World News

  • January 1, 2017

    The World Council of Churches has condemned the latest terrorist attack against people in Istanbul celebrating the New Year.

  • December 30, 2016

    The United Nations envoy for Syria has welcomed the announcement of a nationwide ceasefire between the Government and armed opposition groups that came into effect at midnight 29 December 2016.

  • December 29, 2016

    John Doom lived in a small place on the planet, but he was committed to big things through his faith, fighting to stem atomic testing in the fragile ecosystem of his homeland French Polynesia.

  • December 28, 2016

    Hunger, terror and destitution are afflicting many millions of people in Nigeria in a huge crisis that remains largely hidden from the world, Christian Aid is warning.

  • December 27, 2016

    The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the adoption of a Security Council resolution which states that the establishment of Israeli settlements in Palestinian territory occupied since 1967, have “no legal validity”, constitute a “flagrant violation” under international law and are a “major obstacle” to a two-State solution and a just, lasting and comprehensive peace.

  • December 24, 2016

    A court in Yemen is to hear calls for a death sentence against an American father-of-three, who disappeared inside the country’s prison system over a year ago.

  • December 23, 2016

    Children in Bethlehem have played a particular role in preparation of the World Council of Churches’ (WCC) Christmas message this year.

  • December 22, 2016

    One of the most controversial dams in history has been inaugurated. The Gibe III dam has put an end to the natural flooding of Ethiopia’s Omo River, on which 100,000 indigenous people depend and a further 100,000 rely indirectly.

  • December 21, 2016

    The Catholic Nonviolence Initiative has gathered in Rome to reflect on and discuss Pope Francis's 2017 World Day of Peace message Nonviolence: A style of politics for peace, and to strategise about next steps for this critical movement.

  • December 20, 2016

    As part of an ongoing, multiyear project called 'Walking Together', an international and interreligious group met in Nicosia, Cyprus, from 6-8 December 2016 to explore different facets of the theme 'Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace', which undergirds the World Council of Church’s programmatic focus.