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Unity Hands

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During the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, to be celebrated January 18-25, Christians across the world will pray and reflect on what it means to “show unusual kindness.” Read more

Practicing Faith

The archbishop has been a critic of Israel's actions towards Palestinians and an advocate for Christians living in Israeli-occupied territories, especially the Gaza Strip. Read more

Advocating Justice

The Christmas message helps us to see all things and everyone that God has created as expressions of God’s will and God’s love, writes the top executive of the World Council of Churches. Read more

Global Nature

The Rev. Chebon Kernell, a United Methodist clergyman, spoke to the UN Climate Change Conference's faith section on behalf of the World Council of Churches. Read more

Disasters and Climate Change

A Methodist pastor in the Bahamas says that God is present during catastrophes, often in the small nudges to prayer and caring for those harmed by the storm. Read more

Disasters and Climate Change

A Caribbean Methodist bishop shares accounts of Hurricane Dorian's devastation of the Bahamas, while United Methodists dispatch first funds to help with relief efforts. Read more

Disasters and Climate Change

NYC Climate Change

2014 file photo by Linda Bloom, UMNS

The Season of Creation is a month-long observance in which Christians worldwide pray for and care for God's created world. Read more

Disasters and Climate Change

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

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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