World Council of Churches

A worldwide fellowship of churches seeking unity, a common witness and Christian service

Cyprus situation able to be resolved: religious communities can pave the way

The role of religion is constructive in creating trust among communities, according to Espen Barth Eide, United Nations Special Adviser on Cyprus. “The religious communities can pave a way towards building a shared vision necessary for a common future of Cyprus,” he said.

Cyprus: churches pray for unity of the island

While the Church of Cyprus, a member of the WCC, seeks unity for its island, together with other churches in the country, it recognizes that the challenge is to first heal the wounds caused by Turkish invasion 40 years ago.

Pilgrimage of justice and peace gives vision for WCC programmes

The “pilgrimage is both a way to continue working for the one ecumenical movement and a way to move forward in our times that offer new dimensions, opportunities and practices,” said the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit.