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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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“Ecumenism in the forest” draws smiles

“Ecumenism in the forest” draws smiles

These pilgrims are laughing a lot. After intensely debating everything from church unity to the very meaning of the word “pilgrimage” last week, some members of the WCC Central Committee embarked on a three-hour hike on Sunday afternoon that revealed the not-so-serious side of the WCC governing body.

The value of peace

The value of peace

For Roma Ann Nisha Prodhan of the Church of North India the value of being at peace is rooted in recognizing disagreements but finding ways to keep moving forward together as a community and fellowship of churches.

“You don't all have to be the same”

“You don't all have to be the same”

As young people help to facilitate the meeting of the WCC's governing body, they are pursuing a collective pilgrimage of their own.

Churches, human rights and issues of justice and peace in Bangladesh

Churches, human rights and issues of justice and peace in Bangladesh

Jayonta Adhikari, a Bangladeshi member of the WCC Central Committee, speaks about socio-political realities for Christians in his country, aspirations for protection of human rights, as well as what the WCC's call for a “pilgrimage of justice of peace” means for the region’s churches.

German ecumenical groups respond to call for “pilgrimage of justice and peace”

German ecumenical groups respond to call for “pilgrimage of justice and peace”

More than 400 representatives of German ecumenical groups attending an assembly in Mainz, Germany have affirmed their commitment to move forward in a “pilgrimage of justice and peace” – a call from the WCC 10th Assembly.

Congolese churches reflect on “pilgrimage of justice and peace”

Congolese churches reflect on “pilgrimage of justice and peace”

National elections, gender-based violence, environmental issues and human rights in the Democratic Republic in Congo (DRC) were in focus during a two-day forum organized by the member churches of the WCC in the DRC.

WCC general secretary speaks on themes of justice and peace in DRC

WCC general secretary speaks on themes of justice and peace in DRC

In an ecumenical service organized by the Congolese churches and hosted by the Disciples of Christ parish in Lemba, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the WCC, shared reflections on the resurrection of Christ which, he said, holds particular significance for the DRC, known by some as a “forgotten country with forgotten problems”.

WCC Executive Committee reflects on “pilgrimage for justice and peace”

WCC Executive Committee reflects on “pilgrimage for justice and peace”

The WCC Executive Committee, currently meeting in Switzerland, is working to translate the mandate of the WCC 10th Assembly into strategic plans and visible actions, focusing on the churches’ efforts toward a “pilgrimage for justice and peace”.

After Busan: A pilgrimage of justice and peace

After Busan: A pilgrimage of justice and peace

Nearly one hundred representatives of the German member churches of the WCC met from 16 to 18 January at the Evangelical Academy of Loccum in order to share their experiences from the WCC 10th Assembly and to discuss how they would continue their way together on their pilgrimage of justice and peace.

Assembly renews churches’ commitment towards justice and peace

Assembly renews churches’ commitment towards justice and peace

The WCC 10th Assembly in Busan, Republic of Korea, concluded on 8 November, acting to inspire churches to renew their commitments to justice and peace. Through varied encounters and dialogue within the fellowship of churches, the Assembly has made concrete decisions and recommendations setting priorities for the future work of the WCC.