Category - wcc. world council of churches

  • December 23, 2017

    The people of South Sudan are experiencing the most difficult time in their history of suffering and self-destruction, says the South Sudan Council of Churches, reaching out with an Advent and Christmas message of hope.

  • December 19, 2017

    World Council of Churches General Secretary, the Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, has condemned an attack at a church in Pakistan that killed at least eight people and injured dozens of others. Tveit expressed sorrow for the lives lost in the suicide bomb and gun attack.

  • December 16, 2017

    More than 40 religious leaders from Iraq gathered in Beirut under the auspices of the World Council of Churches for three days of constructive interfaith dialogue to identify and analyse opportunities and challenges related to cohesion and highlight the role of religious leaders in restoring inclusive multi-religious and multi-cultural communities in Iraq after years of conflict.

  • December 14, 2017

    Amid continuing tensions on the Korean Peninsula, Christians in Seoul are hoping the fragile light of candles will illumine a path to peace. Along with Christian groups around the world, they are holding candlelight vigils for peace during the season of Advent.

  • December 10, 2017

    In a sermon at the Trinity Church in Oslo, Norway on 9 December 2017 , the World Council of Churches General Secretary, the  Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, reflected on peacemakers: those who create trust and foster good relations, those who try to bring out the best in us, those who attempt to solve conflicts.

  • December 6, 2017

    Trinity Church in Oslo, Norway, will host a prayers for peace ecumenical service on 9 December 2017, the same weekend that the city will host the awards ceremony for the Nobel Prize.

  • November 26, 2017

    The World Council of Churches General Secretary, the Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, has condemned an attack at a mosque in Egypt during which hundreds of people are believed dead.

  • November 20, 2017

    Meeting in Amman, Jordanr, the World Council of Churches  executive committee has  issued a statement on recent developments in Iraq affecting the prospects for sustaining religious and social diversity, and the future of the nation and its peoples.

  • 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.