WCC decries Munich shootings, calls for nonviolence

Written by WCC Media Wednesday, 27 July 2016 20:02

The general secretary of the World Council of Churches, Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, decried the shootings in Munich, Germany, on 22 July.

 

WCC condemns terrorist attack in Kabul

Written by WCC Media Wednesday, 27 July 2016 19:57

WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit condemns the terrorist attack claimed by so-called Islamic State that took place in Kabul on Saturday 23 July.

 

Archbishop Welby welcomes refugee community sponsorship scheme

Written by Anglican Communion News Service Wednesday, 20 July 2016 15:24

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has welcomed a new UK-government scheme to allow community groups in the country to directly sponsor a refugee family. Archbishop Welby said the scheme would allow churches and other civil society groups “to provide sanctuary to those fleeing war-torn places.”

   

Churches bring strong voice for justice in Zimbabwe

Written by WCC Media Wednesday, 20 July 2016 15:18

“Ecumenical solidarity will be the key for Zimbabwe as we move into this latest phase — a kairos moment— when Zimbabwe will need the support of the whole ecumenical movement.”

 

Social Issues Day address Older People Descrimination

Written by Queensland Churches Together Wednesday, 20 July 2016 11:35

From the General Secretary.  On Tuesday 12th July it was my great pleasure to attend the MU Australia – Anglican Church Southern Queensland’s Social Issues Day at Clayfield Anglican Ministry Centre.

   

New President of the National Council of Churches in Australia

Written by National Council of Churches in Australia Wednesday, 20 July 2016 11:27

The Anglican Bishop of Melbourne, Philip Huggins, has been installed as the eighth president of the ecumenical group the National Council of Churches in Australia (NCCA).

 

A Place at the Table: Social justice in an ageing society

Written by Australian Catholic Social Justice Council Wednesday, 20 July 2016 11:17

The number of Australians aged 65 and over will more than double by the middle of the century. This has been rightly described as ‘the great success story of human development’. Increasing numbers of older people have an excellent chance of enjoying good health and an active life for many years.