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WCC remembers 109th anniversary of Syriac-Aramaic genocide

The World Council of Churches (WCC) is marking the 109th anniversary of the the Syriac-Aramaic genocide, or SAYFO.” WCC general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Jerry Pillay reflected on our moral obligation to remember humanitys historic propensity for genocide and atrocity crimes, especially in these times when that propensity is – tragically – once again increasingly evident in current affairs,” he said.

Bossey graduates celebrate the joy of dialogue

As six graduates from the Ecumenical Institute at Bossey received their Master of Advanced Studies in Ecumenical Studies certificates, they celebrated the joy of dialogue in a spiritual haven that will imprint the rest of their lives.

WCC receives delegation from Kanaky New Caledonia

A delegation from the Front de libération nationale kanak et socialiste visited the World Council of Churches (WCC), sharing concerns about human rights and self-determination for the people in Kanaky New Caledonia. 

Side event in Bonn highlights intersectional climate impacts

The World Council of Churches (WCC), in collaboration with the Brahma Kumaris, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Lutheran World Federation, and ACT Church of Sweden, co-organized a side event, ”Addressing the Intersectional Impacts of Climate Change; Bridging Gender Gaps in Climate: Faith Perspectives,” at the Climate Change Conference 2024 in Bonn. The event focused on gender justice and strategies to bridge gender gaps in climate change.

Biodiversity and climate focus of WCC executive committee statement

As two major global environmental conferences are scheduled to take place later this year—the UN Biodiversity Conference in Cali, Colombia and the UN Climate Conference in Baku, Azerbaijan—the World Council of Churches (WCC) executive committee released a statement noting that the systems needed for life to flourish are at extreme risk.

WCC calls for a permanent ceasefire and unhindered humanitarian access in Gaza

A statement from the World Council of Churches (WCC) executive committee called upon "all parties involved to immediately commit to a permanent ceasefire in Gaza, to ensure unhindered humanitarian access from all borders and the delivery of sufficient quantities of aid to all those who need it, and to engage in meaningful political processes that allow the peoples of the region to live in peace and dignity.”

As Montet Focolare Centre closes, WCC connection with Focolare remains

As the Focolare Centre in Montet closed on 8 June, World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Jerry Pillay expressed gratitude for 43 years of collaboration with the centre, as well as the ongoing connection with the Focolare movement that will remain an inspiration moving forward.