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Ecumenical perspectives on mission and unity

This project brings the WCC's specific ecumenical perspective and experience to international dialogue and debate on mission and evangelism in the 21st century.

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Tveit: “Combatting racism - a global ecumenical task”

Tveit: “Combatting racism - a global ecumenical task”

In a message to those gathered in Hampton, Virginia (USA), World Council of Churches general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit explored “Race, Repentance, and Reparation: An Ecumenical Opportunity.”

Lutheran Archbishop of Finland: “In mission we find ourselves as giving and receiving”

Lutheran Archbishop of Finland: “In mission we find ourselves as giving and receiving”

As the Finnish Mission Council celebrated its centenary on 12 October in Tampere, Finland, the Lutheran Archbishop of Finland, Dr Tapio Luoma, celebrated the witness in mission of the earlier missionaries and generations. Luoma also urged every generation to find answers to the question of how to live fully as a disciple of Jesus and fulfil his commission.

WCC expresses appreciation for vibrant Finnish mission work

WCC expresses appreciation for vibrant Finnish mission work

As the Finnish Mission Council observed its centenary, Dr Risto Jukko, director of the World Council of Churches Commission on World Mission and Evangelism, spoke about the relation between Finnish mission work and the international mission movement.

Preparation underway, as Karlsruhe makes ready to receive WCC 11th Assembly

Preparation underway, as Karlsruhe makes ready to receive WCC 11th Assembly

As autumn is beginning to kick in, churches in Karlsruhe and across Germany are making headway in preparing to receive the World Council of Churches 11th Assembly in 2021.

WCC, United Bible Societies share fruitful summit in Geneva

WCC, United Bible Societies share fruitful summit in Geneva

The WCC and the United Bible Societies are holding a two-day leadership summit in Geneva from 18-19 September.

Tveit emphasizes ‘one human family’ at Sant’ Egidio international meeting

Tveit emphasizes ‘one human family’ at Sant’ Egidio international meeting

As religions and cultures from across the globe gathered for dialogue on 15-17 September in Madrid at the Sant’ Egidio conference on “Peace with no borders,” WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit addressed the crowd, reflecting on “the simple truth" of one human family.

Cooperation fostered between mission agencies, Bossey Ecumenical Institute

Cooperation fostered between mission agencies, Bossey Ecumenical Institute

From 4-5 September, the three general secretaries of the Communauté d´Eglises en Mission, United Evangelical Mission, and Council for World Mission met with the director of the Bossey Ecumenical Institute, Fr Ioan Sauca, and members of the faculty.

WCC Faith and Order Commission illuminates the pursuit of church unity

WCC Faith and Order Commission illuminates the pursuit of church unity

The World Council of Churches (WCC) Faith and Order Commission is making significant new contributions to global dialogues related to the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace, ecclesiology, and moral discernment. The fruits of the commission’s work come from its three study groups, which explore different facets of the nature of the church as they illuminate a pursuit of church unity.

Toronto exploration focuses on legacies of colonization and slavery

Toronto exploration focuses on legacies of colonization and slavery

How should the twin legacies of colonization and enslavement affect the future shape of Christian evangelism?

Mission and people with disabilities

Mission and people with disabilities

How much is the mission of the church related to people with disabilities? These days we talk a lot about inclusive societies and churches. But, have we arrived there? Are our societies and churches taking seriously the problems and challenges that people with disabilities face on a daily basis? People with disabilities find themselves quite often at the margins of the societies and even of the churches.