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Global peacemakers join torchlight march in Oslo

Global peacemakers join torchlight march in Oslo

More than 3,000 peacemakers from all over the world were gathered in Oslo on 10 December to commemorate the work of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapon’s (ICAN) work with banners with slogans such as: "The world must sign UN nuclear ban."

Nobel winners plan next steps for banning nuclear weapons

Nobel winners plan next steps for banning nuclear weapons

ICAN campaigners in Oslo for the Nobel Peace Prize award were busy the day before planning for what comes next. ”Tomorrow we will have to be silent so let’s make a lot of noise today,” a facilitator told some 150 activists and supporters of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons.

Peacemaking “a great and compelling life task”

Peacemaking “a great and compelling life task”

In a sermon at the Trinity Church in Oslo, Norway on 9 December, World Council of Churches general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit reflected on peacemakers: those who create trust and foster good relations, those who try to bring out the best in us, those who attempt to solve conflicts.

Prayer resources for peace in Korean Peninsula available

Prayer resources for peace in Korean Peninsula available

In a global campaign “A Light of Peace”, the World Council of Churches (WCC) invites people across the globe to unite in the prayers for the Korean Peninsula and for a world free from nuclear weapons.

In Korea, candlelight vigil spreads “Light of Peace”

In Korea, candlelight vigil spreads “Light of Peace”

Amid continuing tension and conflict on the Korean Peninsula that threatens peace and the security of the Korean people, the World Council of Churches (WCC) called its member churches to participate in “A Light of Peace” campaign during Advent.

WCC leadership celebrates steps toward world free from nuclear weapons

WCC leadership celebrates steps toward world free from nuclear weapons

The WCC Executive Committee, during its meeting in Amman, issued a “Statement on Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, and on 2017 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons.”

WCC urges all parties in Korean Peninsula confrontation to be instruments of peace

WCC urges all parties in Korean Peninsula confrontation to be instruments of peace

While celebrating new steps taken towards global elimination of nuclear weapons, the WCC Executive Committee also fears the cycle of confrontation on the Korean peninsula might slide into nuclear warfare.

During Advent, WCC invites the world to “A Light of Peace”

During Advent, WCC invites the world to “A Light of Peace”

In a global campaign, the WCC invites people across the globe to extend “A Light of Peace” for the Korean Peninsula and for a world free from nuclear weapons.

Conference on Korea crisis strengthens resolve to avoid nuclear war

Conference on Korea crisis strengthens resolve to avoid nuclear war

"The world must listen to the people of Korea. They do not want war. They want peace.” Those are the words of Rev. Frank Chikane, moderator of the WCC Commission of the Churches on International Affairs, as he reflected what was on the minds of several dozen people from all over the world who attended a videoconference on the Korea crisis on 5 October.

WCC congratulates Nobel Peace Prize laureate ICAN

WCC congratulates Nobel Peace Prize laureate ICAN

The WCC congratulated its partner, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), for receiving the Nobel Peace Prize on 6 October.