wcc

  • 1 Nov 2013

    The World Council of Churches 10th Assembly being held in Busan, Republic of Korea (30 October - 8 November 2013), is continuing the 60-year WCC campaign for advocacy of gender justice. The Council, in partnership with Korean women, has designed an encounter space – Umulga SHe-Space in the Madang exhibition hall at the WCC assembly. J. Ayana McCalman introduces the concept and the fresh space it opens up for conversation and action around gender justice.

  • 1 Nov 2013

    A continent of diversity and religious plurality, Asia is filled with contradictions of wealth and poverty, and a strong resilience.

  • 1 Nov 2013

    The issue of equality for all people has been raised at the World Council of Churches 10th Assembly by a group of LGBT activists.

  • 31 Oct 2013

    The tenth assembly of the World Council of Churches, like many ecumenical gatherings, is facing strong opposition and criticism from fundamentalist-style Christian groups, notes Ekklesia co-director Simon Barrow. The answer this is not to adopt the mindset and rejectionism of our opponents, but to engage with with difference and “otherness” however difficult and challenging that might be.

  • 31 Oct 2013

    The Middle East and North Africa, including its Christian communities, will continue to be a locus of concern for the WCC, its General Secretary affirms.

  • 31 Oct 2013

    Dr Wedad Abbas Tawfik has told the WCC 10th Assembly of her experiences and hopes for change as a Coptic Christian from Egypt.

  • 31 Oct 2013

    The 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches has asked how, in a world mired by violence, the “God of life” can lead people, towards justice and peace.

  • 31 Oct 2013

    The 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches opened on 30 October in Busan, Korea, with the theme “God of life, lead us to justice and peace.”

  • 31 Oct 2013

    “They’re coming, they’re coming,” shouts a young women, looking toward the train pulling into platform 6 at Busan Station. When the doors open, people get off with large suitcases.

  • 29 Oct 2013

    Justice and peace were highlighted topics during events leading up to the World Council of Churches (WCC) 10th Assembly which starts this week in Korea.