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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.
Margot Kässmann, one of Germany's most prominent Protestants, says hunger strike shows Guantanamo threat to democracy and justice.
Germany's biggest Protestant gathering has made a strong appeal for an end to international tax evasion and speculation on foodstuffs.
The Kirchentag, Germany's huge bi-annual ecumenical celebration, is making greater efforts to be environmentally friendly in 2012, say organisers.
Islam is part of a modern, changing Germany and necessary to develop a vibrant society, President Christian Wulff has said at a church gathering.
Wealth and property shape a “false reading” of human value, says the World Council of Churches General Secretary, the Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit.
Germany’s biggest Protestant gathering, the Kirchentag, has ended with a call for the country’s nuclear power plants to be phased out by 2017.
The head of the WCC says commitment to peace and justice needs to be at the centre of the Christian churches' search for unity if they are to carry conviction.
The former General Secretary of the WCC has described the UN resolution authorising military intervention in Libya a "perilous" political decision.
Germany's biggest Protestant gathering has opened in Dresden with calls to learn from the experiences of non-violence in the former GDR.