Category Archives: World Council of Churches

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25 Jan
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WCC NEWS: Unity Prayer Services in Germany

24 January 2017 Rev. Marc Witzenbacher A “wall of guilt” to be torn down during the course of a prayer service: this symbolic action marked the central celebration of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity by the Council of ...

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11 Dec
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From Bethlehem, WCC general secretary: “Together we are stronger”

Speaking in Bethlehem on the evening of 8 December, World Council of Churches general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit reflected on the light from the very first Christmas in the very same town, and what that light means in ...

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05 Dec
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WCC urges immediate focus on safety, security in Aleppo

World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit urged an immediate cessation of airstrikes and bombardments on Aleppo. The conflict in Aleppo, Syria, has intensified in recent months, with hundreds of thousands of people fleeing the ...

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02 Dec
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Ecumenical Water Network releases statement on water justice

After gathering in Nigeria from 27-29 November, representatives from the World Council of Churches (WCC) Ecumenical Water Network released a statement entitled “A Pilgrimage of Water Justice in Africa.” The statement acknowledges that access to safe water and, even more, ...

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19 Aug
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Colombia peace accord brings both joy and concern

“Peace is not just a ceasefire. Peace is not just the silencing of arms. Peace is education. Peace is figuring out how to coexist and how to build together.” These striking words were shared by Jani Silva de Rengifo, a ...

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19 Aug
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Seminar will address youth engagement, religion and violence

Forty young people from 14 countries will meet this week in Cairo for a seminar entitled “Youth Engagement, Religion and Violence.” From 18 to 22 August, participants from Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East will focus on topics such as ...

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11 Feb
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WCC convenes strategic meeting on sustainable development goals

On 8 February, the World Council of Churches (WCC) convened a strategy meeting between principals and senior staff of the ACT Alliance, Anglican Alliance, Caritas Internationalis, Globethics, Lutheran World Federation and WCC, to discuss communication and collaboration in policy engagement, ...

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20 Jan
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WCC/UN conference calls for coordinated action on refugee crisis

Following the World Council of Churches/United Nations high level conference on the refugee crisis in europe, which took place at the Ecumenical Centre Geneva on 18-19 January, a statement has been issued entitled “Europe’s Response to the Refuge Crisis, From ...

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