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Hope, excitement, and expectations spread in South Sudan ahead of global Christian leaders’ visit

People pray during a nighttime vigil for peace in Nakubuse, a small village near Kuron in South Sudan's Eastern Equatoria State. The region has been plagued by cattle raiding and child abduction in recent years. The Catholic Church-sponsored Holy Trinity Peace Village, centered in Kuron, has worked for years to foster reconciliation and peace between the region's pastoralist communities

Pope Francis, the leader of the Roman Catholic Church; Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury, UK; and Rt. Rev. Iain Greenshields, moderator of the general assembly of the Church of Scotland; will travel to the world’s youngest nation on 3- 5 February on a spiritual and peace mission.
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Posted: Jan. 26, 2023 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=13146
Categories: WCC NewsIn this article: Justin Welby, Pope Francis, South Sudan
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Catégorie : WCC NewsDans cet article : Justin Welby, Pope Francis, South Sudan


Health and Wholeness of Life in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

The WCC's Bossey Institute celebrated graduation day for their winter 2022 Interreligious Studies (CAS-IS) program

Jews, Christians and Muslims up to the age of 35 years are invited to apply for the 2023 Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Interreligious Studies course. Final submission date for applications is 28 February 2023.
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Posted: Dec. 16, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=13131
Categories: Resources, WCC NewsIn this article: Bossey Institute, interfaith, WCC
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Catégorie : Resources, WCC NewsDans cet article : Bossey Institute, interfaith, WCC


WCC’s Sauca meets with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas on path to “work for justice and peace”

World Council of Churches acting general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca (left) meets with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas (right) in Ramallah, Palestine

On 24 November, Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas formally received the acting general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC) Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca for a meeting to discuss just peace in Palestine and Israel.

The Palestinian president extended words of gratitude to all the churches for their ongoing support for Palestinian people. “We are one people,” said Abbas. “All churches are all our holy places.”
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Posted: Nov. 24, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12851
Categories: WCC NewsIn this article: Middle East, Palestine, peace, WCC
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Catégorie : WCC NewsDans cet article : Middle East, Palestine, peace, WCC


In pursuit of just peace: WCC acting general secretary has historic meeting with Israeli president Isaac Herzog

Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca, WCC acting general secretary (right), meets with Isaac Herzog, president of Israel (centre), and Rabbi Prof. David Rosen, KSG CBE, international director of interreligious affairs for the American Jewish Committee, and past chairman of the International Jewish Committee on Interreligious Consultations (IJCIC)

In an historic meeting to discuss just peace in the Holy Land, Israeli president Isaac Herzog formally received World Council of Churches (WCC) acting general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca on 23 November. This marks the first meeting between WCC leadership and an Israeli president.
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Posted: Nov. 23, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12849
Categories: WCC NewsIn this article: Israel, Middle East, peace, WCC
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Catégorie : WCC NewsDans cet article : Israel, Middle East, peace, WCC


WCC joins faith leaders in urgent call for higher ambition at COP27

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Climate activists gathered to demand climate justice during the 27th Conference of Parties (COP27)

World Council of Churches acting general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca joined other faith leaders in signing a collective message calling on world leaders and their representatives at COP27 to make the bold decisions necessary and ensure that there are clear and concrete outcomes from this COP.
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Posted: Nov. 18, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12842
Categories: WCC NewsIn this article: climate change, COP27
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Catégorie : WCC NewsDans cet article : climate change, COP27


WCC executive committee concludes meeting with clear path toward peace, justice, and reconciliation

The new Executive Committee of the World Council of Churches gathered at the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva

The World Council of Churches (WCC) executive committee, elected during the WCC 11th Assembly, has concluded its first meeting, held 7-12 November at the Ecumenical Institute Bossey and at the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva, Switzerland. The governing body focused on follow-up from the assembly, planning for 2023—including the budget and programme plans—and statements that respond to critical situations affecting the fellowship of WCC member churches.
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Posted: Nov. 17, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12855
Categories: WCC NewsIn this article: WCC
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Catégorie : WCC NewsDans cet article : WCC


Faith-based organisations to COP27: “We bring narratives that demand us all to act with justice”

Bishop Arnold Temple of the Methodist Church, Sierra Leone, delivers a statement to the high-level segment of the United Nations climate change conference COP27 at Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt on behalf of Faith-based organizations

“COP27 is a critical occasion for governments to together re-envision, develop, commit to and implement a roadmap towards a fossil fuel-free, post-growth, equitable and sustainable tomorrow,” said Bishop Arnold Temple of the Methodist Church in Sierra Leone, representing the interfaith liaison group, to the High-Level Ministerial Segment of the 27th Session of Conference of the Parties (COP27).
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Posted: Nov. 16, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12853
Categories: WCC NewsIn this article: climate change, COP27, justice, WCC
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Catégorie : WCC NewsDans cet article : climate change, COP27, justice, WCC


Dr Andrej Jeftić is the new director of WCC Commission on Faith and Order

Dr Andrej Jeftić, the new director of the Commission on Faith and Order of the World Council of Churches

