World Council of Churches

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Korean churches plan prayer vigils ahead of June summit

Korean churches plan prayer vigils ahead of June summit

In the weeks leading up to the summit planned for 12 June between US president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the National Council of Churches in Korea is planning prayer vigils to express hope for lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula.

Churches build message on ethics, economy for G20

Churches build message on ethics, economy for G20

Between 17–18 May, representatives of several religious denominations, theologians, economists, and experts in development and ecumenism gathered in São Paulo, Brazil, for the 3rd Dialogue on Ethics and Economics. They aim to build a common message to G20 leaders who will meet in Argentina later this year.

Security highest priority for papal visit

Security highest priority for papal visit

At a WCC press conference at the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva on 15 May, two senior officers from the Geneva police force outlined security arrangements for the Pope’s historic visit to Geneva on 21 June, offering reassurances that the police are more than ready and well-equipped for such a visit.