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UN agencies, NGOs, and WCC join at UN to end violence against children

Representatives of UN agencies such as the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization have spoken of how religious communities and churches can play a key part in ending violence in early childhood.

“Sending service” closes Arusha conference

The Conference on World Mission and Evangelism officially closed with a “sending service” during which participants reflected on their call to discipleship and the significance of such a call in transforming mission in a world of pain, dislocation and turmoil.

“Arusha Call to Discipleship” issued

Participants from the World Council of Churches Conference on World Mission and Evangelism (CWME) issued a “Call to Discipleship” on 13 March, the closing day of the conference. More than 1,000 people gathered in Tanzania for the CWME, and all are engaged in mission and evangelism, coming from different Christian traditions across the world.

إطلاق "دعوة أروشا إلى التّلمذة"

أطلق المشاركون في المؤتمر العالمي حول الارساليات والتبشير التابع لمجلس الكنائس العالمي (CWME) "دعوةً إلى التلمذة" في اليوم الختامي للمؤتمر الموافق 13 مارس 2018. واجتمع في دولة تنزانيا أكثر من 1000 شخص من المنخرطين في الارساليات والتبشير للمشاركة في المؤتمر. وقدم المشاركون من جميع أنحاء العالم وهم من تقاليد مسيحية مختلفة.

“阿鲁沙对门徒之召唤” 声明发表

世界基督教会联合会世界宣教和福音大会(CWME)的与会者于 3月13日会议闭幕日发表了 “对门徒之召唤”声明。一千多名从事传教和布道工作的基督徒来到坦桑尼亚参加会议, 他们都来自于世界各地不同的基督教传统。

Арушский призыв следовать учениям Христа

13 марта, в завершающий день Конференции Всемирного совета церквей по вопросам миссии, был издан призыв следовать учениям Христа. На конференцию в Танзанию прибыло более 1000 участников со всего света- представителей различных христианских деноминаций.

Conference on World Mission and Evangelism embraces the cross

“We can embrace the cross when we hold that there is no spirituality without life and spirituality is impatient life against the disorder of humanity,” said Rev. Dr Vuyani Vellen, one of the speakers at a plenary on the theology of the cross at the Conference on World Mission and Evangelism (CWME).

‘Sokoni’ transforms marketplace into mission

The marketplace - also referred to as a “sokoni" - became an opportunity for faith and community-based institutions to share what they do to improve the lives of people around them.

Bible studies for Conference on World Mission and Evangelism are available online

Daily Bible studies at the Conference on World Mission and Evangelism has been gathering participants from mainline Protestant, Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Evangelical, Pentecostal, and African-instituted churches. The Bible studies prepared for the for the conference are available at the WCC website.

‘Warsha' calls for embracing migrants as agents of change

Thirty participants gathered on 9-10 March in a ‘warsha’ - or workshop - entitled “Building Capacity for Migration & Multicultural Ministries: From Chaos to Hope” in Arusha, Tanzania. “Warsha,” a Kiswahili term, defines an arena for discussing new ideas that advance creative thinking, in this case on how the the church today can inform and inspire mission and ministry with the migrants.