Category - world council of churches

  • August 8, 2007

    Annegret Kapp describes the experiences of young Christians, Muslims and Jews as they seek to come to terms with the challenges of global religious faith through a special summer school at the famous Bossey Institute.

  • August 8, 2007

    Churches throughout the world are preparing for next year's Week of Prayer for Christian unity - which will mark the 100th anniversary of the event. The first one was in 1908 in Graymoor, New York, USA.

  • August 7, 2007

    The World Council of Churches' Ecumenical Institute in the Swiss countryside has been the setting of a major month-long global dialogue on the state of religion in the world - an invitation to honesty, deeper understanding and the renewal of conversation.

  • August 6, 2007

    With Evangelical and Pentecostal representatives joining an 8-12 August consultation in Toulouse, the joint Vatican-WCC study process on religious conversion has moved one step closer to its goal of a common code of conduct.

  • August 4, 2007

    The World Council of Churches has denounced the killing of a second Korean Christian hostage in Afghanistan, while Korean Presbyterians have called on the US and Afghanistan to negotiate the freeing of the hostages with the Taliban.

  • August 3, 2007

    In an interview with Juan Michel of the WCC, a prominent Iraqi Christian shares his views on the situation in the violence-plagued country. He assesses the situation with realism, but also with hope for peace with justice.

  • July 31, 2007

    The killing of a second Korean Christian hostage in Afghanistan has led the Presbyterian Church in the Republic of Korea (PROK) to make an urgent call for prayer among the world's different Christian communities.

  • July 30, 2007

    The international Day of Prayer for Peace on 21 September is part of a growing movement in opposition to religiously-sanctioned violence.

    Or any kind of officially-sanctioned violence, really.

  • July 30, 2007

    On 21 September 2007 Christians from Congo to the United States, and from Colombia to Switzerland to South Korea, will join in the International Day of Prayer for Peace - committing themselves to work for a better world.

  • July 14, 2007

    In order to fight poverty, Africa needs to mobilize similar efforts to those rallied against colonialism, World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Dr Samuel Kobia has told Tanzanian church leaders.