Feature stories

  • 21. February 11

    Jamaica and the vision of a just peace

    Jamaica – a proud and independent Caribbean nation struggling with a high level of violence and criminality – is the location of the International Ecumenical Peace Convocation (IEPC) facilitated by the WCC from 17 to 25 May 2011.

  • 16. December 10

    Helping water flow freely in Asia

    Community elder Danilo Torvator and his family have one misfortune in life. They opted to settle in a river valley in the foothills of the Sierra Madre mountain range on the Philippine island of Luzon.

  • 30. November 10

    Praying for change in Myanmar

    “We believe in change and ask that you continue to pray for us.” This was the message an international team of church representatives heard again and again, as they visited people and churches in Myanmar recently.

  • 30. November 10

    “They have no wine”

    The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) invites us all to read, digest and reflect on the 2010 Report on the Global AIDS Epidemic and to join in the vision: “Zero new HIV infections. Zero discrimination. Zero AIDS-related deaths.”

  • 22. October 10

    The high cost of religious persecution

    After Sook (not her real name), a young woman from North Korea, gave her testimony during the Lausanne Congress in Cape Town many were moved to tears. They had just witnessed – in their midst – the tragic face of suffering.

  • 20. October 10

    WCC delegates join in celebrating reconciliation at Cape Town event

    The third Congress of the Lausanne Movement has been meeting in Cape Town, South Africa since the beginning of this week. Delegates from 200 countries have been discussing evangelism in diverse contexts, styles and cultures. The theme of the event is “God in Christ reconciling the world to himself” (2 Corinthians 5:19).

  • 14. October 10

    Faith and Order at 100

    Tuesday 19 October 2010 marks the 100th anniversary of the Faith and Order movement. “Faith and Order” seeks Christian unity through theological dialogue among representatives of various churches.

  • 5. October 10

    Church representatives examine investment in context of Middle East

    Ending Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories with boycott and divestment would be like “snails confronting a tsunami,” David Wildman, executive secretary for Human Rights and Racial Justice, general board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church in the United States, said last week during the United Nations Advocacy Week organized by the World Council of Churches in Geneva.

  • 4. October 10

    Choosing instead of electing: A threat to the rule of law

    Can there be free and fair elections in Nigeria? “Free and fair elections are possible,” said Archbishop Michael Kehinde Stephen from the Methodist Church in Nigeria. “What needs to be in place is a government that abides with the constitutional laws.”

  • 30. September 10

    Gaza panel calls for freedom from the “prison” of territorial isolation

    What is at stake in Gaza? This was the title question posed to panelists speaking on the morning of Wednesday 29 September before approximately 120 participants in the United Nations Advocacy Week organized by the World Council of Churches. The public discussion was moderated by George Hazou, chairman of the Middle East Council of Churches’ central committee.