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LOUISVILLE — The Russian people are demonstrating in the streets against their president’s order to invade Ukraine, knowing the consequences will be dire. Switzerland is neutral no more. United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres pleaded “The fighting in Ukraine must stop. Enough is enough.”
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) launched an appeal Tuesday for funds to help support the Church’s humanitarian response to the war started last week when Russia attacked Ukraine.
The White House has announced that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is no longer “likely,” but now “imminent.”
The way Christmas is celebrated in Eastern Europe is different than how it’s done in the U.S., but the spirit of giving and helping others is very much the same.
Belarus was a key focus of the recent virtual BURM Network (Belarus, Ukraine, Russia Mission Network) during its virtual annual meeting.
The Rev. Jessica Derise has served as a mission co-worker for the past 18 months, but for the first time is able to do so in person.
In the early 13th century, St. Francis of Assisi traveled to Egypt to meet with the Sultan so Francis could show the people there the way of salvation. What happened instead was a conversation about peace, interfaith dialogue and the necessity to join in service together regardless of religious differences.
Neo-populism is marching across Europe. What are the implications to the United States? And what is the role of the Church?
At its recent virtual meeting, the Belarus, Ukraine, Russia Mission Network (BURM) invited an internationally recognized Presbyterian to brief partners on the impacts of climate change and the importance of the work faith-based communities are doing to bring about change.
Belarus, part of the former Soviet Union, is one of the most conquered countries in Europe. Universally gentle, its people have been forced to learn patience. But recently they declared, “no more,” and have taken to the streets by the thousands.