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Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace

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WCC sends Eid al-Fitr greetings to Muslim sisters and brothers

WCC sends Eid al-Fitr greetings to Muslim sisters and brothers

World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit sent greetings to Muslim friends and colleagues as they celebrated the festival of Eid al-Fitr. “Many Christians find that it is an enriching experience, and indeed a positive challenge to their faith, to observe something of how Muslims practise their faith through the month of Ramadan,” wrote Tveit. "For example, your commitment to fasting, to mutual forgiveness, and to remembering the needs of the poor and hungry, is a welcome reminder to Christians that these practices are also important to us in our own faith.”

WCC statement condemns attacks, persecution of Christian communities in Asia

WCC statement condemns attacks, persecution of Christian communities in Asia

The World Council of Churches Executive Committee issued a statement condemning attacks and persecution of Christian communities in Asia.

WCC statement reiterates call for just peace in Palestine and Israel

WCC statement reiterates call for just peace in Palestine and Israel

The World Council of Churches (WCC) Executive Committee, in a statement, reiterated its call for a just peace in Israel and Palestine. “That commitment is part of the fabric of our faith, and of the heritage of the ecumenical movement,” reads the statement. "We seek to express it by accompanying the churches, interfaith partners and communities of these lands in their witness and work for justice and for peace.”

WCC Executive Committee expresses concern, solidarity for West Papua

WCC Executive Committee expresses concern, solidarity for West Papua

The World Council of Churches Executive Committee issued a statement on 23 May expressing concern and solidarity for the people of West Papua who are facing violence and human rights violations.

WCC expresses concern about Colombia’s peace process in light of recent killings of Micoahumado community leaders

WCC expresses concern about Colombia’s peace process in light of recent killings of Micoahumado community leaders

“We express our deepest concern with regard to the search for peace in Colombia, and we call upon the Colombian government and all armed actors to refrain from targeting social leaders and communities in conflict zones”, said Rev. Frank Chikane, moderator of the World Council of Churches’ (WCC) Commission of the Churches on International Affairs (CCIA), in light of the recent killings of social leaders in Micoahumado, South Bolivar, and elsewhere around the country.

WCC, Korea Institute for National Unification reflect on improving human rights

WCC, Korea Institute for National Unification reflect on improving human rights

The World Council of Churches (WCC), with the Korea Institute for National Unification, reflected on international cooperation for improvement of human rights and ecumenical cooperation for diakonia ministry in North Korea.

WCC general secretary extends greetings to Buddhist Partners on Vesak

WCC general secretary extends greetings to Buddhist Partners on Vesak

As Buddhists across the world prepare to observe the festival of Vesak, general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC) Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit extended greetings to the WCC’s Buddhist partners. “May you continue to be inspired by the wisdom of Gautama Buddha whose birth, enlightenment and death you commemorate on this festive day,” wrote Tveit.

WCC sends 70th anniversary greetings to Church and Peace

WCC sends 70th anniversary greetings to Church and Peace

World Council of Churches general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit sent greetings to Church and Peace commemorating the organization’s 70th anniversary.

Workshop in Jamaica focuses on human rights

Workshop in Jamaica focuses on human rights

The World Council of Churches, working with the Jamaica Council of Churches and Caribbean and North America Council for Mission, offered a training in Jamaica to help people cope with violence against children, particularly sexual violence, gang-related violence, and gun violence.

Staunch defenders of free speech counter hate, fear and fake news

Staunch defenders of free speech counter hate, fear and fake news

Nowadays, any cause can be effectively promoted in a blink of an eye, with a click on a button. At virtually no cost, messages travel fast around the globe through social media and other digital platforms. For good and bad, but mostly for good. Because without it, grassroots movements, such as the Arab Spring, which started in Tunisia in 2010 and ended up toppling several governments, would have had a much harder time rallying support and getting their message across to key audiences.