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WCC work on overcoming racism focuses on the theological and ecclesial challenges faced by the churches in dealing with racism in their midst

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WCC general secretary: “Renew the commitment to struggle against racism”

WCC general secretary: “Renew the commitment to struggle against racism”

At an ecumenical conference on 10 December in Stuttgart, Germany, commemorating 50 years of combatting racism, World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit offered reflections on mission and on combatting racism. He also met with Bishop Frank Otfried July from the Evangelische Landeskirche in Wuerttemberg.

WCC delegation to meet President Ramaphosa to discuss gender-based violence and violence on foreign nationals in South Africa

WCC delegation to meet President Ramaphosa to discuss gender-based violence and violence on foreign nationals in South Africa

Members of the media are invited to attend a press briefing on Monday, 9 December 2019, by a high-level delegation of the World Council of Churches, which will be in the country on a social-justice mission to South Africa from 7-12 December 2019.

Webinar on racism in the Pacific: “It has become embedded”

Webinar on racism in the Pacific: “It has become embedded”

A World Council of Churches (WCC) webinar held on 2 December explored the theme “Racism, Xenophobia and Discrimination in the Pacific". Participants asks challenging questions such as: What is institutional racism? What is unconscious racism?

The cry of the Papuans in Indonesia

The cry of the Papuans in Indonesia

The World Council of Churches (WCC) continues to amplify the voice of the indigenous Papuans in Indonesia, who are oppressed by racism and discrimination. Concerned about the escalating crisis of violence, racism and discrimination against indigenous Papuans in Indonesia, a side event co-sponsored by the WCC was convened during a fall session of the UN Human Rights Council to discuss patterns that are oppressing and displacing Papuans.

Webinar explores truths about racism in a European context

Webinar explores truths about racism in a European context

The World Council of Churches (WCC) Commission of the Churches on International Affairs presented a webinar on 5 November entitled “Racism, Xenophobia and Discrimination in the European Context.” WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit discussed the importance of addressing racism in all aspects of our lives, as individuals and as churches.

Racial justice focus of ecumenical dialogue in New York

Racial justice focus of ecumenical dialogue in New York

On 29-31 October, the World Council of Churches (WCC) Commission of the Churches on Inter-national Affairs organised in New York City meetings between faith leaders from Canada and the USA, and United Nations independent human rights experts focussing on racial justice, discrimina-tion, xenophobia and intolerance.

Webinar on racism in Africa: “We are a people with different perceptions of reality”

Webinar on racism in Africa: “We are a people with different perceptions of reality”

A webinar organized by the World Council of Churches (WCC) Commission of the Churches on International Affairs on 21 October explored “Racism, Xenophobia and Discrimination in Africa.”

Tveit: “Combatting racism - a global ecumenical task”

Tveit: “Combatting racism - a global ecumenical task”

In a message to those gathered in Hampton, Virginia (USA), World Council of Churches general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit explored “Race, Repentance, and Reparation: An Ecumenical Opportunity.”

Agnes Abuom to receive leadership award from National Council of Churches USA

Agnes Abuom to receive leadership award from National Council of Churches USA

The National Council of Churches USA (NCCUSA) will confer its President’s Award for Excellence in Faithful Leadership to Dr Agnes Abuom, moderator of the World Council of Churches’ (WCC) central committee.

‘Ecumenism: is it still on?’ WCC general secretary addresses global peace conference

‘Ecumenism: is it still on?’ WCC general secretary addresses global peace conference

The Sant'Egidio community began a “Peace with no borders” conference in Madrid on 15 September, gathering religious leaders from all over the world to address each other on migration, the environment, dialogue and inclusion.