Category - wcc. world council of churches

  • 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 4, 2017

    The South Sudan Council of Churches is appealing to the international community to provide immediate and large-scale humanitarian assistance, while calling on its warring parties to stop the fighting ravaging the country.

  • February 28, 2017

    On 26 February 2017, Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas formally received the General Secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC), the Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, for a meeting to discuss just peace in Palestine and Israel.

  • February 24, 2017

    A consultation of church leaders from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Rwanda, Uganda and Burundi opened in Addis Ababa on 23 February 2017 “The peace message must be delivered to all the stakeholders, including the opposition", urged Adama Dieng, United Nations special adviser on the prevention of genocide, during the opening remarks.

  • February 15, 2017

    Is religion discriminatory? Does discrimination exist within and by different religions? World Council of Churches (WCC) General Secretary the Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit explored these questions with fellow panelists during a conference at a cultural centre in Trondheim, Norway on 14 February 2017

  • February 9, 2017

    The Church of South India (CSI), Green Anglicans and other groups are sharing creative ways to observe a 'carbon fast' during the Lenten season.

  • January 31, 2017

    Expressing concern regarding recently announced US measures related to refugee admissions and entry into the US by seven Muslim-majority countries, the World Council of Churches, ACT Alliance and the Lutheran World Federation  affirmed that faith calls all Christians to love and welcome the stranger, the refugee, the internally displaced person – 'the other.'

  • January 24, 2017

    On 18 January , the first day of world celebrations of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2017, an ecumenical prayer service took place at the Sacré Coeur church in Geneva, Switzerland, drawing more than 70 people from various congregations and denominations.

  • January 18, 2017

    The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, celebrated worldwide from 18-25 January, will be hosted this year by the Council of Christian Churches in Germany. As 2017 marks the commemoration of the Reformation, the week of prayer will reflect on the legacy of the Reformation and the current spirit of reconciliation in Christ.

  • January 9, 2017

    Repeated and new forms of violence in Middle East, notably in Jerusalem, Damascus and Baghdad, is strongly condemned, and calls for more prayer and strengthened peace efforts to halt extremists seeking to divide humanity, says the World Council of Churches’  General Secretary.