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Scholars study WCC in 1960s and ’70s

Dr Katharina Kunter came upon the World Council of Churches (WCC) as an object of research through the discipline of Cold War studies, analyzing the encounter of Christian bodies in East and West from the end of the second world war to the fall of the Berlin Wall. She soon came to realize that the interplay of “northern” churches with the global South was equally influential in transforming attitudes and practices of the WCC and its member churches during those decades.

Report of team visit to Zimbabwe

An ecumenical team sponsored by the World Council of Churches (WCC) visited Zimbabwe, 25 September - 1 October 2005. This visit was a continuation of a long journey of accompaniment by the international ecumenical community. As such it sought to build on a number of previous visits and meetings by such ecumenical bodies as the WCC, the All African Conference of Churches (AACC) , and the Fellowship of Christian Councils in Southern Africa (FOCCISA) which have dealt with issues confronting Zimbabwe and other countries in the region.

Ecumenical movement

Staff changes in WCC International Relations and Media Relations

Appointed as coordinator of the World Council of Churches (WCC) International Relations team and director of the Commission of the Churches on International Affairs (CCIA) by the WCC executive committee in February, Peter Weiderud from Sweden took up his new post on 1 September 2002. Weiderud succeeds Dwain Epps, who retired at the end of August 2002 after three decades of ecumenical ministry in the field of international affairs, including twenty years on the staff of the CCIA.