Repeated and new forms of violence in Middle East, notably in Jerusalem, Damascus and Baghdad, is strongly condemned, and calls for more prayer and strengthened peace efforts to halt extremists seeking to divide humanity, says the World Council of Churches’ General Secretary.
Statelessness robs individuals of their identity and their most fundamental human rights, acknowledged a webinar on Global Action Plan to End Statelessness on 4 November 2016. The webinar was organised by World Council of Churches to assess the work achieved since the launch of the #IBelong Campaign to end statelessness by the UNHCR in 2014.
During the World Methodist Conference this week, the World Council of Churches General Secretary, the Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit invited his audience to explore with him how unity can transform the world.
Students of communication and theology will address questions of media and globalisation and then explore how these relate to the theme of religion in mass media, as part of a global summer school held from 23 to 31 2016 July in Jamaica.
Members and supporters of Pax Christi from around the country will gather in Leeds on 21 May for the movement's Annual General Meeting and Conference on 'Subversive Peacemakers – from the First World War to today'.
Global security has been a key concern of the ecumenical movement for more than a century, and was in many ways integral to the very formation of the World Council of Churches. This was at the heart of a lecture given by the Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit in a contribution to York Minster’s lecture series Global Security and the United Nations: 70 years on.
Observing International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, the World Council of Churches has spoken of the power of its member churches in their collective work to overcome racism, a work that brings hope in spite of today’s serious challenges worldwide.