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What can churches do to prevent modern slavery?

Jackline Makena Mutuma is clergy with the Methodist Church in Kenya and a student at the Ecumenical Institute at the World Council of Churches (WCC) Ecumenical Institute at Bossey, where her current research is related to the intersection of modern day slavery and global warming. She was also recently elected as one of the vice moderators of the WCC Commission on Faith and Order. In a WCC interview, she reflects on the urgent issue of preventing modern slavery.

Bossey research fellows begin their WCC journey

Six students from the Ecumenical Institute at Bossey are beginning their research fellowship programme with the World Council of Churches (WCC), where they will work and study for six weeks as part of their spring semester. 

New chapter begins for WCC Faith and Order Commission

The newly-appointed WCC Faith and Order Commission met face-to-face for the first time to plan its next eight years of work. Theologians from all continents gathered in Tondano, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, hosted by the Indonesian Communion of Churches. 

El secretario general del CMI se dirige a la Comisión de Fe y Constitución: “su compromiso con una reflexión teológica profunda es esencial”

Al dirigirse a la Comisión de Fe y Constitución del Consejo Mundial de Iglesias (CMI) durante la reciente reunión histórica de la comisión en Indonesia, el secretario general del CMI, Rev. Prof. Dr. Jerry Pillay, expresó su agradecimiento por el trabajo de la comisión y su esperanza para el devenir ecuménico de cara a 2025.

ÖRK-Generalsekretär an Glauben und Kirchenverfassung: „Ihre Verpflichtung für eine tiefe theologische Auseinandersetzung ist ausschlaggebend“

In seiner Rede vor der Kommission für Glauben und Kirchenverfassung des Ökumenischen Rates der Kirchen (ÖRK) im Rahmen der historischen Tagung in Indonesien drückte ÖRK-Generalsekretär Pastor Prof. Dr. Jerry Pillay seine Dankbarkeit für die Arbeit der Kommission und seine Hoffnung für die ökumenische Reise im Jahr 2025 aus.

Moderator`s address - Faith and Order commission meeting, Indonesia, February 2024

I am pleased to offer a word of welcome at this historic moment, the gathering of the new Faith and Order Commission here in North Sulawesi in Indonesia. As far as I know, this is the first time our Commission is meeting in Indonesia. We are thankful for the opportunity to gather here, and immensely grateful for the hospitality the local church is offering to us.

Commission on Faith and Order

WCC Commission on Faith and Order

02 - 07 February 2024

The World Council of Churches (WCC) Commission on Faith and Order will convene in Tondano, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, from 2-7 February for its first in-person meeting since being elected by the WCC central committee in June 2023. 

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