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Statement also calls for "an end to impunity in the Holy Land" and expresses solidarity with Christian churches in the Middle East, many of which are in Palestinian areas. more

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The World Council of Churches' Report on the April 4 anti-racism rally in Washington, D.C., brings another perspective to the task of eradicating racial prejudice in America. more

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Arusha, Tanzania, March 2018

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Under a theme "Called to Transforming Discipleship," the once-every-10-years conference drew 1,000 participants to contemplate Christian mission and evangelism in today's chaotic world. more

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World Council of Churches leaders begin a year-long 70th anniversary observance with an extended visit with Christians in China. more

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The annual observance seeking unity among the world's Christians is sponsored by the World Council of Churches. more

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The heads of churches call for prayer, peace, respect for human dignity, a transitional government of national unity, and national dialogue in a spirit of reconciliation. more

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WCC Interfaith Climate

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The interfaith climate statement, "Walk on Earth Gently," calls for more ambitious climate actions include changes in personal lifestyles and institutional consumption. more

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Kenya Crisis WCC

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Church leaders warn that Kenya is on brink of disaster unless political leaders embrace dialogue to solve immediate challenges in the east African country. more

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Thursdays in Black

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Members of a World Council of Churches group meeting in Romania join the global "Thursdays in Black" campaign against gender-based violence. more

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Two ecumenical Christian organizations issue a joint statement lamenting the mass shooting Oct. 1 at a country music concert in Las Vegas, Nevada. more

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Horn of Africa

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As the leaders of the G20 economies gathered, the World Council of Churches, the ACT Alliance, and the All Africa Council of Churches called for those nations to lead a campaign against hunger and war in the Horn of Africa. more

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Speaking at a World Council of Churches' consultation on 50 years of occupation of Palestinian lands, religious leaders say that politics has failed and churches are the only hope for bringing peace to the Middle East. more

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WCC Climate Activists

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Messages from churches around the world indicate continued commitment to working toward climate justice, reports the World Council of Churches. more

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Christians are invited to pray on Sunday, May 21 for the resources and motivation to end global famine, says the Rev. Olav Fyske Tveit, top executive of the World Council of Churches. more

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Jerusalem Palm Sunday

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Christian leaders in the Middle East proclaim that the world's suffering and death are not final, thanks to Christ's Resurrection on Easter. more

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The collaborative blog UM & Global recommends a series of webinars on evangelism today, produced by the World Council of Churches. more

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The Rev. Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit asked pointed questions about religion's role in prejudice against people worldwide during a scholarly forum in Norway recently. more

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Lancaster Protest

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Bishops, academics and other religious leaders continue to issue sharp criticisms of President Donald Trump's executive orders as detrimental to believers, society and scholarship. more

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United Methodist missions staff and World Council of Churches representatives met recently in the agency's new Atlanta headquarters to beginning planning for a 2018 global conference on mission in the 21st century. more

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Reconciliation is the theme for this year's observance of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity held annually Jan. 18-25. more

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Several civil society organizations in the Philippines, including some backed by the United Methodist Church there, have brought extrajudicial killings and other government abuses to a special United Nations committee. more

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Almost 40 years after AIDS was identified, people around the world living with HIV still endure assaults on their basic human rights, from discrimination to denial of legal protection and even medical care, a World Council of Churches' study finds. more

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WCC Water Teaser

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The World Council of Churches' Ecumenical Water Network is sponsoring a contest for amateur photographers to share photos on the importance of water in their lives as part of the WCC's water justice campaign. more

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In an age of religious pluralism and of religious justification of all manner of atrocities, how do religious communities contribute authentically to the public good? more

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WCC Refugees

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Participants in a recent conference on the refugee crisis in Europe, hosted by the WCC, said they felt energized by the reports from a multitude of activities undertaken by churches from Lebanon to Finland through Serbia, Greece and Germany. more

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The World Council of Churches seeks to help its members, including The United Methodist Church, learn how to reach out more effectively to people in today's secularized contexts. more

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Global church leaders have welcomed the landmark Paris climate agreement for taking into account the immediate needs of poor countries most severely affected by extreme weather. more

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Church leaders in the United States, Cuba and the World Council of Churches urge normalizing U.S.-Cuban relations in a joint statement. more

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