Archive for tag: WCC Assembly

Archive pour tag : WCC Assembly

  1     2     3     4  

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.
… Read more » … lire la suite »

Posted: Oct. 17, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12608
Categories: WCC NewsIn this article: Russian Orthodox, WCC, WCC Assembly
Transmis : 17 oct. 2022 • Lien permanente : ecumenism.net/?p=12608
Catégorie : WCC NewsDans cet article : Russian Orthodox, WCC, WCC Assembly


Climate change tops agenda at WCC Assembly, say Canadian Anglicans

Canadian Anglican delegates to the WCC Assembly pose for a photo on the streets of Karlsruhe. From left to right: Canon Scott Sharman, Brendon Neilson, Canon Murray Still, the Rev. Cynthia Haines-Turner, Riscylla Shaw, bishop of Trent-Durham in the diocese of Toronto

The top concern of this year’s World Council of Churches (WCC) Assembly was unquestionably climate change, says Canon Scott Sharman, the Anglican Church of Canada’s animator for ecumenical and interfaith relations.
… Read more » … lire la suite »

Posted: Oct. 12, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12806
Categories: Anglican JournalIn this article: Anglican Church of Canada, climate change, WCC Assembly
Transmis : 12 oct. 2022 • Lien permanente : ecumenism.net/?p=12806
Catégorie : Anglican JournalDans cet article : Anglican Church of Canada, climate change, 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.”
… Read more » … lire la suite »

Posted: Sept. 30, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12538
Categories: NewsIn this article: Indigenous peoples, racism, WCC, WCC Assembly
Transmis : 30 sept. 2022 • Lien permanente : ecumenism.net/?p=12538
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.
… Read more » … lire la suite »

Posted: Sept. 9, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12477
Categories: Conferences, WCC NewsIn this article: Christian unity, WCC, WCC Assembly
Transmis : 9 sept. 2022 • Lien permanente : ecumenism.net/?p=12477
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.
… Read more » … lire la suite »

Posted: Sept. 9, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12515
Categories: News, Photo galleryIn this article: WCC, WCC Assembly
Transmis : 9 sept. 2022 • Lien permanente : ecumenism.net/?p=12515
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.

… Read more » … lire la suite »

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
Transmis : 8 sept. 2022 • Lien permanente : ecumenism.net/?p=12489
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.
… Read more » … lire la suite »

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


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.
… Read more » … lire la suite »

Posted: Sept. 8, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12473
Categories: Conferences, WCC NewsIn this article: peace, Ukraine, WCC, WCC Assembly
Transmis : 8 sept. 2022 • Lien permanente : ecumenism.net/?p=12473
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.
… Read more » … lire la suite »

Posted: Sept. 8, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12471
Categories: Conferences, WCC NewsIn this article: Middle East, Palestine, peace, WCC, WCC Assembly
Transmis : 8 sept. 2022 • Lien permanente : ecumenism.net/?p=12471
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.”
… Read more » … lire la suite »

Posted: Sept. 8, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12469
Categories: WCC NewsIn this article: Christian unity, WCC, WCC Assembly, youth
Transmis : 8 sept. 2022 • Lien permanente : ecumenism.net/?p=12469
Catégorie : WCC NewsDans cet article : Christian unity, WCC, WCC Assembly, youth


‘Ecumenical winter’ must end, declares Archbishop Welby

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby addressed the WCC Assembly during the thematic plenary on Christian unity

At times of world crisis, the “habits of division” between Christians must end, the Archbishop of Canterbury said on Wednesday. He was addressing the 11th World Council of Churches (WCC) Assembly, meeting in Karlsruhe, Germany (Comment, 2 September).

Archbishop Welby spoke of the Lambeth Conference meeting in Canterbury over the summer (News, 19 August), at which participants had expressed “huge differences” over matters such as human sexuality. “We found our way forward through, not by solving the issues but by living in the light of Christ, by saying we do not agree, by being honest without excluding one another.”
… Read more » … lire la suite »

Posted: Sept. 8, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12460
Categories: NewsIn this article: Christian unity, Justin Welby, WCC, WCC Assembly
Transmis : 8 sept. 2022 • Lien permanente : ecumenism.net/?p=12460
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Christian unity, Justin Welby, WCC, WCC Assembly


WCC assembly statement calls for global ceasefire, renewed commitment to peace

Young people hold signs during the morning prayer service 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'

