A webinar organized by the World Council of Churches Commission of the Churches on International Affairs has concluded that across Africa, there are vastly different perceptions on racism. It was argued that the colonizers brought discrimination, causing people to see themselves as different, which created ethnic ideology that led to genocide.
The Vatican’s director of Observatory, Guy Consol-magno is to visit Scotland this week to attend a series of events which aim to explore the evidence for God’s existence. The events are part of on-going dialogue on how faith and science can work together.
President of the UK’s Catholic Church’s Justice and Peace Commission, Bishop William Nolan of Galloway, has called on the UK Government to make safe and legal routes available for refugees attempting to enter the country. The bishop’s remarks came after Amnesty International reported on threats and violence, denunciation in public discourse, and criminalization being faced by volunteers and staff in northern France.
The World Council of Churches, WCC’s Commission on Ecumenical Education and Formation convenes its biannual session in Bossey, Switzerland, October 28 to November 1. The agenda includes discussions on teaching ecumenism and work on the commission’s contributions to the 11th Assembly of the WCC, to be held in Karlsruhe, Germany, in 2021.
The WCC’s Council for World Mission assembled theologians, activists, practitioners and religious leaders recently, for a consultation to put together interfaith dialogue and liberation theory. It was noted that people who are writing about liberation theology are not just from Christian tradition, but also Muslims, Buddhists and Hindus. The Religious scholars entered presentations and discussions on race, class, gender, the empire and the environment.