The Church of the Nazarene's inaugural Compassion Conference featured plenary sessions and workshops on racial reconciliation, community development, and human trafficking and disaster response.
Missionary John Yual Nguth requested prayer for South Sudan as many residents are displaced and living "in sad situations of fear and hunger."
Months after the April 16 earthquake devastated cities in Ecuador and affected thousands of people, Nazarene Compassionate Ministries on the Costa District continues to respond to local residents' needs by organizing a hostel in Jaramijo for those left homeless after the quake.
General Superintendent David W. Graves announced the election of Robert Mahaffey as superintendent of the Southwestern Ohio District.
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Our hearts are grieved and saddened by another act of hatred and violence. We extend our sympathy, thoughts, and prayers to the families and friends of those who lost their lives in the Orlando, Florida, USA, shooting and to those injured in this incident.
Jerry D. Porter delivered the annual Board of General Superintendents' Report during the 93rd Session of the General Board 28 February in Ede, Netherlands.
Nazarene Publishing House continues to move forward with significant innovation in a season of reinvention, including the sale of the administrative offices located on Troost Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri, and the relaunch of Lillenas Publishing Company.
“Nazarenes are among those who have had to flee their countries to escape violent conflict,” the Board of General Superintendents wrote in a letter to the church. “Nazarenes are also among those who have had to flee because faith in Jesus has put their lives in danger. And Nazarenes are among those who have been ministering to refugee families who are seeking safety and hope.”
The Church of the Nazarene, through Nazarene Compassionate Ministries, is hosting a global Compassion Conference July 14-16, 2016. Compassion Conference is a global event designed to bring together church and regional leaders alongside learners and practitioners to equip churches for holistic, transformational ministry.
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