ecumenism

  • March 20, 2013

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

  • March 15, 2013

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

  • March 14, 2013

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

  • March 7, 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.

  • March 5, 2013

    “Discrimination and statelessness live side by side; it is no coincidence that most stateless people belong to racial, linguistic and religious minorities.” So says the communique issued at the end of the World Council of Churches consultation on stateless people held in Washington DC from from 27 February to 1 March 2013. This is the full document, made available by the WCC.

  • February 19, 2013

    A Roman Catholic Church delegation has led prayers at the chapel of the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva, Switzerland, as part of discussions with the WCC.

  • February 12, 2013

    One of the possibly unintended consequences of Benedict’s announcement that he is to step down as Pope - something unprecedented in the modern era - is that it might set in motion a dynamic that creates renewed opportunities for ecumenical dialogue by offering a new perspective on the role and place of the papacy, writes long time observer Dr Stephen Brown. He offers an assessment of both the plusses and minuses of the pontiff's period in office from the perspective of inter-Christian relations.

  • January 21, 2013

    “It is impossible to speak exclusively for the unity of the church and be indifferent about the unity of humankind,” says a senior Greek Orthodox theologian.

  • January 19, 2013

    Today, there are serious fissures in our Christian faith, writes Dr Harry Hagopian. We seem to have lost the keen sense that we must be credible interpreters and loyal disciples of God's love to humankind. That, above all, is the nature of the prayer-in-action and action-in-prayer which animates the annual reminder of this continual calling: the global Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. What is required, perhaps, is a praxis not unlike that of the Early Church -- more basic, and therefore more grounded.

  • January 19, 2013

    Hundreds of thousands of Christians across Britain and Ireland are joining in the 2013 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in churches across these islands.