Category - wcc. world council of churches

  • 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.

  • August 11, 2017

    In an emergency letter to South Korean president Moon Jae-In, the National Council of Churches in Korea (NCCK) has urged immediate dialogue to ease military tension in the Korean Peninsula.

  • August 9, 2017

    More than 30 young adults coming from different countries in Latin America and the Caribbean will gather in Colombia to reflect and plan actions on eco-justice and peace building.

  • July 28, 2017

    The International Reference Group of the Ecumenical Water Network, the water justice initiative of the World Council of Churches, held its annual meeting in Malawi as the UN revealed that 2.1 billion people lack access to safe drinking water.

  • July 20, 2017

    Last week, young Jewish, Muslim and Christian students learned about communication and peacebuilding during a workshop at the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva, all with the hope of serving as peacemakers in their own contexts. The session was led by Marianne Ejdersten, director of Communication at the World Council of Churches.

  • July 17, 2017

    The first ever action plan specifically designed to enable religious leaders to prevent incitement to violence – the Plan of Action for Religious Leaders and Actors to Prevent Incitement to Violence that Could Lead to Atrocity Crimes – was launched on 14 July  2017 by Secretary-General António Guterres at a meeting at UN Headquarters in New York.

  • July 11, 2017

    In the wake of official announcement of Mosul’s liberation from the so-called ‘Islamic State’ group, World Council of Churches General Secretary, the  Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, has called for a commitment to restoring the social and religious diversity of the city and region.

  • July 6, 2017

    The World Council of Churches has reiterated the urgent appeal issued by its Executive Committee in June for “all states engaged in the perilously escalating military confrontation in the [Korean] region to refrain from further escalation and to pursue instead initiatives to reduce tensions and to create a window for new dialogue initiatives.”

  • June 28, 2017

    Faith leaders and partners from organisations linked to faith bodies have gathered this week in Nairobi, mobilising to overcome hunger and sustain justice and peace in the troubled Horn of Africa.