Articles by: World Communion of Reformed Churches WCRC

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, 7:10 am / 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, 9:07 am / 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, 8:38 am / 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, 7:23 am / 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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World: Plans for global Reformed church movement focus discussion

World: Plans for global Reformed church movement focus discussion

0 by / on 2012/04/26, 10:27 am / in Europe, Featured

Plans for the future of the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) are the focus of a meeting of the organization’s executive committee scheduled for Indonesia in May. Thirty committee members and advisors are to gather in North Sumatra, 10-17 May, to discuss programme priorities, the location of the office, and how to ensure stable financial support for WCRC’ s […]

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World/CH: Nominations invited for prize promoting women in church leadership

World/CH: Nominations invited for prize promoting women in church leadership

0 by / on 2012/03/07, 10:00 am / in Europe, Switzerland

To mark International Women’s Day, the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) is issuing a call for nominations for a prize encouraging women to become leaders in their church. The Sylvia Michel Prize is awarded once every two years to a woman in the Reformed church movement who provides exceptional leadership in promoting opportunities for women to serve as leaders […]

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World: Reformed church group and mission council seek closer ties

World: Reformed church group and mission council seek closer ties

0 by / on 2012/02/28, 7:19 am / in Europe, Featured

The World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) and the Council for World Mission (CWM) have issued a statement following a three-day meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa between leaders of the two organizations. Talks sought to chart new ways of working together. Participants at the talks included WCRC’s president, CWM’s moderator and the general secretaries of the two organizations. WCRC is a global […]

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World: Reformed churches asked to address nuclear technology concerns

World: Reformed churches asked to address nuclear technology concerns

0 by / on 2012/02/03, 7:22 am / in Europe

Tihange Nuclear Power Station, Belgium. CC/Gilson Geoffrey A meeting of representatives of churches in northeast Asia has heard calls to include concerns about nuclear technology in church justice advocacy work. The calls were made as delegates from member churches of the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) in the region met to plan programme priorities for 2012. The gathering, hosted […]

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World: John Calvin would have been in the Occupy Wall Street movement, says Reformed church leader

World: John Calvin would have been in the Occupy Wall Street movement, says Reformed church leader

2 by / on 2011/11/10, 9:45 am / in Europe, Featured

The cause of demonstrators involved in the “Occupy Wall Street” movement would have been supported by John Calvin, the 16th century church reformer who helped shape modern-day Protestantism, says the General Secretary of the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC). “I am sure he would have been in the streets of New York or London with a placard,” says Setri […]

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World: Reformation Sunday marks need for ongoing church renewal

World: Reformation Sunday marks need for ongoing church renewal

0 by / on 2011/10/31, 12:07 pm / in Europe

The church today needs to be a “living church” that continues to be renewed so that it can be a source of transformation in a dramatically changing world says the General Secretary of the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC). “It is a tragedy, therefore, when we cling on to how we have always done things without opening ourselves to how the Lord […]

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