Category Archives: World Council of Churches

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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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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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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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