Category - world council of churches

  • 11 Feb 2010

    The World Council of Churches has urged President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo "to ensure the immediate release" of Dr Alexis Montes and other 42 health workers detained by military and police forces on 6 February.

  • 4 Feb 2010

    A centre for theological education, international Christian formation and ecumenical studies situated in Geneva is celebrating the endowment of two new scholarships to enable a wider range of participants in the global learning process.

  • 26 Jan 2010

    World Council of Churches General Secretary, the Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit has added his name to a growing chorus of calls from around the globe for the cancellation of quake-hit Haiti's crippling international debt.

  • 25 Jan 2010

    Churches and church related organisations are mobilizing resources to bring immediate relief to the people of Port-au-Prince, says Juan Michel. But equally importantly they are also advocating for the international community to waive Haiti's foreign debt while building a more, just sustainable future for the country.

  • 13 Jan 2010

    In a 13 January 2010 solidarity letter to the churches in Malaysia, the World Council of Churches General Secretary, the Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, expressed deep concern and sorrow about recent attacks against church buildings in the country.

  • 13 Jan 2010

    Action of Churches Together (ACT) member churches are already involved in responding to the Haiti disaster. World Council of Churches General Secretary, Olav Fykse Tveit, has expressed condolences and solidarity with the people there.

  • 13 Jan 2010

    The global ecumenical movement among Christians must bring the hope of peace and justice to a suffering and divided world, says the new general secretary of the World Council of Churches, the Rev Olav Fykse Tveit.

  • 23 Dec 2009

    How does biblical thought relate to climate change? What are the theological insights churches can offer to a world facing an unprecedented ecological crisis? Juan Michel describes some answers from a recent global seminar.

  • 21 Dec 2009

    With a lack of transparency, "the agreement reached this past week by some countries in Copenhagen was negotiated without consensus but rather in secret among the powerful nations of the world,” a WCC climate change specialist says.

  • 19 Dec 2009

    "The present day reality shows that our sincere efforts have not been enough to bring in the age of social justice and peace," says a WCC statement delivered to the plenary of the United Nations Climate Change Conference yesterday.