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WCC theme for 11th Assembly: ‘Christ’s love moves the world to reconciliation and unity’

Opening prayer of the WCC Central Committee meeting in Geneva, June 2018. Photo: Albin Hillert/WCC

The World Council of Churches (WCC) Central Committee has decided upon the theme for its 11th Assembly, to be held in Karlsruhe, Germany in 2021. “Christ’s love moves the world to reconciliation and unity” will be the theme used in development of programmes and other preparations. The WCC Assembly Planning Committee is currently meeting in Cyprus to develop central building blocks for the assembly. “The theme will help to focus on the ecumenical movement as a movement of love, seeking to follow Christ and witness to Christ’s love – expressed in the search for justice and peace, and unity based on that,” commented WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit and added “The one human family needs love and needs to love to face our future together.”
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Posted: January 10, 2019 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=10436
Categories: WCC NewsIn this article: WCC Assembly
Transmis : 10 janvier 2019 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=10436
Catégorie : WCC NewsDans cet article : WCC Assembly


Education for Peace in a Multi-Religious World: A Christian Perspective

At a conference with the theme “Promoting Peace Together” held in Geneva on 21 May, religious leaders focused on two historic documents related to peace-making. The first, “Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together,” was jointly signed by Pope Francis and the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar in Abu Dhabi in February. The second, “Education for Peace in a Multi-Religious World: A Christian Perspective,” jointly prepared by the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue and the World Council of Churches (WCC), was officially launched at the conference.

Anne Glynn-Mackoul, moderator of the opening session and a WCC Executive Committee member who represents the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East (USA), expressed her appreciation for those gathered who are inspired by a common vision to promote peace together. “Today we will explore together two documents which affirm, each with compelling fervor, the possibility of peace,” she said.

The two documents, Glynn-Mackoul added, “help us, each in its own way, to think of religions not as fortresses to be defended but as wellsprings for the flourishing of all life.”
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Posted: May 21, 2019 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=10825
Categories: Documents, WCC NewsIn this article: Al-Azhar, dialogue, interfaith, peace, Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, WCC
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WCC, IJCIC agree to restore formal relations, strengthen communication

Photo: Marianne Ejdersten/World Council of Churches

The World Council of Churches (WCC) and the International Jewish Committee for Interreligious Consultations (IJCIC ) have met formally on 25-27 June in Paris.

This meeting, under the theme “The normalization of hatred: challenges for Jews and Christians today,” took place at a time of challenges both to religious life in general and to each of our communities in their various contexts,” reads a communique released by the two groups.

“Among the issues that informed this gathering were: the rise of xenophobic nationalist movements in much of the world; suspicion of the agendas of religious communities and institutions, especially in Europe; the resurgence of overt antisemitism; the prevalence of Islamophobia; newly emerging anti-Christian attitudes; the continuing non-resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; worldwide hostility to vulnerable minorities; and the shocking erosion of civil society in many places and ways.” reads the communique. “We are particularly horrified by the recent increase in murderous attacks on places of worship in different parts of the world.”
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Posted: June 28, 2019 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=10676
Categories: WCC NewsIn this article: Christian, Christianity, IJCIC, Jewish, Judaism, WCC
Transmis : 28 juin 2019 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=10676
Catégorie : WCC NewsDans cet article : Christian, Christianity, IJCIC, Jewish, Judaism, WCC


Serving a Wounded World in Interreligious Solidarity

The World Council of Churches (WCC) and the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue (PCID) have released a joint document, “Serving a Wounded World in Interreligious Solidarity: A Christian Call to Reflection and Action During COVID-19 and Beyond.” Its purpose is to encourage churches and Christian organizations to reflect on the importance of interreligious solidarity in a world wounded by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The document offers a Christian basis for interreligious solidarity that can inspire and confirm the impulse to serve a world wounded not only by COVID-19 but also by many other wounds.

The publication is also designed to be useful to practitioners of other religions, who have already responded to COVID-19 with similar thoughts based on their own traditions.

The document recognizes the current context of the pandemic as a time for discovering new forms of solidarity for rethinking the post-COVID-19 world. Comprised of five sections, the document reflects on the nature of a solidarity sustained by hope and offers a Christian basis for interreligious solidarity, a few key principles and a set of recommendations on how reflection on solidarity can be translated into concrete and credible action.
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Posted: August 27, 2020 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=10818
Categories: Documents, WCC NewsIn this article: interfaith, justice, Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, solidarity, WCC
Transmis : 27 aoüt 2020 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=10818
Catégorie : Documents, WCC NewsDans cet article : interfaith, justice, Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, solidarity, WCC


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