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Ecumenical & Interfaith

‘We are one church in this global world’

The World Council of Churches Central Committee on Thursday elected Bishop Dr. Heinrich Bedford-Strohm of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bavaria as its new moderator.

Unifying behind unity

A united church “shares the pain of all churches and lives the service-led, foot-washing life of Christ.”

They’re just ideas

Tuesday’s press conference put on by the World Council of Churches meeting in its 11th Assembly featured three leaders working hard at affirming justice and human dignity.

A seat at the table and access to the microphone

Asked by a journalist about young adults being underrepresented at the World Council of Churches’ 11th Assembly, Ruth Mathen, delegate of the Melankara Orthodox Syrian Church, said a quick look at the dais would speak against that argument.

World Council of Churches elects new presidents

The World Council of Churches’ 11th Assembly elected eight new presidents, six regional and two from Orthodox churches, in a vote Monday with 574 delegates present.

Continuing a pilgrimage of justice and peace

In preparation for the 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches, Dr. Agnes Abuom, Moderator of the WCC Central Committee, couldn’t help but hearken back to the 10th Assembly, held in 2013 in Busan in the Republic of Korea.