(The ecumene (US) or oecumene (UK; Greek: οἰκουμένη, oikouménē, lit. “inhabited”) was an ancient Greek term for the known, the inhabited, or the habitable world)
Arutz Sheva: On January 29, 2019 the World Council of Churches announced that it was pulling its “ecumenical accompaniers” from Hebron due to “security concerns”.
The World Council of Churches Program in Israel ostensibly sends delegates to “monitor” and “report human rights abuses”.
It is all a sham. The organization works with fringe anti-Israel organizations such as B’eTselem and Breaking the Silence. It took years to finally expose the World Council of Churches Program for what it is-an Anti-Israel Group with an Anti-Israel agenda.
The members of the Church Program would present themselves as “pilgrims” who were touring the area. They would roam around Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria wearing their telltale brown vests with the letters EAPPI (Ecumenical accompaniers Programme in Palestine and Israel) on them. more …
Opinion: Christians against Israel 500,000,000 strong.
The Ecumenical Accompaniment Program in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI) operating since 2002 under the auspices of the World Council of Churches (WCC) has brought 1,800 volunteers to Judea and Samaria to “witness life under occupation” – something the WCC does not do in any other conflict zone.
By singling out Israel, EAPPI is synonymous with anti-Semitism, as defined in the International Holocaust Remembrance Association’s working definition.
The group engages in anti-Israel programs, such as BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanctions) campaigns and comparing Israel to apartheid South Africa and Nazi Germany.
The WCC organization’s members include denominations which claim to collectively represent some 590 million people across the world. They are in about 150 countries, including 520,000 local congregations served by 493,000 pastors and priests, in addition to elders, teachers, members of parish councils and others.
The WCC, like the Roman Catholic church, adheres to replacement theology, a belief that God replaced His chosen people, Israel, with the church, and the church is now the beneficiary of God’s covenant and promises to Abraham. The result is overt and massive anti-Semitism.
The combined WCC and RCC followers represent some 1.8 billion self-described Christians, outnumbering all of Islam.