Category: World News

Seeking Christian Unity in an Orthodox Setting

Seeking Christian Unity in an Orthodox Setting Gennadios, a vice-moderator of the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches (WCC), speaks from a long experience within the ecumenical movement, which he began to serve as a young steward at the WCC assembly in Uppsala in 1968.

WCC Congratulate Nobel Laureate Obama

WCC Congratulate Nobel Laureate Obama In a congratulation letter to the Nobel Peace Prize laureate and United States President Barack Obama, the World Council of Churches general secretary Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia highlighted Obama's "deep commitment to promote peace and reconciliation

Christians Begin To Rebuild Their Lives In Orissa

Christians Begin To Rebuild Their Lives In Orissa A World Council of Churches (WCC) Living Letters team travelled recently to Kandhamal, Orissa in solidarity with the victims of the violence that broke out following the murder of the hard-line Hindu leader Swami Laxmanananda Saraswati, 23 August 2008.

WCC President Joins Call For Action at G20 SUMMIT

WCC President Joins Call For Action at G20 SUMMIT On the eve of the G20 summit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (USA), World Council of Churches (WCC) president from North America, Rev. Dr Bernice Powell Jackson will join more than 25 Christian, Jewish

Living Letters Team to Visit India : WCC

Living Letters Team to Visit India : WCC The focus of the seven-day long visit will be on the Indian churches' witness to peace with justice in a context of mass poverty, social exclusion and violence against women, Dalits and Christians. There will also

Kerala Council of Churches Celebrated Sapthathi

Kerala Council of Churches Celebrated Sapthathi Marthoma Valia Metrapolita Philipose Mar Chrisostum inaugurated the Sapthathi celebrations of KCC by lighting the lamp.Presiding the Sapthathi meeting, president of KCC, Bishop Abraham Mar Paulos

Korea Stands Ready to Welcome WCC Assembly

Korea Stands Ready to Welcome WCC Assembly The WCC central committee on 31 August chose Busan as the venue for the 10th Assembly in 2013, and the host region is eager to welcome the event.“It is a really great joy to be able to invite the WCC

WCC 10th Assembly to Take Place in Korea in 2013

WCC 10th Assembly to Take Place in Korea  in 2013 The World Council of Churches (WCC) Central Committee voted today to hold the 10th WCC Assembly in Busan, Republic of Korea in 2013. The decision was taken by secret ballot and decided in one round.

Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit Elected WCC General Secretary

Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit Elected WCC General Secretary Norwegian theologian and pastor Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, 48, was elected 7th general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC) Thursday 27 August during its Central Committee meeting.

Kobia Urges the “Courage to Hope”

Kobia Urges the “Courage to Hope” I hope it is unnecessary to emphasize that the ‘courage to hope’ has been a central theme of my personal ecumenical journey,” Kobia said. “Holding together cross and resurrection, the sinful reality we are
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