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WCC reflects on ‘common humanity, common Korean-ness’ as pursuit for peace continues

WCC reflects on ‘common humanity, common Korean-ness’ as pursuit for peace continues

In remarks at an event commemorating the 40th anniversary of the May 18 Democratic Uprising, World Council of Churches director for International Affairs Peter Prove reflected on “The Prospective Future of the Korean Peninsula After Peaceful Reunification.”

USA churches offer “A Time to Mourn" as COVID-19 deaths near 100,000

USA churches offer “A Time to Mourn" as COVID-19 deaths near 100,000

As the names of thousands of loved ones scrolled across their computer screens, many in the USA paused to mourn as the nation observed Memorial Day weekend. On 24 May, the National Council of Churches (USA) hosted “A Time to Mourn,” an online ecumenical memorial service for lives lost to COVID-19.

WCC honours legacy of Rev. Norman Bent

WCC honours legacy of Rev. Norman Bent

“It was with sorrow that we received the news about the passing of Rev. Norman Bent,” said Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca, acting general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC). “Through his tireless ministry for reconciliation, justice and peace, Rev. Bent leaves behind an inspiring legacy for the global ecumenical movement.”