Address by Prof. Dr Isabel Apawo Phiri offering an ecumenical perspective on Fratelli tutti, the third encyclical of Pope Francis on fraternity and social friendship, during the webinar on International Women’s Day, 3 March 2021.
Amid the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine in some communities, World Council of Churches acting general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca encouraged religious leaders to build trust, combat misinformation and contribute to decisions accepted in their own contexts.
The Council of Churches of Malaysia is urging the authorities not to participate in the “disavowing of refugees” amid the government’s plan to deport 1,200 Myanmar nationals, in coordination with the Myanmar military.
Following the disappearance in Paraguay of a teenage girl and the killing of two 11-year-olds, World Council of Churches (WCC) acting general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca called for justice and an end to senseless, conflict-laden violence that tragically targets children.
World Council of Churches acting general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca sent a congratulatory letter to Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the new director general-elect of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
The World Council of Churches (WCC) was honoured as a top non-governmental organization for its work during 2020, receiving a second-place Geneva Engage Award on 18 February for effective and inspiring social media outreach and engagement.
The World Council of Churches (WCC) and the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue officially launched translations of their latest joint document, “Serving a Wounded World in Interreligious Solidarity: A Christian Call to Reflection and Action During COVID-19 and Beyond.”
World Council of Churches (WCC) interim general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca sent letters to Ethiopian prime minister Dr Abiy Ahmed Ali as well as to WCC member churches in Ethiopia expressing serious concern over alarming reports of conflict, massacres and other human rights abuses, particularly in the Tigray and Beninshangul-Gumuz regions, over the last months.
On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, World Council of Churches (WCC) interim general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca called upon people to pause to remember the 6 million Jewish victims of the Holocaust and the millions of other victims of Nazism during the Second World War.
As violence mounted in Washington, DC on 6 January amid the ongoing election-related tensions in the USA, World Council of Churches (WCC) interim general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca expressed “grave and mounting concern” at the latest developments.