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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.”

WCC sends greetings to Moster Jubilee in Norway celebrating milestone for Christianity

World Council of Churches general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Jerry Pillay sent greetings to the gathering for the Moster 2024 Jubilee in Norway on 1 June. I offer a special greeting to Presiding Bishop Olav Fykse Tveit, our former WCC general secretary,” said Pillay. Moster 2024 celebrates the advent of law in Norway, brought in the name of Christianity through King Olav II’s assembly of bishops in Moster a thousand years ago.”