Press Releases


World Methodist Council Condemns Murder of Nigerian Christian Pastor

The World Methodist Council received with sadness the news of the gruesome execution on 20th January of the Rev. Lawan Andimi, a Leader in the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria, who served as District Secretary in Michika and as the Chairperson of the Christian Association of Nigeria in Michika Area of Adamawa State. The Rev. Andimi was shown in a video clip released by his abductors a few days before his killing. The Christian community fears the security of lives and properties in the North in particular and in much of Nigeria in the face of the reported wanton

An Open Letter to the People Called Methodists in the United States

Greetings To all God’s beloved in the United States, who are called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. “First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is proclaimed throughout the world” (Rom 1:8). For those who do not know me,   I am one of the descendants of Korean Methodists who received the gospel from American missionaries. The Korean Methodist Church has sent many missionaries to all over the world, only second in number to the United Methodist Church. I am in debt to

Churches Week of Action on Food is October 13-20

Christians of all denominations and traditions are encouraged to rejoice and give thanks for God’s abundant provisions and to think of ways to share God’s gifts, so that all have enough. Jesus’ parable of the Great Banquet (Luke 14: 15-24) is used for inspiration and reflection. The image of a banquet refers to abundance, fellowship, joy and hope. All are invited. But in today’s world, far too many people have no access to healthy nutrition. This is not because there is a lack of food, but because people fail to share so that all are able to partake in the

Director of the Methodist Ecumenical Centre in Rome

Could this be you?   We are seeking an ordained person from a Methodist, Wesleyan United or Uniting Church to serve the World Methodist Council as Director of the Methodist Ecumenical Centre in Rome (MEOR). The person appointed will develop and build on the work of MEOR on behalf of its partners, the World Methodist Council, European Methodist Council, the Methodist Church in Britain (MCB),the Methodist Churches in Italy (OPCEMI) and others, as a resource for the global Methodist family in order to help facilitate Methodist relationships with the wider ecumenical community, in particular with the Pontifical Council for Promoting

Steering Committee expresses solidarity with Hong Kong Methodists

The World Methodist Council Steering Committee meeting in Mexico City 28-30 August greets you in the name of Christ our risen saviour. We are deeply conscious of the unrest in Hong Kong and we write to you, our sisters and brothers in the Methodist Church Hong Kong and the Church of Christ in China Hong Kong as fellow members of the WMC, to assure you of our love and solidarity in these difficult times. We greatly respect the ongoing peace building work in which you are engaged. Our hearts are burdened by the continuing protests in Hong Kong and the

Anniversary of Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification Celebrated

Words are inadequate to describe the warmth of the welcome extended by the Methodist Church in Mexico with music, dance, many flavours of food, conversation and prayer. The Steering Committee where possible meets alongside member churches. Meeting in Mexico City the Committee was enriched by the life of the local Church and the dynamic vibrant historic centre of Mexico City. Bishop Dr. Moises Morales and Youth and Young Adults chair, Rev. Samuel Murillo extended a particular welcome before the meeting was constituted with worship and celebration of Holy Communion. In his opening address President of the Council, Rev. Dr. J.C.

Prayers for Korea

The World Methodist Council invited all its members churches to assist in spreading the word and calling for prayer for the Korean Peninsula. Each year, Christians are invited to join in a prayer for peace and reunification of the Korean Peninsula. Prepared by the National Council of Churches in Korea and the Korean Christian Federation, the prayer is traditionally used on the Sunday before 15 August every year. The 15th of August, celebrated as Liberation Day in both North and South Korea, marks the date in 1945 when Korea won independence from Japanese colonial oppression, yet ironically it also was