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WCC sends "warm greetings" and "heartfelt prayers" to Anglican Primates

The general secretary of the World Council of Churches, the Revd Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, has sent a message to the Anglican Primates meeting this week in Canterbury, offering them his “warm greetings” and assuring them of his “heartfelt prayers”.

14 January 2016

Churches provide humanitarian corridor giving safe passage for refugees

Churches across the globe have spoken out in support of migrants on a day which has been designated by the United Nations as International Migrants Day.

18 December 2015

Climate change victims need help to adapt or move on Archbishop Makgoba says

People suffering from the catastrophic effects of climate change need help to adapt or – where the effects are so significant that adaption is not a possibility – they need help to move on, the Archbishop of Cape Town, Thabo Makgoba said.

27 November 2015

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

Bishop welcomes "significant" global discussion on discrimination, persecution and martyrdom

A global consultation on discrimination, persecution and martyrdom facing Christians in different parts of the world, that took place Albania this week, has been described as “significant” by the Bishop of Woolwich, a member of the Anglican Communion’s Network for Interfaith Concerns (NIFCON) management group.

06 November 2015

Tributes paid to India's ecumenical leader

A senior bishop of the Methodist Church in India, Dr Taranath Sagar, a leading figure in the country’s ecumenical movement, has died this week after a heart attack.

22 October 2015

WCC concerned about increasing violence in Jerusalem

The General Secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC) has written to church leaders in Israel and Palestine to “express the concern and solidarity of the global ecumenical fellowship” in light of increasing violence in and around Jerusalem.

20 October 2015

WCC condemns foreign military intervention in Syria

The World Council of Churches (WCC) has expressed grave concern over the dramatic escalation of the conflict in Syria and called for an end to foreign military interventions in the war-torn country.

14 October 2015