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WCC moderator calls for foreign policy rethink to promote “peace with justice”

WCC moderator calls for foreign policy rethink to promote “peace with justice”

Governments’ foreign policies need to change to focus on issues such as global inequalities that drive conflicts in many parts of the world, the moderator of the WCC Central Committee, Agnes Abuom, said at a forum in Berlin with German foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel.

WCC condemns attack in Egypt

 WCC condemns attack in Egypt

The World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit condemned an attack on a bus in Egypt carrying Coptic Christians. Twenty-six people are dead, according to media reports, after unidentified gunmen opened fire on the bus. At least 25 more are injured.

Ecumenical Institute rejoices, as first student receives doctorate

Ecumenical Institute rejoices, as first student receives doctorate

Marking an important milestone in the history of the World Council of Churches Ecumenical Institute at Château de Bossey, the first candidate of the institute’s doctoral programme successfully completed his research with a viva voce examination at the University of Geneva on 24 May.