WCRC: Call to Prayer for the peoples of Syria

by Setri Nyomi (Rev. Dr.), WCRC General Secretary

Dear Friends,

We have been painfully following events in Syria for more than two years now. More than a hundred thousand people have lost their lives. Communities and properties have been destroyed. To add to this miserable litany, reports of the deadly chemical weapons attacks on August 21 in which the victims included children are simply sickening. The World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) deplores any form of violence and especially the violence of these attacks and do not condone them in any way.

The WCRC is aware of the current moves towards military response to these attacks and calls for restraint. However heinous the chemical attacks are, military response is not the answer. Every effort needs to be made to increase opportunities for bringing all factions to dialogue and seek diplomatic solutions. Military response can only serve to increase the suffering of the peoples of Syria who have already suffered so much.

We call on our Member Churches to spend this coming weekend (September 7 and 8) in prayer for the peoples of Syria. We also pray for world leaders that they may use their power to work tirelessly to find life giving solutions that will end the crisis.

May God bless you.

Setri Nyomi Rev. Dr.)

WCRC General Secretary


September 04 , 2013

Gründung der Ungarischen Reformierten Kirche (Hungarin Reformed Church)

22. Mai 2009, konstituierende Synode der Ungarischen Reformierten Kirche in Debrecen, Ungarn
Reformierte Kirchen aus Ungarn, Rumänien, Transkarpatien (Ukraine), Slovakien, Serbien, Kroatien und Slovenien schließen sich zu einer synodalen Gemeinschaft zusammen, der Ungarischen Reformierten Kirche (Hungarin Reformed Chruch).

Barbara Schenck

Theologischer Exekutivsekretär des Reformierten Weltbundes in Baden

Douwe Visser besuchte die Evangelische Landeskirche in Baden
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Das reformierte Quartalsmagazin / März 2009
Jetzt auch online als PDF: Das Magazin des Reformierten Bundes. Die Themen: Friedensarbeit, Calvinismus-Ausstellung in Berlin, reformierte Ekklesiologie, Texte aus dem Reformierten Weltbund, eine Predigt zu Johannes 19, 16-30 von Jochen Denker

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Jörg Schmidt, Generalsekretär des Reformierten Bundes
Eine neue Internetseite informiert über die Aktivitäten der im Entstehen begriffenen World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC), dem Zusammenschluss von Reformiertem Weltbund (WARC) und Reformiertem Ökumenischen Rat (REC).

Barbara Schenck

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Der Reformierte Weltbund zum Internationalen Frauentag am 8. März
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Quelle: Internetseite Reformierter Weltbund (RWB)

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Pressemitteilung des Reformierten Weltbundes (WARC), 7. Januar 2009