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Promoting Just Peace

Christians and churches are entrusted with the ministry of peace and reconciliation. The WCC response to violence and violent conflict today is based on decades of ecumenical deliberation, understanding, practice and advocacy. The project is participatory and action-oriented and assists churches and related groups to make progress toward greater unity for peace.

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MECC general secretary said “reinforce wavering stability, and build steadfast and fair peace”

MECC general secretary said “reinforce wavering stability, and build steadfast and fair peace”

The Middle East Council of Churches (MECC) participated in a Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies on “Inclusive Citizenship in the Middle East and North Africa.” The forum was held 14-15 November.

Church and Peace group calls for “active remembrance”

Church and Peace group calls for “active remembrance”

As an observance of the centenary of the end of World War I, the board of the European peace church network Church and Peace publicly called for active remembrance through nonviolence, pointing to the Gospel as a basis for this call.

100 years after World War One, reconciliation is key in remembrance, says Justin Welby

100 years after World War One, reconciliation is key in remembrance, says Justin Welby

It ended 100 years ago, and on 11 November, church leaders will remember World War One, praying and calling for reconciliation, despite a century passing since one of humanity’s most brutal conflicts. From Flanders in Belgium to villages across France, the UK and Germany, bells will toll to remember.

WCC condemns  attack on Christians in Egypt

WCC condemns attack on Christians in Egypt

Today, as the Executive Committee of the World Council of Churches began its meeting in Uppsala, Sweden, we received news of another attack against our Coptic Christian sisters and brothers in Egypt.

South Sudanese clergy amplify calls for national thanksgiving

South Sudanese clergy amplify calls for national thanksgiving

A call to make thanksgiving a priority amplified in South Sudan as the world’s newest nation celebrated the recently signed revitalised peace agreement in Juba city on 31 October.

Third annual Young Ambassadors of Peace in Asia training begins

Third annual Young Ambassadors of Peace in Asia training begins

The third annual training of peace activists through the Young Ambassadors of Peace in Asia (YAPA) opened during an interfaith service at the headquarters of the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) on 15 October.

South Sudan Council of Churches releases statement on peace agreement, long-term action plan

South Sudan Council of Churches releases statement on peace agreement, long-term action plan

On 4 October, the South Sudan Council of Churches released a statement on the revitalized peace agreement as well as an action plan for peace through 2023.

WCC congratulates 2018 Nobel Peace Prize laureates

WCC congratulates 2018 Nobel Peace Prize laureates

The World Council of Churches (WCC) welcomes the award of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize to Ms Nadia Murad and to Dr Denis Mukwege for their work against “sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict”.

NCCK, WCC continue efforts for peaceful coexistence on Korean Peninsula

NCCK, WCC continue efforts for peaceful coexistence on Korean Peninsula

National Council of Churches in Korea (NCCK) general secretary Rev. Lee Hong Jung, invited by the South Korean presidential administration, attended the 3rd Inter-Korean Summit in Pyongyang in September with President Moon Jae-In as part of a 53-member delegation of South Koreans from various sectors of society.

Bishop Younan receives ‘Bridges of Understanding’ award

Bishop Younan receives ‘Bridges of Understanding’ award

Bishop Emeritus Munib Younan from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land accepted a “Building Bridges of Understanding” award on 12 September at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. The award is organized by the Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding.