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Los líderes de las iglesias de Tierra Santa se reúnen con el CMI: “la luz y la vida tienen una existencia verdadera y duradera”

El secretario general del Consejo Mundial de Iglesias (CMI), Rev. Prof. Dr. Jerry Pillay, se reunió con los patriarcas y líderes de las iglesias en Jerusalén el pasado 17 de febrero, y fue recibido con gratitud “en este momento difícil y complicado para todos los pueblos de esta región, y especialmente para la comunidad cristiana de Tierra Santa”, como dijo su beatitud Teófilo III, patriarca de Jerusalén, en su discurso de bienvenida.

Rencontre entre les responsables ecclésiaux et le COE: en Terre Sainte, «la lumière et la vie ont une existence véritable et durable»

Le secrétaire général du Conseil œcuménique des Églises (COE), le pasteur Jerry Pillay a rencontré les Patriarches et les Responsables ecclésiaux à Jérusalem le 17 février et a été reçu avec gratitude «à ce moment difficile et compliqué pour tous les peuples de la région, et tout particulièrement pour la communauté chrétienne de Terre Sainte», a déclaré Sa Béatitude Théophile III, Patriarche de Jérusalem, dans son discours de bienvenue.

In Holy Land, “light and life have a true and enduring existence” as heads of churches gather with WCC

World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Jerry Pillay met with the Patriarchs and Heads of Churches in Jerusalem on 17 February, and was received with gratitude at this difficult and complicated time for all the peoples of this region, and especially for the Christian community of the Holy Land,” said His Beatitude Theophilos III, Patriarch of Jerusalem, in a welcome address. 

WCC general secretary visits Holy Land to strengthen call for just peace

Member churches, religious leaders and local Christian groups in Palestine and Israel—as well as Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli president Isaac Herzog—will meet with World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Jerry Pillay as he visits the area beginning 16 February. 

Seven Weeks for Water 2024, week 1: Water for peace in the Middle East region

The first reflection of the Seven Weeks for Water 2024 series of the WCC Ecumenical Water Network is written by Dr Munib Younan,* bishop emeritus of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land and former president of the Lutheran World Federation. In this reflection, the author, as a Palestinian, in line with this year's theme of "leveraging water for peace,” reflects on Isaiah's promise of free water for the thirsty in the context of the ongoing Israeli war in Gaza that has worsened the water situation in Gaza to catastrophic levels.

WCC accompaniers return to the Holy Land to witness life under occupation

Six ecumenical accompaniers have returned to Palestine and Israel, resuming in-person operations for the World Council of Churches (WCC) Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel. Ecumenical accompaniers, who were evacuated beginning of October 2023, had been continuing their support and accompaniment online. 

Violence against Palestinians is rising in the West Bank

Despite the war, security concerns, and travel restrictions, the World Council of Churches (WCC) Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme for Palestine and Israel and the WCC Jerusalem Office continue to operate. Ecumenical accompaniers have observed increasing violence against Palestinians in the West Bank since October 7.