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WCC calls for international response to the needs of Nagorno-Karabakh refugees

Armenian people and churches urgently need a generous international response to the humanitarian needs of the refugees who fled from Nagorno-Karabakh, especially vulnerable women, children, the elderly, and people with disabilities, and those without any other means of support,” the World Council of Churches (WCC) executive committee stated during its meeting in Abuja, Nigeria. 

Thirty days that changed the ecumenical movement

No holidays for William Temple, Archbishop of York, early in August 1937. The ecumenical movement for the social responsibility of the churches, known as Life and Work,” had just held its world conference in Oxford, 12-26 July, with the church struggle against emerging totalitarian states at the heart of its theme and work. Temple had drafted the final message of the conference, known for the motto let the Church be the Church.”   

Le COE de plus en plus suivi, partout dans le monde

En 2022, son site Internet a été consulté plus de deux millions de fois, et ses abonnés et fans sur les réseaux sociaux se sont comptés à plus de 92 000 personnes: le Conseil œcuménique des Églises (COE) et ses nouvelles ont fait le tour du monde.

Der ÖRK erreicht immer mehr Menschen auf der ganzen Welt

Eine Website, die 2022 über zwei Millionen Mal besucht wurde, und mehr als 92 000 Follower und Fans auf den sozialen Medien: Das Gesicht und die Geschichten des Ökumenischen Rates der Kirchen (ÖRK) gehen um die Welt – auf verschiedene Art und Weisen.

Uppsala 1968: The times, they were a’changing

By rights, it should have been Africa. The World Council of Churches’ (WCC) First Assembly had been held in Europe (Amsterdam), the second in North America (Evanston, USA), the third in Asia (New Delhi). Hopes were raised that Africa would be the next continent to host the council. But questions arose concerning acts of violence and military conflicts in Africa throughout the 1960s, from the Biafran region in Nigeria to Zanzibar and Eritrea, from Algeria to Mozambique and Rhodesia. And so the Fourth Assembly returned to the “safety” of Europe, to Uppsala in Sweden. In one of history’s ironies, Soviet tanks would roll into Prague one month after the assembly’s close.

WCC assembly committees appointed as global fellowship gathers

The World Council of Churches (WCC) assembly business committee—which conducts the day-to-day business of the assembly—was elected on the first day of the WCC 11th Assembly, 31 August, as were six other assembly committees, including finance, message, nominations, policy reference, programme guidelines, and public issues.