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Naming caste-based discrimination as "sin, apostasy and rebellion against God", Indian churches have committed to being "zero tolerance zones" for casteism.
High-ranking Muslim and Christian leaders, scholars and interfaith practitioners will gather from 1-4 November 2010 for an international consultation.
The recently established Network for Ecumenical Learning in Central and Eastern Europe held its first consultation in Prague last week.
Muslim and Christian leaders need permanent structures of relating to each other to head off conflicts involving religion, says the WCC's general secretary.
The 3rd Congress of the Lausanne Movement has been meeting in South Africa since the beginning of this week, with its emphasis on reconciliation.
The head of the World Council of Churches has reached out to a global gathering of Evangelicals, saying Christians of different traditions need to learn from each other.
The World Council of Churches General Secretary has welcomed the recent awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to Chinese human rights activist Liu Xiaobo.
Peace, migrants' rights, freedom of religion, security and development are the four priority themes adopted by the Commission of the Churches on International Affairs.
What is at stake in Gaza was the question tackled by panelists appearing before approximately 120 participants in the United Nations Advocacy Week.
The leader of the Ethiopian Evangelical Church, Makane Yesus. has welcomed the leadership role of the WCC within the wider ecumenical community.