After a 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck Taiwan on 6 February, the WCC offered condolences and expressed its support for relief efforts underway.
A water crisis for Palestinian people was highlighted by the general secretary of the WCC, Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, at the launch of the Seven Weeks for Water campaign in Jerusalem.
“The way we handle the refugee crisis, not least the settling in and integration process, will be of utmost significance, both for the attitude towards refugees and asylum seekers in the future, and for the long-term stability and sustainability of our own societies”, said Knut Vollebaek, ambassador and former Norwegian foreign minister, in his speech at the recent WCC/UN conference on Europe’s refugee crisis.
08 February - 01 May 2016 Seven Weeks for Water
22 - 26 February 2016 Mission in Secularized Contexts
28 February - 01 March 2016 Religion and Violence Prevention in the Americas
29 - 31 March 2016 Regional Ecumenical Workshop on Advocacy for Peace
15 - 22 May 2016 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
29 May - 11 June 2016 Youth in Asia Training for Religious Amity
22 - 28 June 2016 Central Committee meeting