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The World Council of Churches is working with partners in Congo to resist the increased oppression of human rights defenders, following the death of Floribert Chebeya Bahizire.
The leader of one of the world's largest Pentecostal congregations has reaffirmed his church's commitment to support the World Council of Churches' 10th Assembly in Korea, in 2013.
The plight of Palestinians under Israeli occupation and the need for legal accountability have been highlighted at a roundtable of the Palestine Israel Ecumenical Forum in Geneva.
The urgent need for a settlement to the impasse between Israelis and Palestinian is being highlighted by the WCC-backed World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel.
The World Council of Churches' General Secretary has welcomed a Turkish government decree providing better protection for non-Muslim religious minorities in Turkey.
Pentecost is a call to Christians and all people of goodwill to heed the message of change, and to turn from ourselves to our needy neighbour and planet, say church leaders.
The World Council of Churches has lamented the "intolerable loss of life" in Thailand and asked for all parties to abandon violence and return to negotiations.
An huge church convention which had attracted more than 130,000 participants from across Germany and beyond has given a crucial impetus to the unity movement in the country.
The idea of 'just peace' presents an alternative to the concept of a 'just war', by which war can be justified under certain conditions, participants at a Munich forum have heard.
The avowedly Christian governor of Nigeria's Plateau state, Jonah David Jang, says that “religion is used to cover up all conflicts, although other factors also exist”.