In the Holy Land, bringing ordinary Israelis and Palestinians peacefully together is extremely difficult in such a tense and violent environment. But the International Christian Committee in Israel (ICCI) does just that.
Water is a gift of God and a fundamental human right. Getting water remains a gruelling chore for many in the Global South, who may spend much of their day hauling water from distant sources to meet their families’ needs. Access to water affects every part of daily life. Mission & Service partner People's Action Forum is working hard to address these challenges in rural Zambia.
In 2002, the World Council of Churches developed the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel to create an international presence in the face of Israeli occupation. Since then the United Church has sent over 25 Ecumenical Accompaniers who have been posted in many regions of Palestine and Israel.
Let us hear a story of how The Healing Fund is building resilience and hope in Indigenous children and youth.
Pimicikamak Cree Nation (pronounced as pim ih chik uh mak) is a Cree-speaking Indigenous community north of Lake Winnipeg in Cross Lake, Manitoba. Pimicikamak means “where a lake lies across the river.” The community initiated a three-day suicide prevention strategy by inviting Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists to their community to create art with their children, youth, and families.
Our gifts for Mission & Service create spaces where people can come together as family and feel safe. Bissell Centre in Edmonton is one of these places. The stories in today’s Minute for Mission were first shared on its blog.
On a Kenyan mountain surrounded by farms is the Jerusalem Secondary School for Girls. The school is supported by Mission & Service global partner the Organization of African Instituted Churches. It is a safe place for young women who are escaping child marriage and the threat of female genital mutilation, or female circumcision.