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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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Latest issue of International Review of Mission addresses health as well as wider issues

Latest issue of International Review of Mission addresses health as well as wider issues

The new issue of International Review of Mission includes a variety of articles, ranging from post-colonialism to public theology, and from mission models to Pope Francis’s apostolic exhortation. Two of the articles are specifically concerned with healing, which is a pertinent theme at this current period of the coronavirus. These two articles clearly indicate that the biblical concept of health consists as it does of the welfare, health, and prosperity of the individual person as well as of communities as a whole. Individuals are always part of the communities they belong to.

WCC presidents on Pentecost: “Waves of despair, tongues of fire”

WCC presidents on Pentecost: “Waves of despair, tongues of fire”

In a message on Pentecost, entitled “Waves of despair, tongues of fire,” the regional presidents of the World Council of Churches reflect on the mighty presence of God.

”God has promised to be with us also in times of crisis” says Tveit

”God has promised to be with us also in times of crisis” says Tveit

After more than ten years heading the World Council of Churches (WCC), Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit says this is the time that "we should remind one another that we believe in God as the “Good shepherd” who promised to be with us also in times of crisis,” especially in this time of the global COVID-19 crisis.

Online Issue of International Review of Mission offers “Mission Perspectives after Busan”

Online Issue of International Review of Mission offers “Mission Perspectives after Busan”

As the World Council of Churches prepares for its 11th Assembly in 2021, a special “virtual” issue of the WCC’s journal International Review of Mission is now available online presenting a set of 12 articles published following the WCC’s previous assembly in 2013 in Busan, Republic of Korea.

"Re-visiting Arusha" event in Kenya will highlight African missiology

"Re-visiting Arusha" event in Kenya will highlight African missiology

Highlights of African missiology will be explored during an event to be held in Nairobi, Kenya, on 13 February.

WCC welcomes new staff

WCC welcomes new staff

The WCC has welcomed four new programme executives.

Joint WCC-Vatican staff meeting strengthens interreligious dialogue in the world

Joint WCC-Vatican staff meeting strengthens interreligious dialogue in the world

The annual meeting of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue (PCID) and the World Council of Churches (WCC) was hosted by the WCC at the Ecumenical Centre, Geneva, and at the nearby Chateau de Bossey from 6-7 February.

Christian unity strengthens between Sweden, Malta

Christian unity strengthens between Sweden, Malta

Mikael Stjernberg is public relations manager for the Christian Council of Sweden, which visited Malta in October to meet with churches and organizations to hear how they worked to produce the material for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, and to see how they work with refugees.

Hospitality, generosity “much-needed qualities” in search for Christian unity

Hospitality, generosity “much-needed qualities” in search for Christian unity

In a reflection in the Ecumenical Centre Chapel in Geneva on 20 January, WCC programme executive for the Faith and Order Commission Dr Ani Ghazaryan Drissi offered a reflection on how important it is that, in difficult times, churches welcome people who have no place to go.

In Africa, Christians join the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

In Africa, Christians join the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Christians in Africa have joined in ecumenical celebrations and prayer services to mark the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, observed worldwide from 18-25 January.