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Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace

Become involved in the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace, an initiative of the WCC member churches “to work together in a common quest, renewing the true vocation of the church through collaborative engagement with the most important issues of justice and peace, healing a world filled with conflict, injustice and pain.”

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As South Sudan talks unfold, church leaders prioritise peace

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WCC pilgrims visit the wounds of Colombia

WCC pilgrims visit the wounds of Colombia

Expressing solidarity with the people of Colombia and searching for clearer understanding of the country’s complex humanitarian situation, some participants of the annual meeting of the World Council of Churches (WCC) Reference Group of the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace (PJPRG) visited the regions of Valledupar, Barranquilla, Cartagena, Chocó, Cali and Cauca on 3-5 February.

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Seven weeks of Lent highlight water justice in Latin America

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WCC calls for peace in Colombia

WCC calls for peace in Colombia

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WCC delegation visits Conference of Latin American Bishops

As part of a Pilgrimage Reference Group (PRG) meeting in Bogota, Colombia from 6-10 February, a WCC delegation visited the headquarters of the Conference of Latin American Bishops (CELAM).

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Konrad Raiser shares ecumenical journey of transformation

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Pilgrimage Bible studies are a “knapsack for the journey of faith”

Pilgrimage Bible studies are a “knapsack for the journey of faith”

Seven pastor-scholars have crafted new Bible studies to enable congregations everywhere to wrestle with biblical insights into their journey of faith and the imperatives of contemporary discipleship that lie behind the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace (PJP).