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  • 21. February 13

    Catholic delegates reflect on WCC’s new mission statement

    In a consultation held in Switzerland, delegates of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity (PCPCU) pointed out “inspirations” as well as “challenges” in the new mission statement issued by the World Council of Churches (WCC) last year.

  • 18. February 13

    Catholic delegation leads prayers at Ecumenical Centre

    A delegation from the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity of the Roman Catholic Church led prayers at the chapel of the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva, Switzerland on Monday, 18 February.

  • 14. February 13

    Flash mob for women's rights invades Geneva’s Ecumenical Centre

    A flash mob erupted today in the cafeteria of the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva, Switzerland. At 12:30 pm people scattered throughout the lunch crowd suddenly left their tables and broke into dance.

  • 29. January 13

    Churches in Geneva pray together

    Organized by the Fellowship of Christian Churches in Geneva, a prayer service was held during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity on 23 January at the Ecumenical Centre chapel in Geneva, Switzerland.

  • 29. November 12

    Luther anniversary planning at Ecumenical Centre

    With a robust evocation of the Word – written, spoken, incarnate – Bishop Martin Schindehütte of the Evangelical Church in Germany launched a day of planning with leadership of the WCC and other ecumenical organizations in Geneva for the celebration in 2017 of the 500th anniversary of the seminal moment in the Reformation when Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses in Wittenberg.

  • 4. June 12

    Churches ask Philippine government to improve human rights record

    In a public hearing at the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva, church activists from the Philippines criticized the Aquino government for not being able to improve the situation regarding human rights violations, citing an increased number of victims of extrajudicial killings, forced disappearances, as well as evictions in the country.

  • 24. May 12

    Johan Galtung: Religions have potential for peace

    Religious insights can offer immense resources for peacemaking, Professor Johan Galtung, a pioneer in the discipline of peace studies, has said in a lecture at the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva.

  • 16. March 12

    On the right track: Realising the rights to water and sanitation

    Church-related organizations have contributed to a book on good practices in implementing the rights to water and sanitation that the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to drinking water and sanitation, Catarina de Albuquerque, has launched at the World Water Forum in Marseille, France.

  • 16. March 12

    Christian leaders from Odisha visit WCC offices

    A group of Christian leaders from Odisha, India, visited the WCC offices, sharing their experiences on working for religious freedom and lobbying for justice on behalf of religious minorities during the current session of the United Nations Human Rights Council.

  • 15. March 12

    WCC to exhibit Néstor Favre-Mossier’s paintings on “water”

    To commemorate World Water Day, the World Council of Churches will be hosting a painting exhibition with the theme "Agua" (water) by renowned Argentine painter and artist, Néstor Favre-Mossier. His paintings will be displayed at the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva from 19 to 23 March.