• January 24, 2017

    On 18 January , the first day of world celebrations of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2017, an ecumenical prayer service took place at the Sacré Coeur church in Geneva, Switzerland, drawing more than 70 people from various congregations and denominations.

  • January 18, 2017

    The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, celebrated worldwide from 18-25 January, will be hosted this year by the Council of Christian Churches in Germany. As 2017 marks the commemoration of the Reformation, the week of prayer will reflect on the legacy of the Reformation and the current spirit of reconciliation in Christ.

  • October 5, 2016

    The World Council of Churches co-organised a discussion in Geneva on 28 September entitled Rebuilding from below: The role of local civil society in South Sudan.

  • April 29, 2016

    The World Council of Churches has co-spondored an event at the UN on Atrocity Crimes, Transitional Justice and Healing of Memories.

  • November 11, 2015

    Representatives of more than 150 faith-based organisations gathered in Bogota, Colombia on 5 November to discuss their role in the peace process in that country. The meeting was organised by the Ministry of Interior and drew participation from the World Council of Churches

  • August 28, 2015

    Christian Aid has welcomed the signing of the South Sudan Compromise Peace Agreement and called on all parties involved to observe the Cessation of Hostilities.

  • July 13, 2015

    Scotland has remembered the victims of the Srebrenica massacre at a memorial service in St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh, marking the 20th anniversary of the atrocity.

  • May 27, 2015

    Nine Quaker organisations have issued a statement urging support for a political resolution by Burundians that avoids deadly conflict and leads to lasting peace and justice for all.

  • September 26, 2014

    There is much talk from some quarters about “reconciliation” after the Scottish independence referendum, and the need for politicians to move the country forward, says Dr Michael Marten. But the way this is framed misses several important points about participatory democracy, very the real divide between the powerful and the disenfranchised, and differences between governors and governed.

  • September 13, 2014

    The political figures of my youth are gradually dying off. Ian Paisley has joined Tony Benn, Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan in the ranks of dominant figures of the 1980s who are no longer with us.