Category - justice and peace

  • 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.

  • May 5, 2017

    The World Counci of Churches has publshed its Annual Review under the theme of 'Walking, working and praying together'.

  • March 22, 2017

    As World Water Day is observed across the world today (22 March 2017), Prof. Jesse N.K. Mugambi, giving the fourth reflection during Seven Weeks for Water 2017, said: “The great challenge is how to reduce the cost of treating wastewater, especially in the equatorial and tropical zones.”

  • March 14, 2017

    In mid-February, 16 African-American pastors from the USA toured the Holy Land to learn more about the Israel- Palestine conflict. The visit was an initiative by the Lott Carey Global Christian Missional Community and led by its president, the Rev. Dr Alyn E. Waller, who is a senior pastor at the Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church in Philadelphia..

  • March 7, 2017

    As World Council of Churches staff gathered yesterday for four days of planning, they reflected on their work in the world’s many modern contexts and envisioned their role in the future.

  • March 2, 2017

    A national priests' group has cited the words of Pope Francis: "Let us make non-violence our way of life", as they pledged support and offered assistance to US bishops regarding international justice and peace.