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ACT Alliance and WCC decide on Sweden as location for strategic meetings in 2018

ACT Alliance and WCC decide on Sweden as location for strategic meetings in 2018

ACT Alliance and the WCC jointly announced today that they will hold two strategic governance meetings, back to back, in Uppsala, Sweden in the fall of 2018. The ACT Alliance General Assembly will be held at the end of October, bringing together over 200 people from its membership around the world at its quadrennial meeting. The WCC’s Executive Committee and members of ACT’s General Assembly will then meet together on 1 November for a joint day of learning and work around the concept of ecumenical diaconia and sustainable development, followed by the WCC Executive Committee’s regular meeting.

Bishop Younan awarded Niwano Peace Prize

Bishop Younan awarded Niwano Peace Prize

Bishop Munib Younan of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land was named a recipient of the Niwano Peace Prize for his work toward interreligious dialogue among Christians, Muslims, and Jews in Jerusalem and worldwide.

How do you say “peace?”

How do you say “peace?”

Rauha. Paix. Friede. Paghidait.