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Metropolitan Zachariah Mar Nicholovos celebrates Silver Jubilee

His Eminence Metropolitan Zachariah Mar Nicholovos of the Northeast American Diocese of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church celebrated his Episcopal Silver Jubilee, or 25 years in ministry, on 17 November. Metropolitan Nicholovos is a member of the WCC Executive Committee. In an interview with WCC Communication, he reflects on his 25-year milestone, as well as on the challenges and joys of the ecumenical movement today.

Determined to make a difference

At 20, Ruth Mathen has already come a long way on the path that God has chosen for her. She heeded his call at a YMCA camp six years ago and is now running a non-government organization together with three college friends.

#WCC70 : Souvenir de l'Odisha

En 2018, nous célébrons le 70e anniversaire du Conseil œcuménique des Églises. Dans l'objectif d'offrir un témoignage vivant de la fraternité œcuménique et de notre cheminement commun, le Pasteur Olav Fykse Tveit, Secrétaire général du COE, a invité l'ensemble des Églises membres à soumettre leurs histoires ; différents récits que nous partagerons avec vous tout au long de l'année. La première histoire de notre série a été écrite par Gerard Willemsen, directeur international de l'Église unie de Suède.

Ecumenical youth on the move – through GETI with visions for the future

“We’ve seen in the case of refugees, how the church takes a strong standpoint in welcoming those who have fled. But it isn’t always so easy in the congregations. There are many who feel fear, as we receive not only refugees but sometimes also people of other faiths. In this case, we can see a gap between what the church says, and what is actually lived.”

La religion: chemin de la guerre ou voie de la paix?

De Paris au Pakistan ou d’Orlando au Myanmar, en passant par l’Irak et le Nigeria, chaque jour apporte son lot de conflits et d’actes de violence commis au nom de la religion ou infligés à des personnes en raison de leur identité religieuse.

Winners of WCC photo contest announced

Between 7-27 March, more than 100 images with the hash tag #7Weeks4Water were posted by Instagram users who joined the World Council of Churches (WCC) contest. Most of them told stories about water justice, illustrating the Lenten campaign “Seven Weeks for Water,” promoted by the WCC Ecumenical Water Network annually since 2008.