PIEF

The PIEF is an international, inter-church advocacy initiative for peace in Israel and Palestine

    You are here: Home / News & Events

    News & Events

    أطفال بيت لحم يلعبون دورا محوريا في خطاب  المعايدة لمجلس الكنائس العالمي بمناسبة عيد المسيح

    أطفال بيت لحم يلعبون دورا محوريا في خطاب المعايدة لمجلس الكنائس العالمي بمناسبة عيد المسيح

    في الوقت الذي ينتظر فيه المسيحيون حلول ميلاد الطفل المقدس عند نهاية شهر ديسمبر/كانون الأول، يلعب فيه أطفال بيت لحم دورا محوريا لاسيما في التحضير لخطاب المعايدة لمجلس الكنائس العالمي (WCC) بمناسبة عيد المسيح لهذه السنة.

    Children from Bethlehem in key role, as WCC shares Christmas message

    Children from Bethlehem in key role, as WCC shares Christmas message

    As Christians worldwide await the arrival of the Holy Child in late December, children in Bethlehem have been playing a particular role in preparation of the WCC's Christmas message this year.

    The child in the manger and the war in Syria

    The child in the manger and the war in Syria

    How will Christmas 2016 be in the Middle East? Two Christians, one refugee mother in Lebanon and one pastor in Qamishli in northeast Syria, tell how difficult the message of Jesus’ birth becomes in times of war and unrest.

    Strong bridges needed more than ever

    Strong bridges needed more than ever

    The ecumenical dialogue between churches has a long and fruitful history. But since war and terrorism are threatening the existence of churches in the Middle East, Christians of this region feel more and more neglected by their Western partners.

    ‘No Christmas bells in Mosul’ for a third year, says Assyrian priest

    ‘No Christmas bells in Mosul’ for a third year, says Assyrian priest

    Father Emanuel Youkhana rues that, for the third Christmas in a row, the church bells will not ring in Mosul. He recounts that, around June 2014, the numerical religious minorities such as Yazidis and Christians around Iraq’s second biggest city began to face a horrific onslaught by the group calling itself IS (Islamic State), or Daesh in Arabic.

    Study shows religious and ethnic diversity vital for peace in Iraq and Syria

    Study shows religious and ethnic diversity vital for peace in Iraq and Syria

    Analyzing efforts to protect religious communities and groups and build peace in Syria and Iraq, the WCC and Norwegian Church Aid presented a joint study on protection needs of religious and ethnic minorities in Syria and Iraq. The findings were announced on 12 December to the media and public at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

    WCC general secretary mourns lost lives, calls for end to violence

    WCC general secretary mourns lost lives, calls for end to violence

    As tragic news filtered out of at least three different countries this weekend, World Council of Churches general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit called for an end to violence and corruption that stands in the way of a global just peace.

    From Bethlehem, WCC general secretary: “Together we are stronger”

    From Bethlehem, WCC general secretary: “Together we are stronger”

    Speaking in Bethlehem on the evening of 8 December, World Council of Churches general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit reflected on the light from the very first Christmas in the very same town, and what that light means in a global search for just peace.

    مجلس الكنائس العالمي: ممارسات السلطات الإسرائيلية تجاه قيادة مجلس الكنائس العالمي ممارسات ظالمة وتمييزية وقائمة على معلومات خاطئة

    مجلس الكنائس العالمي: ممارسات السلطات الإسرائيلية تجاه قيادة مجلس الكنائس العالمي ممارسات ظالمة وتمييزية وقائمة على معلومات خاطئة

    في خطوة غير مسبوقة ضد قيادة مجلس الكنائس العالمي والحركة المسكونية، اعتُقلت بالأمس الأمينة العامة المساعدة لمجلس الكنائس العالمي الأستاذة الدكتورة "إيزابيل أباوو فيري" وتم التحقيق معها ثم ترحيلها من مطار بن غوريون الدولي".

    WCC: Israeli action towards WCC leadership unjust, discriminatory and misinformed

    WCC: Israeli action towards WCC leadership unjust, discriminatory and misinformed

    ”In an unprecedented move against the leadership of the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the ecumenical movement, WCC associate general secretary Prof. Dr Isabel Apawo Phiri was yesterday apprehended, interrogated and deported from Ben Gurion International Airport.”

    WCC urges immediate focus on safety, security in Aleppo

    WCC urges immediate focus on safety, security in Aleppo

    WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit urged an immediate cessation of airstrikes and bombardments on Aleppo. The conflict in Aleppo, Syria, has intensified in recent months, with hundreds of thousands of people fleeing the city.

    Churches’ diaconal action in the Middle East analyzed

    Churches’ diaconal action in the Middle East analyzed

    The story shared by Fr Yakoub Babawe of the Oum-El-Nour Relief Committee of the Syrian Orthodox Church in Iraq’s city of Erbil moved and challenged participants at a recent meeting in Beirut.

    Removal of IS alone won’t secure return of Iraqi and Syrian minorities, says WCC report

    Removal of IS alone won’t secure return of Iraqi and Syrian minorities, says WCC report

    The removal of the group calling itself Islamic State will not alone secure the return of displaced minority communities or their longer-term wellbeing in Iraq or Syria, a new report by The World Council of Churches (WCC) and Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) released today in Oslo has found.

    Post-Reformation unity commended in Vatican City

    Post-Reformation unity commended in Vatican City

    As Christians around the globe begin to commemorate 500 years of Reformation, a ceremony has been held in Vatican City in honor of Lutheran World Federation (LWF) president Bishop Munib Younan, from the Evangelical Luthern Church In Jordan and the Holy Land.

    WCC general secretary reflects on peace in Palestine and Israel

    WCC general secretary reflects on peace in Palestine and Israel

    The WCC is committed to a just peace in Palestine and Israel with a view that this conflict is about justice with deep moral dimensions that must be given proper weight by all if we are to reach a lasting solution. Religion can both contribute to the increase of the level of conflict, or help establish peace. Read the interview with the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit.

    WCC set to observe World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel

    WCC set to observe World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel

    Prayers, advocacy and action need to continue so Israelis and Palestinians can exist side by side, and live in peace, wrote WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit in a letter to WCC member churches this week.

    مجلس الكنائس العالمي يعلن انعقاد الأسبوع العالمي للسلام في فلسطين و إسرائيل

    مجلس الكنائس العالمي يعلن انعقاد الأسبوع العالمي للسلام في فلسطين و إسرائيل

    وجه الامين العام لمجلس الكنائس العالمي القس الدكتور أولاف فيكسه تفايت رسالة إلى الكنائس الأعضاء في مجلس الكنائس العالمي هذا الاسبوع من أجل الحاجة المستمرة للعمل الصلاة والدعوة حتى يستطيع الإسرائيليون والفلسطينيون أن يتعايشا معا جنبا إلي جنب وأن يسود السلام بينهما.

    إنهاء الاحتلال للأراضي المقدسة وحث رجال الدين على إجراء المشاورات في الولايات المتحدة

    إنهاء الاحتلال للأراضي المقدسة وحث رجال الدين على إجراء المشاورات في الولايات المتحدة

    أصدر مجلس الكنائس العالمي والمجلس الوطني لكنائس المسيح في الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية بيانا يدعو إلى وضع حد لانتهاكات حقوق الإنسان وإنهاء المعاناة المستمرة للأجيال في الأراضي المقدسة وذلك خلال المشاورة المشتركة بشأن الاوضاع في الأراضي المقدسة.

    End occupation in the Holy Land, urge faith leaders at USA consultation

    End occupation in the Holy Land, urge faith leaders at USA consultation

    At a joint consultation on the Holy Land, the World Council of Churches and the National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA released a statement calling for an end to the denial of rights and generations of suffering in the Holy Land.

    Streamed Live: Press Conference from NCC/WCC Consultation on the Holy Land

    WASHINGTON, DC: At 12:30 pm ET Wednesday, September 14, 2016, General Secretaries Jim Winkler (National Council of Churches, USA) and Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit (World Council of Churches) will issue a statement summarizing the work of this week's groundbreaking consultation between Christian leaders, humanitarian organizations, and human rights organizations on disturbing new developments in the Holy Land.