World Council of Churches

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Treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons represents “long-held dream” for WCC

Treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons represents “long-held dream” for WCC

The WCC has for decades been calling for a world free from nuclear weapons. As the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), a WCC partner, received the Nobel Peace Prize over the weekend, WCC leaders reflected on the next steps to build on momentum toward ridding the world of nuclear weapons.

Global evangelism group explores “the hope within us”

Global evangelism group explores “the hope within us”

A group of 25 evangelism practitioners, scholars and church leaders from Orthodox, Pentecostal and Protestant perspectives gathered in Bangkok, Thailand from 26 November to 1 December to reflect on evangelism at a time when religious faith is often accused of - and guilty of - stirring up intolerance, suspicion and even violence.

Kenyan child’s drawing proclaims ”Christ is born”, as WCC sends Christmas greetings

Kenyan child’s drawing proclaims ”Christ is born”, as WCC sends Christmas greetings

“Christ is born” declares a drawing by Kenyan schoolboy Richard Ochieng, whose work is featured on the WCC’s Christmas card this year.