A statement issued by the WCC Executive Committee on 25 November has made strong recommendations urging all countries to take special measures to protect and support refugees and displaced people from the Middle East, especially those from countries like Syria, Iraq and Israel-Palestine.
The spiritual head of the Church of Cyprus, Archbishop Chrysostomos II, welcomed members of the WCC Executive Committee at his office in Nicosia, Cyprus, on 25 November.
The “pilgrimage is both a way to continue working for the one ecumenical movement and a way to move forward in our times that offer new dimensions, opportunities and practices,” said the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit.
24 - 28 November 2014 Equipping Churches for Building Peace and Human Security
25 November - 10 December 2014 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence
01 - 05 December 2014 Peacebuilding and Advocacy for Just Peace
01 December 2014 Fast for the Climate
17 - 25 January 2015 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity