Category Archives: World Council of Churches

10 Aug
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World Council of Churches News

A cycling pilgrimage of justice and peace A break at the Rhine Falls in Schaffhausen. © Sibylle Klem/ Evangelical Church in Baden A group of Protestant pilgrims are exercising their legs in an untypical fashion these days: by stepping in ...

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27 Feb
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WCC general secretary meets with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas

On 26 February, Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas formally received the general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC) Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit for a meeting to discuss just peace in Palestine and Israel. Abbas is scheduled for a ...

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Field of sunflowers in Lepakshi, Andra Pradesh, India. © Navaneeth KN
12 Feb
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During Lent, a “carbon fast” can honor God’s creation

09 February 2017 The Church of South India (CSI), Green Anglicans and other groups are sharing creative ways to observe a “carbon fast” during the Lenten season. A carbon fast challenges people to examine their daily actions and reflect on ...

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© Syovata Kilonzo/WCC
12 Feb
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Gathering in Kenya explores eliminating HIV stigma through love and dialogue

09 February 2017 More than 120 religious and spiritual leaders, health workers and young people met on 7-8 February to focus on strengthening the fight against stigma in the HIV response in Kenya. They were joined by representatives from the ...

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12 Feb
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Church leaders unite their voices against modern slavery

09 February 2017 All forms of human enslavement are the most heinous of sins, violating the free will and the integrity of every human being created in the image of God, stated the Forum on Modern Slavery, co-organized by the ...

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12 Feb
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Media Invitation: Official Visit of H.H Patriarch of Ethiopia Abune Matthias I

WCC general secretary Olav Fykse Tveit with Patriarch Abune Matthias in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2013. 01 February 2017 The World Council of Churches welcomes His Holiness Abune Matthias I, Patriarch of  Ethiopia, Echegue of the See of St. Teklehaimanot, at ...

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12 Feb
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World Council of Churches

Education for Peace focus of WCC-Roman Catholic meeting The staff members of the Office of Interreligious Dialogue and Cooperation of the WCC as well as their colleagues from the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, held their annual meeting on 30-31 ...

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30 Jan
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“When everybody is building walls, the church can build bridges”

30 January 2017 During the visit to Iraq on 20-24 January, a delegation of church leaders shared the findings and recommendations of a recent study exploring the specific needs of displaced people in Iraq and Syria. The delegation also learned ...

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