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WCC condemns Yemen blast, offers prayers for Croatian earthquake, Norway landslide

As the years change over the World Council of Churches interim general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca on 31 December condemned the vicious Yemen attack hitting civilians. Sauca also expressed solidarity and prayers with churches and responders who continue to help hundreds of injured and traumatized people of the earthquake in Croatia and Norway landslide.

A hymn of hope ringing out loud during lockdown

In the midst of the nationwide lockdown, caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in North Germany finds new ways to connect people in its congregations. It encourages all people to step out on balconies or come together by open windows, at 8 pm on Christmas Eve, and let their voices ring out loud in the Christmas carol "Silent Night.”

Lasst ein Lied der Hoffnung erklingen in Zeiten des Corona-Lockdown

Inmitten des bundesweiten harten Lockdowns zur Eindämmung der Corona-Pandemie sucht die Evangelisch-Lutherische Kirche in Norddeutschland neue Möglichkeiten und Wege, das Gemeinschaftsgefühl unter den Menschen in den Kirchengemeinden aufrechtzuerhalten. Sie ruft die Menschen auf, am Heiligen Abend um 20 Uhr vor die Haustür, auf ihre Balkone oder an ein offenes Fenster zu treten und gemeinsam „Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht“ erklingen zu lassen.

WCC sends condolences upon passing of Archbishop Mor Selwanos Boutros Al-Nehmeh

World Council of Churches interim general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca sent a letter of condolence to His Holiness Ignatius Aphrem II, patriarch of Antioch and all the East, and Supreme Head of the Universal Syrian Orthodox Church, upon the passing of Archbishop Mor Selwanos Boutros Al-Nehmeh, archbishop of Homs, Hama, Tartous and Environs.

“Coventry Cathedral continues to speak a word of hope to the world”

The Right Reverend Dr Christopher Cocksworth is Bishop of Coventry, the senior leader of the Church of England in Coventry and Warwickshire in the United Kingdom. On 14 November 2020, Bishop Cocksworth, along with the Archbishops of Canterbury and York as well as more than 30 other bishops, issued a statement welcoming the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and calling on the UK Government to join it. The statement coincided with the commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the bombing of Coventry and destruction of its cathedral.

WCC expresses solidarity with Peruvian people amid political crisis

World Council of Churches (WCC) interim general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca expressed solidarity with the Methodist Church of Peru, and all the Peruvian people faced with unprecedented challenges resulting from political crisis, violent upheaval, and corruption in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bischof Heinrich Bedford-Strohm und Kardinal Reinhard Marx sprechen über ihr gemeinsames Engagement für Einheit, Gerechtigkeit und Frieden

Bischof Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, Vorsitzender des Rates der Evangelischen Kirche in Deutschland, und Kardinal Reinhard Marx, Erzbischof von München und Freising und ehemaliger Vorsitzender der Deutschen Bischofskonferenz (DBK), haben den Augsburger Friedenspreis 2020 für ihren „unbedingten Wille zu einem friedvollen Miteinander“ erhalten.

Webcast -"Ecumenical Bilateral Dialogues" series

25 November 2020

A webcast to be launched on 25 November, of two one-hour sessions, will be the second in a series on ecumenical bilateral dialogues and their importance for the one ecumenical movement.