Continued Crisis in Syria Highlights Need for Link between Humanitarian Aid and Persecution

12/04/20 Syria (International Christian Concern) – Amid political deadlock over a resolution to the conflict, Syrians are currently facing a worsening humanitarian crisis. Many villages...

WCC interim general secretary welcomes “powerful moment of truth-telling” about climate change

In his address to the World Leaders Forum held at the Columbia University on 2 December, UN secretary-general António Manuel de Oliveira...

Two new podcasts explore intersection between racism and COVID-19

Two new World Council of Churches podcasts highlight the intersection of racism and COVID-19. Guests are Rev. Dr Karen Georgia Thompson, associate general...

Churches, relief agencies welcome humanitarian corridor in Ethiopia’s Tigray region

Church leaders and relief agencies have welcomed an agreement between Ethiopia and the UN that will allow humanitarian agencies “unimpeded, secure and...

Pope Francis asks for prayer for Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region

Pope Francis has asked people to pray for Ethiopia’s Tigray region, where the United Nations has said that “a full-scale humanitarian crisis is...

Pope Francis: ‘Advent is the season for remembering the closeness of God’

On the first Sunday of Advent, Pope Francis recommended a traditional Advent prayer to invite God to draw close during this new...

Pope Francis encourages young economists to learn from the poor

In a video message Saturday, Pope Francis encouraged young economists and entrepreneurs from around the world to bring Jesus to their cities,...

Catholic couple donates hundreds of Thanksgiving turkeys in Brooklyn, Queens

For one Catholic businessman in New York City, Thanksgiving has long been a time of sacrifice and generosity. For each of the...

Pope Francis on Christ the King: Make choices with eternity in mind

On Christ the King Sunday, Pope Francis encouraged Catholics to make choices with eternity in mind, by thinking not about what they...

WCC expresses solidarity with Peruvian people amid political crisis

World Council of Churches (WCC) interim general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca expressed solidarity with the Methodist Church of Peru, and...
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An Example of a Covenant Between Pastor and Church

Not every church has a covenant, and many that do will define a covenant differently. Other churches might have a concept of...

Pope Francis: We need unity in the Catholic Church, society, and nations

In the face of political discord and self-interest, we have an obligation to promote unity, peace, and the common good in society...

Christian Brick Kiln Worker in Pakistan Beaten by Employer for Attending Church Service

01/10/2020 Pakistan (International Christian Concern) – On January 5, a Christian brick kiln worker named Ansar Masih was brutally beaten by his Muslim...