Category Archives: World Council of Churches

22 Oct
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The Church: Towards a Common Vision

The Joint Commission on Doctrine of the Church of Scotland and the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland was discussed by keynote speaker Fr Henry O’Brien at Glasgow Churches Together’s annual general meeting on October 20. In 2007 the Commission produced ...

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20 Oct
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WCC expresses concern over renewed violence in Jerusalem

The World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit has expressed deep concern over the renewed wave of violence in Jerusalem. In a letter to WCC member churches in Palestine and Israel issued on 19 October, ...

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15 Sep
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World Week for Peace in Palestine Israel

September 20-26, with the theme 'God has broken down the dividing walls'.

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10 Sep
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European churches encouraged to work together to address refugee crisis

In view of the current refugee crisis, European churches are being encouraged to deepen their efforts in receiving, supporting and protecting refugees who arrive in the region. This call was made in a letter issued jointly by the World Council ...

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22 Jul
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Ecumenical Institute for the Middle East will train young Christians

A new initiative titled Ecumenical Institute for the Middle East is “promising and inspiring” in its attempt to train young Christians in ecumenical thought and history, according to Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches ...

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11 Jun
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Reformation anniversary in 2017 is next stop for Kirchentag ‘on the move’

Germany’s biggest Protestant convention, the Kirchentag, ended in Stuttgart with an open-air service and an invitation to the next gathering in 2017, a year that marks 500 years since the Reformation unleashed by Martin Luther. “That in two years’ time ...

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30 Apr
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Ecumenical officers from WCC churches meet to strengthen a ‘pilgrimage of justice and peace’

The World Council of Churches (WCC) is hosting the annual meeting of an international group of people with responsibilities for ecumenical relations in several member churches of the WCC. The spring session of the gathering of the Ecumenical Officers Network ...

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30 Oct
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Christian ministries of service form theme of the Ecumenical Review

Diakonia, or the service ministry of the church, provides the theme for the October 2014 issue of The Ecumenical Review (ER), a quarterly journal published by the World Council of Churches  with Wiley Blackwell of Oxford. “New Perspectives on Diakonia” ...

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