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Founded in 1994, ENInews Service stories are published by church and secular media around the world.

ENInews suspends service, seeks further funding

Ecumenical News International announced on October 1 that its ENInews service is suspending operations, effective immediately, as it seeks emergency funding in order to operate

Moravian Seal, or Agnus Dei, stained glass window in the Rights Chapel at Trinity Moravian Church, Winston-Salem, NC. Photo:JJaackman/Wikimedia Commons

Moravian pastor to lead a U.S. Episcopal church

This month, a Moravian pastor was installed as rector of a U.S. Episcopal Church for the first time since the two denominations inaugurated a full-communion

"Our contemporary societies no longer wish to listen to the preaching of churches...They need authentic witnesses who can show them the important things in life," says a church leader. Photo: Carsten Medom Madsen

Churches share strategies for changing times

Six member churches of the Community of Protestant Churches in Europe (CPCE) on September 24 outlined strategies they have adopted to cope with changing religious

The WCC central committee called for dialogue among all parties in the Syrian conflict in order to safeguard the unity and pluralistic nature of the country. Photo: OPIS

Church group comments on faith, humanitarian issues

The World Council of Churches’ (WCC) Central Committee, currently meeting in Kolympari, Greece, adopted several statements on a range of faith and humanitarian issues in

The WCC Central Committee discussed emerging issues that hinder gender equality and the building of safe communities worldwide. Photo: WCC/Mark Beach

Council explores safe communities, Christian unity

The World Council of Churches’ (WCC) Central Committee, meeting in Kolympari, Greece, explored issues of gender equality and received a draft statement on Christian unity.

Communication Sunday aims to recognize the vital role played by communication in "promoting greater understanding, peace and the promise of reconciliation." Photo: Dmitriy Shironosov

Churches mark Communication Sunday

Asia-based members of the World Association for Christian Communication marked Communication Sunday on September 2, making liturgical resources, stories and ideas available to all churches.

"The significance of the statement lies in its concept of 'mission from the margins', which emphasizes the universality of working for all God's people," according to a WCC Executive Committee member from Kenya. Photo: Dan Peretz

WCC statement invokes new understanding of mission

The World Council of Churches’ (WCC) Central Committee on August 30 received the first ecumenical affirmation of mission since 1982, invoking a new understanding of

Sustainable farming program bearing fruit in Nicaragua

An ecumenical organization teaching sustainable farming techniques is helping Nicaraguan farmers feed their families and generate income, Church World Service (CWS) reports. At a recent

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