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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

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.
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