Category - ecumenism

  • May 29, 2013

    Asserting that “We are in danger of losing what the ecumenical spirit is all about,” historical theologian and longtime British ecumenical activist, the Rev Dr Keith Clements, has argued that people and churches need to rediscover the essential “ecumenical dynamic” at the heart of the movement.

  • May 16, 2013

    Power, social injustice, the threat of extremism and Christian-Muslim relations are among the themes of a forthcoming conference on Christians in the Middle East.

  • May 10, 2013

    In a panel discussion at the German Protestant Kirchentag in Hamburg, the WCC General Secretary has expressed positive hopes for the leadership of Pope Francis.

  • March 22, 2013

    We have begun to learn something of the varied influences that have shaped the new pontiff. What is required from the new pope today, says Dr Harry Hagopian, is more than an evocative name and a humble posture. Catholicism also needs someone who can bringing a cleansing brush to bear on tired structures, on the abuse scandal, and on the existential, ecclesial, structural, ecumenical and global challenges that Christians face in a fast-changing world. It is a monumental task, but which many hope the first Jesuit pontiff can begin and lead.

  • March 20, 2013

    The General Secretary of the World Council of Churches has attended the mass in which Pope Francis was installed on 19 March.

  • March 15, 2013

    The election of Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina as Pope Francis has evoked diverse reactions from ecumenical leaders in the Latin America region

  • March 14, 2013

    The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has offered his "warmest welcome" to the former Cardinal Bergoglio on his election as Pope Francis.

  • March 7, 2013

    A major ecumenical statement on the nature and purpose of the church, the broadest ever created, has been launched by the WCC in Geneva.

  • March 5, 2013

    “Discrimination and statelessness live side by side; it is no coincidence that most stateless people belong to racial, linguistic and religious minorities.” So says the communique issued at the end of the World Council of Churches consultation on stateless people held in Washington DC from from 27 February to 1 March 2013. This is the full document, made available by the WCC.

  • February 19, 2013

    A Roman Catholic Church delegation has led prayers at the chapel of the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva, Switzerland, as part of discussions with the WCC.