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Reformed Communiqué, June 2012

Welcome to the June, 2012 Reformed Communiqué, the quarterly newsletter of the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC). It aims to quickly reach a wide audience, including youth and others not yet involved in WCRC, about the critical events in the life of the Reformed family worldwide. It also hopes to draw more WCRC constituents to our website, programmes and resources.

World Communion of Reformed Churches/ALC
Geneva, Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Reformed Communiqué, June, 2012

For the full Reformed Communiqué, June, 2012, see: http://www.wcrc.ch/node/514

Articles include:

Global Reformed church movement sets priorities for 2012-2013

Theological formation, economic justice and measures to address financial concerns will be the focus for the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) in 2012-2013. Members of the organization's Executive Committee endorsed the plans at the conclusion of a six-day meeting in Berastagi, Indonesia in May. Much of the committee's discussion focused on financial issues.

"We leave this meeting knowing what lies ahead of us in the coming months. The way will not be easy but we are committed to building a secure financial future for WCRC which will enable us to live out our vision and purpose as we engage God's mission in the world," said WCRC President, Jerry Pillay.

Churches issue statement on mission in Indonesia

The question of how churches in Indonesia can work together in response to social, community and environmental concerns is the subject of discussion in this country where Christians form ten per cent of the population and Muslims make up 86 per cent.

New general treasurer appointed

The Executive Committee of the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) has named a new general treasurer. Johann Weusmann of the Evangelical Reformed Church in Germany was appointed Saturday, 12 May during meeting in Berastagi, Indonesia.

Experience with HIV and AIDS equips Mpofu for regional church work

Buhle Mpofu's commitment to working with churches in response to the HIV and AIDS pandemic has prepared him well for his new role as Regional Secretary for the African region of the World Communion of Reformed Churches. Mpofu coordinates a mission programme that equips congregations of the Uniting Presbyterian Church in Southern Africa to respond to the challenges of the HIV and AIDS pandemic.

Silvia Adoue Renfer: Swiss foundation executive secretary says farewell

Silvia Adoue Renfer may be one of the ecumenical movement's best-kept secrets. For the past 21 years, as executive secretary of a Swiss foundation that supports Reformed church projects, she has kept a low profile, consistent with the discretion of the benevolent foundation whose activities she coordinates.

Partnership Fund: The wheels on the bus go round once more

In 2011, the Partnership Fund helped the Presbyterian-Reformed Church of Cuba to replace the engine in a minibus. Two decades earlier, it helped to buy the bus.

From the General Secretary

Concern about the global economy and the resources available to the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) and other ecumenical bodies has been very evident in recent years. And so it should be, because these are not easy times.

For the full Reformed Communiqué, June, 2012, see: http://www.wcrc.ch/node/514

Source: World Comunión of Reformed Churches, WCRC: http://www.wcrc.ch/

 

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