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WCC News

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New 2022 date decided for WCC 11th Assembly as “opportunity to deepen visible unity” 

The executive committee of the World Council of Churches (WCC) has approved a new date for the WCC 11th Assembly. It willl now be held in Karlsruhe, Germany, from 31 August – 8 September 2022. The event was postponed by one year because of the gravity and uncertainties related to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“Inspired by the theme ‘Christ’s love moves the world to reconciliation and unity,’ our fellowship will come together as a whole in prayer and celebration in Karlsruhe,” said Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca, interim WCC general secretary. 

Read the full WCC news article New 2022 date decided for WCC 11th Assembly 

 

Nuclear weapons are no good for the Pacific—and no good for the world 

"The people and environment of the Pacific have suffered as the guinea pigs for the proliferation of nuclear weapons." James Bhagwan

  • The United States has held 109 tests in the Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Johnson Atoll, Alaska and in the open ocean
  • The United Kingdom has held 21 tests in Australia and Kiribati
  • France has held 340 tests in Maohi Nui/French Polynesia 

Read the blog Nuclear weapons are no good for the Pacific—and no good for the world by James Bhagwan — 27 July 2020 -

 

Japan’s churches urge nuclear-free world

"... 'nuclear weapons' and 'nuclear power generation' are two sides of a single coin; the technology can at any time be diverted to nuclear weapons and threaten the right to live in peace. We are committed to strengthening and improving domestic and international networks for the purpose of denuclearization." Renta Nishihara

Read the blog Japan’s churches urge nuclear-free world  by  by Renta Nishihara —  20 July 2020

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