Archive for tag: WCC

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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


Thursdays in Black: Towards a world without rape and violence

Thursdays in Black: Towards a world without rape and violence

In every country, gender-based violence is a tragic reality. This violence is frequently hidden, and victims are often silent, fearing stigma and further violence.

We all have a responsibility to speak out against violence, to ensure that women and men, boys and girls, are safe from rape and violence in homes, schools, work, streets – in all places in our societies.
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Posted: Dec. 8, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12912
Categories: News, ResourcesIn this article: justice, Thursdays in Black, violence, WCC
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Catégorie : News, ResourcesDans cet article : justice, Thursdays in Black, violence, 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 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


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


Patriarch Kirill on war

Nicholas Jesson, editor
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

If you are like me, you have been watching the war in Ukraine with prayers for the innocent civilians caught in the mortar and missile attacks. I vacillate between excitement at the heroic defence of Ukraine by an outgunned and outnumbered civilian army and anger at the Russian war crimes exposed by the Ukrainian advances in recent months. Perhaps the most disturbing news has been the reports of statements from Patriarch Kirill, patriarch of Moscow and leader of the Russian Orthodox Church.
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Posted: Oct. 21, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12614
Categories: NewsIn this article: Moscow Patriarchate, Patriarch Kirill, Russian Orthodox, WCC
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Moscow Patriarchate, Patriarch Kirill, Russian Orthodox, WCC


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 approves two statements on Racism and Reconciliation with Indigenous People

Participants in the WCC's Indigenous Peoples' Pre-Assembly gathered for an informal time of prayer on the first evening of their gathering

The World Council of Churches Central Committee approved the release of two statements proposed at the recent Karlsruhe Assembly that had not been completed during the Assembly. In the introduction to the first statement, “Statement on Confronting Racism and Xenophobia, Overcoming Discrimination, Ensuring Belonging”, the WCC stated simply that, “(t)he World Council of Churches, at its 11th assembly, in Karlsruhe, Germany, abhors the perpetuation of all forms of racism, xenophobia and related discriminations against humanity and the pervasive suffering it causes.”
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Posted: Sept. 30, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12538
Categories: NewsIn this article: Indigenous peoples, racism, WCC, WCC Assembly
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Indigenous peoples, racism, WCC, WCC Assembly


“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


The WCC 11th Assembly in Karlsruhe, Germany, August 31-September 8

Participants in the WCC's Indigenous Peoples' Pre-Assembly gathered for an informal time of prayer on the first evening of their gathering

The World Council of Churches held its 11th Assembly in the German city of Karlsruhe with the theme “Christ’s Love Moves the World to Reconciliation and Unity.” Over 3,750 participants from all Christian traditions and almost every country around the world came together for 9 days of prayer, reflection, discussion, and decision. The following news articles trace the Assembly from the gatherings of the pre-Assembly to the final plenary and the gathering of the new Central Committee. The principle texts of the Assembly are also included further below.
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Posted: Sept. 9, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12515
Categories: News, Photo galleryIn this article: WCC, WCC Assembly
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Catégorie : News, Photo galleryDans cet article : 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
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Catégorie : Conferences, WCC NewsDans cet article : climate change, ecology, environment, WCC, WCC Assembly


WCC statement on war in Ukraine deplores “illegal and unjustifiable” invasion, renews calls for ceasefire

Supporters of Ukraine demonstrate outside the 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches, held 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 (WCC) 11th Assembly, “War in Ukraine, Peace and Justice in the European Region,” denounces “the illegal and unjustifiable” Russian invasion of Ukraine and renews the call for a ceasefire as well as the immediate withdrawal of Russian troops.

“We appeal to all sides in the conflict to respect the principles of international humanitarian law, including especially with regard to the protection of civilians and civilian infrastructure, and for the humane treatment of prisoners of war,” the statement reads.
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Posted: Sept. 8, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12473
Categories: Conferences, WCC NewsIn this article: peace, Ukraine, WCC, WCC Assembly
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Catégorie : Conferences, WCC NewsDans cet article : peace, Ukraine, WCC, WCC Assembly


WCC statement urges active engagement in dialogue to bring lasting peace and security for all in the Middle East

Members of the choir sing during a service of Oriental Orthodox evening prayer at the World Council of Churches' 11th Assembly in Karlsruhe, Germany. The assembly takes place August 31 to September 8 under the theme 'Christ's Love Moves the World to Reconciliation and Unity'

The World Council of Churches (WCC) 11th Assembly says it is hearing the pleas of the heads of churches in the Holy Land more than ever before in relation to mounting intimidation, violations, limiting access to places of worship, and attacks by radicals.

In a statement from the assembly, the WCC noted that authorities are squeezing the Christian presence in Jerusalem, threatening the Status Quo and the multi-religious and multi-cultural identity of the city, along with displacing Palestinians.
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Posted: Sept. 8, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12471
Categories: Conferences, WCC NewsIn this article: Middle East, Palestine, peace, WCC, WCC Assembly
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Catégorie : Conferences, WCC NewsDans cet article : Middle East, Palestine, peace, WCC, WCC Assembly


WCC assembly eyes increasing youth participation, approves Unity Statement

George Andoh participates in an afternoon prayer service at the 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches, held in Karlsruhe, Germany. This prayer service was sponsored by members of the Pentecostal community. The Assembly's theme is 'Christ's Love Moves the World to Reconciliation and Unity'

The WCC 11th Assembly has recommended increasing youth participation in the global ecumenical fellowship.

The assembly received, affirmed, and endorsed a Youth Statement signed by 38 youth members of the assembly, including 12 delegates and nine advisers. The assembly is referring to the WCC central committee for action, noting “the need for full youth involvement in all commissions, committees, advisory groups, and reference groups of the WCC, but also the apparent reluctance of some member churches to nominate young people to the central committee and other committees.”
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Posted: Sept. 8, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12469
Categories: WCC NewsIn this article: Christian unity, WCC, WCC Assembly, youth
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Catégorie : WCC NewsDans cet article : Christian unity, WCC, WCC Assembly, youth


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