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WCC at peace dialogue table with UN Security Council in Colombia

Members of the United Nations Security Council have completed a visit to Colombia, during which they received firsthand impressions of the ongoing Colombian peace process, and participated in dialogues with many organizations, including the World Council of Churches (WCC). 

WCC backs extension of ceasefire in Colombia

Within the framework of the negotiations and conversations of the third cycle of the Peace Dialogue Table between the government of Colombia and the Estado Mayor Central FARC-EP, the news was received on its fourth day of sessions that President Petro approved Decree 0016 of 14 January 2024, which it extends the ceasefire with the EMC FARC-EP for six more months.

ÖRK-Generalsekretär spricht vor dem kolumbianischen Senat

Der Generalsekretär des Ökumenischen Rates der Kirchen (ÖRK) Pastor Prof. Dr. Jerry Pillay tauschte am 13. Dezember mit dem kolumbianischen Senat Grüße aus und drückte seine Freude über die Rolle des ÖRK im kolumbianischen Friedensprozess aus.

Le secrétaire général du COE s’adresse au Sénat colombien

Le secrétaire général du Conseil œcuménique des Églises (COE), le pasteur Jerry Pillay, a présenté ses salutations au Sénat colombien le 13 décembre et a dit la joie qu’il ressentait pour le rôle joué par le COE dans le processus de paix en Colombie.

Al finalizar la COP 28, el secretario general del CMI afirma que “nosotros, como creyentes, debemos seguir alimentando la esperanza”

Aunque la vigésimo octava Conferencia de las Partes de la Convención Marco de las Naciones Unidas sobre el Cambio Climático (COP28) no logró producir un plan creíble para eliminar gradualmente los combustibles fósiles, todavía hay motivos para abrigar la esperanza de que el mundo podrá avanzar hacia la justicia climática, dijo el secretario general del Consejo Mundial de Iglesias, el Rev. Prof. Dr. Jerry Pillay, al concluir la COP28.

WCC mourns loss of Dr William Stanley, who pursued economic justice

The World Council of Churches (WCC) is mourning the loss of Dr William Stanley, who passed away on 11 December. Stanley contributed to the WCCs work on economic and ecological justice especially during the period between the WCC 8th Assembly in Harare in 1998 and WCC 10th Assembly in Busan in 2013. 

Colombia meetings underscore WCC’s vital role at peacemaking roundtable

World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Jerry Pillay met in Bogota, Colombia, with representatives of embassies of Switzerland, Norway, Germany, and the diplomatic service of the European Union for a conversation on the role of the international community in the peace process in the country.

WCC sees firsthand those most affected by conflict in Colombia

World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Jerry Pillay met with Colombian minister of the interior Luis Fernando Velasco on 13 December in Bogota to talk about the government's efforts to seek social, economic, and environmental justice.

Justapaz shares peace-building work in Colombia

Justapaz—the Mennonite Christian Association for Justice, Peace and Non-violent Actions—shared with the World Council of Churches (WCC) an overview of its work related to peace-building in Colombia.

WCC hosts visitors from Finland, Germany, and Sweden

The World Council of Churches (WCC) hosted Bishop Dr Jukka Keskitalo and Rev. Pekka Mustakallio from the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland, to discuss the ecumenical agenda of 2023 and the harvesting of the WCC 11 th assembly, as well a group from the Centre for Ecumenism of the Protestant Church in Hesse and Nassau, and 21 ordinands from the Church of Sweden.