By: Carmelo Alvarez Jan 14, 2015
In recent days in various places of the world there has been a rediscovery of the person of Monsignor Oscar Arnulfo Romero. People as diverse as Pope Francis and the Evangelical churches of El Salvador have been commemorating the life, ministry, and martyrdom of Monsignor Romero. It is indeed important that throughout Latin America and the Caribbean remembrance be made of this fruitful and generous life, one committed to peace with the justice of God’s order.Read more...
By: Niko Sopepa Jan 13, 2015
The Fiji Council of Churches and the Pacific Conference of Churches facilitated a church leader’s workshop at Nadave. It is a beautiful campus that overlooks the ocean. In the distance across the ocean are the islands of Bau and Viwa. When Christianity arrived in Fiji, the island of Viwa was used by the missionaries to pray and plan their mission. A few hundred meters from Viwa is the island of Bau, where the...Read more...
By: Xuyen Dangers Jan 06, 2015
Lectionary Selection: Mark 1:4–11
Prayers for Laos:
Mighty God, who loves us unconditionally, you live and work in us and through us as we seek to live in ways of justice and peace. As we begin a new year, uphold us with the knowledge of your love for all of creation. Guide and direct us as we seek to serve you to bring the fullness of life to all people and places. Amen.Read more...
By: Judy Chan Jan 06, 2015
The other day I got a promotional call from a bank that I don’t have an account with. The bank wanted to offer me a special promotion. We all get these unsolicited sales calls from time to time. I decided the best way to get rid of them is to ask if they would speak to me in English. There was a pause at the other end. The caller asked, “Are you a Chinese?” I wondered if this was a...Read more...
By: Amelia Casillas Dec 22, 2014
Lectionary Selection: Isaiah 61:10-62:3
Prayers for Argentina and Paraguay:
Thank you God for your indescribable gift and your presence among the people. There is gratitude in our hearts for your presence with all of us as partners committed to the Kingdom of God. At the end of this year and on the eve of the New Year, with expectation and joy we sing the hymn of joy spoken to us by the prophet Isaiah. Within...Read more...
By: Carmelo Alvarez Dec 18, 2014
This last September the world was shocked by the sudden and massive disappearance of 43 students from the Ayotzinapa Normal School near Tuxtla, Guerrero in Mexico.Read more...
By: Karen Campbell-Nelson Dec 15, 2014
Lectionary Selection: Luke 1:46b–55
Prayers for Indonesia:
God of justice, God of mercy, we praise you for the miracle of hope born first in Mary’s heart, and echoed in the hearts of millions of young women in Indonesia and other parts of the world, who are often treated as just another commodity to be bought and sold. They trust in you to bring down the powerful from their thrones and to lift them up to a better...Read more...