Category - just peace

  • June 12, 2017

    Writing 100 years after the Balfour Declaration and 50 years after Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories captured in the 1967 War, the World Council of Churches’ executive committee has lamented the ongoing failure of the parties to seek a just peace..

  • March 31, 2017

    Stakeholders, ecumenical partners and staff of the World Council of Churches’ Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel are gathered at the annual meeting 27-31 March this week in Geneva to nurture and strengthen a just peace for Palestinians and Israelis. 

  • February 28, 2017

    On 26 February 2017, Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas formally received the General Secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC), the Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, for a meeting to discuss just peace in Palestine and Israel.

  • February 17, 2017

    Extremism, bloodshed and displacement continue to plague the Middle East, a senior United Nations envoy told the Security Council yesterday, warning that these phenomena are feeding intolerance, violence, and religious radicalism far beyond the region.

  • February 5, 2017

    Quakers in Britain have responded to the global unease about recent political developments around the world with a clear statement asserting: “Humanity needs leaders of integrity and conscience, ready to be held to account by individuals and institutions, national and international."

  • 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 23, 2016

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

  • December 9, 2016

    Speaking in Bethlehem the General Secretary of the World Council of Churches has reflected on the light from the very first Christmas in the very same town, and what that light means in a global search for just peace. 

  • December 7, 2016

    In a statement following Israeli authorities’ detention, interrogation and deportation of the World Council of Churches Associate General Secretary Prof Dr Isabel Apawo Phiri upon arrival in Tel Aviv, the WCC ”deeply regrets the Israeli antagonism against the WCC’s initiatives for peace with justice for both Palestinians and Israelis.”

  • December 9, 2014

    The World Council of Churches has launched an Ecumenical Peace Advocacy Network (EPAN) at a recent international conference.