religious leaders

  • September 17, 2018

    Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth, the Minister for Faith, has called for more religious leaders to appointed to the House of Lords.

  • August 21, 2018

    The World Council of Churches General Secretary, the Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, as head of a delegation visiting the Democratic Republic of Congo, offered a sermon encouraging peacemakers during an ecumenical service in the Protestant Cathedral in Kinshasa on 19 August 2018.

  • February 27, 2018

    An 'Interreligious Dialogue for Peace, Promoting Peaceful Coexistence and Common Citizenship'  in Vienna is creating a first-ever joint action plan for Arab religious leaders to lead the way in repairing the divisions created by extremists, and rebuilding social cohesion and common citizenship in the Arab region.

  • 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.

  • November 26, 2017

    The World Council of Churches General Secretary, the Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, has condemned an attack at a mosque in Egypt during which hundreds of people are believed dead.

  • 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.

  • February 24, 2017

    A consultation of church leaders from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Rwanda, Uganda and Burundi opened in Addis Ababa on 23 February 2017 “The peace message must be delivered to all the stakeholders, including the opposition", urged Adama Dieng, United Nations special adviser on the prevention of genocide, during the opening remarks.

  • December 1, 2016

    Religious leaders are getting tested for HIV in hopes of inspiring others across the world to seek testing, too. Increasing the number of people receiving HIV testing is vitally important in the effort to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030.

  • June 14, 2016

    The General Secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC) has expressed “shock, outrage and sadness” over the tragic events in Orlando, Florida and called for control of automatic weapons.

  • May 11, 2016

    The Moderator of the Church of Scotland and church staff have hosted a visit from Cardinal Bo of Myanmar, Archbishop of Yangon and the first Catholic Cardinal ever for Myanmar, appointed by Pope Francis in 2015.