The World Council of Churches (WCC) has appointed Dr Andrej Jeftić as the new director of the Commission on Faith and Order. Jeftić, from Serbia, an Eastern Orthodox theologian, has been serving as a research fellow at the Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory at the University of Belgrade. He also served as a theological consultant for the Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe.
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Posted: Nov. 14, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12861
Categories: WCC NewsIn this article: Andrej Jeftić, WCC Commission on Faith & Order
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Catégorie : WCC NewsDans cet article : Andrej Jeftić, WCC Commission on Faith & Order


Faith and Order study group releases paper “Towards a Global Vision of the Church, Volume I: Explorations on Global Christianity and Ecclesiology”

<em>Towards a Global Vision of the Church, Volume I: Explorations on Global Christianity and Ecclesiology</em>

As the study groups of the World Council of Churches (WCC) Faith and Order Commission convened this week, the paper “Towards a Global Vision of the Church Volume I: Explorations on Global Christianity and Ecclesiology” was released.
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Posted: Nov. 14, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12857
Categories: WCC NewsIn this article: ecclesiology, WCC Commission on Faith & Order
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Catégorie : WCC NewsDans cet article : ecclesiology, WCC Commission on Faith & Order


Faith and Order study groups convene to review work, prepare path forward

WCC Faith and Order commissioners discussing during the Faith and Order Joint Study Group Meeting at the Ecumenical Institute at Bossey

The study groups of the World Council of Churches (WCC) Faith and Order Commission are convening from 14-16 November at the Bossey Ecumenical Institute. Participants are sharing their reflections on what has been achieved theologically, ecumenically, and methodologically, as well as their views about relevant ecumenical theological work to be done.
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Posted: Nov. 14, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12859
Categories: WCC NewsIn this article: ecclesiology, moral discernment, pilgrimage, WCC Commission on Faith & Order
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Catégorie : WCC NewsDans cet article : ecclesiology, moral discernment, pilgrimage, WCC Commission on Faith & Order


WCC statement on COP27

Climate activists gathered to demand climate justice during the 27th Conference of Parties (COP27)

As Christians we confess that “The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world and all who live in it” (Ps 24). We acknowledge our responsibility as stewards and caretakers of God’s unique and abundant Creation of which we human beings are part. And yet we look around our world today, and see that due to our greed and negligence the entire living planet is threatened by accelerating climate change. “The earth dries up and withers, the world languishes and withers…”, “The earth is defiled by its people…” (Isaiah 24:4-5).
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Posted: Nov. 12, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12844
Categories: Communiqué, WCC NewsIn this article: climate change, COP27, statements, WCC
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Catégorie : Communiqué, WCC NewsDans cet article : climate change, COP27, statements, WCC


WCC’s Sauca at Bahrain Dialogue Forum: “Coexistence is a divine mandate”

Rev. Dr. Prof. Ioan Sauca, served as acting general secretary of the World Council of Churches after Rev. Olav Fykse Tveit was elected as presiding bishop of the Church of Norway

World Council of Churches acting general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca delivered a lecture during the first edition of the “Bahrain Dialogue Forum: East and West for Human Coexistence” held 3-4 November.
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Posted: Nov. 3, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12863
Categories: WCC NewsIn this article: dialogue, human coexistence, interfaith, WCC
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Catégorie : WCC NewsDans cet article : dialogue, human coexistence, interfaith, WCC


Study at Bossey Ecumenical Institute: Apply online

The WCC's Bossey Institute celebrated graduation day for their winter 2022 Interreligious Studies (CAS-IS) program

The Bossey Ecumenical Institute is inviting prospective students to apply for the autumn semester 2023-24. Applicants interested in ecumenical formation at Bossey will explore the opportunity to combine academic and experiential learning within a diverse global cohort.
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Posted: Oct. 25, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12619
Categories: WCC NewsIn this article: Bossey Institute, WCC
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Catégorie : WCC NewsDans cet article : Bossey Institute, WCC


Ahead of COP27, Christian leaders commit to fighting hunger caused by climate change

Metropolitan Serafim Kykotis (Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa) joined a youth-led protest for climate justice at the 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches taking place in Karlsruhe, Germany from August 31 to September 8

As the world prepares to gather for the UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Egypt from 6 to 18 November 2022, Christian organizations from Africa, Europe, and North America have committed to work together to end the persistent hunger crisis, worsened by climate change.

Leaders from nearly 40 churches and organizations signed the commitment at the end of a two-day convocation in Nairobi on 21 October. The meeting—on climate change and hunger—was organized by the U.S.-based Bread for the World and hosted by the All Africa Conference of Churches.
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Posted: Oct. 25, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12633
Categories: WCC NewsIn this article: Bread for the World, climate change, COP27, hunger
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Catégorie : WCC NewsDans cet article : Bread for the World, climate change, COP27, hunger


Patriarch Kirill, WCC’s Ioan Sauca meet in Moscow, agree that war cannot be holy

WCC acting general secretary Fr Ioan Sauca meets Patriarch Kirill, head of the Russian Orthodox Church at the Patriarchal Residence in St Daniel’s Monastery, Moscow

Patriarch Kirill and World Council of Churches (WCC) acting general secretary Fr Ioan Sauca met on 17 October in Moscow, discussing how churches are called to be peacemakers.

