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WCC Central Committee meeting 2018

WCC Central Committee meeting takes place on 15 - 21 June 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland.

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WCC reaffirms UN declaration on human rights

WCC reaffirms UN declaration on human rights

This year marks the anniversary not only of the WCC but also of the United Nations Universal Declaration on Human Rights.

WCC continues to receive 70th anniversary greetings

WCC continues to receive 70th anniversary greetings

The WCC continues to receive messages of thanksgiving and encouragement from member churches, sister organizations and the wider ecumenical movement as the fellowship marks 70 years in working for Christian unity and action.

WCC moderator, general secretary address Executive Committee

WCC moderator, general secretary address Executive Committee

The World Council of Churches (WCC) Executive Committee, meeting this week in Uppsala, Sweden, heard the report of WCC Central Committee moderator Dr Agnes Abuom and WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit.

Leadership of WCC Central Committee gathers in Geneva

Leadership of WCC Central Committee gathers in Geneva

The leadership of the World Council of Churches (WCC) Central Committee met in Geneva on 16-17 September to prepare for the Executive Committee meeting and the joint day on Ecumenical Diakonia with ACT Alliance in Uppsala, Sweden, in November.

WCC shares overview of June Central Committee meeting

WCC shares overview of June Central Committee meeting

WCC Communication shares a brief overview of the Central Committee meeting held in Geneva on 15-21 June, 2018.

WCC calls for release of archbishops of Aleppo

WCC calls for release of archbishops of Aleppo

The World Council of Churches Central Committee, during its meeting on 15-21 June, issued a statement reiterating its grave concern regarding the alarming and rapidly deteriorating situation of Christians in the Middle East. The Central Committee called for the release of two Syrian archbishops who were kidnapped near Aleppo, Syria.

Pope’s visit raises hopes for persecuted Christians

Pope’s visit raises hopes for persecuted Christians

The visit of the pope to the World Council of Churches (WCC) has special significance, given the current situation in the Middle East and North Africa, where Christians are suffering persecution, says a member of WCC’s senior governing body.

New book launched to mark WCC’s 70th anniversary

New book launched to mark WCC’s 70th anniversary

The World Council of Churches (WCC) has published a book by British ecumenist Rev. Dr Donald W. Norwood presenting the story of the global church network since its creation in 1948. Pilgrimage of Faith: Introducing the World Council of Churches offers a lively and informative historical sketch of the organization and is a key resource to mark WCC’s 70th anniversary.

Rev. Frank Chikane: Working together to heal wounds of conflict

Rev. Frank Chikane: Working together to heal wounds of conflict

‘Walking, praying and working together’ was the theme of Pope Francis’ 21 June visit to Geneva to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the World Council of Churches (WCC). Among those listening to the Pope's words was Pentecostal pastor Rev. Frank Chikane, one of the leaders of the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa.

When the pope visits there is no gap, says young Indonesian pastor

When the pope visits there is no gap, says young Indonesian pastor

Relations between Catholics and Protestants at the local level in East Indonesia are not as complex as talking about dogma at higher church levels, says a pastor from the Protestant Church in Maluku.