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UAE’s first woman ambassador to Vatican

UAE’s first woman ambassador to Vatican Vatican City, May 20 (dpa) A mother of six who has been appointed as the United Arab Emirates' (UAE) first ambassador to the Vatican on May 20, Thursday, presented her credentials to Pope Benedict XVI.The pontiff welcomed Hissa Abdulla Ahmed Al-Otaiba and recalled how diplomatic relations

Message of the presidents of the WCC at Pentecost 2010

Message of the presidents of the WCC at Pentecost 2010 In 2010, this year just as at the time of the first Pentecost, Christians throughout the world, in their respective churches, will celebrate Pentecost in hundreds of different languages and will sing hymns in their own languages giving praise to the Lord.

Rev. Mathew bids adieu to Oman

Rev. Mathew  bids adieu to Oman The St Thomas Church in Oman, a joint venture of the Mar Gregorios Orthodox Church (MGOC) and the Marthoma Church in Oman (MCO), is a shining example of ‘rare ecumenism’ in the entire Arabian Gulf region. It is probably one of its kind in the history of the eastern Christian

At People’s Conference, Christians commit to help Mother Earth

At People’s Conference, Christians commit to help Mother Earth In an ecumenical declaration to be presented at the final session of the World People's Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth, Christian organizations and individuals stress the positive role that religions and spirituality can play for a more harmonious coexistence between humanity and nature.

Asian Christian Assembly heads for Prophetic Witness

Asian Christian Assembly heads for Prophetic Witness In a keynote speech on the theme of the 13th General Assembly of the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) "Called to Prophesy, Reconcile and Heal", the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC) said: "There is no true prophecy

Christian Leaders Lament Foreign govt’ lack of Attention, Concern over Iranian Nuclear Program

Christian Leaders Lament Foreign govt’ lack of Attention, Concern over Iranian Nuclear Program Christian Leaders for a Nuclear Free Iran (CLNFI) would like to thank the foreign representatives of Germany, France, Russia, Spain, Hungary, Austria, and Mexico for meeting with CLNFI representatives, and hearing their

Defying the Wall, Palm Sunday demonstrators break out of Bethlehem

Defying the Wall, Palm Sunday demonstrators break out of Bethlehem Echoing Jesus’ ride through into Jerusalem about two thousand years ago, crowds of people waving palm branches accompanied riders on a pony and two donkeys through a checkpoint between Bethlehem

Christian Council Suggests Major Overhaul of Bill Against Communal Violence

Christian Council Suggests Major Overhaul of Bill Against Communal Violence We applaud your government for its desire to protect the idea of India – a secular government with equality for all. We welcome the intention to pass a Bill on communal violence which will add to India’s strong body of laws. However, the Christian community has deep concerns about the

The Cross of Christ, a Reality check for the Ecumenical Movement

The Cross of Christ, a Reality check for the Ecumenical Movement To be one, the Church must go back to its common basis. Nothing except Jesus Christ, and him crucified", the World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit has said. The cross is not just a sign of religious identity, he added, but a "reality check"

WCC: Edinburgh 2010 Conference in June

WCC: Edinburgh 2010 Conference in June Preparations have started for the celebration of the centennial of the Edinburgh conference. From 2-6 June 2010, a commonly owned celebration and conference will take place in Edinburgh. WCC Commission on
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