Category - wcc. world council of churches

  • December 7, 2016

    In a statement following Israeli authorities’ detention, interrogation and deportation of the World Council of Churches Associate General Secretary Prof Dr Isabel Apawo Phiri upon arrival in Tel Aviv, the WCC ”deeply regrets the Israeli antagonism against the WCC’s initiatives for peace with justice for both Palestinians and Israelis.”

  • December 1, 2016

    Religious leaders are getting tested for HIV in hopes of inspiring others across the world to seek testing, too. Increasing the number of people receiving HIV testing is vitally important in the effort to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030.

  • November 28, 2016

    While meeting in Nanjing and Shanghai, China, from 17-23 November 2016 , the World Council of Churches executive committee issued a Statement on Climate Justice that reiterates the urgent concerns of churches in relation to climate change, and calls on all states to fulfill the commitments of the Paris Agreement.

  • November 17, 2016

    A lively, youthful and demanding faith group voice of faith was heard clearly in the streets of Marrakech last Sunday (13 November 2016), where a joint group from ACT Alliance, the Lutheran World Federation and the World Council of Churches marched among several thousand activists to demand environmental justice during the UN climate conference COP22.

  • November 10, 2016

    Statelessness robs individuals of their identity and their most fundamental human rights, acknowledged a webinar on Global Action Plan to End Statelessness on 4 November 2016. The webinar was organised by World Council of Churches to assess the work achieved since the launch of the #IBelong Campaign to end statelessness by the UNHCR in 2014.

  • October 31, 2016

    By a three-to-one margin, the United Nations is authorising negotiations to ban nuclear weapons in 2017.

  • October 24, 2016

    As António Guterres of Portugal was named the ninth Secretary-General of the United Nations, the World Council of Churches (WCC) congratulated him on his appointment.

  • October 14, 2016

    Governments should capitalise on years of growing concern and negotiate a ban on nuclear weapons next year, the World Council of Churches said in an inter-religious call at the United Nations on 12 October.

  • October 5, 2016

    The World Council of Churches co-organised a discussion in Geneva on 28 September entitled Rebuilding from below: The role of local civil society in South Sudan.

  • September 30, 2016

    The Grand Imam of Cairo’s prestigious Al-Azhar mosque and university, Prof. Dr Ahmad al-Tayyeb, is to visit the World Council of Churches to give a public lecture and participate in high-level dialogue on interreligious peacemaking.