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Some 30,000 ecumenical youth have gathered in Strasbourg for a festival of peace, justice and spirituality.
In his Christmas message, the General Secretary of the WCC says faith should encourage help people journey together towards justice and peace.
The WCC is calling on the council's 345 member churches and churches around the world to remember, pray and act for Syria at Christmas.
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.