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Metropolitan Zachariah Mar Nicholovos celebrates Silver Jubilee

His Eminence Metropolitan Zachariah Mar Nicholovos of the Northeast American Diocese of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church celebrated his Episcopal Silver Jubilee, or 25 years in ministry, on 17 November. Metropolitan Nicholovos is a member of the WCC Executive Committee. In an interview with WCC Communication, he reflects on his 25-year milestone, as well as on the challenges and joys of the ecumenical movement today.

Dr Samuel George: “Ensure all are included"

WCC News meet with Dr Samuel George of the WCC Ecumenical Disability Advocates Network (EDAN) at the Conference on World Mission and Evangelism (CWME), held in Tanzania from 8-13 March, World Council of Churches (WCC). George, a Christian theology professor at Allahabad Bible Seminary in India, was invited by the WCC to make presentations on disability in various parts of the conference.

Dr. Samuel George: “Velar por que todos estén incluidos"

La encargada de noticias del CMI se reunió con el Dr. Samuel George de la Red Ecuménica de Defensa de las Personas Discapacitadas del CMI (EDAN) en la Conferencia sobre Misión Mundial y Evangelización (CMME), celebrada en Tanzanía del 8 al 13 de marzo, organizada por el Consejo Mundial de Iglesias (CMI). El CMI invitó a Samuel George, un profesor de teología cristiana en el seminario sobre la biblia de Allahabad en la India, a presentar una ponencia sobre discapacidad en varias secciones de la conferencia.

Conversion by heart

For Prof. Dr. Mathew Chandrankunnel, the Asia Mission Conference is a big celebration of ecumenism, with churches from Asia and all over the world coming together expressing the call of Jesus. As director of the Ecumenical Christian Centre in Bangalore, India, he appreciates the initiative to bring member churches, faith organizations and partners together to revive mission.

“Se necesita una voz unida”, dice el Consejo de Iglesias Bautistas del Noreste de la India, nuevo miembro del CMI

El Consejo de Iglesias Bautistas del Noreste de la India es uno de los mayores grupos bautistas de la India, que cuenta con 1,2 millones de miembros en 7263 congregaciones. El CBCNEI se convirtió oficialmente en iglesia miembro del CMI en julio. Su secretario general, el Rev. Dr. Solomon Rongpi, habló para Noticias del CMI sobre la decisión del CBCNEI de unirse al CMI.

Consultation considers right to food in context of climate change

As the 21st Conference of Parties (COP 21) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change came to a close in Paris, a consultation organized by the National Council of Churches in the Philippines and the Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance of the WCC on 11 December in Quezon City, Philippines considered “The Right to Food and Life in the Context of Climate Change.”

Japanese churches discuss minority issues

Some 200 people from Japanese churches and minority right networks as well as overseas partners, gathered for an international conference on minority issues and mission at the Korean YMCA in Tokyo.

Las iglesias japonesas hablan sobre cuestiones de las minorías

Unas 200 personas de más de 20 iglesias japonesas y redes de defensa de los derechos de las minorías –así como una veintena de iglesias y organizaciones asociadas del extranjero– se dieron cita en una tercera Conferencia Internacional sobre Cuestiones de las Minorías y Misión, que tuvo lugar del 18 al 21 de noviembre en el YMCA coreano, en Tokio (Japón).

Land rights focus of panel discussion

During the 4th United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights, the WCC, in collaboration with the ACT Alliance and Lutheran World Federation, organized a side-event on “Faith-based organizations’ contribution to the protection of communities’ land rights: lessons learnt and good practices from Africa, Asia and Latin America” at the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva.

Los derechos sobre la tierra tema de una mesa redonda

Durante el cuarto Foro de las Naciones Unidas sobre las Empresas y los Derechos Humanos, el CMI en colaboración con ACT Alianza y la Federación Luterana Mundial, organizó un evento sobre “La contribución de las organizaciones religiosas a la protección de los derechos de las comunidades sobre las tierras: lecciones aprendidas y buenas prácticas de África, Asia y América Latina”.

A humble man firmly rooted in faith

When Rev. Rex Reyes leaves as Christian Conference of Asia president of clergy after two general assemblies and one term as president, the organization loses a humble and very articulate man firmly rooted in the faith.

A moment with the new CCA general secretary

Shortly after the 14th General Assembly of the Christian Conference of Asia, held recently in Indonesia´s capital Jakarta, WCC News had a brief chat with the newly elected general secretary of CCA, Dr Mathews George Chunakara.