Also attending the meeting, which took place at the Patriarchal Residence in St Daniel’s Monastery, were Metropolitan Anthony of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations; Archimandrite Philaret (Bulekov), DECR vice-chairman; Fr Mikhail Gundyaev, representative of the Moscow Patriarchate to the WCC and international organisations in Geneva; Hieromonk Stefan (Igumnov), DECR secretary for inter-Christian relations; and Rev. Prof. Dr Benjamin Simon, WCC programme executive for Church Relations.
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Posted: Oct. 19, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12612
Categories: WCC NewsIn this article: Patriarch Kirill, WCC
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Catégorie : WCC NewsDans cet article : Patriarch Kirill, WCC


WCC acting general secretary visits Moscow

WCC acting general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca speaks in the introduction to a thematic plenary focused on Europe, at the 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches, held in Karlsruhe, Germany from 31 August to 8 September, under the theme 'Christ's Love Moves the World to Reconciliation and Unity'

World Council of Churches (WCC) acting general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca visited Moscow this week, meeting with H.H. Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and all Russia, and representatives from the largest WCC member church.
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Posted: Oct. 17, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12608
Categories: WCC NewsIn this article: Russian Orthodox, WCC, WCC Assembly
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Catégorie : WCC NewsDans cet article : Russian Orthodox, WCC, WCC Assembly


WCC elects executive committee

Closing business plenary at the 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches, held in Karlsruhe, Germany from 31 August to 8 September, under the theme 'Christ's Love Moves the World to Reconciliation and Unity'

The World Council of Churches (WCC) central committee elected the WCC executive committee on 8 September during the WCC 11th Assembly in Karlsruhe.

The central committee elects 20 of its members to serve as the WCC executive committee of the WCC, along with the leadership of the central committee, which includes the moderator, two vice-moderators, and the WCC general secretary, as well as the moderators of its programme and finance committees.
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Posted: Sept. 9, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12467
Categories: WCC NewsIn this article: Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, WCC Central Committee
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Catégorie : WCC NewsDans cet article : Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, WCC Central Committee


“Commitment to the search for unity” cornerstone of WCC, stressed at closing assembly press conference

Outgoing WCC central committee moderator Dr Agnes Abuom speaks at the closing press conference at the 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches, held in Karlsruhe, Germany from 31 August to 8 September, under the theme 'Christ's Love Moves the World to Reconciliation and Unity'

“For the first time in a long while, this 11th assembly provided safe spaces for serious engagement, reflections, prayer, challenging one another, [and] encounters.” said Dr Agnes Abuom, moderator of the World Council of Churches (WCC) central committee. She spoke of her take-aways from the WCC assembly, including the “commitment to the search for unity – common vision and understanding,” which she referred to as the cornerstone of the WCC.
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Posted: Sept. 9, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12477
Categories: Conferences, WCC NewsIn this article: Christian unity, WCC, WCC Assembly
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Catégorie : Conferences, WCC NewsDans cet article : Christian unity, WCC, WCC Assembly


Bishop Dr Heinrich Bedford-Strohm elected as WCC moderator: “we are one church in this global world”

Bishop Dr Heinrich Bedford-Strohm of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bavaria was moderator of the WCC Assembly thematic plenary on Christian unity. On September 8, he was elected as Moderator of the WCC Central Committee for the period until the next Assembly

The World Council of Churches (WCC) central committee has elected Bishop Dr Heinrich Bedford-Strohm of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bavaria as its new moderator.

The central committee also elected two vice moderators, Rev. Merlyn Hyde Riley, Jamaica Baptist Union; and H.E. Archbishop Dr Vicken Aykazian, Armenian Apostolic Church, Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin.

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Posted: Sept. 8, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12489
Categories: Conferences, WCC NewsIn this article: Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, WCC, WCC Assembly, WCC Central Committee
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Catégorie : Conferences, WCC NewsDans cet article : Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, WCC, WCC Assembly, WCC Central Committee


“Living Planet” statement from WCC 11th Assembly seeks a just and sustainable global community

Activists demand attention to the climate crisis during a protest at the World Council of Churches' 11th Assembly in Karlsruhe, Germany. The Assembly's theme is 'Christ's Love Moves the World to Reconciliation and Unity'

A statement from the World Council of Churches 11th Assembly, “The Living Planet: seeking a just and sustainable global community,” raises an increasingly urgent voice of concern and demand for action.

“We are all interdependent in God’s whole creation,” notes the statement’s introduction. “We are running out of time.”

We must repent from our continuing human selfishness, the statement urges. “Christ’s love calls us to deep solidarity and a quest for justice for those who have contributed to this emergency the least, yet suffer the most, physically, existentially, and ecologically,” reads the statement.
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Posted: Sept. 8, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12475
Categories: Conferences, WCC NewsIn this article: climate change, ecology, environment, WCC, WCC Assembly
Transmis : 8 sept. 2022 • Lien permanente : ecumenism.net/?p=12475
Catégorie : Conferences, WCC NewsDans cet article : climate change, ecology, environment, WCC, WCC Assembly


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