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WCC, United Bible Societies share fruitful summit in Geneva

WCC, United Bible Societies share fruitful summit in Geneva

The World Council of Churches (WCC) and the United Bible Societies are holding a two-day leadership summit in Geneva from 18-19 September.

In Korea, young ‘stewards of hope’ forge ahead together

In Korea, young ‘stewards of hope’ forge ahead together

As the Youth in Asia Training for Religious Amity opened at the Yonsei University Chapel in South Korea on 18 September, participants were already learning to live into the theme “Stewards of Hope, Seekers of Harmony.” For the first time, the training includes not only young people from Asia but from across the world, and is being co-coordinated by the World Council of Churches (WCC) Programme for Interreligious Dialogue and Cooperation, the Council for World Mission, and youth representatives from the ecumenical movement.

African religious leaders express new concerns over South Sudan peace

African religious leaders express new concerns over South Sudan peace

A new concern for South Sudan is emerging, as African religious leaders warn that the failure to implement the latest peace agreement could push the young nation back into war. The leaders spoke in Nairobi on 12 September, the day the world’s newest nation marked a year since the signing of the Revitalized Agreement on Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan.