Be Surprised by the Spirit

We recently passed the one-year anniversary of the declaration of a global pandemic. This has been a time of extraordinary upheaval in our lives and the life of our churches. It has also been a time of discovery. We discovered the pain of many losses—personal and communal. We discovered that we are more resilient and more creative than we may have previously thought. We discovered God in our midst—and we have been Surprised by the Spirit.

The gift of a COVID vaccination

Last week, Archbishop and Primate Linda Nicholls received a first dose of COVID vaccine. Today, she shares her thoughts about vaccine equity, citing Archbishop Thabo Makgoba’s remarks from a recent panel discussion she joined: “Everyone deserves more than the crumbs under the table, when others are eating a full loaf of bread”.

Ecumenical letter opposing evictions and demolitions of Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem

We represent Christian denominations, church agencies, ecumenical organizations and networks who work with long-standing Palestinian and Israeli partners towards a just and lasting peace. Our concerns are based on our long-term engagement in the region, our many church-to-church partnerships, and our longstanding relationships with both Palestinians and Israelis working for peace.