World Council of Churches

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WCC Executive Committee convening at Bossey Ecumenical Institute

WCC Executive Committee convening at Bossey Ecumenical Institute

The World Council of Churches (WCC) Executive Committee is convening at the Ecumenical Institute in Bossey from 22-28 May. Among priority items on the agenda are preparations for the WCC 11th Assembly to be held in Karlsruhe, Germany in 2021. The committee is expected to approve a communication strategy for the assembly, which has already adopted the theme “Christ's love moves the world to reconciliation and unity.”

Global conference on promoting peace cultivates ‘one human family’

Global conference on promoting peace cultivates ‘one human family’

At a conference with the theme “Promoting Peace Together” held in Geneva on 21 May, religious leaders focused on two historic documents related to peace-making. The first, “Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together,” was jointly signed by Pope Francis and the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar in Abu Dhabi in February. The second, “Education for Peace in a Multi-Religious World: A Christian Perspective,” jointly prepared by the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue and the World Council of Churches (WCC), was officially launched at the conference.

WCC, Korea Institute for National Unification reflect on improving human rights

WCC, Korea Institute for National Unification reflect on improving human rights

The World Council of Churches (WCC), with the Korea Institute for National Unification, reflected on international cooperation for improvement of human rights and ecumenical cooperation for diakonia ministry in North Korea.