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Leaders of churches actively engaged in cooperation and the search for common witness will meet in Greece early next month to address the question of “Christian unity from a new perspective”.
Korean churches are already experiencing the positive impact of the decision that they will host the 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches in Busan in 2013, say those involved with advance preparations.
Three women presidents of the World Council of Churches have expressed concern and disappointment at the lack of women in senior staff leadership in the world's biggest church grouping.
The World Council of Churches has called upon the Israeli government for "an open-ended freeze" on all settlement construction and expansion in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
Besides tending its own affairs, the World Council of Churches has been busy with global advocacy work over the past week.
The election of a new General Secretary and the choice of Korea for its 10th assembly were key moments for the World Council of Churches Central Committee meeting ending this week.
The new head of the World Council of Churches will seek to forge better relations with the Roman Catholic Church, other Christian groups and Muslims when he takes office next year.
The outgoing General Secretary of the World Council of Churches has said that Israel's occupation of Palestinian territories should be declared a "sin against God".
Norwegian theologian and pastor, the Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, was elected 7th general secretary of the World Council of Churches on 27 August during its Central Committee meeting.
Both the world and the world Christian movement stands "at a crossroads" on issues of global change, says the World Council of Churches' moderator at the WCC's central committee.