The goal of Journeying into Friendship is to strengthen our capacity to bear witness to Jesus Christ through authentic, mutual friendships with neighbors of a different ethnic, racial, or religious background.
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On November 2, 2018, faith groups across Canada -- including the Christian Reformed Church in North America -- united their voices in an appeal to the people of Myanmar to "seek justice and reconciliation."
The CRCNA wants to support the ecumenical ministry of Canadian congregations by offering small grants to be used for events, gatherings, community services and worship opportunities that bring together churches from a variety of backgrounds.
Recently, the Canadian Council of Churches (CCC) adopted a Principles of Peace document that you might find useful. The CCC is an ecumenical body that represents 25 denominations of Anglican, Evangelical, Free Church, Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox, Protestant, and Catholic traditions, including the Christian Reformed Church in North America. Together the CCC represents more than 85% of the Christians in Canada.
This article is a very useful tool to analyze current approaches to contextualization, especially those in the context of outreach to Muslims.
David Wood notes that the last words of a person are often those that most characterize that person. Truly Nabeel Qureshi reflected the famous last words of the Lord Jesus.
In making a decision about taking a trip to Israel/Palestine, in addition to the natural questions about costs and dates, there are several questions that should be answered before making a decision regarding which trip to choose.
In choosing to take a trip to Israel/Palestine, persons need to reflect carefully on what type of tour they wish to join. Read about the different types of tours that we have come across in our years of leading groups on pilgrimages there.
Operation Reveille, a ministry of Act Beyond that helps Military Christians understand the character, knowledge, and behavior of Jesus Christ in cross-cultural contexts, features 6 posts on the "Social Implications of Different Christian and Muslim Beliefs." The helpful summary chart is found here.
The perennial lure of idolatry--not just measured by some kind of human-fabricated actual statue made of solid materials of wood, or stone, or kryptonite,--is that they are creations of the human imagination.
Rev. Mark Durie posted an explanation on Feb 21/2015 of the ISIS video that accompanied the slaughter of their Coptic victims.