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June 18, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] The World Council of Churches deputy General Secretary Isabel Apawo Phiri has told a Geneva-based event that churches and organizations working together can prevent and address “tragic reality” of violence against children.

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June 11, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] Expressing its deep disappointment at U.S. withdrawal from the 2015 Paris Agreement, the World Council of Churches has urged renewed commitment by churches and praised local communities and governments for their reaffirmation of climate commitments.

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April 6, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] World Council of Churches General Secretary Olav Fykse Tveit has called for a cultural shift as he expressed deep sympathy to the families of the victims of  a suspected nerve gas attack in Idlib province in Syria. Multiple news sources have confirmed that more...

March 22, 2017

[World Council of Churches] As Great Britain continued to cope with grief and trauma in the wake of the country’s deadliest terror attack in 12 years, World Council of Churches’ general secretary, the Rev. Olav Fykse Tveit, offered sympathy for those who lost loved ones from Great Britain and...

March 8, 2017

[World Council of Churches] The World Council of Churches March 9 expressed grave concern about a new law passed March 8 by the Knesset which reportedly forbids granting entry visas to foreign nationals who call for economic, cultural or academic boycotts of either Israel or the Israeli...

October 20, 2016

Reports by Ellen K. Wondra

Commission on Faith and Order, June 17-24, 2015, Monastery of Caraiman, Busteni, Romania

Following the 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches in 2013, the Commission on Faith and Order was reconstituted and had its first meeting at the Monastery of...

March 16, 2016

[World Council of Churches] The World Council of Churches’ commitment to child rights and gender justice is manifested by its support for Together for Girls’ Every Hour Matters campaign, which was launched last week. The campaign aims to increase awareness of the critical importance of...

January 21, 2016

[World Council of Churches] Following the WCC/UN high level conference on the refugee crisis in Europe, which took place at the Ecumenical Centre Geneva on 18-19 January, a statement has been issued entitled “Europe’s Response to the Refuge Crisis, From Origin to Transit, Reception and...

September 8, 2015

[World Council of Churches press release] In the wake of recent crisis with the refugees in Europe, it is “absolutely and critically necessary that all European states take their proper responsibility in terms of reception and support for people seeking refuge, safety and a better...

June 8, 2015

[World Council of Churches press release] In a letter of consolation to the family and friends of Canon Kodwo E. Ankrah of the (Anglican) Church of the Province of Uganda, World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary the Rev. Olav Fykse Tveit has expressed sympathy following the...

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“Churches’ Commitments to Children” is an open invitation to the WCC member churches and partner