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Anglicans join global work to counter xenophobia at Vatican-hosted ecumenical conference

An ecumenical conference in the Vatican has discussed the need to counter xenophobia and racism towards refugees and migrants.

27 September 2018

Pope Francis: walking together is “an act of obedience to the Lord and love for our world”

Pope Francis has given a strong message about the ecumenical journey during a visit to the World Council of Churches’ HQ in Geneva.

21 June 2018

Churches stand in solidarity with Ethiopian Christians

The Archbishop Emeritus of Burundi, Bernard Ntahoturi, joined a delegation from the World Council of Churches (WCC) last week in a solidarity visit to churches in Ethiopia.

26 October 2016

Former pro-Apartheid church welcomed back into world ecumenical family

Thirty years after it voted to reject all forms of racism and open its membership to all Christians, the Dutch Reformed Church has been welcomed back as a full member of the World Council of Churches.

01 July 2016

Anglicans elected to World Council of Churches executive

Two Anglicans will serve on the executive committee of the World Council of Churches.

30 June 2016

Anglican call for action at World Council of Churches

The Anglican moderator of the WCC has called on the Church to move away from nostalgia and consider how to become catalysts of a moral force in a world beset by injustice, inequality and rising xenophobia. 

22 June 2016

Calls for peace in Burundi grow louder

During a solidarity visit to Burundi 1 - 4 March, the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) sent a “Peace Message” urging all parties in Burundi to promote national unity, healing and reconciliation.

10 March 2016

Archbishop Justin Welby and WCC visit Burundi

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby is visiting Burundi to show solidarity with local Anglicans and to pray for peace and reconciliation. His visit comes hot on the heels of a solidarity visit by a delegation from the WCC, including Dr Agnes Abuom, the moderator of the WCC Central Committee and a member of the Anglican Church of Kenya.

04 March 2016

Refugee crisis: churches and governments share responsibility

There is a need for “urgent action to strengthen coordination and cooperation in Europe's response to the refugee and migrant crisis,” a high level conference of governments, UN agencies, churches and civil society organisations heard this week. The conference was organised by the WCC and focused on ways to strengthen coordinated responses to the crisis.

20 January 2016

WCC Executive Committee works toward a future of peace and justice

Violence in the name of religion echoed in the distance, demanding a response, through last week's meeting of the Executive Committee of the World Council of Churches as it planned the work of the Council in the coming years. 

23 November 2015