Statement on Rohingya Persecution

Interrelgious Relations, News & Events, Social & International Affairs

The World Methodist Council notes with alarm the “ethnic cleansing” of minority Muslims known as the Rohingya by security forces in Myanmar’s Rakhine province. It is estimated that at least 400 and possibly as many as 1,000 of the Rohingya ethnic minority have died since 25 August as a result of clashes and attacks on civilians including women and children. We condemn the violence, persecution and human rights abuses of the Rohingya by Rakhine Buddhists and government personnel, and we appeal to State Counsellor and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and her government to stop the abuse and

Post-Hurricane Message from C.M.E. Church Bishop

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Friday, September 8, 2017 Thank You, Moving On, and Moving Forward by Senior Bishop Lawrence Reddick Dear CME Family: As the presiding bishop of the Eighth Episcopal District (the Jamaica Region and five Texas Regions), I am eternally grateful to the hosts of persons from across the Connection who have poured concern and aid into the Eighth Episcopal District by praying, by giving to one of the several churches listed in the brief messages I’ve sent in the last two weeks, or by coming to Texas and giving assistance in the southeastern part of the State with your labors. The

Bishop Yambasu Issues Statement from Council of Churches in Sierra Leone

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Council of Churches in Sierra Leone Statement on the August 14 2017 Flooding and Mud Slide in Freetown In the early hours of Monday August 14, 2017, parts of the capital city Freetown was overtaken by massive flooding and mud slides that led to the loss of hundreds of lives and millions of dollars in property. Communities worst affected are Regent, and Kamayama in the west and Kissy and waterloo in the East end of the city. In the last 24 hours, the Council of Churches has received many phone calls, e-mails and letters from our many partners around the

CME Church Responds to Charlottesville

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PASTORAL LETTER FROM THE COLLEGE OF BISHOPS Christian Methodist Episcopal Church August 21, 2017 CME Unity Summit – Atlanta, GA The College of Bishops of The Christian Methodist Episcopal Church speaks to issues in Charlottesville, Virginia, August 12, 2017, during which white supremacists, Nazis, and other racist groups gathered with guns and other weapons and chanted racist slogans.  Violence ensued, many were harmed and one person was killed The very nature of the racism displayed and the disrespect for human life are a massive thorn in the flesh of a nation already seething with unrest.  The presentation of bigotry, violence

A.M.E. Council of Bishops Issues Statement Following Charlottesville

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The Council of Bishops of the African Methodist Episcopal Church condemns the violence that exploded in Charlottesville, Virginia. The “Unite the Right” march was sponsored by white supremacists, white nationalists, and the Ku Klux Klan to protest the removal of a statue of General Robert E. Lee. It was responded to by counter protestors.