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Lutheran World Federation, Roman Catholic Church to commemorate Reformation

Lutheran World Federation, Roman Catholic Church to commemorate Reformation

The Lutheran World Federation and the Catholic Church will hold a joint ecumenical commemoration of the Reformation on 31 October in Lund, Sweden.

Freeing Lulu: Roma family who lived in “sanctuary” in Canadian church, granted residency status

Freeing Lulu: Roma family who lived in “sanctuary” in Canadian church, granted residency status

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.

Dr Douwe Visser: Stressing the roots of our core values in addressing the refugee situation

Dr Douwe Visser: Stressing the roots of our core values in addressing the refugee situation

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.