According to Deputy General Secretary of the World Council of Churches, WCC, Professor Dr. Isabel Apawo Phiri, the church and other faith communities have a vital role to play in the emergence of an economy of life. She was speaking at the WCC’s conference on investment, held in Geneva, January 17-18. The event was attended by representatives of the WCC and high-powered organisations including the World Bank. It was also revealed at the conference, that the major religions in the world own about 14 to 15 percent of the total global financial market.
The Abrahamic Faiths Initiative group united 25 religious leaders representing millions of Christian, Muslim and Jewish faithful, to discuss practical ways of promoting peace and love at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, last week. Pope Francis delivered a message appealing for focus on building meaningful bonds of friendship. However, the call is said to have generated considerable pushback from conservative Catholics who view it as watering down religious beliefs for political gain.
More than 40 heads of state and global leaders made their way to Jerusalem today to participate in the 5th World Holocaust Forum. The event marked the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.
An American bishop of the Church of God in Christ has described US Vice President Mike Pence one of the most persecuted Christians in the country.
Hymn for the 81%, a song by worship leader Daniel Deitrich, has reportedly gone viral in recent days. The supposed worship music is described as a love song to the church and a call to repentance. It accuses US President Trump’s administration of putting children in cages, ripping mothers from their babies, and blames the church for failing to stop him. It’s noted that 81% of white evangelicals voted for Mr. Trump in 2016; hence the title of the song.