The Lutheran World Federation and the Catholic Church will hold a joint ecumenical commemoration of the Reformation on 31 October in Lund, Sweden.
Members of a small congregation in Toronto, Canada are celebrating. On Sunday the member of parliament for their riding came to the church to announce that the federal government has granted residency status to a Roma family that had lived under “sanctuary” protection in the church for 18 months.
Attending the World Council of Churches/United Nations high-level conference on the refugee crisis in Europe on 18-19 January, executive secretary for theology of the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) Dr Douwe Visser was interviewed by the WCC to share his views on the refugee situation from the perspective of the WCRC.
08 February - 01 May 2016 Seven Weeks for Water
22 - 26 February 2016 Mission in Secularized Contexts
28 February - 01 March 2016 Religion and Violence Prevention in the Americas
29 - 31 March 2016 Regional Ecumenical Workshop on Advocacy for Peace
15 - 22 May 2016 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
29 May - 11 June 2016 Youth in Asia Training for Religious Amity
22 - 28 June 2016 Central Committee meeting