Members of Geneva’s churches gathered in the chapel of the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva, where the World Council of Churches has its offices, for prayers and hymns to mark the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, observed in the northern hemisphere from 18 to 25 January each year.
In Russia itself, however, Reimer sees the mood as more differentiated. According to his impression, Russia's Protestants do not support the Orthodox concepts of Byzantium and an East Slavic "Russian world".
The Lutheran World Federation initiated a prayer request for China on the third Sunday of Advent.
Now international non-profit FaithInvest, has developed a ground-breaking course aimed at equipping participants with the basic knowledge and tools needed to align their investment policies and strategies with their deeply held faith values.
World Council of Churches general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Jerry Pillay addressed the United Bible Societies Assembly on 13 October in Amsterdam.
The High Atlas Foundation's Rapid Response to the Urgent Needs of Morocco Earthquake-Affected Communities
Morocco's largest modern earthquake, magnitude 6.8, hit near Marrakech on September 8th, 2023, causing devastation. The High Atlas Foundation swiftly delivered 118 tons of supplies to 80 villages, aiding 4,257 families, thanks to its extensive network and pre-established organizational structure.
In a letter to the China Christian Council, World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Jerry Plllay expressed deep sympathy and concern for churches and people in China in the wake of Typhoon Doksuri.
In Poland, a unique tour called "The Narrow Bridge" explores the thousand-year history of the country's Jewish community and the lessons it holds for today. The tour sheds light on the vibrant Jewish life that once thrived in Poland, the horrors of the Holocaust, and the resilience of Jewish communities. Participants reflect on the past, including the devastating events of World War II, to understand the importance of vigilance against hatred and discrimination in the present.
World Council of Churches general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Jerry Pillay shared reflections during a “People of Peace” gathering in Berlin.
In a joint greeting to the Lutheran World Federation Assembly, gathered in Krakow, Poland from 13-19 September, World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Pillay and WCC moderator Bishop Prof. Dr Heinrich Bedford-Strohm reflected on the assembly’s theme, “One Body, One Spirit, One Hope.”