Calling for an Economy of Life in a Time of Pandemic

A Joint Message from the WCC, WCRC, LWF, and CWM  The current Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted every aspect of our lives in a world already plagued with immense human suffering. In response, our organizations – the World Council of Churches (WCC), the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC), the Lutheran World Federation (LWF), and the … Read more…

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A Quaker Theologian in the Faith and Order Commission

Two of many moments on ecumenical journeys… By Rachel Muers, 2020 I’m walking slowly down the long flight of steps towards the Nelson Mandela statue in Pretoria, where we’ll assemble for yet another ‘theologians travel the world to stand in front of things’ group photograph. I’m walking slowly because I’m behind an elderly and frail … Read more…

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Quakers invited to join Pope in prayer and fasting for Peace in Africa

As General Secretary of FWCC, I received a letter from the Pontifical Council on behalf of Pope Francis inviting all people of faith to join in a day of prayer and fasting for peace on Friday 23 February.  In particular, we are asked collectively to pray for the cessation of violence and social-political tension in … Read more…

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Global ecumenical engagement

 FWCC General Secretary Gretchen Castle reports on recent ecumenical activities. The Ecumenical Strategic Forum on Diakonia and Sustainable Development, sponsored by the World Council of Churches in Geneva, brought together over 100 partners from around the world to explore the great potential of faith based organizations to assist in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.  … Read more…

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