Following the decision of the Executive Committee during its meeting of November 2021, the World Council of Churches (WCC) is posting the opening of three staff leadership positions. The openings include programme director for Unity and Mission, programme director for Public Witness and Diakonia, and director of the WCC Commission on Faith and Order.
The systemic injustices of racism, colonialism and slavery—and how they feed into increases in violence and atrocities—held the attention of hundreds of people who attended the online Symposium on the Role of Religion and Faith-based Organizations in International Affairs on 25 January.
The 5th edition of the Faith-based Investment Conference took place in hybrid format on 21 January, bringing together investors, faith-based organisations, and other financial actors at the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva and online. This year, the theme was “From words to action.”
After an attack on Rabbis for Human Rights and the Palestinians they were accompanying, World Council of Churches (WCC) acting general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca shared prayers of healing for those injured and of solidarity with those working for peace.
Rev. Dr. Elisabeth Krause-Vilmar is moderator of the Worship Planning Committee for the World Council of Churches 11th Assembly. Below, she updates us on preparations for the spiritual life of the assembly.
Brother Guido Dotti, from the Monastic Community of Bose, Italy, is a member of the World Council of Churches (WCC) Theological Study Group of the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace. Below, he reflects on a special commemorative calendar, on his experiences with Pilgrim Team visits, and on his hopes for the WCC 11th Assembly.
The Sultanate of Oman’s first Indian (Malankara) Orthodox Church steps into its 50th year in 2022. The church launched the yearlong golden jubilee celebrations on New Year’s Day in the presence of ecumenical church leaders.
An ecumenical leader in South Sudan has appealed to the world not to give up on his country, which during the first decade of its independence has repeatedly slid backward into political and ethnic violence.