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Margot Kässmann, one of Germany's most prominent Protestants, says hunger strike shows Guantanamo threat to democracy and justice.
The former General Secretary of the WCC has described the UN resolution authorising military intervention in Libya a "perilous" political decision.
The International Ecumenical Peace Convocation formally opened on Wednesday in Kingston, Jamaica, with three powerful keynote addresses.
The former leader of Germany's Protestant's, the Rev Margot Kässmann, has criticised her country's government in an interview for cut-backs affecting the poorest in society.
The head of the Protestant church in Germany, and critic of the Afghan war, is resigning after arrest for drink-driving.
Bishop Margot Kässmann, the first woman to lead the Protestant church in Germany, has pledged to work to promote Christian unity and action for justice and peace.
The bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Hanover in Germany has issued a strong plea to give the upcoming jubilee of the Reformation a clear emphasis on common Christian witness.
A German church has far exceeded its initial expectations in so far distributing more than 200,000 black bracelets intended as a symbolic protest against human rights abuses in China during the Olympic Games in Beijing.
Church leaders and journalists have little idea of the pressures that each other face, according to German Lutheran Bishop Margot Kässmann, who has called for a new understanding.