World Council of Churches

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Global evangelism group explores “the hope within us”

Global evangelism group explores “the hope within us”

A group of 25 evangelism practitioners, scholars and church leaders from Orthodox, Pentecostal and Protestant perspectives gathered in Bangkok, Thailand from 26 November to 1 December to reflect on evangelism at a time when religious faith is often accused of - and guilty of - stirring up intolerance, suspicion and even violence.

Kenyan child’s drawing proclaims ”Christ is born”, as WCC sends Christmas greetings

Kenyan child’s drawing proclaims ”Christ is born”, as WCC sends Christmas greetings

“Christ is born” declares a drawing by Kenyan schoolboy Richard Ochieng, whose work is featured on the WCC’s Christmas card this year.

New life behind high walls: Egypt's monasteries bursting at the seams

New life behind high walls: Egypt's monasteries bursting at the seams

The Coptic Church does not have to worry about the future of its monasteries. Many young Copts want to become monks or nuns. That was not always the case. In the late 1960s, monasticism in Egypt was close to extinction.