dialogue

  • 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.

  • October 8, 2017

    A consultation with the theme 'Ecumenical Perspective on the Role of Women in the Churches' brought together 28 women and men to the Monastero di Bose in northern Italy from 3-7 October.

  • September 22, 2017

    Meeting on 12-15 September 2017  in Lisbon, Portugal, the Joint Working Group of the World Council of Churches and the Roman Catholic Church focused its work on peace-building and the concerns of migrants.

  • August 11, 2017

    In an emergency letter to South Korean president Moon Jae-In, the National Council of Churches in Korea (NCCK) has urged immediate dialogue to ease military tension in the Korean Peninsula.

  • July 17, 2017

    The first ever action plan specifically designed to enable religious leaders to prevent incitement to violence – the Plan of Action for Religious Leaders and Actors to Prevent Incitement to Violence that Could Lead to Atrocity Crimes – was launched on 14 July  2017 by Secretary-General António Guterres at a meeting at UN Headquarters in New York.

  • July 6, 2017

    The World Council of Churches has reiterated the urgent appeal issued by its Executive Committee in June for “all states engaged in the perilously escalating military confrontation in the [Korean] region to refrain from further escalation and to pursue instead initiatives to reduce tensions and to create a window for new dialogue initiatives.”

  • May 1, 2017

    Marking International Jazz Day, yesterday. the United Nations cultural agency emphasised the power of jazz to unite people and its contribution to peace.

  • April 28, 2017

    In a joint communiqué issued on 27 April 2017, delegations from the World Council of Churches and the Muslim Council of Elders  jointly emphasised the importance of valuing diversity, assuring equal rights, and of being able to build mutual relationships with others.

  • April 14, 2017

    The World Council of Churches has joined the National Council of Churches in South Korea in expressing grave concern at the redeployment of the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier group to the seas surrounding the Korean peninsula.

  • April 10, 2017

    The World Council of Churches has condemned the vicious attacks on innocent worshippers in St George (Mar Girgis) Coptic church in Tanta and in front of St Mark´s church in Alexandria, Egypt.