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Borders and Migrants

On 20 May 2022, a group of us, 14 pilgrims from different parts of the world (Kenya, Brussels, Germany, Hong Kong, Philippines, Poland, Rome, Korea, Canada, Fiji, Australia, London, Scotland, and Geneva—a very diverse group) gathered in Palermo, Italy for a Pilgrim Team Visit on the theme of migration. 

African faiths launch climate change justice network

On 23 June, at a climate change consultation in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, African faith leaders launched a climate justice network to coordinate their work and increase visibility, as the first respondents to ecological crises at the grassroots.

Información falsa publicada sobre el Dr. Pillay en relación con Israel

Desde la elección, a mediados de junio, del Rev. Prof. Dr. Jerry Pillay en calidad de secretario general electo del Consejo Mundial de Iglesias (CMI), algunas voces han expresado preocupación, especialmente en medios de comunicación judíos, por su postura en relación con Israel, con las comunidades judías y con el judaísmo.

Dr Elizabeth Joy’s message to the WCC: “We have created history”

Dr Elizabeth Joy was the first woman ever to be shortlisted as a nominee for the general secretary of the World Council of Churches. A director at Churches Together in England, she is from the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church. She grew up in both India and the United Kingdom. Below, during an interview held the day after the WCC elections, she reflects on her roots in the ecumenical movement, and on her message to the WCC.

Regarding false media reporting on Israel and Dr Pillay

Since the election in mid-June of Rev. Dr Prof. Jerry Pillay as new World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary, concerns have been raised, predominantly in Jewish media, about his position on Israel and the Jewish communities and their faith.

My experience in Fiji

My name is Tobias Nissen, I am an 18-year-old UK / Danish dual national who has lived in France my whole life. I attended school in Geneva, Switzerland and during my final years of education, I wrote an essay about the effects that climate change is having on low-lying Pacific countries. From this point on my interest in the Pacific region grew, and when I received the opportunity to work as an intern for the Pacific Conference of Churches, in Fiji for 2 months, I knew that it would be an experience that I couldn’t miss.

Assembly leadership meeting convenes at Bossey

An assembly leadership meeting is convening at the Bossey Ecumenical Institute from 20-21 June to continue preparing for the WCC 11th Assembly with the delegates and presidents nominated to lead assembly business, assembly committees and thematic plenaries. The meeting will introduce the assembly business agenda and provide training on the conduct of WCC meetings, including consensus decision-making.

En la declaración del Comité Central del CMI sobre explotación, abuso y acoso sexual se llama a las iglesias a cuestionar las injusticias y sensibilizar

En una declaración pública, el Comité Central del Consejo Mundial de Iglesias (CMI) llama a las iglesias miembros y a los asociados ecuménicos del CMI “a condenar o reiterar su condena de la violencia sexual y de género, así como de toda forma de violencia contra las mujeres, los niños y las personas vulnerables; a declarar que ese rechazo de la igualdad de dignidad de todas las personas y esa violencia son pecado, y a implementar las directrices relativas a la  prevención de la explotación, el abuso y el acoso sexual.

El CMI “reitera el llamado constante a poner fin a la ocupación y a velar por la igualdad de los derechos humanos de todas las personas” en Tierra Santa

En una declaración pública sobre la situación en Tierra Santa, el Comité Central del CMI expresó “su profunda solidaridad con las iglesias y los cristianos de la región, con su vida y su trabajo, que mantienen vivos y vibrantes la fe y el testimonio cristianos en Tierra Santa, así como con todas las personas que viven en la región”.