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WCC extends sympathy to South Korea in wake of record flooding

World Council of Churches acting general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca extended greetings and sympathy to the many in South Korea affected by record heavy rainfall—the most in 115 years. The deluge battered Seoul and caused damage throughout the central and eastern regions in South Korea.

Licht im Leben vieler Menschen

Das Ermächtigen von benachteiligten Frauen und ihren Kindern zur Linderung der Armut war das Hauptthema von einer der konfessionellen Sitzungen im Rahmen der Zentralausschusstagung des Ökumenischen Rates der Kirchen (ÖRK) Mitte Juni.

Lighting the lives of many

Empowering underprivileged women and their children to alleviate poverty was the main topic of one of the confessional meetings held during the World Council of Churches (WCC) central committee meeting in mid-June.

WCC fellowship prays for living together in peace

On the International Day of Living Together in Peace declared by the United Nations, members of the World Council of Churches (WCC) fellowship from countries troubled by war and conflict gathered to pray for sustainable peace in the world.

WCC expresses grave concern over COVID-19 outbreak in Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

World Council of Churches (WCC) acting general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca expressed grave concern about a major humanitarian crisis following the emergence of COVID-19 in the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK). Authorities have acknowledged the deaths of at least 50 people and that 1.2 million suspected cases – or almost 5% of the entire population – are being monitored.

Einheit ist entscheidend, wenn eine gesundheitliche Krise Asien vor neue Herausforderungen stellt

Währen die COVID-19-Pandemie langsam abebbt, bleiben ihre tiefen Auswirkungen auf das Leben der Menschen überall in Asien und auf der ganzen Welt. Zusätzlich zu den Leiden und dem tragischen Verlust vom Menschenleben durch das Virus selbst wurden auch die Hoffnungen auf eine bessere Zukunft durch soziale Isolation, ökonomische Rezession, steigende Arbeitslosigkeit und Armut verdunkelt.

Unity is key when health crisis poses new challenges in Asia

As the COVID-19 pandemic slowly fades, its severe impact on people’s lives lingers on throughout Asia and the rest of the world. In addition to the sufferings and tragic losses of lives caused by the virus, hopes for a brighter future have been dimmed by social isolation, economic recession, increased unemployment and poverty.

WCC stands in solidarity with families of clergy attacked in Pakistan, calls for better protection for all

World Council of Churches acting general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca expressed deep sadness and concern upon receiving the news of the murder of lay pastor William Siraj and the wounding of Rev. Patrick Naeem, the priest in charge of the Martyrs of All Saints Church, Diocese of Peshawar, on 30 January. They were ambushed by two unidentified gunman as they were returning from Sunday worship in Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.