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Borders and Migrants

On 20 May 2022, a group of us, 14 pilgrims from different parts of the world (Kenya, Brussels, Germany, Hong Kong, Philippines, Poland, Rome, Korea, Canada, Fiji, Australia, London, Scotland, and Geneva—a very diverse group) gathered in Palermo, Italy for a Pilgrim Team Visit on the theme of migration. 

African faiths launch climate change justice network

On 23 June, at a climate change consultation in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, African faith leaders launched a climate justice network to coordinate their work and increase visibility, as the first respondents to ecological crises at the grassroots.

بيان بشأن التقارير الإعلامية الزائفة عن إسرائيل والدكتور بيلاي

منذ انتخاب القس الأستاذ الدكتور/ جيري بيلاي أمينا عاما جديدا لمجلس الكنائس العالمي في منتصف يونيو/حزيران، أثيرت مخاوف، معظمها في وسائل الإعلام اليهودية، بشأن موقفه من إسرائيل والمجتمعات اليهودية ومعتقدهم.

Dr Elizabeth Joy’s message to the WCC: “We have created history”

Dr Elizabeth Joy was the first woman ever to be shortlisted as a nominee for the general secretary of the World Council of Churches. A director at Churches Together in England, she is from the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church. She grew up in both India and the United Kingdom. Below, during an interview held the day after the WCC elections, she reflects on her roots in the ecumenical movement, and on her message to the WCC.

بيان اللجنة المركزية لمجلس الكنائس العالمي بشأن الاستغلال والاعتداء والتحرش الجنسي

بيان اللجنة المركزية لمجلس الكنائس العالمي بشأن الاستغلال والاعتداء والتحرش الجنسي الصادر عن اجتماع اللجنة المركزية لمجلس الكنائس العالمي خلال الفترة من 15 إلى 18 حزيران/يونيو 2022.

Central Committee

Regarding false media reporting on Israel and Dr Pillay

Since the election in mid-June of Rev. Dr Prof. Jerry Pillay as new World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary, concerns have been raised, predominantly in Jewish media, about his position on Israel and the Jewish communities and their faith.

My experience in Fiji

My name is Tobias Nissen, I am an 18-year-old UK / Danish dual national who has lived in France my whole life. I attended school in Geneva, Switzerland and during my final years of education, I wrote an essay about the effects that climate change is having on low-lying Pacific countries. From this point on my interest in the Pacific region grew, and when I received the opportunity to work as an intern for the Pacific Conference of Churches, in Fiji for 2 months, I knew that it would be an experience that I couldn’t miss.