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Just Community of Women and Men

Building just communities of women and men is a priority in all activities of the World Council of Churches as it sets out on a Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace. Just gender relations are essential for the transforming renewal of church and society.

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BBC radio shows in Scotland highlight gender justice, WCC leaders

BBC radio shows in Scotland highlight gender justice, WCC leaders

A worship service at the Glasgow University Chapel on 25 November featured recorded contributions by World Council of Churches (WCC) deputy general secretary Dr Isabel Apawo Phiri as well as two other women who have dedicated their lives to promoting gender justice.

Pan African Women of Faith issue fervent Call to Action

Pan African Women of Faith issue fervent Call to Action

As a result of a consultation on 9-10 November in Washington, D.C., Pan African Women of Faith have released a Call to Action toward a vision of sustainable communities and an end to hunger and poverty.

WCC general secretary expresses appreciation for  local community’s help to refugees

WCC general secretary expresses appreciation for local community’s help to refugees

In an address to the general assembly of Federation of Protestant Churches in Italy in Rome on 16 November, World Council of Churches general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit expressed gratitude for those who help refugees and migrants. At the same time, Tveit mourned the nearly 2,000 people who have died or are missing while trying to make the journey to reach the Mediterranean in the first ten months of 2018.

WCC moderator speaks at Justice Conference in Norway

WCC moderator speaks at Justice Conference in Norway

Dr. Agnes Abuom, moderator of the WCC Central Committee, offered a speech entitled “A Clarion Christian Call to Justice and Peace: Ending Global Inequality and Climate injustice” at the Justice Conference in Oslo, Norway on 9 November.

WCC Executive Committee envisions future for one ecumenical movement

WCC Executive Committee envisions future for one ecumenical movement

The WCC Executive Committee met in Uppsala, Sweden from 1-8 November to approve the 2019 programme plans and budget, follow up and decide on a variety of assembly matters, review the WCC strategic plan, discuss world affairs and issue seven statements in response to current situations. The Executive Committee also discerned the way forward for the WCC’s Communication Strategy.

Churches are vital to renewed focus on gender violence, says WCC

Churches are vital to renewed focus on gender violence, says WCC

Concrete action by churches everywhere is necessary to counter the persistent scourge of sexual and gender-based violence, urges the WCC in a plaintive call from Uppsala, Sweden.

WCC shocked by news of kidnapping at school in Cameroon

World Council of Churches general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit expressed shock and dismay at the news on 6 November of the kidnapping of 79 students and three staff, including the principal, from the Presbyterian Secondary School, a boarding school in Bamenda, in the northwest region of Cameroon.

WCC welcomes new staff

WCC welcomes new staff

The World Council of Churches (WCC) has made several new appointments this year, welcoming programme executives, a programme director, and a new dean of the Bossey Ecumenical Institute.

Gender justice an important facet of ACT Assembly

Gender justice an important facet of ACT Assembly

Gender justice has been an important facet of the ACT Alliance Assembly being held Uppsala, Sweden this week.

Archbishop Antje Jackelén opens ACT Assembly in Uppsala

Archbishop Antje Jackelén opens ACT Assembly in Uppsala

Archbishop Antje Jackelén, primate of the Church of Sweden, opened the ACT Assembly on 28 October in Uppsala with a sermon reflecting on the theme of the assembly, “Hope in action – putting people first.”