Feature stories

  • 31. October 12

    In Myanmar, eco-justice flourishes even in challenging settings

    Hau Sian Suan, a young man from Myanmar, and his peers have drawn close to work together for eco-justice, even in a community where communications are difficult. Suan likes to reflect on the moments that shaped a new initiative in his home country.

  • 22. October 12

    Praying for justice and peace in Azzun

    Arrests of Palestinian civilians and vandalism of their homes at the hands of Israeli military forces is not a new phenomenon in the West Bank. Natalie Maxson, a volunteer for the World Council of Churches Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel speaks from her experience of meeting a family in Azzun faced with a similar situation.

  • 12. October 12

    Youth eco-justice efforts expand

    Youth engagement in eco-justice is expanding in scope and sophistication, says Marcelo Leites, Latin American and Caribbean regional secretary for the World Student Christian Federation (WSCF).

  • 1. October 12

    Mission with humility, justice and inclusivity

    In a world where understanding of Christian mission is changing rapidly, Bishop Geevarghese Mor Coorilos, moderator of the WCC Commission on World Mission and Evangelism, explains what new visions the WCC mission statement will bring to the churches.

  • 25. September 12

    Ecumenical response to HIV and sexual violence in Angola

    With the WCC's Ecumenical HIV and AIDS Initiative in Africa, the Rev. Josefina Ilda Cussinja Sandemba has been engaged in developing responses to the HIV pandemic and to gender based violence in Angola.

  • 20. September 12

    Hindus in Pakistan are a forgotten community

    For Haroon Sarab Diyal, Hindus in Pakistan are a “forgotten community”. The trend of forced migration among members of the community is evident by the decrease in population numbers from 20 to less than 2 percent since the country’s independence. This trend of migration is a reaction to “religious intolerance” and “class disparities”, Sarab Diyal believes.

  • 17. September 12

    Church of Pakistan moderator urges government to curb “misuse of blasphemy law”

    While accusations of blasphemy in Pakistan have once again captured the news headlines, Bishop Samuel Azariah, moderator of the Church of Pakistan, hopes for the Pakistani government to consider repealing the controversial clause in the Pakistan Penal Code which, he says, invokes misuse of the blasphemy law.

  • 3. September 12

    Youth learn “different ways of living Christian faith”

    It might seem like a trivial task to help with the logistical arrangements of a major meeting. However, for the “stewards” of the World Council of Churches, this task means more than merely helping out.

  • 14. August 12

    40 days – no emissions? Swedish urbanite lives the concept

    Joakim Book Jonnson, a salesman for a security company and a member of the Church of Sweden, transformed his urban commuter life when he decided to leave, at least temporarily, no ecological footprint.

  • 31. July 12

    Women in inter-religious dialogue in Indonesia

    “As women, we have a bond that helps us to engage in interfaith dialogue at the grassroots level in communities. Together we can identify the issues that concern all of us,” said the Rev. Krise Anki Gosal from the Christian Evangelical Church in Minahasa, Indonesia.