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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.

Driven by God’s grace and a sense of duty

When Rev. Dr Antje Jackelén became its first female archbishop in 2014, a major milestone was reached in the history of the Church of Sweden. It took 850 years and 69 male predecessors to get there. Jackelén also happens to be the first immigrant, at least in modern times, to occupy the highest chair of her church. That, however, she regards as a coincidence of lesser significance. For her, as a devoted Christian, the baptism matters more than the passport.   

Bilateral dialogue “an activity of the churches themselves”

In a look back at how history has shaped the formation of bilateral dialogues, the World Council of Churches (WCC) on 27 October hosted the first in a series of webinars focusing on ecumenical bilateral dialogues and their importance for the one ecumenical movement.