Category - world council of churches

  • April 18, 2007

    The widespread availability of deadly weapons links the Virginia Tech killings to 'wanton violence' elsewhere in the world, says World Council of Churches chief Samuel Kobia. He wants proper gun controls.

  • April 16, 2007

    For years the churches have been unable to fix a common date for Easter. For many it has become a general holiday. Here we provide a guide to the issues, courtesy of the WCC Faith and Order Commission.

  • April 7, 2007

    An International Ecumenical Peace Convocation will galvanize a range of actions taken by Christians in a major global peacemaking and justice initiative, says the World Council of Churches.

  • March 16, 2007

    World Council of Churches general secretary Dr Samuel Kobia says that US determination to escalate its military presence is making things worse not better

  • March 12, 2007

    Ahead of Wednesday's vote in the UK parliament on the government's plan to replace the Trident nuclear weapons system, the World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia has written to WCC member churches in the country praising and expressing support for their efforts to stop this.

  • March 9, 2007

    The World Council of Churches (WCC) is launching an international, inter-church advocacy initiative for peace in Israel and Palestine - the Palestine Israel Ecumenical Forum - at a conference June 17-

  • March 9, 2007

    The World Council of Churches (WCC) is launching an international, inter-church advocacy initiative for peace in Israel and Palestine.

  • March 2, 2007

    The need for churches to be vigilant about nuclear proliferation has been stressed by the World Council of Churches (WCC) executive committee in a statement adopted at its 27 February - 2 March meeting in Bossey, near Geneva.

  • March 1, 2007

    The World Council of Churches (WCC) executive committee has expressed appreciation for the establishment of the UN Peacebuilding Commission, and urged WCC member churches to encourage and support its efforts.

  • February 21, 2007

    The World Council of Churches (WCC) and the National Council of Churches USA (NCCUSA) are among dozens of international business, civic, educational, scientific and religious organizations who have joined together in a 'round table' network to stop global warming - as the international debate about the issue grows in urgency.