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September 8, 2015

[World Council of Churches press release] In the wake of recent crisis with the refugees in Europe, it is “absolutely and critically necessary that all European states take their proper responsibility in terms of reception and support for people seeking refuge, safety and a better...

June 8, 2015

[World Council of Churches press release] In a letter of consolation to the family and friends of Canon Kodwo E. Ankrah of the (Anglican) Church of the Province of Uganda, World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary the Rev. Olav Fykse Tveit has expressed sympathy following the...

May 5, 2015

[World Council of Churches press release] As the tragic situation of conflict in South Sudan moves into its 17th month, the World Council of Churches (WCC) invites its member churches to a special day of prayer on Sunday, 10 May, for those affected by the South Sudanese conflict, for...

March 1, 2015

[World Council of Churches press release] The World Council of Churches (WCC) has condemned recent attacks against a mosque in the West Bank and a Christian center in Jerusalem that appear to be part of the series of so-called “price-tag” attacks by extremist elements.

According...

February 17, 2015

[World Council of Churches press release] The World Council of Churches (WCC) has joined its member churches, partners and people in Egypt as they mourn the killings of 21 Egyptian Christians kidnapped by the so-called “Islamic State” (IS) militants in Libya.

“We express our...

December 9, 2013

[World Council of Churches press release] The general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC), Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, arrived in Johannesburg, South Africa, Monday morning 9 December, to attend events in honour of Nelson Mandela who died Thursday, 5 December.

Monday...

December 6, 2013

By: Jasmine Bostock

Meeting in Busan, South Korea, October 27-29, 2013

I was humbled and privileged to have been recommended and chosen to attend the World Council of Churches’ General Assembly, and in particular to be a part of the Indigenous Peoples’ pre-assembly work. My time with the Indigenous People...

November 28, 2013

By: episcoglobal

Our guest blogger for today is the Rt. Rev. Stacy Sauls, Chief Operating Officer of The Episcopal Church.

Bishop Stacy Sauls preaching at the 2012 Diocese of Georgia Convention (photo from the Diocese of Georgia)

Charity, my mother used to say, begins at home.  I was...

November 3, 2013

[World Council of Churches] The 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches elected eight new presidents today during a closed session at its proceedings in Busan, Republic of Korea.

According to the WCC constitution the role of the WCC presidents is to promote ecumenism and interpret...

October 30, 2013

The Rev. Olav Fykse Tveit, WCC general secretary, welcomes delegates to Busan, South Korea. Photo: Peter Williams/WCC

[Anglican Communion News Service] The 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches (WCC) opened on Wednesday 30 October in Busan, Republic of Korea under the themeGod...

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