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WCC at peace dialogue table with UN Security Council in Colombia

Members of the United Nations Security Council have completed a visit to Colombia, during which they received firsthand impressions of the ongoing Colombian peace process, and participated in dialogues with many organizations, including the World Council of Churches (WCC). 

ÖRK-Generalsekretär spricht vor dem kolumbianischen Senat

Der Generalsekretär des Ökumenischen Rates der Kirchen (ÖRK) Pastor Prof. Dr. Jerry Pillay tauschte am 13. Dezember mit dem kolumbianischen Senat Grüße aus und drückte seine Freude über die Rolle des ÖRK im kolumbianischen Friedensprozess aus.

Le secrétaire général du COE s’adresse au Sénat colombien

Le secrétaire général du Conseil œcuménique des Églises (COE), le pasteur Jerry Pillay, a présenté ses salutations au Sénat colombien le 13 décembre et a dit la joie qu’il ressentait pour le rôle joué par le COE dans le processus de paix en Colombie.

Religious leaders observe elections in Democratic Republic of Congo

To promote transparent, democratic, and peaceful elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the All Africa Conference of Churches, with the World Council of Churches (WCC) and Fellowship of Christian Councils and Churches in the Great Lakes and Horn of Africa, appointed international ecumenical observers to observe the elections on 20 December.

Religious leaders will gather for 2023 Global Refugee Forum linked event

Religious leaders will gather on 12 December for an event linked to the Global Refugee Forum. Hosted by the UNHCR, the World Council of Churches (WCC), and Religions for Peace (RfP) at the Ecumenical Centre, Geneva, the programme is entitled: “Religious Leaders Unite for Climate Peace in Solidarity with Refugees.”

Weaponizing Women in War

08 December 2023

This hybrid event during 16 Days against gender-based violence focuses on the impacts of weaponizing women in war, the transformational healing required, and ways women's input can influence peace-building.

Ecumenical Centre, Geneva and Online

Protestant Church in Switzerland finds inspiration in visit to WCC

A delegation from the Protestant Church in Switzerland visited the World Council of Churches (WCC) on 20 November. The delegation included Rev. Dr Martin Hirzel, director of External Relations; Damian Kessi, External Relations officer; Marion Wittine, assistant to the director of External Relations; and David Zaugg, senior officer for Public Affairs and Migration.