ecumenism

  • 10 Jun 2013

    Religious faith and practice can make the most committed and powerful contributions to reconciliation and to economic justice. It can also use texts and traditions to avoid responsibility and to commit selfish or harmful actions, says Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, General Secretary of the World Council of Churches. Speaking to the UN, he offers an inspiring yet honest vision of the way churches and other religious communities can make a vital contribution to building justice and peace for the whole of humanity, while being held necessarily accountable before God and the world they are intended to serve.

  • 7 Jun 2013

    Latin American and Cuban churches have called for 'an ecumenism of concrete gestures' at a recent regional meeting in Havana.

  • 29 May 2013

    Asserting that “We are in danger of losing what the ecumenical spirit is all about,” historical theologian and longtime British ecumenical activist, the Rev Dr Keith Clements, has argued that people and churches need to rediscover the essential “ecumenical dynamic” at the heart of the movement.

  • 16 May 2013

    Power, social injustice, the threat of extremism and Christian-Muslim relations are among the themes of a forthcoming conference on Christians in the Middle East.

  • 10 May 2013

    In a panel discussion at the German Protestant Kirchentag in Hamburg, the WCC General Secretary has expressed positive hopes for the leadership of Pope Francis.

  • 22 Mar 2013

    We have begun to learn something of the varied influences that have shaped the new pontiff. What is required from the new pope today, says Dr Harry Hagopian, is more than an evocative name and a humble posture. Catholicism also needs someone who can bringing a cleansing brush to bear on tired structures, on the abuse scandal, and on the existential, ecclesial, structural, ecumenical and global challenges that Christians face in a fast-changing world. It is a monumental task, but which many hope the first Jesuit pontiff can begin and lead.

  • 20 Mar 2013

    The General Secretary of the World Council of Churches has attended the mass in which Pope Francis was installed on 19 March.

  • 16 Mar 2013

    The election of Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina as Pope Francis has evoked diverse reactions from ecumenical leaders in the Latin America region

  • 14 Mar 2013

    The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has offered his "warmest welcome" to the former Cardinal Bergoglio on his election as Pope Francis.

  • 7 Mar 2013

    A major ecumenical statement on the nature and purpose of the church, the broadest ever created, has been launched by the WCC in Geneva.