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January 21, 2008

Pope Benedict XVI and the Rev. Samuel Kobia, general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC), will meet in Rome on January 25, at a ceremony to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

 

A January 21 WCC statement said that Kobia will...

January 8, 2008

Mary Tanner, one of the eight presidents of the World Council of Churches, is to receive one of the highest honors given by the British monarch in the Queen's New Year's honors list.

Tanner, an Anglican theologian, is to be created a Dame of the Order of the British Empire, or DBE, for...

December 13, 2007

World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary, the Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia, will address the question "Can churches be peacemakers in a world racked by violence?" at the Washington National Cathedral on Sunday, December 16.

Kobia will be the guest at the Cathedral "Sunday Forum," a 50-...

November 12, 2007

The Rev. Canon John Gibaut, a priest from the Diocese of Ottawa who is involved in various national and international theological dialogues, has been appointed director of the World Council of Churches' (WCC) Faith and Order Commission in Geneva. His appointment is effective January 2, 2008....

October 2, 2007

The Executive Committee of the World Council of Churches at its meeting in Armenia on September 28 elected the Rev. Dr. Shanta Premawardhana as its director of inter-religious dialogue and cooperation. Premawardhana will begin his new assignment in Geneva this November.

Since 2003,...

March 31, 2006

Anglicans will have a significant role in the World Council of Churches over the next seven years, through representation on the Central Committee and by the election of Mary Tanner, a member of the Church of England, as one of eight regional presidents.

The presidents serve as the...

February 24, 2006

The 9th Assembly of the World Council of Churches, meeting in Porto Alegre, Brazil, from February 14-23, closed with festive worship and with, I would submit, mixed reviews as to its overall success. Billed as a "youth assembly," young people and young adults did make an impact on the Assembly...

February 21, 2006

After five days at the Ninth Assembly of the World Council of Churches (WCC) in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Bishop Christopher Epting, deputy for Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations for the Episcopal Church shares some reflections, organized around the theme of the international, Christian gathering...

December 31, 2005

The Roman Catholic Church and the World Council of Churches must address issues of common concern with a united voice to meet the expectations of people in a world of uncertainties and tensions, WCC Central Committee Moderator Catholicos Aram I said at a consultation in November on the role of...

January 13, 2004

Representatives from Christian faith communities around the globe launched a year-long effort to confront and overcome violence in the United States during a stirring worship service commemorating the life and ministry of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr at the Interchurch Center in New York...

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