Feature stories

  • 6. September 11

    Rethinking theology for HIV response

    For churches in Africa, the Old Testament has historically occupied a prominent place in theological thinking. “Our theology is constructed with the image of God in the Old Testament,” reflects Charles Klagba, theological consultant for the Ecumenical HIV and AIDS Initiative in Africa.

  • 16. August 11

    Reflections on the tragedy in Norway

    As the world's attention turns toward the tenth anniversary of 11 September 2001, WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit ponders what we may learn from more recent acts of terror in his homeland.

  • 14. July 11

    Students of diverse faiths seek understanding at Bossey

    “Religions as instruments of peace” is the subtitle of a 2011 summer course on “Building an interfaith community”. Twenty-three students from more than a dozen nations have assembled at the Ecumenical Institute in Bossey, Switzerland for the course which runs from 4 to 29 July.

  • 4. July 11

    Central Africa: Breaking the silence on human sexuality and HIV

    Hendrew Lusey has never forgotten the words he first heard at a WCC workshop on human sexuality in 2002. At that time, he had recently been appointed the regional coordinator for central Africa with the Ecumenical HIV and AIDS Initiative in Africa (EHAIA).

  • 30. June 11

    Struggles against discrimination can benefit all

    Dr Jorge Ramirez Reyna reflects on the issue of racism in Peru and the conference on racism in Latin America which was organized by WCC and the Latin American Council of Churches, 22-24 June, in Managua, Nicaragua.

  • 23. June 11

    Building AIDS-competent churches in Southern Africa

    Dr Susan Parry has turned her vision of the “AIDS-competent church” into a reality that has helped thousands of people across southern Africa and the rest of the world whose lives are affected by HIV.

  • 23. May 11

    While adults talk peace, kids try walking in another’s shoes

    The story starts with Peter. Not biblical Peter, just a kid named Peter who's a little bit overweight, who has bumps on his face, and, oh, yeah – sometimes, he doesn't smell very good.

  • 19. May 11

    “Rebirth” for Jamaica's young people

    When 15-year-old Lydia* realized she was pregnant, she was forced by Jamaican law to leave her high school in Kingston. Left with no way to continue her education, she was struggling to find a way forward for herself and her baby.

  • 30. March 11

    Towards an eco-theology

    The accepted axiom is, as the climate changes so the world, too, will change in dramatic and sometimes undesirable ways. What does this often rapid change mean to Christians whose faith is intertwined with the glory and beauty of God’s creation?

     

    Is the churches’ current theological reflection on stewardship and climate change ready for the rapid shifting of winds, weather, and life on earth as we know it and our grandparents knew it?

  • 21. February 11

    Youth and the ecumenical movement: “There is a delicate dance going on in our churches”

    The Rev. Jennifer Leath is a member the WCC's Joint Consultative Group with the Pentecostals and of ECHOS, the WCC commission of youth. She is a member of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in the USA and identifies herself as “a Black American who lives in solidarity with those in the African Diaspora and all those who experience oppression, these are they who capture my heart.”