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WCC, Religions for Peace will release joint message on statelessness: “Belonging—Affirmations for Faith Leaders’

The World Council of Churches (WCC) and Religions for Peace will issue on 9 May a joint message on statelessness, Belonging—Affirmations for Faith Leaders”.

The document is one of the most recent fruits of WCC work that has been ongoing for more than a decade around the issue of statelessness. It is currently available in English, French, Spanish and Arabic.

On UN International Day of Conscience, WCC officially releases volume “I Belong”

On the UN International Day of  Conscience, 5 April, the World Council of Churches (WCC) releases a new volume of I Belong – Biblical Reflections on Statelessness”. The day highlights the need for the creation of conditions of stability, peaceful coexistence, respect for fundamental freedoms for all without distinction as to race, language or religion.

WCC mourns loss of Rev. Dr Soritua Albert Ernest Nababan

Archbishop Rev. Dr Soritua Albert Ernest Nababan, a global ecumenical leader, passed away on 8 May in Jakarta, Indonesia, at the age of 88. He was the World Council of Churches (WCC) president from 2006-2013 and served as the former Ephorus (Archbishop) of the Huria Kristen Batak Protestan, the largest Protestant church in Indonesia and the largest Lutheran church in Asia with a membership of 4 million people.

Kommission für Glauben und Kirchenverfassung des ÖRK veröffentlicht die Arbeiten „Love and Witness“ und „Cultivate and Care“

Die Kommission für Glauben und Kirchenverfassung des Ökumenischen Rates der Kirchen (ÖRK) veröffentlichte am 18. Januar zwei neue (englischsprachige) Dokumente: „Love and Witness: Proclaiming the Peace of the Lord Jesus Christ in a Religiously Plural World“, (zu Deutsch etwa „Liebe und Zeugnis: den Frieden des Herrn Jesus Christus in einer multireligiösen Welt verkündigen“) und „Cultivate and Care: An Ecumenical Theology of Justice for and within Creation“ (zu Deutsch etwa: „Pflegen und schützen: eine ökumenische Theologie der Gerechtigkeit für die und innerhalb der Schöpfung“).

”God has promised to be with us also in times of crisis” says Tveit

After more than ten years heading the World Council of Churches (WCC), Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit says this is the time that "we should remind one another that we believe in God as the “Good shepherd” who promised to be with us also in times of crisis,” especially in this time of the global COVID-19 crisis.