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Minute for Mission: Thursdays in Black

Every Thursday, I try to wear black to stand in solidarity with my siblings who are experiencing violence. Some days I forget, but working from home gives me the opportunity to correct it. But those who experience violence can’t forget, because they live with the trauma of it every day. What if we, in our daily lives, loved others like God in Christ loves them? Would we turn a blind eye to the violence and injustice we know is happening around us? What if we lived in a world that did not tolerate violence? What if the church stood as a voice against violence?

Pilgrims gather in Amsterdam to celebrate 70 years of global ecumenism

Hundreds of people gathered from across the world for an ecumenical prayer service at the Nieuwe Kerk, a 15th-century church in Amsterdam, to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the World Council of Churches (WCC) at the very spot in which the organization was founded.

Faith leaders work toward an AIDS-free generation

Faith-based organizations have been at the forefront of calls to accelerate HIV testing and treatment for children and adolescents. As gaps in infection and treatment between adults and children have become more apparent, there are now more concerted efforts to “super fast-track” services for children. But will they be enough?

WCC climate change meeting explores ‘just transitions,’ plans for COP 24

The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has stressed that zero carbon emissions must be achieved by 2050 by the world if we are to avoid catastrophic climate impacts such severe and recurrent droughts and record-breaking storms as well as the inundation of small island states and coastal cities.

Moving in the Spirit

More than 1,000 people representing churches around the world recently met in Arusha, Tanzania, for the World Council of Churches (WCC) Commission on World Mission and Evangelism (CWME) Conference, which is held roughly every decade.

WCC는 북미 평화의 새로운 장을 향한 장기적인 의지를 요구

미국과 조선 민주주의 인민공화국(DPRK)의 정상 회담이 끝난 후, 세계교회협의회(WCC) 사무 총장 Olav Fykse Tveit은 하나님께 감사를 드리며 “중요한 첫 걸음에 대해 세계교회협의회는 이 지역의 평화롭고 안전한 미래를 향한 길에 서게 될 것”이라고 말했다.

WCC calls for long-term commitment to new chapter of peace for US-North Korea

After the United States (US) – Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) summit concluded, World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit gave thanks to God for what he called ‘an important first step on the path to a more peaceful and secure future in the region.’

World Council of Churches calls for just peace and an end to impunity in the Holy Land

World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit condemned use of excessive violence by Israeli forces against civilian protestors in Gaza during last week in which many have lost their lives or lost their loved ones, and is particularly worried that some Christians are celebrating the move of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem as a gift from God, despite the disruptively provocative nature of this move.