Category - world council of churches

  • March 9, 2010

    The World Council of Churches has urged its members in the United States to lobby President Barack Obama to abandon "Plan Colombia", a package of financial and military assistance to Colombia's repressive government.

  • February 28, 2010

    The World Council of Churches has asked its member churches to advocate for a peaceful resolution of the conflict in Colombia, the full respect of human rights and cessation of the so called "Plan Colombia".

  • February 26, 2010

    Concerned about the security of Christians in Egypt, the World Council of Churches has promised solidarity and encouraged the churches there to continue their involvement in Muslim-Christian dialogue.

  • February 24, 2010

    Buddhists, Hindus, Jews and Muslims could join Christians in persuading global leaders to agree ambitious, sustainable goals at the next global talks on climate change by joining forces, says the new WCC chief.

  • February 20, 2010

    The leadership of the World Council of Churches has welcomed "with great hope and deep satisfaction" the news that a Council of Christian Church Leaders of Iraq has been established.

  • February 11, 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.

  • February 4, 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.

  • January 26, 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.

  • January 25, 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.

  • January 13, 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.