The worsening refugee situation, which now counts round 65 million people among those fleeing their homes worldwide, calls for the church to be more outspoken, says Trondheim pastor Marianne H. Brekken.
As the Holy and Great Council commenced this week in Crete, Greece, WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit attended celebrations of Pentecost with the Orthodox community, offering his prayers and support.
Bonfires on the mountains and joyous celebrations along Norwegian coastlines herald the midsummer holiday known in recent centuries as Jonsok (John’s wake), Sankthansaften (St John’s eve or St Hans’s festival), or the eve of the feast-day of St John the Baptist.
22 - 28 June 2016 Central Committee meeting
16 - 17 July 2016 Interfaith Pre-Conference at AIDS 2016
23 - 31 July 2016 Summer School on Communication and Religion
25 July - 12 August 2016 CAS in Interreligious Studies
18 - 22 August 2016 Youth Engagement, Religion and Violence
22 August - 02 September 2016 Ecumenical School on Governance, Economics and Management
01 September - 04 October 2016 Time for Creation