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.
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
The World Methodist Council responds with shock and sadness to the shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, in which at least 31people were killed and many injured. We offer our deepest sympathy to the families of the deceased and injured in these attacks. We also condemn the tragic and senseless killing in the Boreno, northeastern state of Borno, Nigerian, which left 65 people dead and an additional number injured. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends, as well as those throughout the world who continue to mourn the loss of life. We pray for peace for all people
After a visit to the region, a delegation of Methodist representatives expressed horror at the military occupation of the Palestinian people. “We witnessed the bitter fruits of military occupation that have fallen disproportionally upon the Palestinian people,” said a statement of the delegation, which was made up of leaders of the World Methodist Council, the British Methodist Church, and the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church. “We heard stories of families being separated, the denial of basic human rights, inequality of treatment, and the need for the Palestinian people to have a voice in the process
We believe, at this particular time, God is calling us to be the church in a new way. In the spirit of Pentecost, churches of the Methodist tradition gathered recently outside London. We were called together by the World Methodist Council to explore concerns among churches that were being formed by migrants in their new lands and concerns of longstanding churches in the host countries. In essence, we were called to explore what John Wesley really meant when he said “The world is my parish.” Together, this unlikely group of people from the global Methodist family with different roles from