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  • October 25, 2007

    Two people known for their achievements in faith-based advocacy and interfaith dialogue, have been engaged by the Geneva-based World Council of Churches. The new staff members will head the programme on Public witness and the programme on Inter-religious dialogue.

  • October 24, 2007

    At a high-profile interfaith dialogue for peace in Naples, Italy, earlier this week, gathered religious and political leaders and intellectuals from five continents committed themselves to tackling the causes of global conflict.

  • October 18, 2007

    A second round of dialogue between World Council of Churches (WCC) members and Pentecostals has been inaugurated in Baar, Switzerland. A group of Protestant, Orthodox, Anglican and Pentecostal Christians met to continue work begun in 2005.

  • October 15, 2007

    World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary the Rev Dr Samuel Kobia, a Kenyan Methodist, has welcomed the peace and dialogue letters sent by a widely representative group of Muslim scholars to various Christian leaders last week.

  • October 14, 2007

    Students of theology and young theologians are being invited by the World Council of Churches to bring new perspectives to the debate about the future of the ecumenical movement through an essay competition for the WCC's 60th anniversary.

  • October 12, 2007

    A World Council of Churches economist has criticised the global economic system for creating "material and spiritual poverty" and called for a people-centred economy in which morality replaces mathematics in tackling problems caused by global capital.

  • October 5, 2007

    An international ecumenical team representing the World Council of Churches has left the USA encouraged by the signs of hope and commitment after meeting with American Christians struggling with issues of gun control, war and a culture of violence.

  • October 3, 2007

    There is an "international responsibility to protect people at risk in the Darfur region ... and in neighbouring Chad," says the World Council of Churches executive committee, calling on member churches to bring that responsibility "to the attention of their governments".

  • October 3, 2007

    The Kyoto Protocol is "an important step forward towards a just and sustainable global climate policy regime" but "much more radical reductions [of greenhouse gas emissions] are urgently needed," the World Council of Churches' executive committee has declared.

  • September 26, 2007

    A US Christian leader has asked a World Council of Churches peacemaking team visiting the United States for assistance to rid his country of the "scourge" of gun violence during the team's September 2007 visit.