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A spate of European and North American church bodies are entering agreements recognising each other’s baptisms.
The general secretary of the WCC has expressed solidarity with 5,000 Palestinian men, women and children in Israeli jails.
Two major church-related development networks have condemned the forced displacement of Palestinians in the West Bank
Prayers for peace in Ukraine, and for the success of talks, have been requested by the Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit from the WCC.
The General Secretary of the WCC has addressed the theme “Free to speak, believe and serve” at the Synod of the Church of Norway.
The World Council of Churches has announced a major consultation on peace, reconciliation and reunification of the Korean peninsula.
At an ecumenical consultation, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons has noted that human trafficking is on the rise across the globe.
The General Secretary of the World Council of Churches is currently in the Republic of Korea, visiting the country’s WCC member churches and ecumenical partners.
The WCC has welcomed ratification of the world’s first Arms Trade Treaty, a year after it was adopted by the UN General Assembly, but wants more action.
Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, newly elected patriarch of the Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch and All the East, has received an affirmation from the World Council of Churches.