Millennium World Peace Summit of Religious and Spiritual Leaders

WCC General Secretary Konrad Raiser welcomes Kofi Annan's efforts to bring civil society into a closer relationship with UN's Work

Rev. Dr Konrad Raiser, general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC), will give one of the addresses at the international gathering of world religious and spiritual leaders that opens at the United Nations (UN) in New York 28 August. He will be accompanied by Dr Hans Ucko, executive secretary of the WCC's team on Interreligious Relations and Dialogue. Some representatives of WCC member churches will also attend at the invitation of the UN.

Two UN Summits, One Millennium Goal: Conforming Humanity to Socialist Solidarity

"For the first time in history religious and spiritual leaders from the major religious traditions and from all regions of the world met at the United Nations to pledge themselves to work for peace. They signed this 'Commitment to Global Peace' and resolved to join together to address the pressing problems of conflict, poverty and the environment." Commitment to Global Peace