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Westminster Abbey hosts service marking Reformation anniversary

Westminster Abbey hosts service marking Reformation anniversary

An ecumenical service described as “A Service to Mark the 500th anniversary of the 95 Theses and the Start of the Reformation” was held in Westminster Abbey, London, on 31 October.

Reformation commemoration a 'powerful symbol of hope’

Reformation commemoration a 'powerful symbol of hope’

Church and political leaders have marked the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s Reformation in Wittenberg, Germany where on 31 October 1517 he published his 95 Theses denouncing church abuses.

Consultation explores role of women in churches

Consultation explores role of women in churches

A consultation with the theme “Ecumenical Perspective on the Role of Women in the Churches” brought together 28 women and men to the Monastero di Bose in northern Italy from 3-7 October.

In Indonesia, hearts and minds turn to pursuing justice and unity

In Indonesia, hearts and minds turn to pursuing justice and unity

As they gathered in Jakarta, Indonesia from September 2-8 to prepare resources for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2019, ecumenical partners reflected on the theme of “Justice, and only justice, you shall pursue.”

Tveit: search for unity “an urgent need today”

Tveit: search for unity “an urgent need today”

The need for the ecumenical movement is an urgent one today, said World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit as he spoke this week at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University in Minnesota (USA).

Pope Francis, WCC leadership meet in Rome

Pope Francis, WCC leadership meet in Rome

In an audience with Pope Francis in the Vatican, World Council of Churches (WCC) Central Committee moderator Dr Agnes Abuom and WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit discussed how Christian unity is vital in bringing a true sense of justice to issues the world is facing today. The meeting also focused on how deepening relations in the one ecumenical movement.

Orthodox Church of Albania celebrates last 25 years with Archbishop Anastasios

Orthodox Church of Albania celebrates last 25 years with Archbishop Anastasios

The Orthodox Church of Albania, with a Festive Divine Liturgy on 2 August, celebrated the 25th anniversary of the election and appointment of Archbishop Anastasios as the head of the church.

Dutch Reformed Church looks to Africa, after troubled past

Dutch Reformed Church looks to Africa, after troubled past

The Dutch Reformed Church (DRC) in South Africa is currently striving to revive and enhance its missional identity with its core aspect being a church for Africa, said DRC general secretary Dr Gustav Claassen.

Digitizing of Faith and Order Papers underway

Digitizing of Faith and Order Papers underway

The WCC has begun the process of digitally publishing its Faith and Order Papers, a set of legacy materials comprising 300 discrete publications and totaling 35,000 pages.

WCC hails Wittenberg declaration aiming to overcome Reformation divisions

WCC hails Wittenberg declaration aiming to overcome Reformation divisions

The World Council of Churches has welcomed the signing of two ecumenical statements by the World Communion of Reformed Churches in which it seeks to overcome divisions of the past and to work with other Christian communions for unity and common witness.