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The current global economic and financial settlement has been described as the “mess we are in” by Sir Richard Jolly at a global conference on new economics.
The World Council of Churches' decision-making body has expressed its support for the active participation of Christians in Burmese peacemaking.
The World Council of Churches has made a statement on abductions, forced marriages and forced conversions of young women in Pakistan.
Community-specific anxiety could not overshadow the common worries of Christians and Muslims, a leading Middle East commentator has said.
Patriarch Abune Paulos, from the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, passed away on Thursday 16 August 2012, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The World Association for Christian Communication has called on society and governments to support community radio for native peoples.
At the recent International AIDS Conference, churches made efforts to support women trapped in societies marred by sexual and gender-based violence.
Ecumenical groups are highlighting initiatives in the Tanah Papua area of Indonesia and in Papua New Guinea, which shares the island of New Guinea.
Former Norwegian Prime Minister Kjell Magne Bondevik, a Lutheran pastor, has been denied a visa to China for a World Council of Churches meeting.
A global consultation on 'Ecumenical Advocacy for the Protection of the Human Rights of Migrant Workers in the Arabian Gulf Region' is taking place.