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Churches in Japan "are true witnesses of Jesus Christ through their words and deeds", says WCC General Secretary Dr Olav Fykse Tveit.
The WCC has expressed grave concern at the Japanese government’s initiative to reinterpret or change Article 9 of the constitution, outlawing war.
A nation paused in grief on 11 March 2012 as Japan marked the one-year anniversary of the magnitude-9.0 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident.
Shinto priests in Japan are preparing to hold commemoration ceremonies to mark the one-year anniversary of the terrible earthquake and tsunami.
The Japanese environmentalist who said a biblical psalm inspired his campaign linking forest and ocean has received a top UN award.
Japanese environmentalist Shigeatsu Hatakeyama, who is up for a "Forest Hero" award from the United Nations, has been inspired by an ancient biblical text.
A Japanese pastor has sued the country's largest Protestant denomination over his dismissal for giving communion to congregants who were not baptised.
Japanese Catholic bishops have released an anti-nuclear message delayed for six months, following pressure from business people.
A Japanese interfaith symposium has explored the attitudes of religious communities to suicide, including the meaning of the term "voluntary death".
A major interfaith symposium in Tokyo has urged further 'Thinking about Natural Disasters and Religion: Looking for Another Way of Living'.
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Tomorrow Parliament will vote on military action in Syria. Quakers in Britain oppose this, consistent with their belief that killing is wrong.
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