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A contract for development of the Ecumenical Centre and WCC offices has been awarded to the Geneva-based firm LRS Architects.
Sadness is being expressed by church leaders over the the death of Dr Kang Moon-Kyu, an ecumenical leader from South Korea and former president of the WCC.
The new Moderator of the WCC Central Committee has called on South Sudan to have a “Mandela moment” in the aftermath of an attempted coup.
Nelson Mandela has been remembered in a well-attended memorial service this week at the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva.
The Conference of European Churches believes that the example of Nelson Mandela can encourage people of goodwill across Europe to work for change.
The General Secretary of the National Council of Christian Churches of Brazil (CONIC), has been honoured with a national Human Rights Award.
Human rights defenders from Colombia and Guatemala have exposed degrading environmental, ecological, economic and social impacts on indigenous communities.
The head of the WCC has offered condolences to the Mandela family on behalf of 345 churches representing some 550 million Christians around the world.
The International Conference on AIDS and STI’s in Africa sees sexual and gender-based violence as perpetuating the continued spread of HIV and AIDS.
The General Secretary of the World Council of Churches has arrived in Johannesburg, South Africa, to attend events in honour of Nelson Mandela.