Category: World News

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

Geevarghese Mar Barnabas: A New Metropolitan in Jacobite Church

Geevarghese Mar Barnabas: A New Metropolitan in Jacobite Church The consecration of Ramban Geevarghese Thengumtharayil to the episcopate as Geevarghese Mar Barnabas was conducted at the headquarters of Jacobite Syrian Church- Puthencruz Dayara on February 1, 2010

Relics of St. John Chrysostom from Moscow in New York

Relics of St. John Chrysostom from Moscow in New York With the blessing of His Holiness, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow, the head of Saint John Chrysostom, which is enshrined in Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Savior, will be available for veneration in New York February 6-12, 2010.

Enthronement of Newly Elected Patriarch Irinej of Serbia on Saturday

Enthronement of Newly Elected Patriarch Irinej of Serbia on Saturday The enthronement of the newly elected Patriarch Irinej of Serbia, will be conducted at the end of the Holy Liturgy at the Cathedral church in Belgrade tomorrow, on Saturday, January 23, 2010.

NJ Ecumenical Fellowship Celebrated Christmas

NJ Ecumenical Fellowship Celebrated Christmas On Saturday afternoon, January 9, 2010 NJ Indian Christians came together as one Christian body and celebrated Christmas with prayer, bible reading, messages, carol singing, dance,

Churches Mobilize Support for Haiti Quake Victims

Churches Mobilize Support for Haiti Quake Victims The major earthquake that shook the Caribbean nation of Haiti overnight has become yet another in a series of natural disasters to hit this already vulnerable nation, the poorest in the western hemisphere. The temblor, which registered 7.3 on the Richter scale and struck

How Theology can Help Save the World from Climate Change

How Theology can Help Save the World from Climate Change What does the Bible say about climate change? What are the theological insights churches can offer to a world facing an unprecedented ecological crisis? These questions, addressed at a public seminar on “Creation and the climate crisis” attended by church representatives to the UN climate summit in Copenhagen on 15

The WCC is Disappointed by the Outcome of the COPENHAGEN CLIMATE SUMMIT

The WCC is Disappointed by the Outcome of the COPENHAGEN CLIMATE SUMMIT As the excitement of the Copenhagen climate change talks subside, the time for matching reality with expectations has begun. From the perspective of the World Council of Churches (WCC) the outcome of the negotiations unfortunately did not match expectations.
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