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This past week the World Student Christian Federation – Middle East (WSCF) held a seminar in Lebanon. The title of the seminar was “Christian Witness in Times of Violence and War”. Participants were from 7 different Arab countries (Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Soudan, Palestine and Iraq), and from different Christian denominations.
Topics ranged from psychological analysis of the human feelings (including fear and violence) to the study of history of violent conflicts and peaceful ways to resolve conflict in the Middle Eastern region.
As a part of the seminar I presented a workshop on Theatre of the Oppressed which I had been introduced to at the EYCE seminar “Be the Generation of Peace!” in Novi Sad, Serbia this past summer. Read on →
Today we want to offer you another great opportunity to participate in ecumenical project and experience ecumenical spirit in a very practical setting – through the work camps offered by Ecumenical Youth Services!
Ecumenical Youth Services is an international volunteer program in Germany. EYS was founded in the 1950s in the GDR and is now administered by the Office for Evangelical Children and Youth Work in Berlin-Brandenburg-schlesische Oberlausitz.
The work camps organised by EYS provide an opportunity for young people (age 18 to 26 – in exceptional cases from 16 years) from all over Europe to meet and work together in an international context on meaningful, socially relevant projects. Read on →
An EYCE representative participated on a meeting of World Council of Churches (WCC) Working Group on Climate Change which came together to plan and synergize next steps in climate change advocacy. The meeting hosted by the Institute of Theology and Ecology of the Orthodox Academy of Crete in Kolympari, Greece took place from 1st to 3rd October 2012. “Participation in the meeting helped EYCE to link its activities regarding ecological justice to global initiatives beyond […] Read on →
On the 23rd of November 2011 the European Commission presented its Communication “Erasmus for all: the EU Programme for Education, Training, Youth and Sport” that details its vision for the EU budget in the field of youth and education, which is foreseen to be a substitute for several programmes, including Youth in Action. Many of you already know that it is the youth programme of the EU, supporting non-formal education, and that the current YiA programme is only running until the end of 2013. From 2014 onwards, a new programme will be implemented, which will run until 2020. Read on →
Trondheim, 29 July 2011 (ENInews)–A Norwegian bishop addressing the recent bombing and shooting attacks in his country said Norway has “countered this insane terrorism by demonstrating love and solidarity.”
“We have brought out a social capital we maybe even did not know was there. We must rebuild our trust in human beings as fellow human beings,” said Church of Norway Bishop Tor Singsaas of Nidaros at the opening of the annual St. Olav Festival in Trondheim on 28 July. Read on →
The general secretary of the World Council of Churches, the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, has urged Christians to give this year’s celebration of Easter a clear ecumenical profile and to work for a common date of Easter for the future, noting that this year it falls on the same day 24 April for both eastern and western traditions.
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