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Finnish youth commit to mission as 100 years are commemorated

Finnish youth commit to mission as 100 years are commemorated

As the Finnish Mission Council observed its centenary, a culmination of the event was when young people publicly and vibrantly committed to mission. Held in Tampere, Finland on 11-13 October, the event featured young people taking off their shoes in a visible gesture to the “Great Commission.”

Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox women reflect on common journey

Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox women reflect on common journey

A consultation held on the campus of Saint Vlash in Durres, Albania on 3-7 October brought together Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox women involved in the work of the World Council of Churches (WCC) since the 10th WCC Assembly in Busan, Korea in 2013.

Young WCC commissioners contribute to Václav Havel exhibition in Czech Republic

Young WCC commissioners contribute to Václav Havel exhibition in Czech Republic

"The best thought is one that always leaves a certain crevice for the possibility that everything is totally different at the same time" - Rev. Martina Viktorie Kopecka, moderator of the World Council of Churches ECHOS Commission, cites this as her favorite quote from Václav Havel, opponent to Czechoslovak’s communist regime and later president of his country.