World Council of Churches

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Justice for the world’s refugees is a moral imperative for the churches

Justice for the world’s refugees is a moral imperative for the churches

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.

Orthodox synod “a spiritual gift” to other churches

Orthodox synod “a spiritual gift” to other churches

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.

WCC Central Committee observes midsummer holiday in Norway

 WCC Central Committee observes midsummer holiday in Norway

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.