Category - justice and peace

  • January 10, 2018

    The American Friends Service Committee is one of 20 organisations whose members are now banned from entering Israel. Members of these groups, most of whom  which back the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, will be denied entry visas and residency rights.

  • October 31, 2017

    For the first time in its history, the World Council of Churches  has initiated a formal dialogue with Confucians. The dialogue commenced on 27 October in Seoul with an interreligious consultation on Christian-Confucian relations.

  • September 11, 2017

    The need for the ecumenical movement is an urgent one today, said World Council of Churches General Secretary, the Rev Dr.Olav Fykse Tveit,as he spoke last week at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University in Minnesota .

  • August 28, 2017

    In a speech at the Wittenberg Ecumenical Assembly on 25 August 2017, World Council of Churches General Secretary, the Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, reviewed the work of the ecumenical movement in 2017, describing “an extraordinary ecumenical chance at this point in history.”

  • August 26, 2017

    What are you doing over the bank holiday? If you are one of the 10,000 plus attending Greenbelt, a festival for the common good, you may get a chance to fly a kite with Quaker peace educator Ellis Brooks.

  • August 21, 2017

    Following the attack in a popular tourist area of Barcelona, Spain on 17 August 2017, World Council of Churches General Secretary, the Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit has called for an end to attacks on innocent people and a unified voice of justice and peace across the world.

  • August 16, 2017

    On Saturday, 12 August 2917 in Charlottesville, Virginia, one woman died and 19 others were injured when a man who, after rallying with white supremacist groups, rammed his car into a crowd. Earlier in the day, two law enforcement officers lost their lives when their helicopter crashed as they patrolled the gathering crowds.

  • July 10, 2017

    Over fifty Christians have pledged to take nonviolent direct action for the sake of justice and peace, even when that means risking arrest. The activists, of all denominations and from all parts of the country, campaign on issues of justice, peace and climate change, and consider nonviolent direct action to be an unavoidable consequence of following Jesus' teaching today.

  • June 1, 2017

    In the wake of a large bomb attack that killed at least 80 people and injured 350 more in Kabul, Afghanistan yesterday, the World Council of Churches  General Secretary, the Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, reached out with condolences and prayers to those who have lost loved ones due to senseless violence.

  • May 26, 2017

    Convening a range of international representatives and partners in Geneva on 24 May 2017, the World Council of Churches reiterated its commitment to the ministry of health and healing for all people, taking new steps towards a new Global Ecumenical Health Strategy.