• Korede Akintunde
  • August 25, 2023


The Primate of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, The Most Rev’d Dr. Henry C. Ndukuba has felicitated with the World Council of Churches (WCC) as it Celebrates its 75th anniversary.
While rejoicing with the WCC for a remarkable milestone that stands as a testament to an unwavering commitment, tireless efforts, and collective dedication towards pursuing unity, justice, and peace throughout the world, the Primate noted that the World Council of Churches has consistently demonstrated a deep sense of compassion, inclusivity, and solidarity with those who are in need or marginalized and oppressed.

The World Council of Churches was established in 1948 and played a crucial role in fostering ecumenical cooperation, promoting dialogue among churches, and addressing pressing global issues through insightful programs, initiatives, and advocacy work.
Archbishop Ndukuba notes the role of WCC as a barometer of hope that provides a platform for Churches from diverse traditions and backgrounds to form unity in pursuit of a common vision that seeks to build bridges, break down barriers, and promote understanding among people of different faiths and cultures.

The unwavering dedication to ecumenism has not only strengthened the bonds between Churches but has also been an instrument in fostering greater unity and cooperation among Christians worldwide.
He further stressed the WCC’s engagement in social justice issues, such as human rights, climate change, poverty alleviation, and peacebuilding, has been commendable. By raising awareness, advocating for change, and supporting grassroots initiatives, you have made a significant impact in addressing the pressing challenges of our time.

“Your unwavering commitment to justice, peace, and reconciliation is an inspiration to us all.”
In celebrating the WCC, the Primate called for reflection on the achievements of the past 75 years and recommitment to the noble goals and aspirations that the World Council of Churches represents.
He further prayed that God’s abundant blessings continue to guide and sustain the ecumenical fellowship and work in the years to come and continuously working together, hand in hand, to promote unity, justice, and peace in the church communities and beyond.

Korede Akintunde
Communication Officer,
Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion)
August 25, 2023

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