Posts Tagged “WCC”

Resources about Statelessness #LockedInLimbo

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Resources about Statelessness #LockedInLimbo

Last October, a set of twelve Biblical reflections were published by the World Council of Churches under the title I Belong: Biblical Reflections on Statelessness. They are available to purchase online (UK/US). In an era marked by migration, refugees and displacement, the growing problem of stateless persons calls for attention and engagement by Christians everywhere….

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WCC release 12 Biblical Reflections on Statelessness

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WCC release 12 Biblical Reflections on Statelessness

I Belong: Bible Reflections on Statelessness is a series of twelve studies being released by the World Council of Churches during Advent. “Christians awaiting the advent of the Lord and the reign of God are invited in this season and in light of the scriptures to assay our lives and lifestyles, to identify with the…

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Have No Fear conference statement – churches should overcome hesitation to address the public

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Have No Fear conference statement – churches should overcome hesitation to address the public

A statement has been produced based on last week’s Have No Fear conference in Lunteren, organised by the Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe (CCME), the Conference of European Churches (CEC), the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the Protestant Church in the Netherlands (PKN). Between 14 and 16 June, sixty representatives of churches, ecumenical…

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Dr Anders Wejryd: “it seems fear has taken over from realism and humanism” #HaveNoFear

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Dr Anders Wejryd: “it seems fear has taken over from realism and humanism” #HaveNoFear

Archbishop Emeritus Dr Anders Wejryd (WCC President for Europe) spoke today at the beginning of the Have No Fear conference in Lunteren, Netherlands organised by CCME, CEC, WCC and Protestantse Kerk. When some of us met in Munich eight months ago there was still hope that empathy, wisdom and solidarity would guide refugee politics. we…

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WCC on role of faith-based communities to address humanitarian needs

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WCC on role of faith-based communities to address humanitarian needs

The World Council of Churches’ general secretary detects “a remarkable change towards acknowledging the role of faith-based communities and their resources to address humanitarian needs”. Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit was speaking during the recent World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul. “This is promising for those who need more assistance, and it is promising for the…

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International community must join forces to help exhausted Greece says Archbishop

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International community must join forces to help exhausted Greece says Archbishop

Hieronymos II, Archbishop of Athens and All Greece has appealed to the international community to “join forces to solve the greatest problem and wave of refugees on European soil since World War II”. “Armed confrontations, civil hostilities, economic interests, poverty and growing injustice in the broader Mediterranean area continue to push millions of fellow human…

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10 urgent issues around refugee legal recognition and integration

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10 urgent issues around refugee legal recognition and integration

Looking for opportunities for local churches and civil society to help tackle refugee issues? Addressing the joint World Council of Churches/United Nations Refugee Crisis Conference on Monday 18 January, Ambassador Knut Vollebaek representing the Church of Norway listed ten urgent issues and effective responses around legal recognition and integration. Many of the issues present practical…

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