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Elements of Anglican and Lutheran worship will mark celebrations on 1 May of a decade of full communion relationships in North America.
African religious leaders have praised ecumenical Christian bodies for helping create "the miracle" of southern Sudanese independence.
The moderator of the WCC Central Committee says that unity, justice and peace should be the common theme for the next assembly of the world’s largest ecumenical body.
Experience reinforces the conviction that churches are “called to be one” in both faith and action for a just peace with dignity for all. says the General Secretary of the WCC.
The recently established Network for Ecumenical Learning in Central and Eastern Europe held its first consultation in Prague last week.
The leader of the Ethiopian Evangelical Church, Makane Yesus. has welcomed the leadership role of the WCC within the wider ecumenical community.
The recently retired Vatican official responsible for ecumenical affairs says his biggest regret is not achieving common communion with Protestants.
The Vatican has officially confirmed Swiss Bishop Kurt Koch to replace Cardinal Walter Kasper as head of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.
Ecumenical leaders are renewing their call for a common annual date for the Easter celebration of the life-giving triumph of God in Christ over destruction and death.
Christian ecumenism - common witness and cooperation - is an important antidote to the credibility crisis faced by organised religion, an Anglican peace advocate has said.