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WCC extends greetings and appreciation to Bishop Brian Farrell

World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Jerry Pillay extended birthday greetings to Bishop Brian Farrell, secretary of the Dicastery for Promoting Christian Unity, commending Farrell for more than two decades of service with the dicastery and congratulating him on his retirement.

Bossey research fellows begin their WCC journey

Six students from the Ecumenical Institute at Bossey are beginning their research fellowship programme with the World Council of Churches (WCC), where they will work and study for six weeks as part of their spring semester. 

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. 

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.

Faith, prayer, and neighborly Love: Eri Yoon's journey

Meet Eri Yoon, a passionate scholar from South Korea with a journey that intertwines faith, music, and an unwavering commitment to the principles of love and unity. Currently amid her Ph.D. candidacy, Yoon shares profound insights from her rich experiences, focusing on the transformative power of prayer, the significance of loving one's neighbor, and the hope embedded in God's boundless love.

Moderator`s address - Faith and Order commission meeting, Indonesia, February 2024

I am pleased to offer a word of welcome at this historic moment, the gathering of the new Faith and Order Commission here in North Sulawesi in Indonesia. As far as I know, this is the first time our Commission is meeting in Indonesia. We are thankful for the opportunity to gather here, and immensely grateful for the hospitality the local church is offering to us.

Commission on Faith and Order