WCC expresses ‘grave concern’ for Christians in Sudan

The World Council of Churches just issued a press release regarding increasing attacks on Christians in Sudan: In a joint statement, the World Council of Churches and the All Africa Conference of Churches have expressed "grave concern over the increasing incidents of attacks on Christians and destruction of church property in Sudan". The councils report the public burning of Bibles and occupation by government forces of buildings housing the Sudan Council of Churches and Sudan Aid in Dafur province. The statement concludes, "We call on the international community to put pressure on the government of Sudan to respect the freedom of religion and protect Christians and all other religious minorities in Sudan. We call on Christians around the world to pray for their fellow Christians in Sudan who are going through very difficult times and are not able to practice their faith in freedom." Read full text of the WCC and the AACC joint statement on Sudan: http://lists.wcc-coe.org/ct.html?rtr=on&s=jazjt,ebsl,usx,7f8d,hbqs,ladi,6z1v All Africa Conference of Churches: http://lists.wcc-coe.org/ct.html?rtr=on&s=jazjt,ebsl,usx,8tlu,6s41,ladi,6z1v WCC member churches in Africa: http://lists.wcc-coe.org/ct.html?rtr=on&s=jazjt,ebsl,usx,9ryr,78xm,ladi,6z1v  

Like what you're reading?  United Methodist Communications is celebrating 80 years of ministry! Your support ensures the latest denominational news, dynamic stories and informative articles will continue to connect our global community.  Make a tax-deductible donation at ResourceUMC.org/GiveUMCom.

Sign up for our newsletter!

umnews-subscriptions
General Church
An informal group of General Conference delegates holds the first of two webinars Dec. 1. The delegates discussed feedback they have received from United Methodists about casting a new vision for the denomination. Screenshot of Zoom meeting by UM News.

Delegates discuss mapping new church vision

General Conference delegates shared some of the international feedback they have received about The United Methodist Church’s future.
Racism
The Rev. David Maldonado. Video image courtesy of IMU Latina (Iglesia Metodista Unida Latina) via YouTube by UM News.

Church must hear Hispanic/Latino voices

The lack of voices from Latin America represents a major gap in the global conversations occurring in The United Methodist Church.
Social Concerns
United Methodist Bishop LaTrelle Easterling (right) offers a prayer during an interfaith vigil near the White House on June 3. At left is Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser. United Methodist conferences are confronting the sin of racism through prayers, calls for justice and education on white supremacy. File photo by Melissa Lauber, Baltimore-Washington Conference.

Taking concrete steps to move against racism

United Methodist conferences are confronting the sin of racism through prayers, calls for justice and education on white supremacy.