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1920 (4): Towards a Universal Conference of the Church of Christ on Life and Work

1920 (4): Towards a Universal Conference of the Church of Christ on Life and Work

Hotel Beau-Séjour, Geneva, 8 August 1920. It’s been too cold an August, with average temperatures around 17.3 Celsius. Tomorrow is the opening day of a very promising post-war international consultation. Its title is “The Preliminary Meeting to Consider an Ecumenical Conference of the Church of Christ on Life and work.” However, I can tell you that a Church of Scotland delegate, J.-A. MacClymont, will certainly object to this awkward use of the word “ecumenical.”

In COVID-19 trimmed Meskel festival, Ethiopian Orthodox Church Patriarch urges peace

In COVID-19 trimmed Meskel festival, Ethiopian Orthodox Church Patriarch urges peace

In Meskel celebrations held under World Health Organization COVID-19 safety protocols, Abune Mathias, patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, called for dialogue, peace and reconciliation in the country, where ethnic tensions recently flared up.

Virtual greetings connect the ecumenical fellowship in the midst of COVID-19

Virtual greetings connect the ecumenical fellowship in the midst of COVID-19

During the global pandemic it is not any more possible to be present at special celebrations in the ecumenical and global fellowship. The new realities connect the local and global work in a new and innovative way. The WCC is present digitally in many gatherings.