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“It is impossible to speak exclusively for the unity of the church and be indifferent about the unity of humankind,” says a senior Greek Orthodox theologian.
Orthodox churches have reaffirmed their commitment to "unity, justice and peace" at an inter-Orthodox consultation in Kos, Greece, this week.
The head of Austria's Catholic church has agreed to give one of his parish churches to Orthodox Christians, after the Catican agreed to the transfer.
The Patriarch of the Georgian Orthodox Church has called on his Russian counterpart to reconcile, after a war between the two countries in 2008.
Workshops led by the Orthodox at the recent International Ecumenical Peace Convocation led to robust, honest exchanges about mutual relations.
Differences over arcane church issues are preventing Orthodox churches getting together to discuss common issues and speak with one voice on major topics.
The need for a "theology of healing" was the central theme of an international meeting between Orthodox women and other Christians.
The General Secretary of the WCC says the ecumenical body cannot take a stance on issues of sexuality and women's ordination, because of the different views among its members churches.
The WCC General Secretary and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia have met in Moscow to discuss the relationship of the Orthodox to the churches globally.
World Council of Churches' General Secretary, the Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit will pay an official visit to Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, head of the Russian Orthodox Church, from 27-29 June.