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Jonah 1:4-5 and 4:1-8 "Jonah and his Selective Ecological Concern", by Liz Vuadi Vibila (Pilgrimage Bible study)
The several climatic events in the Book of Jonah present all environmental concerns: the sea calming down (1:15), making a plant grow (4:6), and the sending of a worm (4:7), and all play a particular role in God’s plan. They are used in the text as divine emissaries, human begin is the only one to oppose God’s will in these dramatic scenes. The ecological problem and the attributes associated with the creatures remain a fundamental issue from Jonah to our current daily reality. The worm, a lowly creature, is elevated as well as the ephemeral plant. Accordingly, Jonah has to learn that the plant is appointed by God. The ecological reading on the Book of Jonah invites us to the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace in relation to the ecological justice.
Holy Week statement of lament and solidarity
In this “Holy Week Statement of Lament and Solidarity” for Maundy Thursday, the Pan African Women’s Ecumenical Empowerment Network (PAWEEN) demands an end to gun violence in America.
Message to the Funeral Service of Rev. Dr Dong Sung Kim
Message to the Funeral Service of Rev. Dr Dong Sung Kim from the WCC General Secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit
The Arusha Call to Discipleship
The World Council of Churches’ Conference on World Mission and Evangelism met in Arusha, Tanzania, from 8-13 March 2018.
Bishop Brian Farrell: I Have a Dream to Share with You
Documents of the Conference on World Mission and Evangelism in Arusha, Tanzania
Rev. Dr Sang Chang: I Have a Dream
Documents of the Conference on World Mission and Evangelism in Arusha, Tanzania
Rev Kathryn Mary Lohre: Embracing the Cross for the Sake of our Neighbors
Documents of the Conference on World Mission and Evangelism in Arusha, Tanzania
Rev. Dr Angelique Walker-Smith: Carrying the Cross of the Experience of the Pan African Women’s Ecumenical Empowerment Network
Documents of the Conference on World Mission and Evangelism in Arusha, Tanzania
Prof. Dr Vuyani Vellem: The Spiritual Dimension of Embracing the Cross
Documents of the Conference on World Mission and Evangelism in Arusha, Tanzania
Rev. Dr Roberto E. Zwetsch: Testimony on “Carrying the Cross of Poverty”
Equipped disciples: testimony brought by Rev. Dr Roberto E. Zwetsch to the plenary on embracing the cross of the Conference on World Mission and Evangelism
Keynote Address by His Holiness Mor Ignatius Aphrem II
Embracing the Cross Plenary: Keynote Address by His Holiness Mor Ignatius Aphrem II Patriarch of Antioch and All the East and Supreme Head of the Universal Syrian Orthodox Church at the Conference of World Mission and Evangelism, March 13, 2018, in Arusha, Tanzania
Missional formation plenary: Panel Interviews
Documents of the Conference on World Mission and Evangelism in Arusha, Tanzania
Rev. Dr Collin I Cowan: Mission Agency Reformed by the Call to Discipleship
Documents of the Conference on World Mission and Evangelism in Arusha, Tanzania
Fr Richard Nnyombi: Formation as Discipleship through the example of a Missionary Society, Missionaries of Africa (White Fathers)
Documents of the Conference on World Mission and Evangelism in Arusha, Tanzania
Bishop Mark MacDonald: Missional Formation - Leadership Training
Documents of the Conference on World Mission and Evangelism in Arusha, Tanzania
Rev. Dr Septemmy E. Lakawa: Risky Witnessing, History of Wounds, Compassionate Leadership
Documents of the Conference on World Mission and Evangelism in Arusha, Tanzania
Ms Nafkot M. Dessaleg: Signs of times and the importance of discipleship training
Documents of the Conference on World Mission and Evangelism in Arusha, Tanzania
Rt. Rev. Dhiloraj Ranjit Canagasabey: Missional Formation Plenary - Action and Reflection
Documents of the Conference on World Mission and Evangelism in Arusha, Tanzania
Becoming Disciples, Transforming the World: Keynote Message by Adi Mariana Waqa
Documents of the Conference on World Mission and Evangelism in Arusha, Tanzania
Bishop Iosif de Pátara: Perspectives on Evangelism as Contextual and Prophetic
Documents of the Conference on World Mission and Evangelism in Arusha, Tanzania