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Ukraine: Responding to humanitarian need

When the Russian full-scale invasion of Ukraine began on February 24, 2022, churches had already been responding to humanitarian need in the country for eight years, since the annexation of Crimea in 2014.  The work being undertaken by churches in meeting the needs of those displaced by the war is not new, but the scale is staggering as 14 million people have been displaced in the six months since the invasion began.

Under the canopy of yellow leaves

Ushered into the venue of the World Council of Churches (WCC) 11th Assembly in Karlsruhe, Germany, one finds a sanctuary, a safe space under the canopy of yellow leaves. Under the shade of trees with leaves slowly going through the withering process is the springing of hope for a better world engaged in conversations and dialogues that promote life at its fullness.

Un monasterio de Ucrania responde a las consecuencias de la guerra

Durante la reciente visita de solidaridad a Ucrania, una delegación del Consejo Mundial de Iglesias (CMI) fue recibida en el monasterio de Banchen, en la región ucraniana de Chernivtsi, y fue testigo de su participación activa prestando ayuda y proporcionando refugio a las víctimas de la actual guerra de Rusia contra Ucrania.

Monastery in Ukraine responds to the consequences of war

During the recent solidarity visit to Ukraine, a World Council of Churches (WCC) delegation was welcomed at the Banchen monastery in the Chernivtsi region of Ukraine, witnessing its active involvement supporting and sheltering victims of Russia’s ongoing war against Ukraine.

Padre Ioan Sauca: “Dios está del lado de los que sufren”

El Consejo Mundial de Iglesias (CMI), desde el primer día de la guerra en Ucrania e incluso en los meses anteriores, ha estado trabajando y orando fervientemente por la paz en este conflicto y en todo el mundo. Desde el principio, el CMI ha pedido el cese inmediato de las hostilidades armadas, que se detenga la guerra y ha hecho un llamado para que se ponga fin de inmediato a los ataques indiscriminados que afectan cada vez más a la población civil de Ucrania. El servicio de noticias del CMI se reunió en línea con el secretario general en funciones del CMI, el Rev. Prof. Dr. Ioan Sauca, para conocer las últimas novedades sobre la labor del CMI.

Fr Ioan Sauca: “God is on the side of those who are suffering”

The World Council of Churches (WCC) has, since the first day of the war in Ukraine and even in the months before, been working and praying earnestly for peace in this conflict and throughout the world. From the beginning, the WCC has called for an immediate end to armed hostilities, to stop the war and has appealed also for an immediate end to indiscriminate attacks with an escalating impact on civilians in Ukraine. WCC News met online with the WCC acting general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca to get the latest update on the work of the WCC.