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“How bitterly she weeps!”

“How bitterly she weeps!”

Lamentation is appropriate, even necessary, to recovering from the pandemic, says twenty-something British writer Annika Mathews in her moving meditation on the conquered and destroyed city of Jerusalem.

WCC fellowship invited to celebrate International Youth Day

WCC fellowship invited to celebrate International Youth Day

World Council of Churches (WCC) interim general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca is inviting the global fellowship to take part in International Youth Day with a virtual celebration on 12 August. A new resource has also been released to help churches engage with young people and enhance their formation as Christian disciples.

In 1954, Dag Hammarskjöld had questions—and a vision—that resonate today

In 1954, Dag Hammarskjöld had questions—and a vision—that resonate today

In an address entitled “An instrument of faith,” Dag Hammarskjöld, the second UN secretary-general, referred to churches as “the guardians of and spokesmen of the deepest beliefs and the loftiest dreams of man.”