The World Council of Churches, in the aftermath of brutal violence where thousands of innocent civilians lost their lives, is calling for a new approach to resolve the conflict in the Holy Land.
A new study published in the journals “The Lancet” and “Child Abuse and Neglect” co-authored by the World Council of Churches (WCC) highlights the alarming impact of climate change on the health and wellbeing of children.
Religions for Peace Europe – in collaboration with the World Council of Churches – for solidarity to the Christian Communities and commitment to Interreligious Peace in Pakistan.
Speaking on behalf of the World Council of Churches at a “Churches Together South Australia” event on 13 August, World Council of Churches director of international affairs Peter Prove offered an address on “Imagining a Safer World.”
As 6 August and 9 August mark the anniversaries of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, respectively, the World Council of Churches joined the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons and other religious and civic groups in urging nuclear-armed and nuclear umbrella states to join the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
The launch of the document “Building Interreligious Solidarity in Our Wounded World. The Way of Common Formation” will take place on 28 July, during the Interreligious Studies course at the Ecumenical Institute at Bossey. The purpose of this booklet is both to share some of the key insights and learnings from the conference and to prompt further interest in and discussion of common formation among a range of faith communities and interreligious organizations.
The launch of the document “Building Interreligious Solidarity in Our Wounded World. The Way of Common Formation” will take place on 28 July, during the Interreligious Studies course at the Ecumenical Institute at Bossey, and will be live-streamed on the YouTube channel of the World Council of Churches (WCC).
The World Council of Churches is planning a year of activities in 2025 to mark the 1700th anniversary of the first Ecumenical Council at Nicaea in 325, a key moment in the history of Christian faith and for the ecumenical journey today.
The World Council of Churches (WCC) central committee, in a public statement, expressed concern at the accelerating pace of development and application of generative artificial intelligence (AI).“Concerns about this type of technology have been longstanding in the ecumenical movement,” the statement notes. “The central committee affirms the concerns expressed by many regarding the absence of effective regulation of the accelerating development of a technology with such vast acknowledged potential for harm as well as for good.”
Religions for Peace – in collaboration with ACT Alliance, The Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers, the UN Office on Genocide Prevention, the World Council of Churches and the Baha’i International community will conduct a hybrid (in-person and virtual) event at the Baha’i International Community, UN Plaza, on June 23 at 10:00 ET.
The Interfaith Alliance, based in the USA, has published a new report, “Big Tech, Hate, and Religious Freedom Online,” that works to educate people about the uniquely damaging impact of bigotry and hate.
Year 2022 saw relaxation of the pandemic restrictions, and the emergence of conflict in Ukraine. There was a strong response from religious leaders in Australia. Living the Change, taking care of the environment and sharing faith community responses to domestic violence were activities that Religions for Peace Australia took up during Year 2022.