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The Special Commission on Orthodox Participation in the WCC is preparing its final report

The Special Commission on Orthodox Participation in the World Council of Churches (WCC) will shortly hold its final plenary meeting. The Commission will meet 27 May - 2 June in Järvenpää, Finland, not far from Helsinki. The results of three years of work will be presented by the Special Commission in a final report to the WCC Central Committee, which meets this year 26 August - 3 September in Geneva, Switzerland.

Tras la matanza en Colombia, el CMI envía un mensaje de solidaridad a las iglesias

El siguiente mensaje fue enviado por el pastor Dwain C. Epps, Director de la Comisión de las Iglesias para Asuntos Internacionales del CMI a las iglesias hermanas de Colombia ante la matanza en la Iglesia de Bellavista :

Faith and Order marks 75th anniversary Celebrations to be held in Switzerland on 25 August 2002

The first meeting of the Faith and Order Commission of the World Council of Churches (WCC), held in Lausanne on 3 August 1927, had very high hopes. Participants believed that the goal of visible unity of the churches was really attainable.

Haitian churches pray for peace

cf. WCC Press Release, PR-01-49, of 21 December 2001

Message of the presidents of the WCC at Pentecost 2002

"Suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind...." (Acts 2:2; NRSV)

Expression of worldwide ecumenical solidarity: WCC delegation to meet with patriarchs and heads of churches and Christian communities

The deputy general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC), Georges Lemopoulos, is travelling to Jerusalem 2-4 April to meet with the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem, His Beatitude Irineos I.

WCC general secretary looks forward "with enthusiasm and caution" to a visit to churches in Greece

The evolution and the work of the Special Commission on Orthodox participation in the World Council of Churches (WCC) as well as current social, political and ecumenical challenges - such as inter-church relations, the question of bioethics and the role of Greece as the only Orthodox country in the European Union - will be amongst the issues addressed during WCC general secretary Konrad Raiser's visit to the Church of Greece, 20 - 24 March.