Category - unity

  • November 9, 2016

    The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today  (9 November 2016) congratulated Donald Trump on his election as the new President of the United States.

  • February 15, 2016

    The General Secretary of the World Council of Churches, the Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, has issued a statement on behalf of the Council hailing the historic meeting of Pope Francis, pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church, and Patriarch Kirill, primate of the Russian Orthodox Church.

  • January 22, 2016

    Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, has praised “the unity that was so remarkably shown” at a controversial gathering of Anglican primates the pr

  • November 5, 2013

    The World Council of Churches 10th Assembly has hosted a plenary session on the quest for Christian unity in a global, mixed-belief context.

  • November 14, 2012

    A new online publication from the World Council of Churches invites congregations to explore themes from the upcoming 10th WCC Assembly.

  • October 17, 2012

    The general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC) has praised the covenanting process of five church denominations in Wales.

  • August 26, 2008

    Mercy, not sacrifice, is the Christian keynote when dubious appeals to unity are used in religion and in society to thwart calls for social justice, says Savi Hensman. She cites recent examples in Japan and in world Anglicanism.

  • September 11, 2007

    European Commission president José Manuel Barroso has praised the role of Christianity in promoting European unification, and has appealed to religions to strengthen the values on which the unity of the continent is based.

  • February 18, 2007

    Seven 'Global South' archbishops refused to receive Holy Communion with their fellow Primates on 16 February 2007, at thir Tanzania gathering. They alleged that they were "unable to come to the Holy Table with the Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church [USA] because to do so would be a violation of Scriptural teaching and the traditional Anglican understanding" - writes Matthew Davies for Episcopal News Service

  • February 11, 2007

    Philippine churches, buoyed by a yearly celebration of a National Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, are uniting to help ensure clean and honest elections in May - writes Maurice Malanes from Baguio City, Philippines, for Ecumenical News International (ENI).