The decision by the two biggest Protestant denominations in France’s eastern Alsace-Lorraine region to form a union of churches will strengthen Christian witness, says a World Alliance of Reformed Churches (WARC) top official. “In the face of gross injustices in the world, the need for people to hear the gospel clearly and the calling on the Church to mediate fullness of life, churches have a responsibility to rise above divisions and give a clear witness,” said WARC general secretary Rev. Setri Nyomi. (Ecumenical News International)