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Symposium explores how religious communities can be agents of change in securing wellbeing and sustainability

More than 600 people attended the Ninth Annual Symposium on the Role of Religion and Faith-based Organizations in International Affairs, held online on 24 January. Exploring the theme Securing Peoples Wellbeing and Planetary Sustainability,” the symposium was organized by the World Council of Churches (WCC) and a coalition of faith-based and UN partners. The event featured UN officials, representatives of international faith-based organizations, and other experts on climate change, disarmament, and other relevant topics.

In New York City, unity prayers focus on how we “can join hands and minds and do the work that God has called us to do”

Christians in New York City opened the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity on 18 January by participating in a worship service at the Interchurch Center, an office building that houses many church-related organizations and many others focused on intercultural and religious exchange. The service was infused with themes of justice and unity, both from a perspective of African-American history and the urging of Christians today to put their faith into action.

Bossey students embark on study visit to Rome

Students from the World Council of Churches (WCC) Bossey Ecumenical Institute began an 8-day study visit to Rome on 19 January, with a full programme that includes lectures, tours of the Vatican, and opportunities to interact with leaders from the Dicastery for Promoting Christian Unity.

WCC moderator meets WCC staff to strengthen future collaboration

During a meeting with World Council of Churches (WCC) staff, WCC central committee moderator Bishop Dr Heinrich Bedford-Strohm shared insights from the assembly, the current financial situation and on how to strengthening the WCCs relationship with member churches.

WCC mourns loss and celebrates life of Martin Conway

The World Council of Churches (WCC) is mourning the loss and celebrating the life of Martin Conway, who passed away on 14 January at age 87. An Anglican who was a lifelong advocate for the ecumenical movement, he served as a staff member with the World Council of Churches (WCC), World Student Christian Federation, British Council of Churches, and other groups.