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Participants pray during a service for peace and reunification between South and North Korea at St. Stephan Church in Karlsruhe, Germany, as part of the World Council of Churches' 11th Assembly. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

World Council of Churches works for just peace

On the final day of the 11th General Assembly, delegates adopted numerous documents, including statements on peace.
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Faith leaders from around the world join together during the closing prayer service for the World Council of Churches' 11th Assembly in Karlsruhe, Germany. From right are: The Rev. Heike Springhart of the Evangelical Church in Germany, Bishop Abraham Mar Paulos of the Mar Thoma Syrian Church of Malabar, Metropolitan Zacariah Mar Nicholovos of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, United Methodist Bishops Sally Dyck and Mary Ann Swenson from the U.S., and the Rev. Hyuk Cho of the United Church of Canada. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

WCC General Assembly closes with call to ‘act for justice’

At the 11th General Assembly of the World Council of Churches, around 3,000 participants from 120 countries met to discuss the future direction of ecumenism.
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Members of World Methodist Council denominations gather for a time of fellowship at the United Methodist Church of the Redeemer (Erlšserkirche in German) in Karlsruhe, Germany, during the World Council of Churches' 11th Assembly. The assembly took place Aug. 31 to Sept. 8 under the theme "Christ's Love Moves the World to Reconciliation and Unity." Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

World Council of Churches assembly focuses on reconciliation

Both Methodist and United Methodist speakers connected the theme of the ecumenical gathering, “Christ’s love moves the world to reconciliation and unity,” to a pending split within the United Methodist denomination.
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Bishop Benjamin Boni and Lydie Flore Magba, Central African Republic ambassador to Côte d’Ivoire, initial the framework agreement for technical and economic cooperation in education between The United Methodist Church in Côte d’Ivoire and the Central African Republic. The agreement aims to revitalize the Central African education system, which has been disorganized by years of successive socio-political and economic crises. Photo by Isaac Broune, UM News.

Côte d’Ivoire church to help build schools in central Africa

The initiative aims to replicate the United Methodist schools model of Côte d’Ivoire by building 12 school complexes in 12 cities in the Central African Republic.

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