil society in unstable states

0 by / on 2012/10/10, 13:16 / in Europe, Switzerland

The question of how churches can contribute to social stability in countries where the structures of the state are under pressure is the focus of a conference scheduled for Geneva at the end of this month. The conference entitled Churches and the Rule of Law is being hosted at the John Knox Centre from 28-31 October. The event is open […]

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World: Mass movements in support of financial reform needed, Latin American peasant leader tells church conference

World: Mass movements in support of financial reform needed, Latin American peasant leader tells church conference

0 by / on 2012/10/03, 08:32 / in Europe

A revival of mass movements for social change is needed so that the voices of ordinary people will be heard in discussions about reform of the global financial system, says a Latin American leader of a landless peasant movement. João Pedro Stédile of Brazil’s National Movement of Landless Rural Workers has told a church-sponsored conference in Brazil on reforming the […]

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World: “Paradise and the economy” is theme of theological essay competition

World: “Paradise and the economy” is theme of theological essay competition

0 by / on 2012/09/26, 07:10 / in Europe, Featured

An essay competition for theology students and young pastors is asking for response to the concept of “Paradise” as a source of inspiration for the renewal of global social and economic structures. The winner will be awarded the Lombard Prize by the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) in association with Lombard, Odier & Cie, Bankers of Geneva, Switzerland. “We […]

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GB/CH: The Swiss Church in London celebrates 250th anniversary

GB/CH: The Swiss Church in London celebrates 250th anniversary

0 by / on 2012/05/23, 09:07 / in Featured, Great Britain

The Swiss Church in London celebrated its 250th anniversary Sunday with a multi-lingual service in the presence of Switzerland’s ambassador to the United Kingdom, Anton Thalmann. The service is one of a series of celebrations scheduled for 2012 to mark the founding of the congregation in 1762 by immigrants from the French-speaking region of Switzerland.

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World: Global Reformed church movement sets priorities for 2012-2013

World: Global Reformed church movement sets priorities for 2012-2013

0 by / on 2012/05/18, 08:38 / in Europe, Featured

Theological formation, economic justice and measures to address financial concerns will be the focus for the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) in 2012-2013. Members of the organization’s Executive Committee endorsed the plans today at the conclusion of a six-day meeting in Berastagi, Indonesia. Much of the committee’s discussion focused on financial issues. “We leave this meeting knowing what lies […]

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World: New treasurer appointed for global Reformed church organization

World: New treasurer appointed for global Reformed church organization

0 by / on 2012/05/15, 07:23 / in Europe, Featured

The Executive Committee of the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) has named a new general treasurer. Johann Weusmann of the Evangelical Reformed Church in Germany was appointed Saturday, 12 May during meetings currently underway in Berastagi, Indonesia. Weusmann assumes his role at a time in which WCRC is faced with financial challenges. “I am hoping that as General Treasurer […]

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