Category - world council of churches

  • November 23, 2007

    In face of "escalating human rights violations," the World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary the Rev Dr Samuel Kobia has announced stronger ecumenical advocacy efforts to bring the Philippines under international scrutiny.

  • November 19, 2007

    A World Council of Churches (WCC) delegation on an 18-21 November 2007 visit to the Southeast Asian country has heard testimonies from families of people who have been abducted, tortured and killed - including church and human rights workers.

  • November 14, 2007

    Religious organisations already have a major stake in the global economy and can now shift decisively towards using their resources for ethical purposes and to redistribute wealth to the poor, a major group of faith investors says.

  • November 10, 2007

    Leaders meeting in Kenya belonging to all main Christian traditions, and from countries ranging from Armenia to Zimbabwe, have pledged to convene international, local and regional meetings to deepen reconciliation and understanding.

  • November 6, 2007

    Mennonites and Catholics are developing a common statement to the World Council of Churches for the International Ecumenical Peace Convocation in 2011. The convocation is culmination of the churches' Decade to Overcome Violence (2001 – 2010).

  • November 5, 2007

    A unique gathering of high level church leaders starting on Tuesday 6 November 2007 near Nairobi, Kenya, features the broadest range of Christian traditions ever represented at a global meeting, says its organisers.

  • October 31, 2007

    Leaders from the World Council of Churches and its Protestant, Orthodox, Anglican and independent member churches are lobbying the United Nations and member states as part of their concerted advocacy efforts for Africa and other causes.

  • October 30, 2007

    The United Nations and the World Council of Churches (WCC) have reaffirmed their commitment to collaborate at a meeting between the general secretaries of both organizations held on 29 October 207 at the UN headquarters in New York.

  • October 25, 2007

    Two people known for their achievements in faith-based advocacy and interfaith dialogue, have been engaged by the Geneva-based World Council of Churches. The new staff members will head the programme on Public witness and the programme on Inter-religious dialogue.

  • October 18, 2007

    A second round of dialogue between World Council of Churches (WCC) members and Pentecostals has been inaugurated in Baar, Switzerland. A group of Protestant, Orthodox, Anglican and Pentecostal Christians met to continue work begun in 2005.