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El secretario general en funciones del CMI en Ucrania: “Hemos venido aquí a mostrar nuestra solidaridad”

Durante una reciente visita de solidaridad a Ucrania, una delegación del Consejo Mundial de Iglesias (CMI) se reunió con varias instituciones estatales que trabajan en temas religiosos para escuchar y aprender de los testimonios de las víctimas de la guerra actual, y pedir apoyo para que los miembros de la delegación de las iglesias ucranianas obtengan permiso para salir del país y poder participar en la 11ª Asamblea del CMI en Karlsruhe (Alemania). 

WCC acting general secretary in Ukraine: “We came here to show our solidarity”

During the recent solidarity visit in Ukraine, a World Council of Churches (WCC) delegation has met with various state institutions working with religious issues, listening and learning from the victims of the ongoing war and asking for support in giving permission to the members of the delegation of Ukrainian Churches to leave the country and attend the WCC 11th Assembly in Karlsruhe. 

On the ambiguities of border and our quest for unity today

In the world today, border is far from a neutral or natural notion. Depending on the context of interpretation, it evokes different thoughts and emotions. For some, it may recall an expensive wall of xenophobia. For others, it could mean a gateway to safety and refuge, or the relentless defense against hostile aggressors. As we ponder the theme “Christ’s love (re)moves borders,” we shall begin by asking: What are borders? At a time when world powers are trying to change borders by force, what does it mean for Christ’s love to (re)move borders? And, ultimately, how do we discern between ideological pacifism and true unity?

Patriarch Theophilos III relays Christians’ concerns to US President Joe Biden

After being received by representatives of the churches managing the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem on 15 July, President Joseph Biden was accompanied on a short tour to the site of the birth of Christ, where he was awaited by Patriarch Theophilos III, the Custos Father Patton, and the Armenian Orthodox Patriarch Norahan Manugian, all of whom took Biden on a tour and exchanged discussion with him in the presence of a number of Palestinian officials.