Greetings in the name of our Crucified and Risen Lord, Jesus Christ! After a punishing April schedule which included Holy Week, Easter Celebrations, meetings in London as well as the rededication of Wesley House Cambridge, I returned to the tranquility and natural beauty of Volmoed (meaning full of courage and hope) Retreat Centre tucked away […]
A.M.E. Church Holds Global Development Council Meeting
From February 22-24 2017, approximately 200 African Methodist Episcopal Church clergy and lay leaders from Districts 14-20 gathered in Johannesburg, South Africa for the 7th Assembly of the Global Development Council (GDC).
Baptisms in the Brazil District of the AME Church
The newly establised Brazil District of the A.M.E. Church has performed Baptisms in three churches: Malhada da Areia on the banks of the São Francisco River in Bahia, Fazenda da Bica in Rio de Janeiro, and at the National Headquarters located in Realengo in Rio de Janeiro.
Methodists Feel Rising Tensions on Korean Peninsula, Take Action for Peace
Methodist Round Table on Peace in the Korean Peninsula Held in Seoul The news headlines have recently shone a spotlight on the rising tensions in the Korean Peninsula, and Christians around the world are mobilizing to encourage peaceful relations and reunification efforts. One such effort was a Round Table for Peace in the Korean Peninsula […]
Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church Memorial Unveiled at Charleston Airport
On 15 April 2017, a permanent memorial to the victims of the 2015 church shooting at Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church was unveiled at the Charleston International Airport in South Carolina.
Celebrating the Life of Pauline Webb
Dr. Pauline Webb, former Vice-President of the British Methodist Conference, and World Methodist Council member, passed away on 27 April 2017, at age 89. Webb was the first woman vice-moderator of the World Council of Churches governing bodies, and was a pioneer for Women’s Ministry, raising the issue of women’s ordination at the 1959 British […]
Historic Ecumenical Prayer Service Held in Egypt
Tim Macquiban, Chair of the Ecumenical Relations Committee, recently shared the news that an ecumenical prayer service for peace an unity was held in Egypt in late April. The service brought together the leaders of the Coptic Orthodox and the Roman Catholic Churches, Bishop Tawadros II and Pope Francis, respectively. Macquiban wrote, “The visit of […]