Category - wcc. world council of churches

  • November 17, 2017

    An ecumenical delegation led by the WCC has met the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, in Bonn, to share concerns over rising sea levels and increasingly severe droughts and storms that are putting into question the very survival of people in the island of Tuvalu, an independent nation within the British Commonwealth.

  • November 14, 2017

    “The threat of use [of nuclear weapons], as well as their very possession, is to be firmly condemned”, Pope Francis told 400 clergy, diplomats, campaigners and Nobel laureates gathered in the Vatican on 10-11 November.

  • November 10, 2017

    As the 'city of peace' observed Geneva Peace Week from 6-10 November 2017, a special panel discussion held on 8 November explored the role of religion in preventing violence.

  • November 7, 2017

    As the world convenes in Bonn, Germany for the 23rd Conference of Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Methodist Church in Fiji issued a statement calling for Methodists around the world to join in prayer for the country’s leadership and for the talanoa process of negotiations which will take place over the next two weeks.

  • November 6, 2017

    Organisations representing more than half a billion Christians worldwide are issuing a united call for action on climate justice, the largest call of its kind in history.

  • 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.

  • October 27, 2017

    The WCC has expressed concern that proposed 'Greater Jerusalem' legislation could render a two-state solution impossible. 

  • October 17, 2017

    In a keynote speech during the Arctic Circle Assembly in Reykjavík, Iceland, Ecumenical Patriarch  Bartholomew I termed their purpose “a fresh deliberation on the fate of the earth.”

  • October 12, 2017

    The annual meeting of the World Council of Churches (WCC) Commission on Education and Ecumenical Formation (CEEF), is underway in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

  • October 8, 2017

    A consultation with the theme 'Ecumenical Perspective on the Role of Women in the Churches' brought together 28 women and men to the Monastero di Bose in northern Italy from 3-7 October.