Lebanese government Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants Gebran Bassil was welcomed to the WCC offices on 3 March in Geneva, Switzerland. Bassil met with the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit and WCC staff members.
The WCC gives thanks for the life and work of renowned academic, theologian and political analyst Dr Ninan Koshy. A former executive secretary and director of the WCC’s Commission of the Churches on International Affairs, Koshy died at the age of 81 in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India on 4 March.
The WCC and the Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance have agreed to re-establish the EAA as the WCC’s ecumenical initiative, preserving the future of this diverse Christian network for international action on selected, focused issues.