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July 22, 2010

The act of forgiveness is one of humanity's most deep-seated acts of people nourishing one another as human beings, Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has told a global gathering of Lutheran Christians. "To forgive and to be...

July 20, 2010

Lutherans from around the world are converging on the German city of Stuttgart for the 11th Assembly of the Lutheran World Federation, where on July 22 Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams will deliver the keynote address. Williams, the...

February 24, 2010

Buddhists, Hindus, Jews and Muslims could strengthen Christians in persuading global leaders to agree to ambitious and sustainable goals at the next international talks on climate change if they joined forces, says the newly appointed...

February 17, 2010

Christians observing the Lenten time of sacrifice are being urged to engage in acts that enable a better sharing of world resources. Eastern Orthodox churches began Lent on Great Monday, two days before Western Christians on Ash Wednesday...

January 26, 2010

The head of the world's largest grouping of churches, the Rev. Olav Fykse Tveit, is to tell the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos that Haiti's foreign debt must be immediately and unconditionally canceled. Tveit, a Norwegian...

January 18, 2010

At an international service for the United Nations climate summit in Copenhagen on Dec. 13 congregants noted a strong Anglican presence with Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams preaching the main sermon and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate...

December 7, 2009

When church bells start ringing in Copenhagen, and all around the world, on Dec. 13, they will not be heralding an early arrival of Christmas. Rather they will peal out a call to action and prayer to respond to impending climate change....

September 2, 2009

The main governing body of the World Council of Churches has called on the government of Pakistan to repeal the section of the country's penal code which carries a mandatory death penalty for anyone found guilty of blasphemy. At an...

June 29, 2009

The World Council of Churches says it has identified two candidates -- one a Korean Presbyterian and the other a Norwegian Lutheran -- for the post of general secretary, which becomes vacant on January 1, 2010. According to a June 26...

February 20, 2009

The Rev. Canon Gideon Byamugisha, a Ugandan Anglican priest who became the first known African cleric to declare publicly he was HIV-positive, breaking stigma-induced silence that often hampers combating the illness, has been awarded the...

November 25, 2008

Faith leaders "should shout from the rooftops that AIDS is not a punishment from God but a medical condition which is preventable," Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane, former primate of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, has...

May 21, 2008

Archbishop Desmond Tutu is a man known for speaking out about injustices from whatever side they come, and for his charismatic preaching peppered with heart-wrenching anecdotes. However, when he visited the United Nations in Geneva on May...

March 4, 2008

The general secretary of the World Council of Churches, the Rev. Samuel Kobia, has told his U.N. counterpart, Ban Ki-moon, that the ecumenical body and its member churches in Africa are planning for the monitoring of elections scheduled in...

February 7, 2008

The main governing body of the World Council of Churches, its central committee, is meeting in Geneva from February 13-20 during which it will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the 1948 founding of what is now the world's largest Christian...

January 3, 2008

Global religious leaders are appalled at recent violence in Kenya following elections, said the Kenyan head of the World Council of Churches who is calling for an immediate independent investigation of the electoral dispute that must be...

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