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Posted 06 November 2013 - 10:17 AM

Elected as one of 8 members presidency not the only president

Catholicos of All Armenians elected President of the World Council of Churches

November 5, 20133

His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, has been unanimously elected President of the World Council of Churches (WCC) for the term of eight years. The voting took place during the November 4th sitting of the 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches in Busan, South Korea.

The presidency of the Council consists of eight members. The mission of WCC Presidents is to encourage the inter-church and ecumenical relations, ensure the protection of human rights in the world, establishment of justice and peace.

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 11:17 PM

That might do us some good.



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Posted 07 November 2013 - 09:41 AM

The 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches meeting in Busan, Republic of Korea, from 30 October to 8 November 2013, requested the general secretary to:

 

A. Organize in 2015, around the commemorative 100th anniversary date 24 April 2015, an international conference in Geneva on the recognition of and reparation for the Armenian Genocide with the participation, among others, of WCC member churches, international organizations, jurists, historians and human rights defenders.;

 

B. Organize an ecumenical prayer service commemorating the victims of the Armenian Genocide at the Cathedral of Geneva in conjunction with the international conference; and

 

C. Invite member churches of the WCC to pray for the memory of the Armenian martyrs around the dates of the international conference and also for recognition of the Armenian Genocide.


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Posted 07 November 2013 - 10:52 AM

WORLD COUNCIL OF CHURCHES TO PARTICIPATE IN ARMENIAN GENOCIDE 100TH ANNIVERSARY EVENTS

12:44, 6 November, 2013

YEREVAN, NOVEMBER 6, ARMENPRESS. The World Council of Churches (WCC)
has addressed the issue of the Armenian genocide in international
forum on several occasions. During the 1979 Session of the United
Nations Human Rights Commission, the Commission of the Churches on
International Affairs (CCIA) raised the question of the need for
recognition of the Armenian genocide by the UN. The 6th Assembly of
the WCC held in Vancouver, recognized the importance of the need to
continue to address the effects of the Armenian genocide in appropriate
contexts. A minute adopted at the Vancouver assembly stated, "The
silence of the world community and deliberate efforts to deny even
historical facts have been consistent sources of anguish and growing
despair to the Armenian people, the Armenian churches and many others."

The role of the WCC in "enabling the Armenian churches to speak out
and work towards the recognition of the first genocide of the 20th
century" was recognized by the Armenian churches over the years.

Prior to the 10th Assembly of the WCC the Armenian churches reminded
the WCC General Secretary of the historical reality that the 10th
Assembly will be held on the threshold of the 100th anniversary of the
Armenian Genocide in 2015. Requests have been made by the leaders of
the Armenian churches for the WCC to initiate programmes to observe
the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide in appropriate ways.

Therefore, the 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches meeting
in Busan, Republic of Korea, from 30 October to 8 November 2013,
therefore requests the general secretary to:

Organize in 2015, around the commemorative 100th anniversary date 24
April 2015, an international conference in Geneva on the recognition
of and reparation for the Armenian Genocide with the participation,
among others, of WCC member churches, international organizations,
jurists, historians and human rights defenders.;

Organize an ecumenical prayer service commemorating the victims of
the Armenian Genocide at the Cathedral of Geneva in conjunction with
the international conference; and Invite member churches of the WCC
to pray for the memory of the Armenian martyrs around the dates of
the international conference and also for recognition of the Armenian
Genocide.

http://armenpress.am...ary-events.html

 



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Posted 09 November 2013 - 11:36 AM

WCC TAKES DECISIVE STEP TO RECOGNIZE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE

http://hetq.am/eng/n...n-genocide.html
16:43, November 8, 2013

By Arthur Hagopian

The World Council of Churches (WCC) has taken a decisive and courageous
step today as it moved to remind the nations of the world of the
Armenian genocide of 1915.

In minutes adopted at its 10th Assembly meeting in the South
Korean town of Busan, the WCC announced it would seek to organize an
international conference in Geneva on April 24 next year (which marks
the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide), to urge "recognition
of and reparation for the Armenian genocide, with the participation,
among others, of WCC member churches, international organizations,
jurists, historians and human rights defenders."

Father Pakrad Bourjekian representing the Armenian Patriarchate of
Jerusalem, stated that the measure was mainly a result of the efforts
of the Armenian delegation, which also included Archbishop Vicken
Aykazian (Eastern Diocese of America's Ecumenical Director), and Bishop
Hovakim Manoukian, (Head of the Ecumenical Department at Etchmiadzin).

The WCC was acceding to requests from leaders of the Armenian Church,
in particular Catholicos Garegin II, who lodged a petition prior to
the 10th Assembly meeting for the WCC to initiate programs to observe
the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide.

The 10th Assembly, which wound up its deliberations today, also wants
to organize an ecumenical prayer service commemorating the victims
of the Armenian genocide at the Cathedral of Geneva in conjunction
with the international conference and to invite members of the WCC
to pray for the memory of Armenian martyrs.
 






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