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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. 

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.

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.

Friedenskirchen mahnen zu „mehr Kreativität im Engagement für Frieden“

„Wir sind aufgefordert, uns Gedanken über den Zentralausschuss des Ökumenischen Rates der Kirchen (ÖRK) und die 11. ÖRK-Vollversammlung zu machen“, sagte Janet Scott vom Friends World Committee for Consultation der Quäker zur Eröffnung der konfessionsspezifischen Sitzung der Brüder-Unität und der historischen Friedenskirchen am ersten Tag der Zentralausschusstagung in der letzten Woche. „Als historische Friedenskirchen war es schon immer unser Ansatz, darüber nachzudenken, wie wir Frieden fördern können.“

Peace churches call for “more creativity in our peacebuilding”

We are asked to reflect on the World Council of Churches (WCC) central committee and the WCC 11th Assembly,” said Janet Scott, Friends World Committee for Consultation, as she prepared to facilitate the confessional meeting of the Moravian and historic peace churches on the first day of the central committee meeting. Our historic peace church way to reflect is to consider how to further the cause of peace.”