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Guidelines of the youth essay contest "The Africa We Pray for on a Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace"
This document brings the guidelines of the youth essay contest for the Africa regional publication of the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace.
Third "Explorations in Evangelism" meeting - Communique on evangelism and the legacies of colonization and enslavement
During the "Explorations in Evangelism" meeting in Toronto (Canada) international scholars, theologians and clergy wrestled with the long-term and lingering effects of Christian involvement in colonization on the identities of individuals and communities today.The meeting, held June 22-28, was the latest in a series of “Explorations in Evangelism” organized by the World Council of Churches and the Council for World Mission. The project explores the work in evangelism at the grassroots level in different regions and contexts.
WCC general secretary greetings to the 64th General Conference and 70th Anniversary of the Christian Council of Mozambique (CCM)
Greetings for the 64th General Conference and 70th Anniversary of the Christian Council of Mozambique (CCM) "God of love, guide us in the path of Reconciliation, Unity in Diversity, Justice and Peace". Read by Prof Dr Isabel Apawo Phiri, WCC Deputy General Secretary. 26-30 June 2019, Maputo province, Mozambique
WCC CCIA statement to the UN Human Rights Council 41st Session (Item 7: Human rights situation in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories)
The Commission of the Churches on International Affairs of the World Council of Churches expressed its grave concern about the high rate of evictions and demolitions in East-Jerusalem.
Statement from CAS Interreligious Studies students at Bossey 2019
Implementing what we learned here entails understanding and respecting the differences of our neighbors of other faiths as we return our own communities and find meaningful ways to invite them into engaging with grassroot initiatives. Regardless of the form our endeavors take, we are united in our affirmation of the centrality of human dignity, establishing that both our similarities and our differences are points of celebration.
Antisemitism, definitions and future cooperation
Speech by Peter Prove, director of the WCC Commission of the Churches on International Affairs at the IJCIC-WCC meeting "The normalization of hatred: Challenges for Jews and Christians today", 25-27 June 2019, Paris
August 15th Joint South-North (North-South) Prayer for Peace & Reunification on the Korean Peninsula
Prayer for Peace and Reunification on the Korean Peninsula by the National Council of Churches in Korea (NCCK) and Korean Christian Federation (KCF)
ΚΑΙΡΟΣ για τη Δημιουργία – Ομολογώντας την Ελπίδα για τη Γη: Η έκκληση του Βούπερταλ
Μοιραστήκαμε ιστορίες από την Αφρική, την Ασία, την Ευρώπη, τη Λατινική Αμερική, τη Βόρεια Αμερική και την Ωκεανία. Ακούσαμε τις κραυγές της γης, τις κραυγές των ανθρώπων που είναι ευάλωτοι στις επιπτώσεις της κλιματικής αλλαγής, ιδιαίτερα των παιδιών και των ηλικιωμένων, τις κραυγές των νέων που απαιτούν δικαιοσύνη μεταξύ των γενεών και τις ανησυχίες των ειδικών για τις τρέχουσες τάσεις.
“Multi-Religious Perspectives on the CRC@30”
“Multi-Religious Perspectives on the CRC@30” The 30th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child July 15, 2019, 1:15 – 3:15 pm at the Ford Foundation Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit General Secretary
Communiqué of the Ecumenical Forum for Peace, Reunification and Development Cooperation on the Korean Peninsula
Communiqué of the Ecumenical Forum for Peace, Reunification and Development Cooperation on the Korean Peninsula “Seek Peace and Pursue It” (Ps 34:14), Bangkok 2019
STOP the “bottle Divonne water project” !
Residents of Divonne and people from neighbouring cities and countries are signing a petition at Avaaz.org. The WCC Ecumenical Water Network is encouraging people of good will to sign the petition as well.
Message on Jerusalem by the WCC GS Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit
Communiqué World Council of Churches [WCC] and the International Jewish Committee for Interreligious Consultations [IJCIC]
A Meeting of the World Council of Churches [WCC] and the International Jewish Committee for Interreligious Consultations [IJCIC] “The normalization of hatred: challenges for Jews and Christians today” 25-27 June, 2019 Paris, France
Kairos for Creation: Confessing Hope for the Earth - The Wuppertal Call
After 52 participants from 22 countries from different confessional and faith traditions gathered 16-19 June in Wuppertal, Germany, they have released "Kairos for Creation – Confessing Hope for the Earth”.
Address by Rev. Wu Wei, President of the China Christian Council, to Faith and Order Commission, Nanjing, China, June 2019
The World Council of Churches (WCC) Faith and Order Commission held a meeting 12-19 June 2019, in Nanjing, China. Hosted by the China Christian Council, the commission met to discuss and make decisions about the results of the work of its three study groups on ecclesiology, moral discernment and the pilgrimage of justice and peace. The venue of the meeting raised awareness on important ecclesiological issues in the hosting country.
Report of Rev. Dr Susan Durber, Faith and Order Moderator, to Faith and Order Commission, Nanjing, China, June 2019
The World Council of Churches (WCC) Faith and Order Commission held a meeting 12-19 June 2019, in Nanjing, China. Hosted by the China Christian Council, the commission met to discuss and make decisions about the results of the work of its three study groups on ecclesiology, moral discernment and the pilgrimage of justice and peace. The venue of the meeting raised awareness on important ecclesiological issues in the hosting country.
Ending Slavery Today: Ecumenical Theological Considerations
Report of Rev. Dr Odair Pedroso Mateus, Faith and Order Director, to Faith and Order Commission, Nanjing, June 2019, China
The World Council of Churches (WCC) Faith and Order Commission held a meeting 12-19 June 2019, in Nanjing, China. Hosted by the China Christian Council, the commission met to discuss and make decisions about the results of the work of its three study groups on ecclesiology, moral discernment and the pilgrimage of justice and peace. The venue of the meeting raised awareness on important ecclesiological issues in the hosting country.
One Planet Living Event 20 June, 2019
Message of "Green Reformation: Ecology, Religion, Education and the Future of the Ecumenical Movement" (a living document) - Bossey, May 2019
Green Reformation: Ecology, Religion, Education and the Future of the Ecumenical Movement. An International Consultation, 12-15 May 2019, Ecumenical Institute Bossey, Switzerland