World Council of Churches

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Tamara Grdzelidze appointed Georgian ambassador to the Vatican

Dr Tamara Grdzelidze, an Orthodox theologian and former staff member of the WCC, has been received as the nation of Georgia’s new ambassador to the Holy See, presenting her credentials to Pope Francis at the Vatican this September.

Displaced Iraqis appeal for security and tolerance

Displaced by the armed offensive of the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and their brutal purge of Yazidis and Christians, along with Sufi, Shiite and Sunni Muslims, from northern Iraq, members of these communities have begun to speak out about their experiences, their longing for security, and their hopes for the future.

Archbishop of Canterbury reflects on the “pilgrimage of justice and peace”

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby generously granted an interview on the subject of “the pilgrimage of justice and peace” last week in São Paulo, Brazil. His visit to Brazil was part of a personal journey that has taken Welby to 31 Anglican provinces around the world since his enthronement as archbishop in 2013.

Events

01 September - 04 October 2014 Time for Creation

21 - 22 September 2014 Interfaith Summit on Climate Change

01 October 2014 Fast for the Climate