World Council of Churches

A worldwide fellowship of churches seeking unity, a common witness and Christian service

Churches call for an immediate cessation of hostilities in Gaza

Expressing grave concern over the escalation of military operations in Gaza, the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit said, “Hostilities must cease. Israel, Palestine and the surrounding region must be offered the hope of peace: a peace based in justice, a lasting peace that may lead toward reconciliation”.

Solidarity with Dutch churches over Malaysia Airlines disaster

In a message from the WCC to its member churches in the Netherlands, sincere condolences were conveyed to the families of some 193 Dutch passengers who lost their lives in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine last week.

WCC expresses concern over exodus of Christian community in Mosul, Iraq

In an official statement issued on 21 July, the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit expressed deep concern over the exodus of the Christian community from the Iraqi city Mosul occurring due to threats from the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Tveit called these developments a “tragedy” for both Christians and Muslims.

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