Anglican Communion Women’s Network celebrates WCC appointment

[International Anglican Women's Network press release] On the first day of their London meeting, members of the International Anglican Women’s Network (IAWN) Steering Group were delighted to learn of the election of Agnes Abuom as the first woman and first African moderator of the World Council of Churches Central Committee. IAWN Steering Group member Claudette […]

Anglican is first woman, African WCC moderator

[World Council of Churches press release] In one of their first decisions as the Central Committee for the World Council of Churches, the newly installed 150-member committee made history Friday by electing Dr Agnes Abuom of Nairobi, from the Anglican Church of Kenya, as the moderator of the highest WCC governing body. Abuom, who was […]

WCC Assembly addresses contemporary public

[World Council of Churches press release] Politicization of religion, rights of religious minorities and stateless people, peace and reunification of the Korean Peninsula and just peace served as subjects of the public statements adopted at the World Council of Churches (WCC) 10th Assembly in Busan, Republic of Korea. After an intensive process, which involved the […]

WCC Assembly renews churches’ commitment towards justice, peace

[World Council of Churches press release] The World Council of Churches (WCC) 10th Assembly in Busan, Republic of Korea, concluded on 8 November, acting to inspire churches to renew their commitments to justice and peace. Through varied encounters and dialogue within the fellowship of churches, the Assembly has made concrete decisions and recommendations setting priorities […]

Message of the WCC Assembly: ‘We intend to move together’

[World Council of Churches press release] “Join the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace” is the title of the Message of the 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches (WCC). The assembly in Busan, Republic of Korea, was convened on 30 October and drew to a close on 8 November 2013. An assembly, the highest […]

Orthodox Handbook on Ecumenism presented at WCC 10th Assembly

[Conference of European Churches and World Council of Churches] Orthodox and ecumenical scholars presented the Orthodox Handbook on Theological Education and Ecumenism at the World Council of Churches (WCC) 10th Assembly in Busan, Republic of Korea on Wednesday, 6 November. The work was coordinated by an editorial group from the different Orthodox and ecumenical organizations including […]

Busan assembly highlights significance of peace

[World Council of Churches] Perspectives of peace-builders, shedding light on how peace can be achieved in communities, societies and nations, were featured at a plenary session of the World Council of Churches (WCC) 10th Assembly. The plenary focusing on the theme of peace included Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee and Korean theologian Dr Chang Yoon Jae. […]

WCC assembly participants make pilgrimage for Korean peace

[World Council of Church] This year marks the 60th anniversary of the division between the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) and the Republic of Korea (South Korea). The Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) has separated North and South Korea since the military armistice agreement was signed on July 27, 1953 at the close of the […]

Assembly elects new WCC presidents

[World Council of Churches] The 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches elected eight new presidents today during a closed session at its proceedings in Busan, Republic of Korea. According to the WCC constitution the role of the WCC presidents is to promote ecumenism and interpret the work of the WCC, especially in their […]

Justice, peace, reconciliation top main agenda for global Christianity

WCC Assembly provides pivotal platform for fellowship and action

Video reflections and additional coverage of the WCC Assembly are available here. [Episcopal News Service, Busan, South Korea] Whether it’s advocating for gender equality, speaking out against religious persecution, addressing global poverty, discrimination, climate change, or a myriad of other concerns, global justice and peace issues are at the heart of the World Council of […]