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  • February 14, 2008

    Two church communions from opposite sides of the globe were welcomed into full fellowship of the World Council of Churches (WCC) on Wednesday, increasing the membership of the global Christian body, the largest of its kind, to 349.

  • February 12, 2008

    The main governing body of the World Council of Churches is meeting in Geneva from 13-20 February, during which it will celebrate the 60th anniversary its 1948 founding. The WCC is now the world's largest Christian grouping.

  • February 11, 2008

    With peace seemingly returning to the troubled country, churches within and outside Kenya are now taking stock of the experiences from an ecumenical team visit made during a month of unrest and violence.

  • February 5, 2008

    As mediation to solve the disputed Kenyan presidential election enters a critical phase, top-level figures from the two parties have met an international Christian delegation, which asked them to seek a compromise solution.

  • February 2, 2008

    As Kenyan churches are struggling to help prevent the country from descending into genocide, they envision a long term healing effort that will require the sustained engagement of international ecumenical partners.

  • February 1, 2008

    This year the World Council of Churches, the primary post-war instrument of global church cooperation, is 60 years old. Sara Speicher explores its role and future in a radically changed world, and asks how churches today can negotiate togetherness and difference.

  • January 31, 2008

    For the first time, a general secretary of the World Council of Churches has taken part with a pope in a Rome service to mark the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, which ended last week, recalling the centenary of this initiative born in the United States in 1908.

  • January 30, 2008

    Churches working for peace amidst post-electoral violence in Kenya are receiving a pastoral and solidarity visit from an international delegation sent by the World Council of Churches from 30 January to 3 February 2008.

  • January 22, 2008

    Pope Benedict XVI and the Rev Dr Samuel Kobia, general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC) have announced they will meet in Rome on Friday 25 January 2008, at the centennial of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

  • January 14, 2008

    The history of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is not just about church cosiness, says Kersten Storch. It is about the quest for healing in a divided church and an unjust and unequal world.