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Orthodox Christians request continued prayer for kidnapped archbishops
(May 22, 2013)
Church of the Brethren ecumenical partners continue to request prayer for two Orthodox archbishops who were kidnapped one month ago in Aleppo, Syria. Following is a message received May 22 by Church of the Brethren general secretary Stan Noffsinger from the Syriac Orthodox and Greek Orthodox dioceses of Aleppo, as forwarded by Larry Miller, secretary of the Global Christian Forum:
Two archbishops kidnaped on day of church appeal for Middle East peace
(April 24, 2013)
On the day the Global Christian Forum released an Appeal by Middle East church leaders calling their co-citizens “to reject all forms of extremism and enmity” and for the world community to “to support a Christian presence in the Middle East in partnership with other religions” it was reported that two Orthodox bishops had been kidnaped in Syria.
Church leaders comment on national tragedy, CDS offers advice for parents
(April 22, 2013)
Christian leaders are joining the nation in prayer following the Boston Marathon bombings. Church of the Brethren general secretary Stan Noffsinger added his voice to that of other ecumenical leaders following the tragedy. Ecumenical groups making statements include the Massachusetts Council of Churches, the National Council of Churches, and the World Council of Churches. Children’s Disaster Services (CDS) also has called for prayer and offered advice to help parents talk with their children about what happened. “We join this day in remembering those who lost their lives," said general secretary Stan Noffsinger.
Fifty years later, church leaders respond to Letter from Birmingham Jail
(April 17, 2013)
Fifty years later, Christian Churches Together (CCT) has issued a response to Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” The document was signed by representatives of CCT’s member communions and presented to King’s youngest daughter, Bernice King, at a symposium April 14-15 in Birmingham, Ala.
Christian leaders celebrate adoption of the world’s first Arms Trade Treaty
(April 5, 2013)
“We give thanks to God for the adoption of the world's first Arms Trade Treaty and for the efforts by a large majority of countries and many civil society groups to bring it into existence,” said an April 3 public statement by World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Olav Fykse Tveit.