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WCC pressing ahead with disarmament work

WCC pressing ahead with disarmament work

The work of the World Council of Churches (WCC) related to disarmament continues to endure and expand, even as the world faces increasing injustice and tensions that threaten peace on a daily basis.

Peace forum: “there must be no more war on the Korean Peninsula”

Peace forum: “there must be no more war on the Korean Peninsula”

An Ecumenical Forum for Peace, Reunification and Development Cooperation on the Korean Peninsula, held 10-12 July in Bangkok, has issued a communique that reiterates calls for peace and outlines possible steps toward renewed dialogue.

USA faith leaders call for diplomacy, not war, with Iran

USA faith leaders call for diplomacy, not war, with Iran

Faith leaders across the USA released on 9 July a jointly signed statement entitled “Back from the Brink: Faith leaders call for diplomacy, not war, with Iran.”

WCC calls for de-escalation of tensions between USA, Iran

WCC calls for de-escalation of tensions between USA, Iran

The World Council of Churches (WCC) Executive Committee expressed its concern and alarm at the recent escalation of tensions between the USA and the Islamic Republic of Iran, following the US withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, known as the “Iran Nuclear Deal.”

Faith communities deliver public statement on nuclear weapons

Faith communities deliver public statement on nuclear weapons

On 1 May, faith communities delivered a public statement to the Third Session of the Preparatory Committee for the 2020 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons.

WCC celebrates life of Archbishop John Habgood

WCC celebrates life of Archbishop John Habgood

Archbishop of York John Habgood, a member of the World Council of Churches (WCC) Central Committee from 1983 to 1991 and moderator of Church and Society from 1983 to 1990, died on 6 March at the age of 91. A scientist and philosopher, Habgood was regarded as one of the most outspoken clerics of his time.

WCC executive committee tackles public issues

WCC executive committee tackles public issues

Fifty years after its assembly in Uppsala, Sweden, decisively turned to public engagement, the WCC still seeks to engage and address issues of public concern and the common good.

WCC supports UN petition from French Polynesia

WCC supports UN petition from French Polynesia

In its continuing efforts to outlaw nuclear weapons, the WCC has issued public support for French Polynesia’s petition to the UN for redress for ongoing effects of nuclear testing there.

Prayers for Korea “an expression of repentance and commitment”

Prayers for Korea “an expression of repentance and commitment”

As the anniversary of Korea's liberation and division draws near, churches in Korea and around the world prepare for the Sunday of Prayer on 12 August.

On first anniversary of treaty adoption, WCC urges Marshall Islands to ratify nuclear ban treaty

On first anniversary of treaty adoption, WCC urges Marshall Islands to ratify nuclear ban treaty

In a letter to Sen. Maynard Alfred, chairperson of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs & Trade of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the World Council of Churches (WCC) urged the nation to sign and ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW).