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WCC appalled by murder of Deborah Yakubu in Sokoto, Nigeria

World Council of Churches (WCC) acting general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca expressed the revulsion of the global fellowship of churches at the murder of Deborah Yakubu, a second-year college student beaten to death and burnt by a group of her fellow students in Sokoto, northern Nigeria.

WCC, Religions for Peace will release joint message on statelessness: “Belonging—Affirmations for Faith Leaders’

The World Council of Churches (WCC) and Religions for Peace will issue on 9 May a joint message on statelessness, Belonging—Affirmations for Faith Leaders”.

The document is one of the most recent fruits of WCC work that has been ongoing for more than a decade around the issue of statelessness. It is currently available in English, French, Spanish and Arabic.

El CMI hace un llamado por el libre acceso al culto en la Tierra Santa y la preservación del status quo de Jerusalén

Tras una declaración del Patriarcado Ortodoxo de Jerusalén, el 11 de abril, en la que expresa serias preocupaciones por las anunciadas restricciones políticas del Sábado Santo, el Consejo Mundial de Iglesias (CMI) condenó enérgicamente dichas medidas que restringen el acceso a lugares de culto, pues considera que son violaciones a la libertad religiosa en la Tierra Santa.

El secretario general en funciones del CMI ofrece una conferencia en Irán bajo el título “Al servicio de nuestro mundo herido en solidaridad interreligiosa: un llamado urgente para nosotros”

Durante una conferencia pública en la Universidad Internacional Ahlul Bayt de Irán, el secretario general en funciones del Consejo Mundial de Iglesias (CMI), el Rev. Dr. Ioan Sauca, reflexionó sobre las formas de mejorar las relaciones humanas en la era posterior a la COVID-19.

WCC acting general secretary visited WCC member Churches in Iran and had dialogue with other religious leaders

Church leaders in Iran warmly welcomed WCC acting general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca and the WCC delegation: Prof. Dr Simone Sinn, dean of the Bossey Ecumenical Institute and Dr Abraham Silo Wilar, programme executive for Interreligious Dialogue and Cooperation, during their visit to the country in the first week of March. Archbishop Sebouh Sarkissian of the Armenian Apostolic Church, Diocese of Teheran, met them at the premises of the Saint Sarkis Cathedral in Tehran with members of his church.