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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.

Les Églises pacifistes appellent à «davantage de créativité dans nos efforts pour la paix»

«Il nous est demandé de réfléchir sur le Comité central du Conseil œcuménique des Églises (COE) et la 11e Assemblée du COE», explique Janet Scott du Comité consultatif mondial des Amis tandis qu’elle se prépare à faciliter la réunion confessionnelle des Églises moraves et traditionnellement pacifistes à l’occasion du premier jour de la réunion du Comité central. «Notre Église traditionnellement pacifiste se demande toujours comment promouvoir la cause de la paix dans ses réflexions».

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.”

Le secrétaire général nouvellement élu du COE estime qu’avoir grandi en Afrique du Sud l’aidera dans son approche des conflits et de la souffrance

Le secrétaire général nouvellement élu du Conseil œcuménique des Églises (COE) estime qu’avoir grandi en Afrique du Sud, pendant une période de conflit et de souffrance, lui sera très utile lorsqu’il prendra ses fonctions à la tête de l’organisation œcuménique, en janvier, en tant que leader convaincu de la valeur du dialogue.