World Council of Churches

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Rev. Sharon Watkins: “What kind of people don’t take care of our children?”

Rev. Sharon Watkins: “What kind of people don’t take care of our children?”

Rev. Dr Sharon Watkins, chair of the board of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA (NCC), spoke at the National Press Club (USA) on 21 June as part of a coalition of Christian leaders expressing opposition to federal budget cuts in the USA that would harm people living in hunger and poverty.

After strong input in Holy Land, WCC plans to refine strategy for just peace

After strong input in Holy Land, WCC plans to refine strategy for just peace

At the close of this week’s “Consultation on 50 Years of Occupation and the Ecumenical Response,” held in the Holy Land, World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit said input received at the meeting will influence the WCC as it refines its strategies and programmes related to just peace in Palestine and Israel.

Tveit greets Sami Church festival

Tveit greets Sami Church festival

At the Sami Church Days in Sweden, a festival held 14-16 June, World Council of Churches general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit described how indigenous people lead the world in caring for creation.