The World Council of Churches (WCC) and the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue officially launched translations of their latest joint document, “Serving a Wounded World in Interreligious Solidarity: A Christian Call to Reflection and Action During COVID-19 and Beyond.”
Meant to facilitate a wider reception of this document, these translations were released on 5 February, just a day after the first UN-designated International Day of Human Fraternity, to encourage member churches to use the document as a tool for reflection and action in serving the “wounded” in a spirit of fraternity.
Commending the document in a video message, WCC interim general secretary Rev. Dr Prof. Ioan Sauca, said: “It is experiences like these that have encouraged the WCC and the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue to make these translations available so as to encourage the grassroots communities to work together to heal a wounded world, providing hope by compassionate and concrete acts of love carried out in solidarity.”
Cardinal Miguel Ángel Ayuso Guixot (MCCJ), president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, said in his video message: “It is our hope that the document and its translations will help in advancing a greater interreligious solidarity….that our concerted and dedicated efforts shall continue to contribute, in their own ways, to promoting the spirit of human fraternity and enhancing freedom and equality everywhere…”
The joint document has already inspired some reflections and action-oriented programs.