Recognizing the deep need for, “renewed dialogue within the ecumenical movement,” the WCC 11th Assembly released a statement “strongly affirming the commitment of the WCC and its member churches to peacemaking through inter-religious dialogue and cooperation at all levels,” and calling for a global ceasefire in all armed conflicts around the world.
… Read more » … lire la suite »

Posted: Sept. 8, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12504
Categories: Conferences, WCC NewsIn this article: WCC, WCC Assembly
Transmis : 8 sept. 2022 • Lien permanente : ecumenism.net/?p=12504
Catégorie : Conferences, WCC NewsDans cet article : WCC, WCC Assembly


WCC 11th Assembly shares message: “A Call to Act Together”

Assembly delegates vote to approve a list of new Central Committee members during a business plenary session 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'

All are called by Christ’s love to repentance, reconciliation, and justice in the face of war, inequality, and sins against creation, delegates at the 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches (WCC) in Karlsruhe, Germany, have stated in a message issued on 8 September.

“We will find a strength to act from a unity founded in Christ’s love, for it enables us to learn the things that make for peace, to transform division into reconciliation, and to work for the healing of our living planet,” delegates stated in their message, titled “A Call to Act Together.”
… Read more » … lire la suite »

Posted: Sept. 8, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12502
Categories: Conferences, WCC NewsIn this article: WCC, WCC Assembly
Transmis : 8 sept. 2022 • Lien permanente : ecumenism.net/?p=12502
Catégorie : Conferences, WCC NewsDans cet article : WCC, WCC Assembly


WCC assembly proposes “A Pilgrimage of Justice, Reconciliation and Unity”

Children enjoy play time in 'Domino World' at St. John's Church in Karlsruhe during the World Council of Churches' 11th Assembly. The assembly takes place August 31 to September 8 under the theme 'Christ's Love Moves the World to Reconciliation and Unity'

In a report released 7 September, the World Council of Churches (WCC) assembly proposed inviting member churches and ecumenical partners to commit to working together as a fellowship in “A Pilgrimage of Justice, Reconciliation, and Unity,” as a way to go even further on the “Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace” initiated at the WCC 10th Assembly in Busan.

“The beginning of our work has relationship building at its heart, but we want to go even further and revive a sense that the fellowship is a movement, even a prophetic movement,” reads the report. “We do not want to lose the sense that we are ‘moving’ and that we are on a journey of justice and peace, prepared to struggle for them.”
… Read more » … lire la suite »

Posted: Sept. 7, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12499
Categories: Conferences, WCC NewsIn this article: WCC, WCC Assembly
Transmis : 7 sept. 2022 • Lien permanente : ecumenism.net/?p=12499
Catégorie : Conferences, WCC NewsDans cet article : WCC, WCC Assembly


COVID-19 pandemic impacted income and ways of working at the WCC

Assembly delegates gather for a business plenary session 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 impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and 2021 resulted in reduced income for the World Council of Churches (WCC) and led to an adaptation in ways of working, the 11th Assembly of the WCC has heard.

The WCC assembly presented its report during the 31 August to 8 September Assembly hosted in the German city of Karlsruhe.

“When the assembly met in Busan in 2013, in the wake of the financial crisis of 2008, there was concern over both the decreasing levels of income, and the loans taken to refinance the pension fund,” the report said.
… Read more » … lire la suite »

Posted: Sept. 7, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12497
Categories: Conferences, WCC NewsIn this article: WCC, WCC Assembly
Transmis : 7 sept. 2022 • Lien permanente : ecumenism.net/?p=12497
Catégorie : Conferences, WCC NewsDans cet article : WCC, WCC Assembly


Press conference offers array of voices on unity as “fundamental mission that Jesus gave to us”

A press conference was addressed by Archbishop Justin Welby of the Church of England; Bishop Brian Farrell, secretary of the Vatican's Dicastery for Promoting Christian Unity; Metropolitan Job of Psidia of the Ecumenical Patriarchate; and Rev. Prof. Dr Sandra Beardsall, member of the WCC Faith and Order Commission

At a World Council of Churches (WCC) 11th Assembly press conference held 7 September, Anglican, Catholic, and Orthodox voices joined a WCC Faith and Order member to explore the meaning of Christian unity.

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby told journalists that ecumenical unity begins with the nature of one God omnipotent.

