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“Beirut Hope” campaign calls for donations for victims of Beirut explosion

George Ziadeh is CEO of the Compassion Protestant Society, which has started a fundraising campaign, “Beirut Hope,” to help the hundreds of thousands of people affected by the explosion in the port of Beirut on 4 August. The interview below is excerpted from an original interview of Ziadeh produced by the Evangelical Church in the Rhineland, that joined the appeal for donations for the victims of the explosion in the port of Beirut.

“Love will find a way”

World Council of Churches leaders spoke on the theme “Hospitality: On a Pilgrim’s Way of Justice and Peace" at a symposium on 23 August at the Protestant Theological University Amsterdam.

Churches can use power in civil society for peace making, WCC Reformation panel notes

Churches are probably the most powerful global civil society group, and they need to live up to this responsibility in the quest for peace, says German bishop, Dr Heinrich Bedford-Strohm. Bedford-Strohm, chairperson of the council of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD), was speaking at an event to promote peace in the Ecumenical Centre on 3 November.

Message to the Syrian churches

Members of the Executive Committee of the World Council of Churches send a message to the Syrian churches expressing solidarity and concern over the violence and political turmoil in Syria from their meeting in Bossey, Switzerland from 14 to 17 February 2012

Executive committee

Final report of the Special Commission on Orthodox Participation in the WCC

"Final report of the Special Commission on Orthodox participation in the WCC" : The 60-member Special Commission was created by the WCC's eighth assembly in 1998 in response to mainly Orthodox concerns about participation in the Council. Composed of an equal number of representatives from Orthodox churches and from the other churches belonging to the WCC, the Commission submitted its final report to the central committee in September 2002.


Rapport final de la commission spéciale sur la participation des orthodoxe au COE

<< Rapport final de la Commission spéciale sur la participation des orthodoxes au COE >> : la Commission spéciale, qui compte 60 membres, a été créée en 1998 par la Huitième Assemblée du COE, en réponse à des préoccupations formulées principalement par les orthodoxes à propos de la participation au Conseil. Composée d'un nombre égal de représentants des Eglises orthodoxes et des autres Eglises appartenant au COE, la Commission a soumis son rapport final au Comité central en septembre 2002.