Health experts and church leaders co-address pandemic on TV

On Tuesday, 31 March at noon, Central European time, a panel of experienced church leaders and medical experts goes on air to address the global challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic from a medical, moral, and spiritual perspective. Moderated by outgoing World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary, Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, the televised 60-minute … Continue reading “Health experts and church leaders co-address pandemic on TV”

Festivities and dialogue launch new WCC journal

A lively interchange on the rapidly changing landscape of interreligious encounter marked the  launch of a new journal at the Ecumenical Centre on Friday, 7 February. The occasion was the unveiling of the new incarnation of Current Dialogue, the pioneering World Council of Churches periodical on interreligious dialogue. Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary … Continue reading “Festivities and dialogue launch new WCC journal”

Bible app brings Week of Prayer to on-the-go people across the globe

Bring the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity to your phone, computer or tablet – wherever you are – with the Bible-reading plan now available via the YouVersion Bible app. Users can explore the theme, “they showed us unusual kindness,” taken from Acts 28:2, in a digital format. The app, which has already been installed … Continue reading “Bible app brings Week of Prayer to on-the-go people across the globe”

‘Ecumenism: is it still on?’ WCC general secretary addresses global peace conference

Panel gathered to explore the question ‘Ecumenism: is it still on?’ 16 September 2019 The Sant’Egidio community began a “Peace with no borders” conference in Madrid on 15 September, gathering religious leaders from all over the world to address each other on migration, the environment, dialogue and inclusion. World Council of Churches general secretary Rev. … Continue reading “‘Ecumenism: is it still on?’ WCC general secretary addresses global peace conference”

WCC to youth: “Is this the world we bequeath to you?”

via World Council of Churches International Youth Day 2019, Euna Cho Presbyterian Church of Korea. Photo: Gregoire De Fombelle/WCC 12 August 2019 On 12 August, International Youth Day, World Council of Churches deputy general secretary Prof. Dr Isabel Apawo Phiri greeted young people gathered in Geneva, Switzerland. International Youth Day, Phiri reflected, takes place in … Continue reading “WCC to youth: “Is this the world we bequeath to you?””