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Prayers for Families of Germanwings Plane Crash Victims

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The World Methodist Council  wishes to express its deepest sympathy and prayers to the families of the victims of the Germanwings Flight 9525 crash. In a statement Thursday, Bishop Ivan Abrahams, General Secretary, said “The Methodist-Wesleyan family around the world is shocked and saddened by the loss of life in the wake of this senseless tragedy. We hold in our prayers the victims, their families, and those working to bring answers and relieve grief. May we all be reminded of the precious gift of life, and be consoled by the promise from Isaiah 41:13 that God will “hold your right hand; it

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Anglican-Methodist Co-operation Plan Launched at Home of St Patrick

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By ACNS staff The Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury and World Methodist Council Vice President are to launch a publication that aims to overcome centuries of separate ministries of the two Christian traditions. Archbishop Justin Welby and Mrs. Gillian Kingston will be in Downpatrick, Northern Ireland—the home of St Patrick—on March 17, St Patrick’s Day, to launch Into All The World: Being and Becoming Apostolic Churches. The report, written by members of the Anglican-Methodist International Commission on Unity and Mission (AMICUM), highlights how Methodists and Anglicans have understood mission. It surveys places around the world where there is already active cooperation,

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Call for Prayer for Victims of Recent Cyclones in Asia-Pacific Region

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Photo courtesy NASA The World Methodist Council extends its prayers and support to the people of Vanuatu following the devastation of Cyclone Pam over the weekend, and for the people of Australia following damage caused by Cyclones Lam and Marcia last month. Bishop Ivan Abrahams, General Secretary of the World Methodist Council issued the following statement, “Our prayers are with those who have been affected by the recent cyclones in the Asia-Pacific region. It is my hope that aid to these hard-hit areas will be swift so that the recovery process can begin, and so that communities and lives can be rebuilt.” If

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Prayers for the Victims of Church Bombings in Lahore, Pakistan

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The World Methodist Council offers prayer and comfort for the people of Lahore, Pakistan, following the bombings near two Christian churches that killed at least 14 people yesterday. In a statement made today, Bishop Ivan Abrahams, General Secretary of the World Methodist Council said, “All peace loving people need to strongly condemn these cowardly orchestrated attacks on innocent worshipers. We cannot remain silent but harness all the spiritual resources of faith communities to make this world more like God’s design for it.” The World Methodist Council encourages each of its Member Churches to pray for the victims, their families, and

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Methodists and Baptists Engage in Second International Dialogue

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Members of the Baptist World Alliance and the World Methodist Council met February 5 to 10 at the Covenant Community Methodist Church at Methodist Girls’ School, Singapore. The meeting was the second round of conversations of the international dialogue between Baptists and Methodists. The overall theme of the dialogue is faith working through love. The delegations were welcomed by Bishop Dr. Wee Boon Hup, of the Methodist Church in Singapore, and Rev. Edwin Lam, the Vice-Chairman of the Asia Pacific Baptist Federation. The theme of the conversations centered on the Faith confessed and remembered. Participants discussed presentations on the nature of