While the Church of Cyprus, a member of the WCC, seeks unity for its island, together with other churches in the country, it recognizes that the challenge is to first heal the wounds caused by Turkish invasion 40 years ago.
The “pilgrimage is both a way to continue working for the one ecumenical movement and a way to move forward in our times that offer new dimensions, opportunities and practices,” said the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit.
UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund, this week invited 20 of its major partners from the private sector and civil society to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The WCC general secretary represented faith based-organizations at a high-level breakfast in New York hosted by the UN agency.
20 - 26 November 2014 Executive Committee meeting
24 - 26 November 2014 Collaborative response to the Ebola crisis
24 - 28 November 2014 Equipping Churches for Building Peace and Human Security
25 November - 10 December 2014 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence
01 - 05 December 2014 Peacebuilding and Advocacy for Just Peace