Category - just peace

  • January 17, 2014

    This is the full statement from an Ecumenical Consultation on Syria, involving churches from across the world, hosted by the World Council of Churches (WCC) at the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva, from 15-17 January 2014, ahead of the upcoming Geneva II international talks on resolving the Syrian crisis.

  • August 25, 2013

    As Archbishop Elias Chacour, a Palestinian and citizen of Israel who has struggled tirelessly and nonviolently for a just peace in the land has observed: a settlement in Israel-Palestine, which must offer security and recognition for all people, is not just about politics. It is about disarmed truth, and recognising in each other a wounded brother and sister, not an enemy or a threat.

  • November 21, 2012

    The Israeli seizure and occupation of Palestinian land, and the denial of a Palestinian state, is the root cause of the on-going conflict and the current flare up in Gaza.

  • May 23, 2012

    Mark Braverman, a powerful Jewish advocate for a just-peace in Palestine/Israel, is speaking at a meeting in Edinburgh (12.30pm, 23 May 2012) sponsored by the Scottish Palestinian Forum in association with the Church of Scotland's World Mission Council.

  • January 29, 2012

    A Christian-Muslim consultation on the Christian presence and witness in the Middle East took place at the Armenian Catholicosate of Cilicia in Antelias, Lebanon, from 24-28 January 2012.

  • January 28, 2012

    The World Council of Churches' General Secretary says a common vision for living together is needed by Christians and Muslims in the Arab world.

  • December 25, 2011

    The head of the World Council of Churches, the Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, has stressed peacemaking and action for justice as key fruits of the Christian gospel.

  • September 14, 2011

    Peace and justice is on the global church agenda with new energy at a time when ever more societies are experiencing conflict and injustice.

  • June 5, 2011

    The head of the WCC says commitment to peace and justice needs to be at the centre of the Christian churches' search for unity if they are to carry conviction.

  • May 25, 2011

    The International Ecumenical Peace Convocation in Jamaica symbolises the emergence of a remarkable consensus among Christian churches on issues of war, peace and justice, says Stephen Brown. Yet the task facing the ecumenical movement in the 21st century is now to work for a consensus on justice and peace that transcends cultural and religious boundaries.