WCC leaders meet Pope Francis in Rome

[Anglican Communion News Service] In an audience with Pope Francis in the Vatican, World Council of Churches Central Committee moderator Agnes Abuom and WCC General Secretary Olav Fykse Tveit discussed how Christian unity is vital in bringing a true sense of justice to issues the world is facing today. Full article.

National Council of Churches calls for cessation of ‘hostile acts and rhetoric’ between US, North Korea

[National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA] The National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA calls for an immediate cessation of hostile acts and rhetoric between the leaders of North Korea and the United States. Steps must be taken immediately to avoid the possibility of a cataclysmic nuclear war. […]

National Council of Churches in Korea issues emergency letter to Moon

[World Council of Churches] In an emergency letter to South Korean president Moon Jae-In, the National Council of Churches in Korea (NCCK) urged immediate dialogue to ease military tension in the Korean Peninsula. In the letter, the NCCK reiterated its hope to see a peaceful reunification of South and North Korea, but tension has has […]

WCC calls for peaceful democratic process in Kenya

[Anglican Communion News Service] As general elections take place in Kenya, the World Council of Churches (WCC) joins the churches and people of the country in prayer for the peaceful and successful conduct of this pivotal democratic process. “We call for all people and groups in Kenya to participate  in the democratic expression of the will […]

‘Mainstream, not extreme’ was sentiment for interfaith advocacy day at Texas capitol

[Episcopal Diocese of Texas] A broad coalition of mainstream Texas religious leaders spoke out Aug.1 against Senate Bill 3 and other so-called “bathrooms bills” that would discriminate against transgender youths and adults. The speakers, who represent millions of mainstream faith community members, included leaders from the Christian, Jewish and Muslim traditions, and a non-denominational Christian […]

Lutheran bishop receives Japanese peace prize for Holy Land interreligious work

[The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land] In a ceremony in Tokyo, Japan, among his professional peers, longtime friends, and his wife, the Right Rev. Munib Younan received the Niwano Peace Prize on July 27 for his work toward interreligious dialogue among Christians, Muslims and Jews in Jerusalem and worldwide. Younan is the […]

Union of Black Episcopalians looks to church’s future

First joint conference honors black Episcopalians, Lutherans role in churches

[Episcopal News Service – Cherry Hill, New Jersey] African-Americans in both the Episcopal Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America were called this week to help build the future of their churches by working hard in the present. The call to action came during the Union of Black Episcopalians’ 49th annual conference, held July […]

Unión de Episcopales Negros mira al futuro de la Iglesia

Primera conferencia conjunta honra el papel de episcopales y luteranos negros en las Iglesias

[Episcopal News Service – Cherry Hill, Nueva Jersey] Los afroamericanos, tanto de la Iglesia Episcopal como de la Iglesia Evangélica Luterana en América fueron llamados esta semana a ayudar a construir el futuro de sus iglesias trabajando arduamente en el presente. El llamado a la acción se produjo durante la 49ª. conferencia anual de la Unión de […]

Video: Presiding Bishop preaches during Union of Black Episcopalians Eucharist

[Episcopal News Service – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry preached at African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas during a July 25 Eucharist commemorating the 225th anniversary of the black presence in the Episcopal Church. “The child you save today may save you tomorrow,” was Curry’s refrain during the sermon. He called on people of […]

Canadian primate praises Lutherans for interfaith relations work

[Anglican Journal] In an address to the 16th  Biennial Convention of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada held in early July in Winnipeg, Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, celebrated the full-communion relationship between the two churches, and praised the Lutheran Church for providing leadership on interfaith relations. Full article.