World Council of Churches

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Human rights defender Charles Harper honoured by Argentinian government

A former WCC official, Rev. Charles Harper, has been honoured with the Order Comendador de Mayo, a high decoration of the Argentine government for his emblematic legacy of struggles for human rights in the ecumenical movement.

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.

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