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President Obama Receives Ecumenical Patriarch in the Oval Office

President Obama Receives Ecumenical Patriarch in the Oval Office The Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew was received today at the White House in the Oval Office by President Barack Obama on Nov 3, 2009. This reciprocal visit to the one paid by President Obama earlier

Samuel Kobia: The Berlin Wall Lessons are Relevant Today

Samuel Kobia: The Berlin Wall Lessons are Relevant Today Twenty years ago in East Germany, "Christian hope and perseverance contributed significantly to the fall of the Berlin Wall", said World Council of Churches (WCC) general

Death of Archbishop Acharuparambil was A Great Loss : The Catholicose

Death of Archbishop Acharuparambil was A Great Loss : The Catholicose Head of Latin Catholics, Archbishop Dr. Daniel Acharuparambil breathed his last here on Monday morning October 26, 2009 . Archbishop was in the intensive care unit of a private hospital near Kochi for the last three days.

Faith and Order: Emerging Coherence and Changes of Patterns

Faith and Order: Emerging  Coherence and Changes of Patterns The Faith and Order Plenary Commission meeting, which took place in Kolympari, Crete, 7-13 October 2009, has come to an end. Participants noted an emerging coherence between the three current studies on Nature and Mission of the Church

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
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