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Communion: an answer to globalization

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Where and when the Holy Spirit comes

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International conference to review the direction of interreligious dialogue

More than a hundred people from diverse faiths and traditions will participate at the "Critical moment in interreligious dialogue" conference scheduled for 7-9 June 2005 to analyse, assess and review the experience of interreligious collaboration and dialogue as it has been practised over recent decades and might be practised in future.

Four pastors among 18 new ecumenical accompaniers

A new group of 18 ecumenical accompaniers last week joined four others staying on in Israel and Palestine from the previous group within the framework of the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI). The new arrivals bring the total number of ecumenical accompaniers now on the ground to 22.

Message of the Presidents of the WCC at Pentecost 2005

Grace and peace to you on this Feast of Pentecost 2005, in which we celebrate the many gifts of God's Spirit!

World mission conference to be broadcast live on the internet

On 10 May, when 500 delegates from all over the world meet in Athens for the opening session of the first world mission conference in the 21st century, many more participants world-wide will be able to join them online.

Kobia shares WCC viewpoint on UN reform report with Kofi Annan

A memorandum sent today by the World Council of Churches' (WCC) general secretary, Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia, to the United Nations secretary-general, Kofi Annan, shares WCC points of view on issues dealt with in Annan's report on reforming the UN.

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Benedict XVI: Kobia prays for renewed commitment to ecumenical openess and a dialogue of conversion

In congratulating the newly-elected pope, World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia prayed for "renewed commitment" to "ecumenical openess" and "a dialogue of conversion".

WCC staff member appointed minister in Lebanese transition government

World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia today congratulated WCC staff member Dr Tarek Mitri on his appointment as minister of environment and administrative development in Lebanon's transitional government.

Churches worldwide to commemorate the Armenian genocide on 24 April

The member churches of the World Council of Churches (WCC) have been invited to make Sunday 24 April a day of memory of the Armenian genocide on its 90th anniversary.

Engaging trade institutions: Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane to speak at WTO symposium 20 April, 11:00-13:00 Centre William Rappard, 154 rue de Lausanne, Geneva

Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane, archbishop of Cape Town, is invited by the World Trade Organization (WTO) to speak at a high-level session at the opening of its public symposium on 20 April, 11:00-13:00 at the Centre William Rappard, 154 rue de Lausanne, Geneva, Switzerland.