Welby, the Church of England leader, shared a platform with Bishop Brian Farrell, secretary of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity; Metropolitan Job of Pisidia, the permanent representative of the Ecumenical Patriarchate to the WCC; and Rev. Prof Dr Sandra Beardsall, member of the WCC Faith and Order Commission.
… Read more » … lire la suite »

Posted: Sept. 7, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12495
Categories: Conferences, WCC NewsIn this article: Justin Welby, WCC, WCC Assembly, WCC Commission on Faith & Order
Transmis : 7 sept. 2022 • Lien permanente : ecumenism.net/?p=12495
Catégorie : Conferences, WCC NewsDans cet article : Justin Welby, WCC, WCC Assembly, WCC Commission on Faith & Order


Archbishop of Canterbury: “In this time of world crisis, Christians are to be a community of peace”

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby addressed the WCC Assembly during the thematic plenary on Christian unity

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby addressed the World Council of Churches 11th Assembly on 7 September.

The archbishop spoke of how the theme of the WCC assembly—“Christ’s love moves the world to reconciliation and unity”—resonates with the theme of the Lambeth Conference of Anglican Bishops, held in August under the theme “God’s Church for God’s World.”
… Read more » … lire la suite »

Posted: Sept. 7, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12493
Categories: Conferences, WCC NewsIn this article: Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, WCC, WCC Assembly
Transmis : 7 sept. 2022 • Lien permanente : ecumenism.net/?p=12493
Catégorie : Conferences, WCC NewsDans cet article : Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, WCC, WCC Assembly


Plenary challenges WCC to embrace unity through youth, reconciliation, and love of one another

A panel of speakers for the thematic plenary on ’Christian Unity and the Churches’ Common Witness’ 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'. L-R: Bran Friesen of the World Christian Student Federation; Bishop Brian Farrell, secretary of the Vatican's Dicastery for Promoting Christian Unity; Metropolitan Job of Psidia, Ecumenical Patriarchate; plenary moderator Bishop Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, presiding bishop of the Evangelische Kirche in Bavaria; Canon Dr Rosemary Muthoni Mbogo of the Anglican Church of Kenya; Rev. Prof. Dr. Jooseop Keum from the Council on World Mission; and Lani Mireya Anaya Jiménez of the Methodist Church of Mexico

Speakers during a World Council of Churches (WCC) 11th Assembly plenary under the theme “Christian unity and the churches’ common witness” on 7 September reflected on unity, mission, and reconciliation in the fellowship and ecumenical movement. The plenary theme included conversation on accomplishments and challenges to Christian unity and mission since the WCC 10th Assembly in Busan, and mutual accountability and witness to the love of Christ in a changing landscape and looking forward.
… Read more » … lire la suite »

Posted: Sept. 7, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12491
Categories: Conferences, WCC NewsIn this article: Christian unity, Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, WCC, WCC Assembly
Transmis : 7 sept. 2022 • Lien permanente : ecumenism.net/?p=12491
Catégorie : Conferences, WCC NewsDans cet article : Christian unity, Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, WCC, WCC Assembly


Archbishop of Canterbury addresses the 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby addressed the WCC Assembly during the thematic plenary on Christian unity

Archbishop Justin today addressed the 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches. The WCC Assembly is the highest governing body of the World Council of Churches, and normally meets every eight years. This year’s conference took place between 31st August – 8th September 2022. It is the only time when the entire fellowship of member churches come together in one place for prayer and celebration. The theme of the 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches is “Christ’s love moves the world to reconciliation and unity”.
… Read more » … lire la suite »

Posted: Sept. 7, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12462
Categories: News, OpinionIn this article: Christian unity, Justin Welby, WCC, WCC Assembly
Transmis : 7 sept. 2022 • Lien permanente : ecumenism.net/?p=12462
Catégorie : News, OpinionDans cet article : Christian unity, Justin Welby, WCC, WCC Assembly


Message from the WCC Indigenous Peoples Pre-Assembly

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

Message from the WCC Indigenous Peoples Pre-Assembly 28-30 August 2022 We were welcomed to this land in song, scripture, and ceremony by the Sami people and members of the Ecumenical Indigenous Peoples Network. We acknowledge the Sami of Norway, Sweden, Finland and parts of Russia and the Inuit of Greenland as Indigenous peoples of Europe.
… Read more » … lire la suite »

Posted: Sept. 7, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12438
Categories: Conferences, NewsIn this article: Indigenous peoples, WCC, WCC Assembly
Transmis : 7 sept. 2022 • Lien permanente : ecumenism.net/?p=12438
Catégorie : Conferences, NewsDans cet article : Indigenous peoples, WCC, WCC Assembly


  1     2     3     4