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WCC leadership shares Easter message of “courage and hope”

WCC leadership shares Easter message of “courage and hope”

The leadership of the WCC Central Committee shared an Easter message with the WCC global fellowship and friends that affirms the resurrection of Jesus from the dead and its powerful liberating message. “This year, we observe Easter in a challenging context amid painful situations,” reads the message. "The COVID-19 pandemic, which has affected the whole world, is also affecting the way Easter is to be celebrated.”

Global religious leaders urge US to lift crippling sanctions against Iran in face of COVID-19

Global religious leaders urge US to lift crippling sanctions against Iran in face of COVID-19

In a joint letter to US president Donald Trump, the World Council of Churches, ACT Alliance, and National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA have urged the US to lift crippling sanctions against Iran that are greatly impeding response in that nation to COVID-19.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Critical Prophet of the Ecumenical Movement

Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Critical Prophet of the Ecumenical Movement

Seventy-five years ago, on 9 April 1945, the German Lutheran theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer, with six other members of the conspiracy to overthrow Adolf Hitler, was hanged at Flossenbürg execution camp in Germany. He was 39.