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WCC, Globethics.net partner to offer expanded online resources

WCC, Globethics.net partner to offer expanded online resources

Prof Dr Fr Ioan Sauca, Deputy General Secretary WCC, Marianne Ejdersten, Director Communication, Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, General Secretary WCC, Prof. Dr Obiora Ike, Globethics Executive Director, Lucy Howe López, Deputy Executive Director

14 May 2019

The World Council of Churches (WCC) and Globethics.net have signed a new contract that expands online education, publications and resources related to the ecumenical movement.

The two organizations reached an agreement related to the WCC Online Academy, which will continue to offer courses on many salient aspects of ecumenism. In addition, the contract outlines a joint series of publications and an online library through which all WCC digital documents will be included in Globethic’s library, which currently comprises some 3.5 million titles.

The WCC is pleased to work together with Globethics.net, said WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit. “There is an urgent need to expand online education to better understand the role of the ecumenical movement in today’s world,” he said. “We will use our common resources to encourage coexistence and bridge building."

"Building bridges and spiritual bonds which spread the Word and universal love beyond boundaries and barriers happens through shared values and ethical linkages where education is key,” said Prof. Dr Obiora Ike, Globethics executive director. “The WCC and Globethics.net remain committed to this service of stewardship to a humanity in need and hungry for this mission.”