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Church leaders express regret over US climate change decision

Church leaders have expressed their regret over the decision by US President Donald Trump to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change.

02 June 2017

Anglicans join global wave of solidarity after Palm Sunday Coptic bombings

Anglican leaders have added their voices to the global wave of solidarity that followed the deadly Palm Sunday attacks on Coptic churches.

11 April 2017

Prayer urged after Colombians reject FARC peace agreement

The Bishop of Colombia has appealed for prayer after a peace deal between the government and FARC was rejected in a referendum.

07 October 2016

Prayer response to Turkey airport terror attack

Last night’s terror attack at Istanbul International Airport has been met with a wave of prayer from Anglican and other Christian leaders.

29 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

Burundi: Christians need to plant a seed of love in their hearts

The Eglise Anglicane du Burundi (Anglican Church of Burundi) reports on the recent solidarity visits to the country by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, the World Council of Churches and its general secretary the Revd Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, and the All Africa Conference of Churches.

10 March 2016

New Zealand churches open new unity dialogue

Leaders of Anglican, Methodist and Roman Catholic churches in New Zealand have launched a new platform for conversation and work together, to be known as the National Dialogue for Christian Unity (NDCU).

07 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

Churches map European migration

A new publication that brings together first-person accounts with theological and sociological studies into migration in Europe has been published. Mapping Migration is a revised and updated edition of three bodies’ previous joint study and explores challenges and changes in the European church landscape in light of international migration.

19 January 2016