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Growing instability in Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo, where United Methodists are working for peace, has drawn attention from the World Council of Churches and the United Nations. Read more

Advocating Justice

Thursdays in Black seeks to keep rape and violence against women at the forefront of religious concern to stem the tide of attacks against women and girls. Read more

Global Nature

The World Council of Churches condemns the Easter Sunday bombing of churches in Sri Lanka and calls for an end to religious animosities. Read more

Preaching at Hollywood UMC, the Rev. Dr. Olav Fyske Tveit says the parable of the prodigal son teaches that nobody should be excluded from the faith community. Read more

Global Nature

The theme for the week of prayer in 2019, "Justice, and only justice, you shall pursue ..." is inspired by Deuteronomy 16:18-20. Read more

Global Nature

“Populist nationalism” manipulates people’s fears and insecurities about negative impacts of migration on their families, communities and cultural identities to benefit political self-interests and gain electoral advantage, said the consultants. Read more

Women have always been the backbone of the church and have always been in leadership positions, even when not ecclesiastically ordained. Today many speak truth to power in the midst of conflict. Read more

Global Nature

A new logo highlights the renewal of the World Council of Churches' "Thursdays in Black" campaign protesting rape and violence against women and girls. Read more

Advocating Justice

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. Read more

Advocating Justice

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. Read more

Global Nature

Salvadoran Cross

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A colorful Salvadoran cross will be installed at the Ecumenical Center in Geneva, Switzerland, as a symbol of greater cooperation between Protestants and Catholics. Read more

Global Nature

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

Global Nature

WCC Week of Prayer

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

Global Nature

Light for Peace

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Churches are urged to light candles on the first two Sundays of Advent as prayers for peace on the Korean peninsula and for a world free from nuclear weapons. Read more

Advocating Justice

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. Read more

Global Health

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. Read more

Advocating Justice

Korean Peace

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The World Council of Churches has designated Sunday, Aug. 13, as a Day of Prayer for the Reunification of the Korean Peninsula. Read more

In the World

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. Read more

Global Health

WCC Palestine

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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. Read more


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. Read more

Global Health

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. Read more

Global Health