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Message of reconciliation, truth and justice highlighted at German protestant gathering

Message of reconciliation, truth and justice highlighted at German protestant gathering

Reconciliation was once primarily seen as a message of the church but is now used by secular leaders trying to establish peace in communities torn by conflict and war, the WCC president for Africa, the Rev. Mary Anne Plaatjies van Huffel, has said at a major Protestant gathering in Germany.

“Greater Oneness in Christ” focus of dialogue at historic meeting in Bossey

“Greater Oneness in Christ” focus of dialogue at historic meeting in Bossey

In the journey to overcome internal divisions separating Christians, the top leadership of the World Council of Churches (WCC), Pentecostal World Fellowship (PWF), World Evangelical Alliance (WEA), and the Vatican's officials for promoting Christian Unity met together for the first time, in a historic meeting 22-23 May, spending two days facilitating their support of the Global Christian Forum (GCF). The meeting was organised collaboratively by the WCC and the GCF.

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.