As the leaders of the G20 economies gathered, the World Council of Churches, the ACT Alliance, and the All Africa Council of Churches called for those nations to lead a campaign against hunger and war in the Horn of Africa.
Speaking at a World Council of Churches’ consultation on 50 years of occupation of Palestinian lands, religious leaders say that politics has failed and churches are the only hope for bringing peace to the Middle East.
Messages from churches around the world indicate continued commitment to working toward climate justice, reports the World Council of Churches.
Christians are invited to pray on Sunday, May 21 for the resources and motivation to end global famine, says the Rev. Olav Fyske Tveit, top executive of the World Council of Churches.
Christian leaders in the Middle East proclaim that the world’s suffering and death are not final, thanks to Christ’s Resurrection on Easter.
Growing instability in Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo, where United Methodists are working for peace, has drawn attention from the World Council of Churches and the United Nations.
United Methodist missions staff and World Council of Churches representatives met recently in the agency’s new Atlanta headquarters to beginning planning for a 2018 global conference on mission in the 21st century.
The annual observance of the World Council of Churches focuses this year on Mideast peace efforts and peace between humans and God’s creation.