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.
Eighteen women theologians from Africa and Asia began a journey of reflection and action around the theme 'Women’s Mentoring for Ecumenical Leadership' during a 20-22 April consultation convened by the WCC in Bangkok, Thailand.
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.
In the wake of the horrific chemical weapons attack in the Idlib Governance of Syria, World Council of Churches General Secretary, the Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, called for a cultural shift in the region as he expressed deep sympathy to the families of the victims.
Stakeholders, ecumenical partners and staff of the World Council of Churches’ Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel are gathered at the annual meeting 27-31 March this week in Geneva to nurture and strengthen a just peace for Palestinians and Israelis.
As World Water Day is observed across the world today (22 March 2017), Prof. Jesse N.K. Mugambi, giving the fourth reflection during Seven Weeks for Water 2017, said: “The great challenge is how to reduce the cost of treating wastewater, especially in the equatorial and tropical zones.”
World Council of Churches (WCC) General Secretary, the Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, joined a panel at the United Nations Office in Geneva, speaking on the theme 'Islam and Christianity, the Great Convergence: Working jointly towards equal citizenship rights'.
In mid-February, 16 African-American pastors from the USA toured the Holy Land to learn more about the Israel- Palestine conflict. The visit was an initiative by the Lott Carey Global Christian Missional Community and led by its president, the Rev. Dr Alyn E. Waller, who is a senior pastor at the Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church in Philadelphia..