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September 17, 2012

[World Council of Churches] “The misuse of blasphemy law is contrary to the vision of Pakistan as a moderate and democratic country,” said Mohammad Tahseen, in a public hearing on the “Misuse of blasphemy law and religious minorities in Pakistan” organized by the World Council of...

September 5, 2012

[World Council of Churches] “The WCC can be and still is prophetic today,” said the Rev. Dr Walter Altmann, moderator of the World Council of Churches (WCC) Central Committee, reflecting on highs and lows in the ecumenical movement and on the identity of the WCC.

In a Central...

September 5, 2012

[World Council of Churches] Calling for an immediate end to all forms of violence in Syria, the World Council of Churches (WCC) Central Committee issued a public statement on 4 September requesting “all parties to engage in dialogue – as the only solution – in order to safeguard the...

August 30, 2012

[Ecumenical News International] The World Council of Churches’ (WCC) Central Committee on Aug. 30 approved the first ecumenical affirmation of mission since 1982, invoking a new understanding of mission and evangelism in a changing world and ecclesial landscape.

The statement...

July 18, 2012

[World Council of Churches] The World Council of Churches (WCC) calls on the churches and congregations around the world to observe an International Day of Prayer for Peace on 21 September. The day coincides with the International Day of Peace initiated by the United Nations.

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June 8, 2012

[Ecumenical News International] The World Council of Churches (WCC) announced it has contracted with the Implenia Ltd. construction company for the development of the council’s 34,000-square-meter site in Grand-Saconnex, Geneva, including the building of a new Ecumenical Center.

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May 30, 2012

[Ecumenical News International] The Geneva-based World Council of Churches (WCC) said it will hold its first meeting in the People’s Republic of China, focusing on “the unique situation of Chinese churches and ecumenical relations” in the region.

The meeting will take place from...

January 25, 2012

[World Council of Churches] The World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit expressed deep sadness over the current wave of violence in Nigeria, calling on the churches to pray for the victims, and asking Nigerian president to support solidarity efforts for peace...

September 30, 2010

The general secretary of the World Council of Churches has pleaded for the full implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement for Sudan so that Africa's biggest country can achieve stability.

The Rev. Olav Fykse Tveit said he understands from visits to the country, made before the...

September 23, 2010

The general secretary of the World Council of Churches, the Rev. Olav Fykse Tveit, has praised churches in Africa for their resilience against the challenges they face but has also urged them to be self-critical.

Tveit, a Norwegian Lutheran, was on his first tour of Africa as WCC general...

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