Christian-Muslim crisis response
GENEVA – A recent international consultation on Muslim-Christian relations ended with a “call for the formation of a joint working group which can be mobilised whenever a crisis threatens to arise in which Christians and Muslims find themselves in conflict”.
Some 60 Muslim and Christian leaders and scholars took part in the four-day event last November.
It was organised by the World Council of Churches, the World Islamic Call Society, the Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute and the Consortium of A Common Word. – United Methodist News Service.
Return of Epworth Herald
SULLIVAN (Wisconsin) – After an 80-year absence, e Epworth Herald, the oﬃcial newspaper of the Epworth League, was relaunched in January 2011.
Named after the birthplace in England of John and Charles Wesley, Epworth League had thousands of young adult chapters around the world before it disappeared in 1939.
A new Epworth League was started this year in Wisconsin. – United Methodist News Service.
Bible bookstore opens in Tokyo
SINGAPORE – After many years without a bookstore, the Japan Bible Society once again opened a bookstore in downtown Tokyo in February. is means more accessibility to the Bible and more visibility for the Bible Society’s work.
Pray for God’s blessings that the store will be a place where people can encounter the Word of God and meet Jesus. – The Bible Society of Singapore.