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One year later: remembering a historical moment

A year has now passed since the World Council of Churches (WCC) received Pope Francis in Geneva, to celebrate together 70 years of ecumenical work since the WCC’s founding. Yet the impact of the historic day continues to be felt.

#WCC70: Children in the Ecumenical Movement

Many ecumenical pioneers, including former WCC general secretary Philip Potter, were in a sense a product of the Sunday School movement. Ulrich Becker tells a story that seems to be in danger of being forgotten.

#WCC70: Les enfants dans le mouvement œcuménique

Bon nombre de pionniers de l’œcuménisme, dont l’ancien secrétaire général du COE Philip Potter, furent en un sens un produit du mouvement des écoles du dimanche. Ulrich Becker raconte une histoire qui risquerait de tomber dans l’oubli.

Canadian churches celebrate WCC’s 70th anniversary

The Atlantic School of Theology in Nova Scotia, Canada, celebrated the 70th anniversary of the WCC on 22 November at a chapel service. Also in Canada, the Canadian Council of Churches Governing Board members were pleased to hear from WCC representatives during their meeting in Ontario from 21-23 November.

Metropolitan Zachariah Mar Nicholovos celebrates Silver Jubilee

His Eminence Metropolitan Zachariah Mar Nicholovos of the Northeast American Diocese of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church celebrated his Episcopal Silver Jubilee, or 25 years in ministry, on 17 November. Metropolitan Nicholovos is a member of the WCC Executive Committee. In an interview with WCC Communication, he reflects on his 25-year milestone, as well as on the challenges and joys of the ecumenical movement today.

WCC continues to receive 70th anniversary greetings

The WCC continues to receive messages of thanksgiving and encouragement from member churches, sister organizations and the wider ecumenical movement as the fellowship marks 70 years in working for Christian unity and action.

Les vœux adressés au COE à l’occasion de son 70e anniversaire

Le Conseil œcuménique des Églises (COE) a reçu des messages de remerciements et d’encouragements de la part d’Églises membres, d’organisations sœurs et du mouvement œcuménique au sens large à l’occasion des 70 ans des travaux de la communauté fraternelle pour l’unité et de l’action des chrétiens.

WCC Executive Committee envisions future for one ecumenical movement

The WCC Executive Committee met in Uppsala, Sweden from 1-8 November to approve the 2019 programme plans and budget, follow up and decide on a variety of assembly matters, review the WCC strategic plan, discuss world affairs and issue seven statements in response to current situations. The Executive Committee also discerned the way forward for the WCC’s Communication Strategy.

Le Comité exécutif du COE envisage l’avenir du seul mouvement œcuménique

Le Comité exécutif du COE s’est réuni à Uppsala, en Suède, du 1er au 8 novembre pour approuver la planification et le budget pour 2019, assurer un suivi et prendre des décisions concernant divers sujets en lien avec l’Assemblée, réviser le plan stratégique du COE, débattre des affaires internationales et émettre sept déclarations en réponse aux situations actuelles. Le Comité exécutif a également déterminé la voie à suivre concernant la stratégie de communication du COE.